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Environment / Sustainability

Climate change: Engaging the arts April 21

April 18, 2011

Diana Liverman's career has focused on the human dimensions of global environmental change. She's worked with several arts and cultural organizations on climate change issues, championing the idea that the paintbrush can be mightier than the PowerPoint when it comes to drawing attention to climate and environmental change.

Thursday, April 21
4-5:30 p.m.
Lory Student Center
Student Senate Chambers

During  Earth Week at Colorado State University, the School of Global Environmental Sustainability will host Diana Liverman, Ph.D., professor of geography and environmental policy and development and co-director of Institute of the Environment, University of Arizona.

Liverman's talk is titled, "Informing and inspiring responses to the climate challenge: Engaging the arts and culture sector."

Liverman will give a brief review of the recent National Research Council report, 'America's Climate Choices: Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change,' and discuss the importance of engaging the private sector and the public.

This lecture will also discuss:

  • Strategies and opportunities for involving the arts, music and cultural sector in the response to climate change; 
  • Work that brings climate scientists and artists together on voyages to the Arctic and Amazon;
  • Ongoing conversations and commissions with the arts about climatic tipping points; and
  • Research that seeks to inform greenhouse gas emissions in the music industry.

Liverman to give second lecture on April 22

Liverman will also be giving an Environmental Governance Working Group seminar on April 22 at 11 a.m. in Rockwell 118 on “Climate and development: The governance of carbon offsets and adaptation,” a discussion of recent research on the governance and controversies over carbon offsets and on the information and accounting systems to support the emerging international adaptation regime.  

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Contact: Kerri McDermid
E-mail: kerri.mcdermid@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 492-4155