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The Promise of Paris

Part Two in Our Series Connecting Wisconsin and the UN Climate Talks
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 7:00pm to Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 2:15pm

In December, the United Nations 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) met in Paris, where nearly 200 nations ratified a new universal climate change agreement with the goal of reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. For the first time since the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, the world came together to adopt a healthy, sustainable future.

The Promise of Paris, the second in our two-part series “Connecting Wisconsin and the UN Climate Talks” reconvenes our panel of Wisconsin leaders from the December 3rd Live from Paris event. Representing interests in public health, human rights, business, and government, these panelists offer valuable behind-the-scenes impressions and reflections on the outcomes of COP21.

Recorded at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery in Madison on February 9, 2016, The Promise of Paris is presented by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters and the University of Wisconsin Global Health Institute.

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Sumudu Anopama Atapattu is a Teaching Professor and Director of the Global Legal Studies Center at UW Law School. She is also the Executive Director of the Human Rights Program at UW-Madison.

Richard Keller is Professor of Medical History and Bioethics and Associate Dean of the International Division at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is also affiliated with the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.
Clay Nesler is the Vice President of Global Energy and Sustainability for the Building Efficiency business of Johnson Controls.  In this role, he is responsible for energy and sustainability policy, programs, and strategy.

Jonathan Patz, M.D., MPH, was inaugural director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and the John P.

Nathan Schulfer co-manages the Professional MS Program in Environmental Conservation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.

Dr. Jeff Thompson is the former CEO of Gundersen Health System, a pediatrician, and the author of Lead True: Live Your Values, Build Your People, Inspire Your Community

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