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Live from Paris

Connecting Wisconsin and the U.N. Climate Talks
Friday, December 4, 2015 -
10:30am to 11:30am

The United Nations 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) is meeting this December in Paris, where nations are expected to ratify a new universal climate change agreement that will lower carbon emissions. For the first time since the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, the world will be coming together to adopt a healthy, sustainable future.

Join us for a live conversation with a panel of Wisconsin leaders participating in this historic conference. Representing interests in public health, human rights, business, and government, these panelists will offer their valuable behind-the-scenes impressions and share their own definitions of success for the outcomes of the conference.

Live from Paris is presented by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters and the University of Wisconsin Global Health Institute.

Introductions:

  • Jane Elder—Executive Director, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters

Moderator:

  • Paul Robbins—Director, UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Panelists (live from Paris):

  • Sumudu Atapattu—Director, UW-Madison Law School Research Centers
  • Clay Nesler—Vice President, Global Energy and Sustainability, Johnson Controls
  • Jonathan Patz—Director, UW-Madison Global Health Institute
  • Nathan Schulfer—Professional Programs Assistant Director, UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
  • Jeff Thompson—Executive Advisor & CEO Emeritus, Gundersen Health System

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Contributors

Sumudu Anopama Atapattu is the Director of Research Centers and Senior Lecturer at UW Law School. She teaches in the area of International Environmental law and her book titled "Emerging Principles of International Environmental Law" was published by Transnational Publishers, New York in 2006. She holds an LL.M.

Jane Elder is executive director of the Wisconsin Academy. She brings to the Wisconsin Academy a strong background in public policy leadership, nonprofit management, and involvement in Wisconsin arts. Her career has focused on environmental policy and communications, while personal interests include theater, modern dance and painting.

Clay Nesler is the Vice President of Global Energy and Sustainability for the Building Efficiency business of Johnson Controls.  In this role, he is responsible for energy and sustainability policy, programs, and strategy.

Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, is Director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the John P. Holton Chair in Health and the Environment with appointments in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of Population Health Sciences.

As director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Paul Robbins oversees the institute's mission of serving as a world leader in addressing environmental change.

Nathan Schulfer co-manages the Professional MS Program in Environmental Conservation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.

Jeffrey E. Thompson, MD, is a pediatric intensivist and neonatologist, as well as the Executive Advisor and CEO Emeritus at Gundersen Health System. Since completing his professional training in 1984, Dr. Thompson has worked full-time solely at Gundersen.

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