Learn about Global Efforts to Address Climate Change on Jan. 29 at Managing the Planet Panel

This semester’s Managing the Planet series, sponsored by Colorado State University’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES), kicks off on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 5-6:30 p.m., at Avogadro’s Number, 605 S. Mason St., in Fort Collins. The panel is free and open to the public.

The topic will be Forests, Gender and Vulnerable Populations: Setting the Pathway for a Global Climate Agreement.

How are key topics of gender, communication, forests and vulnerable populations fitting in to the global climate change discussion? A panel of CSU experts will discuss the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Warsaw, and its goal of a universal climate agreement by 2015. Key focal areas of the Warsaw conference included efforts to cut emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries and protection for poor nations most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. While progress was made at the conference, it was also met with criticism that it is too little, too late. Panelists will discuss progress of a global climate agreement and the many related topics that must be addressed.

Panelists will be Gillian Bowser of the CSU Department of Ethnic Studies and the Natural Resource Ecology Lab; Ashley Anderson, Department of Journalism and Technical Communications; Richard Conant, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability and Natural Resource Ecology Lab; and Cameron Ghalambor, Department of Biology.

For questions regarding the Managing the Planet series or this panel, contact Aleta Rudeen Weller, Aleta.Weller@ColoState.edu, (970) 492-4160.

About the School of Global Environmental Sustainability
The School of Global Environmental Sustainability is at the core of a growing number of exciting sustainability initiatives in research and education at Colorado State University. SoGES serves as a hub to connect CSU’s community of scholars and practitioners interested in applying interdisciplinary perspectives to large-scale environmental, economic, and social questions not easily addressed through traditional approaches. The School was uniquely designed to reach across disciplines and colleges to forge new alliances and advance greater understanding of the challenges to achieving sustainability faced by our nation and global community. SoGES is meeting this challenge and continues to strengthen CSU’s reputation of being at the forefront of addressing the world’s sustainability issues through research, education, and outreach.

For more information, go to http://sustainability.colostate.edu/