The United Nations 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) meet in December 2015 in Paris, where nations ratified a new universal climate change agreement that will lower carbon emissions. For the first time since the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, the world came together to adopt a healthy, sustainable future.
Here is our recorded conversation with a panel of Wisconsin leaders participating in this historic conference. Representing interests in public health, human rights, business, and government, these panelists 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.
- Jane Elder—Executive Director, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters
- 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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