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WAER To Host Roundtable Discussion About Paris Climate Conference
What does the 2015 Paris Climate Conference mean for Central New York? WAER, the Syracuse University radio station, will host a roundtable discussion and public meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss implications of the outcomes of the Paris Climate Conference, and the policies that might impact or create opportunities for Central New York.
There will also be an opportunity to brainstorm on action steps the community can take on climate change. The event is taking place at the Central New York Community Foundation at 431 E. Fayette St. in Syracuse. It’s free and open to the public.
Attendees will hear from top experts in the field as well as Syracuse University professors, including:
- Peter Wilcoxen, associate professor of economics and public administration in the Maxwell School. Wilcoxen is on the EPA’s Science Advisory Board Environmental Economics Advisory Committee and also studies climate change and energy policy;
- Sarah Pralle, senior research associate Campbell Public Affairs Institute, who studies environmental politics and policy;
- *Johannes Lehmann, Cornell University Soil Scientist, who is just back from the Paris talks. He studies greenhouse gases and ways to trade carbon; and
- Robert Wilson, associate professor of geography in the Maxwell School who teaches “Environment and Society” and “American Environmental History” and studies environmental social movements.
“People will hear a lot about the Paris Climate Conference, but might not really make connections to our lives locally. Not only will people want to know what really came out of the accord in Paris, but they should hear about the consequences and policies that affect us here. Local residents might also have ideas about the actions that can and should be taken at the individual, local and state level on this issue,” says WAER News and Public Affairs Director Chris Bolt.