Loyola University Chicago Hosts Climate Change Conference

March 17, 2016
Naomi Klein will deliver conference's keynote address

Loyola University Chicago is hosting its third annual conference on climate change. This year’s conference, “Global Climate Change: Economic Challenges and Solutions,” will gather academics, researchers and sustainability advocates to examine principles, policies and actions needed to combat global climate change, particularly in the context of social justice and our current economic system. The Institute of Environmental Sustainability, along with the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership and the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund, will host the event.

Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, will deliver the conference’s keynote address titled “Ecological Economics: Capitalism, Free Trade and NAFTA on the Acceleration of Green House Gas Emissions and Climate Change.”

The conference schedule includes a collegiate biodiesel workshop that will be led by the director of Loyola’s Searle Biodiesel Lab. Other panels and workshops scheduled will showcase interdisciplinary dialogue focused on international policy after COP21 (the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference), economics for the Anthropocene, climate justice and the activism that has occurred surrounding climate change. Panelists include:

  • Andreas Carlgren, former minister for the environment in Sweden
  • Kenneth Bagstad, research economist, U.S. Geological Survey and World Bank
  • Klaus Steigleder, PhD, professor, Ruhr-Universitat, Germany
  • Randolph Haluza-Delay, PhD, associate professor, The King’s University, Canada

For more information, including event locations, visit LUC.edu/sustainability. Events on March 17 to 18 are open to the public. For information on cost and schedules, click here.

Source: Loyola University Chicago

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