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Date(s) - April 2, 2024
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

LSC 312, Lory Student Center


Climate Refugees and the Democratic Dilemma: Balancing Human Rights, Governance, and Environmental Justice
This thought-provoking panel will discuss the intersection of climate change and democracy, focusing on the pressing issues of climate refugees and environmental justice. As the world faces unprecedented environmental challenges, negative impacts fall disproportionately on the poor and millions of people are forced to flee their homes due to rising sea levels, extreme weather events, and other climate-related disasters. Panelists will shed light on the effects of climate challenges on democratic systems of governance and the vital role of democracy in addressing the plight of climate refugees and fostering a more sustainable and just future.

Peter Backlund, Associate Director, School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Colorado State University
Max Boykoff, Professor, Environmental Studies, University of Colorado Boulder
Jonna Yarrington, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Colorado State University
Sam Houghteling, Program Manager, Straayer Center for Public Service Leadership, Colorado State University