Earlier this month, a parliamentary question was posed regarding what the EU was doing to combat climate change. It noted that “a series of devastating wildfires, extreme heatwaves, unprecedented droughts, and also destructive floods have hit many regions across the Union. There have been casualties, displacements of peoples and animals within the EU, destruction of forests and biodiversity, and extensive property loss. Furthermore, there has been a tremendous environmental, economic, social, and territorial impact on numerous sectors of our societies.” In this session, panelists will discuss how climate change is impacting contemporary Europe and how governments and institutions are working to mitigate its devastating effects.
Panelists: Ben Abbott (Plant and Wildlife Sciences) and Chip Oscarson (Interdisciplinary Humanities).
Refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by the European Studies program.