Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

International Policy Panel

Loyola University Chicago’s third annual Climate Change Conference

Global Climate Change: Economic Challenges and Solutions
March 17–19, 2016

Generously sponsored by: the Institute for Environmental Sustainability, the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund, and the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership
Thank you to all our generous sponsors of this year's Climate Change Conference.

Beyond Paris and COP21: What’s Next?
This past December, ministers from 195 countries gathered in Paris and passed an historic climate change agreement. As UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said “nature is sending urgent signals. We have to do as science dictates, we must protect the planet that sustains us and for that we need all our hands on deck.” The Paris accord includes an agreement to limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius, with an aim of 1.5 degrees, and achieve climate 'neutrality' by 2050. How will we use international policy to realize this goal? 
Moderator: Amanda Hanley, Co-founder, Vice President and Secretary, Hanley Foundation
Panelists:
Andreas Carlgren, former Minister of the Environment, Sweden
Rev. Fletcher Harper, Executive Director, GreenFaith, Highland Park, NJ
Howard Learner, Director, Environmental Law and Policy Center and IES Board member. 

Jake Schmidt, Director, International Program, Natural Resources Defense Council, Washington DC