Collaborating for Change Panel Event

Collaborating for Change Panel Event

The Sustainable Development Capstone Workshop in conjunction with the Earth Institute hosted a panel discussion at Columbia University, Collaborating for Change, bringing together a range of experts working within the field of climate adaptation  to showcase the diversity of work on this topic. The full video of the event can be found here. The event provided an opportunity to identify and discuss the most pressing issues pertaining to climate adaptation and to devise collaborative, interdisciplinary solutions. The discussion was moderated by award-winning environmental journalist Andrew Revkin. As a reporter for the New York Times, Revkin wrote Dot Earth, an environmental blog examining the environmental impacts of human activity. Revkin currently works as the senior reporter for climate and related issues at ProPublica.

Panelists:

  • Adela Gondek, Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology at Columbia University, specializing in environmental ethics
  • Peter Marcotullio, Director of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities and Professor of Urban Planning at Columbia University
  • Shaun Martin, Senior Director, Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
  • C. Salyer, Lawyer and Professor of Anthropology and Human Rights at Barnard College

The event began with pre-recorded remarks by Thomas Friedman, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist, best-selling author and contributor to the hit documentary series “Years of Living Dangerously.”