Future Programs

The UN Climate Negotiations: A Complex Space for Understanding the Impacts of Climate Change and Determining Pathways Forward

Reception: 4:30pm | Dinner: 5:00pm | Program: 6:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Brandon Barclay Derman

April 26, 2023 at UIS Brookens Auditorium

ECCE Earth Day Event

In October 2022, the United Nations reported that the carbon reduction commitments made by governments globally are still “woefully inadequate.” We are not on track to keep global temperatures beneath the key threshold of 1.5 degrees C that scientists argue is necessary to protect the health and integrity of earth’s systems. We need to make big changes fast, but how can we do this? What pathways exist for transitioning away from fossil fuels? How will a green energy transition impact national security, the economy, our everyday lives?

An expert on the intersections of energy, climate policy, and national security will help us understand what is at stake in this transition and how we can begin to make profound changes in energy policy and practice. This presentation will help us understand how US energy policy shapes foreign relations and international economic trends and how we can play a role in reaching carbon neutrality by 2050.

Dinner Reservations

Dinner and cocktails will be served beforehand at 5:00 pm and reservations are required. Cost for dinner
is $40 per person. The presentation is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required for the presentation.

Dinner reservations must be prepaid and received on or before Thursday, April 20th.  There is no guarantee of seating beyond that date. Text our Registrar, Lynn McMenamin, at 217-502-6956, to determine whether seating is available after that date. Please make your reservation early!

Pay Online or print this form and send with check payable to WACCI.
Mail to: WACCI, Box 2233, Springfield, IL 62705

Next Program: May 4, 2023 with Gawdat Bahgat, professor of national and international security at National Defense University.