No COP-Out: The Path HoMe from the U.N. Climate Talks

2019 Annual Climate Blue Symposium

Join Climate Blue on April 8th for its annual Spring Symposium in the Palmer Commons Forum Hall for a discussion of the recent international climate negotiations (COP24) in Katowice, Poland! Following the format of the Talanoa Dialogue, which was originally implemented at COP21 in Paris to facilitate empathy and open dialogue among countries, we will answer these guiding questions about the state of our climate conundrum:

Where are we?

Where do we want to go?

How do we get there?

Hear perspectives from University of Michigan student delegates who attended the climate negotiations as observers. Stay to learn some takeaways from a panel of experts and policymakers on what’s next for climate policy, globally and locally. In between sessions of our facilitated dialogue, we invite you to speak to student and community groups at our organization fair & reception (refreshments provided). Additionally, the call for the COP25 U-M delegation will be announced at this event, opening the spring application period! This symposium is free and open to the public.

5:00 pm:

Opening Remarks

Dr. Avik Basu, SEAS Lecturer, Co-creator of the interdisciplinary UNFCCC course at UM

5:30 – 6:15 pm: “Where are we?”

Delegate presentations, panel discussion, and audience Q&A

6:15 pm – 7:00 pm: “Where do we want to go?”

Delegate presentations, panel discussions, and audience Q&A

7:00 – 8:00 pm:

Organization Fair & Reception with MDining Catering

8:00 pm – 8:45 pm: “How do we get there?”

Delegate presentations, panel discussions, and audience Q&A: