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Climate Change Impacts and Solutions by Dr. Chris Field

March 16, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Art Auditorium (Room 132), 2535 McCarthy Mall

We live in a world where the risks from a changing climate are clear. In many ways and in many places, progress in deploying solutions is dramatic. But worldwide, progress is much slower than it needs to be, if we are to avoid the worst impacts.

Join Dr. Chris Field as he addresses the need to find a global accelerator pedal for climate solutions.

Chris Field is the Perry L. McCarty Director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies at Stanford University. He is the author of more than 300 scientific publications on diverse topics surrounding climate change, including climate modeling, developing renewable energy systems, and involvement of community organizations to minimize climate-related risk. He was co-chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from 2008-2015 and was one of two Americans to represent the IPCC at the 2007 Nobel Prize ceremonies. These and other efforts were central to the work that led to the 2015 Paris Agreement, in which 174 nations agreed to keep global warming within 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, has briefed U.S. Congressional committees on climate-change impacts and earned numerous honors for his work, including the Max Planck Research Award, the BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Award, the Roger Revelle Medal, the Stephen H. Schneider Award, and the Stanford Sidney and Skippy Frank Prize, among others.

Ticket Information
Free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

Event Sponsor
Geography Department, College of Social Sciences, Mānoa Campus

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