As the leading warm-up event of the Global Youth Summit on Net-Zero Future, Columbia University, Yale University, and Tsinghua University are going to co-host an event on behalf of the Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC), during the Climate Week NYC this year.
Go to the Website of Columbia University, a member of the GAUC and the university partner of the Climate Week NYC, to register for insights from both university leadership and youth! https://events.columbia.edu/go/roleofuniversities
Leaders in education, research, and knowledge creation, universities are in a unique position to leverage their expertise and make significant advancements in the fight against the climate crisis. The event will discuss the critical role of universities in addressing the climate crisis from both the faculty and student perspectives. What are universities currently doing well and what more can they do to prepare the next generation of climate leaders and deliver evidence-based climate solutions? This event brings together students and faculty from Columbia University, Yale University and Tsinghua University to discuss this important question and implications for the future.
Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 9:00 – 10:30am ET
Dr. Alex Halliday, Founding Dean, Columbia Climate School; Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Dr. Daniel Esty, Director, Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy; Hillhouse Professor at Yale University
Representative from Tsinghua University
Panel 1 – “Climate Action in Universities”
Moderator – Daniel Zarrilli, Special Advisor, Climate & Sustainability, Columbia
Panelists – Faculty from Columbia, Yale, and Tsinghua
Panel 2 – “Student Perspective on University Climate Action”
Moderator – Dr. Binbin Wang, Executive Secretary-General, Global Climate Change and Green Development Fund, Tsinghua University
Panelists – Students from Columbia, Yale, and Tsinghua
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