Students in the Course “Global Climate Change Science and Policy” recently attended events in New York City for Climate Week. The Global Climate Change Science and Policy class is taught by Natalie Mahowald, the Irving Porter Church Professor in Engineering; Allison Chatrchyan, senior research associate and director of the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions; and Jerry Finin, M.R.P. ’86, Ph.D. ’91, visiting lecturer in city and regional planning.
More than 25 students from the class attended the International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD), held at Columbia University. The students heard presentations by the World Bank, the U.N. World Food Program and other groups on the need to develop climate services to help farmers manage climate change risks and shared some of Cornell’s work on climate smart agriculture.
Students also were able to meet with officials from the Kingdom of Tonga and managing partners of Carbon180 as part of their work to help these groups prepare for COP25. COP25 will take place this December in Santiago, Chile.
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