UIS ECCE Speaker Series - Earth Day "The UN Climate Negotiations" (April 26, 2023)
From Cody Pope
2023 Earth Day Event
"The Future of Energy: Climate Change, National Security, and How to Move Beyond Fossil Fuel"
Wednesday, April 26, 6:00PM, Brookens Auditorium
In October 2022, the United Nations reported that the carbon reduction commitments made by governments globally are still “woefully inadequate.” We are not on track to keep global temperatures beneath the key threshold of 1.5 degrees C that scientists argue is necessary to protect the health and integrity of earth’s systems. We need to make big changes fast, but how can we do this? What pathways exist for transitioning away from fossil fuels? How will a green energy transition impact national security, the economy, our everyday lives?
An expert on the intersections of energy, climate policy, and national security will help us understand what is at stake in this transition and how we can begin to make profound changes in energy policy and practice. This presentation will help us understand how US energy policy shapes foreign relations and international economic trends and how we can play a role in reaching carbon neutrality by 2050.
Co-sponsored by UIS Campus Senate Committee on Sustainability, UIS Green Fee Committee, UIS School of Integrates Sciences Sustainability and Public Health (ISP), and the World Affairs Council of Central Illinois.