Through the Emory Climate Talks conversation series and blogs, we hope to create meaningful opportunities to engage the greater Emory community on the important issues of climate change. Issues of climate justice are at the forefront of our community engagement efforts. Welcoming important voices in the climate change movement is part of the essential work being done through Emory Climate Talks.
During the spring of 2020, Emory Climate Talks launched its webinars series. We have had the honor of hosting pioneers across the climate movement, including many in the environmental justice movement. When given permission, we upload the recorded talk to our YouTube channel as an opportunity continue the conversation. Webinars are searchable by topic on our Webinars Page.
Emory Climate Talks had the pleasure of hosting Brionté McCorkle, Executive Director of Georgia Conservation Voters, as part of our webinar series.
From the GCV website: Georgia Conservation Voters fights to protect our air, water, and land through political action. We envision a future where the political landscape has changed to place a high priority on building a sustainable and resilient Georgia, and advancing climate justice. We are nonpartisan, pragmatic and effective.
Recommended resources on climate change to support those that may be just beginning their exploration into climate change and those that are already experts.
UNFCCC stands for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Convention has near universal membership (197 Parties) and is the parent treaty of the 2015 Paris Agreement. The main aim of the Paris Agreement is to keep the global average temperature rise this century as close as possible to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The UNFCCC is also the parent treaty of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The ultimate objective of all three agreements under the UNFCCC is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system, in a time frame which allows ecosystems to adapt naturally and enables sustainable development.
The MIT Climate Portal is MIT’s central portal to all the work happening across the Institute on climate change, and a resource of the public that provides timely, science-based information about the causes and consequences of climate change — and what can be done to address it.
Visit the Climate Portal for the latest climate news from MIT; Explainers on key topics written by scientists and experts; the Ask MIT Climate series, where they take on public questions about climate change; and the TILclimate podcast
Yale Climate Connections:Learn how climate change is affecting people — and how people are reacting. Trusted source for news. Climate news for anybody. Types: clean energy, climate impacts, disaster preparation.
Emory's Office of Sustainability Initiatives: Our vision for Emory is to be a model of transformative practices and sustainable choices at every level. From the copy room to the operating room, from the class room to the residence hall—among academic units, healthcare units, and operational units—Emory will more deeply engage the challenges of sustainability and expand our leadership in higher education.
Grist is a nonprofit, independent media organization dedicated to telling stories of climate solutions and a just future. Our goal is to use the power of storytelling to illuminate the way toward a better world, inspire millions of people to walk that path with us, and show that the time for action is now.