WAER to host Paris Climate Conference Discussion

Dec 4, 2015

 

   WAER is committed to offering listeners the chance to gain a broader, deeper understanding of issues that affect our community, our country, and our world. 

On Tuesday, December 15, 2015 WAER News and Public Affairs will host a roundtable discussion and public meeting about the Paris Climate Conference.  WAER wants to bring the Paris Climate Talks home to Central New York. The two-week conference of more than 200 negotiators will develop an agreement between many nations...but what might it mean here in the Syracuse and Onondaga County area? WAER wanted to bring members of the public together to talk with experts who have been monitoring the talks. 

This event will bring together experts who study and teach about environmental policy, grassroots environmental change, natural resources management and the economics around alternative energy and other pollution issues. They'll share thoughts about key questions regarding the conference get reactions to the accord and some of the issues that were raised. 

"People will hear a lot about the Paris Climate Conference, but might not really make connections to our lives locally. Not only will people want to know what really came out of the accord in Paris, but they should hear about the consequences and policies that affect us here.  Local residents might also have ideas about the actions that can and should be taken at the individual, local and state level on this issue," said WAER News and Public Affairs Director Chris Bolt

The public is invited to attend this important discussion on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the Central New York Community Foundation Ballroom-431 E. Fayette St. Syracuse, NY 13202. 

For more information about this event, please contact Chris Bolt at 315-559-9539, or via email at cabolt@syr.edu.