VIDEO: Opening Roundtable

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Event Date



Martz Winter Symposium (2nd: 2015: Boulder, Colo.)



8:30 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.

OPENING ROUNDTABLE: Responding to Global Change in a Bottom-Up World

Moderator: Sarah Krakoff, University of Colorado Law School

Speakers: Huguette Labelle, Transparency International (Retired); Bill Ritter, former Governor, Colorado State University, Center for the New Energy Economy; Dr. Daniel Wildcat, Haskell Indian Nations University


Sarah Krakoff

Streaming Media


Many believe that global institutions and frameworks are failing to generate necessary progress on issues such as climate change, water scarcity, biodiversity, food security, and poverty eradication; and that state, tribal and local governments and communities, innovative companies, social and technology entrepreneurs, NGOs, impact investors, consumers and philanthropists increasingly are taking the lead in creating bottom-up solutions to these challenges.

The conference will explore this dynamic in detail, with an emphasis on the drivers behind these ground level innovations, and on how they can better “filter up” to inform the global conversations occurring on how best to address the various dimensions of “global change”.