In addition to co-presenting the Climate Action 2016 Summit, the University of Maryland will host the Climate Action 2016 Forumon the College Park campus this Wednesday, May 4, 2016. The forum will serve as a public, multi-stakeholder approach to advancing the climate implementation agenda, featuring lively discussion and debate from leaders across government, higher education, business, finance, academia, philanthropy and civil society.
Tim Wirth, the first Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs, and former President of the United Nations Foundation, will deliver the opening plenary address focused on “The Next Chapter in Global Sustainability.” Wirth was the lead U.S. negotiator for the Kyoto Climate Conference and announced the U.S. commitment to legally binding limits on greenhouse gas emissions as part of the Kyoto Protocol. He is a leading voice on global environmental issues and worked closely with Vice President Al Gore to address climate change during the Clinton administration.
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Complimentary parking will be available for media in the Union Lane Garage.
Media will be required to show identification and credentials at the media check-in table inside Stamp prior to entering the event.
A mult-box audio feed will be available at the event.
All media should RSVP to Graham Binder at firstname.lastname@example.org
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