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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.

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

Moderator:
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