Speakers explore role Latin American Countries can play in global sustainability
Panelists discussed the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources in Latin America. Increasing sustainability efforts in Latin American countries could benefit both the climate and economy of the region.
Updated on February 26, 2015 at 8:35 p.m.
In anticipation of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, which will be held in Paris in December, speakers from various institutions gathered at the Joukowsky Forum of the Watson Institute for International Studies Wednesday to discuss the progress of climate change efforts in Latin America.
The Leopold Leadership Program has named Brown University environmental scientist Heather Leslie as one of its fellows for 2015. The program helps scientists build leadership and communication skills to better influence environmental policy and decision making.
AMS is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Congressional Science Fellowship. The AMS Congressional Science Fellowship makes it possible for one scientist to spend a full year in the U.S. Congress working on science policy issues. (S)he will also be a member of the AAAS Science and Technology Fellows program, which includes over 30 Congressional fellows from other professional societies and more than 150 executive branch fellows.
Two Brown undergrads, Kristine Mar and Katrina Lee, were students in Professor Dawn King’s ENVS-0110 class, Humans, Nature, and the Environment this past semester. They recently completed a research project on the interrelated issues of population displacement and environmental damage from climate change.