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Connecting Wisconsin and the U.N. climate talks

The United Nations 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) is meeting this December in Paris, where nations are expected to ratify a new universal climate change agreement that will lower carbon emissions.

The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters and the University of Wisconsin Global Health Institute will host a live conversation on Thursday, Dec. 3 with a panel of Wisconsin leaders participating in this historic conference. Representing interests in public health, human rights, business, and government, these panelists will offer their valuable behind-the-scenes impressions and share their own definitions of success for the outcomes of the conference.

Live from Paris is free with advance registration. Details available online here.

Jane Elder—Executive Director, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters

Paul Robbins—Director, UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Panelists (live from Paris):
Sumudu Atapattu—Director, UW-Madison Law School Research Centers
Clay Nesler—Vice President, Global Energy and Sustainability, Johnson Controls
Jonathan Patz—Director, UW-Madison Global Health Institute
Nathan Schulfer—Professional Programs Assistant Director, UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Jeff Thompson—CEO, Gundersen Health Systems