Title

VIDEO: Session 4: Sustainability Innovations from State, Tribal, and Local Governments, and Session 5: Building Robust State and Provincial Programs for Low Emissions Development: Lessons from the Governors' Climate and Forests Task Force

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Event Date

2-13-2015

Series

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

Description

VIDEO:

2:50 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

SESSION 4: Sustainability Innovations from State, Tribal, and Local Governments

Moderator: Sarah Krakoff, Professor, University of Colorado Law School

Speakers: Will Barnes, One Health Program, New Mexico State Lands Office; Tim Beal, Boulder Housing Partners; Robert Kentta, Director of Cultural Development, Siletz Tribe

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

SESSION 5: Building Robust State and Provincial Programs for Low Emissions Development: Lessons from the Governors Climate and Forests Task Force

Moderator: Britt Banks, Executive Director, Getches-Wilkinson Center

Speakers: Julie Teel Simmonds, Governors' Climate and Forests Task Force; Amelia Peterson, Governors' Climate and Forests Task Force; Colleen Scanlan Lyons, Governors' Climate and Forests Task Force

Moderator

Sarah Krakoff, Britt Banks

Streaming Media

Comments

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”.