Climate Week explores policy, myths, environmental justice

Emory Report | March 8, 2017

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The Emory Climate Organization celebrates Climate Week with panel discussions, a film screening and a climate art exhibit. The events, set for March 14-17, explore intersections between climate change and a variety of fields. 

The Emory Climate Organization celebrates its third annual Climate Week with panel discussions, a film screening and a climate art exhibit. The events, set for March 14-17, are free and open to the public.

Climate Week explores "the intersections between climate change and a variety of fields that make the crisis so complex and interdisciplinary — from social justice, to education, to art," organizers note.

The first event is a panel discussion, "COP22 and U.S. Climate Policy," on Tuesday, March 14, at 5 p.m. in Environmental Sciences, Room W502.  Learn about the 22nd Conference of Parties, the main annual meeting of all nations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to build and strengthen intergovernmental climate policy, attended by Emory delegates. This meeting was held in Marrakesh, Morocco, in November. Dinner will be served.

On Wednesday, March 15, the second Environmental Justice Panel, “Environmental Justice Under Trump,” will be held at 6 p.m. in Candler School of Theology’s Rita Anne Rollins Room. Hear panelists from the Atlanta area discuss justice under the new presidential administration; dinner will be provided.

Wonderful Wednesday, held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Asbury Circle, will include a climate learning experience. Come learn (and unlearn) at “Debunking Climate Myths.” 

“Chasing Ice” will be screened Thursday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Harland Cinema. Enjoy kettle corn and take an in-depth look at how climate change is affecting glaciers in Iceland.

On Friday, March 17, view an exhibition of climate-centered art from Emory community members, including those who attended the UN meeting. Enjoy the exhibit, along with snacks and live music, in the Math & Science Lobby from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Emory Climate Organization is a student-led organization dedicated to increasing climate literacy and collaborating with others towards climate action, both at Emory University and abroad.

For more information, follow Emory Climate Organization on Facebook @EmoryClimateOrganization and Twitter @EmoryClimateOrg