CCIS 2020 Webinar April 15

Apr. 15, 2020

9:00 – 11:00 am MDT

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Community Climate Intervention Strategies Kickoff Webinar: 9–11 AM MDT 15 April 2020

The description of this webinar is also available as a one-page flyer.

CCIS Steering Committee (presented by Simone Tilmes):

Introduction to CCIS Project and Webinar Series

Motivation and goals of webinars and the workshop.


Will Steffen


Climate Change 2020: Why are we in an emergency?

Will Steffen is an Earth System scientist. He is a Councillor on the publicly-funded Climate Council of Australia that delivers independent expert information about climate change, an Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra; a Senior Fellow at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden; and a Fellow at the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, Stockholm. Will Steffen will be discussing the ecological crisis from the perspective of Earth System science, focusing on concepts such as tipping points in the Earth System as well as the Anthropocene, the proposed new epoch in Earth history. For background reading on this topic please see “Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene” (PNAS 2018), “Climate tipping points—too risky to bet against” (Nature 2019) and “The emergence and evolution of Earth System Science” (Nature 2020).


Holly Buck


What a holistic approach to climate intervention is - and why we need it

Holly Buck is an environmental social scientist, with a PhD in Development Sociology from Cornell University. She is currently a research fellow in the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, as well as an Emmett Climate Engineering Research Fellow in the UCLA School of Law. Her research interests include public engagement with both solar geoengineering and carbon dioxide removal technologies, especially within the context of environmental stopgap measures. Holly will be discussing how a holistic approach to climate and ecological crises makes research more robust and legitimate and what a process of creating a holistic research and policy agenda might look like. For background reading please see “Evaluating the efficacy and equity of environmental stopgap measures” (Nature Sustainability 2020).

Recording of CCIS 2020 Webinar on April 15, 2020.

You may also download a recording of the webinar (the download button is available in upper right of page). Webinar recording timing notes:

  • Introduction and webinar ground rules (0:00-5:10),
  • CCIS Project and Webinar Series Overview with Simone Tilmes and Q&A (5:11-24:55),
  • Will Steffen's Presentation (24:56-57:08), and presentation Q&A (57:09-1:04:10),
  • Holly Buck's Presentation (1:06:10-1:40:30) and presentation Q&A (01:40:31 - 01:44:47),
  • Next webinar agenda and general session Q & A (01:44:48 - end)


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