Town and state officials will join a group of UConn faculty and staff on November 1 to discuss the science and politics of climate change, what is being done about it on a local level, and what can be done.
The conference will be held from 8 to 11:30 a.m. November 1 in Room 7 of the Bishop Center. Registration is required. There is a charge of $10 for faculty, staff, and the public. Students are invited free of charge.
Joan Buck, chair of the Town/University Ad Hoc Group on the Environment; Mayor Betsy Paterson; Town Manager Matthew Hart; and Richard Miller, director of environmental policy at UConn, will present a review of what’s being done in the area to limit damage to the environment by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases from daily operations and activities.
They will be followed by a panel of UConn faculty, representing climatology, economics, engineering/biofuels, political science, and natural resources management. Lynn Stoddard, an environmental analyst for the state Department of Environmental Protection’s climate and energy team, will deliver the keynote address.
More than a dozen poster sessions will also be offered.