COA presents report from recent climate change conferences


RELEASE COLLEGE OF THE ATLANTIC PRESENTS TALK ON CLIMATE CHANGE POLITICS Students, faculty, report on conferences, negotiations CONTACT: Donna Gold, Public Relations: 207-801-5623, 207-266-4470, dgold@coa.edu

BAR HARBOR, ME-Having just returned from a Washington, DC conference on climate change, a group of College of the Atlantic students will be talking about what’s going on regarding climate politics-both nationally and internationally. The talk, “The State of Climate Politics: Reports from Cancun and PowerShift,” will be at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, in the college’s McCormick Lecture Hall as part of COA’s Human Ecology Forum.

Working with Doreen Stabinsky, faculty member in global environmental politics, the students attended the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Cancun, Mexico last December. Many of the same students also participated in the national PowerShift gathering in DC, from April 15 through 18, and heard keynote speakers Vice President Al Gore and climate activist Van Jones.

The talk on April 28 will cover the state of climate politics today, and encourage students and community members to become involved in national and international work regarding climate negotiations. More specifically, they’ll review what happened at Cancun, discuss the impact of having students at international negotiations, and survey what is happening elsewhere in the world regarding climate negotiations, in addition to reporting back on the PowerShift gathering.

For more information about the climate change talk on Tuesday, April 26 at 4 p.m., contact jvisvader@coa.edu or 207-288-5015.

College of the Atlantic was founded in 1969 on the premise that education should go beyond understanding the world as it is, to enabling students to actively shape its future. It has pioneered a distinctive interdisciplinary approach to undergraduate education-human ecology-that is especially well suited to developing the types of leaders needed by all sectors of society in addressing the compelling and growing human needs of our world.

CALENDAR ITEM TALK: April 26 at 4 p.m.: “The State of Climate Politics: Reports from Cancun and PowerShift,” For College of the Atlantic’s Human Ecology Forum. McCormick Lecture Hall, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, ME. jvisvader@coa.edu or 207-288-5015. Free.

Donna Gold Director of Public Relations, Editor, COA Magazine College of the Atlantic 105 Eden Street Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 207-801-5623, office 207-266-4470, cell dgold@coa.edu www.coa.edu

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