The Inequity of Climate Change: Finance, Policy, Justice

GELS Inequity Panel

Tuesday, March 1st: 5:00pm to 6:15pm - Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom A

GELS members moderated a panel discussion on climate change through the lens of finance, public policy, and environmental justice, along with time for Q&A. We were honored to be joined by three leaders in the Ohio area sustainability space: Callia Téllez, Councilwoman Stephanie Howse, and Andrew Watterson. Each brings a unique perspective; from Cleveland’s first Chief of Sustainability to a climate advocate and researcher on Ohio’s Environmental Council to an elected official tasked with implementing environmental policies.

REGISTER HERE - in person attendance  

This event is open to CWRU students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Registration is required via CampusGroups. Free gift for the first 75 in-person attendees. You may arrive as early as 4:30pm and the event will begin promptly at 5pm. At the end of the event, an Amazon Echo Dot and an Amazon Echo Show will be raffled off. To be eligible to win, you must check in at the event and be present during the time of the raffle.

STREAM LIVE HERE - online attendance  

This event will also be streamed live on: Registration is not required to stream event online.

GELS is a student organization that seeks to challenge our beliefs and understanding on particular topics through dialogue and discourse. We believe that discussing pressing issues such as climate change is essential for developing robust solutions. As the world looks to meet targets outlined in the Paris Agreement, challenges exist on a localized level in the greater Ohio area. The event will cover a variety of topics including existing and developing climate solutions, climate financing, and what equity looks like in a green economy, followed by a question and answer period.

Increasing COVID-19 cases within Northeast Ohio has prompted Case Western Reserve to resume its requirement that masks be worn indoors. In addition, only those who are fully vaccinated (two weeks past their final dose) should attend any campus event. Leaders continue to monitor pandemic developments and may need to adjust health protocols further as circumstances warrant. In-person is subject to change based on COVID-19 guidelines.