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Reflection on the 9th International Conference of the African Materials Research Society

Reflection on the 9th International Conference of the African Materials Research Society

Dr. Stan Meiburg, Director of the Wake Forest Sustainability Graduate Program traveled to Botswana to attend the 9th International Conference of the African Materials Research Society on December 10-15. Meiburg shares the following thoughts and reflections about the conference below.  Do you know where the country of Botswana is?  I did not, but now do, as…

CEES Affiliate Covers his Fourth Consecutive UN Climate Summit

CEES Affiliate Covers his Fourth Consecutive UN Climate Summit

Wake Forest University Professor Justin Catanoso attended the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP) in Bonn, Germany, with the goal of continuing news coverage of climate change, with a particular focus on the threats ecosystems face from climate change and human encroachment, as well as the myriad of proposals to protect these ecosystems. Catanoso…

COP23: Leaders Vie for Protection of ‘Incredibly Important’ African Peatland

COP23: Leaders Vie for Protection of ‘Incredibly Important’ African Peatland

by Justin Catanoso The presence of the world’s biggest tropical peatland was recently confirmed in Central Africa. It is the size of England and straddles the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo (ROC). However, conservationists and scientists worry it may be at risk from logging and development.…

COP23: U.S., Wealthy Nations Curtail Climate Aid for Developing World

COP23: U.S., Wealthy Nations Curtail Climate Aid for Developing World

by Justin Catanoso The small U.S. delegation sent by President Trump to the COP23 climate summit in Bonn has apparently led a successful effort to obstruct significant, much needed, climate change adaptation financing and loss-and-damage financing for the developing world. Over the past two weeks in Bonn, the U.S. provided cover for the other developed…

COP23: Trump Team Leads ‘Surreal’ Coal-Gas-Nuke Climate Summit Panel

COP23: Trump Team Leads ‘Surreal’ Coal-Gas-Nuke Climate Summit Panel

by Justin Catanoso The only U.S. presentation to be offered at the COP23 climate summit was led by Trump administration energy advisors, along with coal, natural gas and nuclear industry representatives. The panel argued that fossil fuel production at high, subsidized levels is vital to “energy security and economic development.” Panel members made only infrequent…

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  • Reflection on the 9th International Conference of the African Materials Research Society

    Dr. Stan Meiburg, Director of the Wake Forest Sustainability Graduate Program traveled to Botswana to attend the 9th International Conference of the African Materials Research Society on December 10-15. Meiburg shares the following thoughts and reflections about the conference below.  Do you know where the country of Botswana is?  I did…

  • CEES Affiliate Covers his Fourth Consecutive UN Climate Summit

    Wake Forest University Professor Justin Catanoso attended the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP) in Bonn, Germany, with the goal of continuing news coverage of climate change, with a particular focus on the threats ecosystems face from climate change and human encroachment, as well as the myriad of proposals…

  • COP23: Leaders Vie for Protection of ‘Incredibly Important’ African Peatland

    by Justin Catanoso The presence of the world’s biggest tropical peatland was recently confirmed in Central Africa. It is the size of England and straddles the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo (ROC). However, conservationists and scientists worry it may be at…