Katie Browne, Environmental Justice
Here at the Conference of Parties in Lima, I have been struck by the odd mixture of rah-rah optimism and doomsday pessimism permeating the corridors and negotiating rooms. It is an odd disjuncture, especially for a first-timer to the COP process. While everyone acknowledges that the cost of failure to reach a climate deal next year in Paris is so high as to be almost inconceivable, the possibility for failure remains a lurking reality.
By Arman Golrokhian
This past weekend, I and Samantha Shattuck attended the COY10 (Conference of Youth) in Lima, Peru. COY is an annual event that gathers youth from all around the world to meet and exchange their knowledge and experiences about engaging their communities in better understanding, addressing, and adapting to adverse climate change issues at regional and global scales.
From the release of captive species to their natural habitats, to restoring ecosystems in rural and urban areas, to “rewilding the child”, BBC correspondent Tim Marlow explores ideas about rewilding. Joan Nassauer, SNRE Landscape Architecture Professor, joins environmentalist and writer George Monbiot and Frans Schepers from Rewilding Europe on this episode of the Forum. Listen to the full program here.
SNRE’s Brad Cardinale is one of eight U-M scientists and engineers who have been elected as 2013 fellows of the American Association for Advancement of Science. Cardinale and the other seven chosen University of Michigan researchers were among 388 new fellows announced today by AAAS.
SNRE is honoring Professor Bob Grese on being named the Theodore Roosevelt Professor of Ecosystem Management. Join us for his lecture, "Linking Landscape Design and Conservation: Historical American Traditions and Current Applications," to be held at 5 p.m. on Dec. 3rd, Room 1040 of the Dana Building.