Universities represent an existing source of collaboration, expertise, and information that would be invaluable to the success of capacity building—an imperative part of climate change readiness—worldwide. Capacity building efforts are a vital ingredient of the multi-national agreement reached at the 2015 Paris climate talks.
Now, Victoria Hoffmeister '17 has joined senior scholars Marilyn Averill and Saleemul Huq to issue a brand new policy brief, just out from the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) in Bangladesh. Averill is a Senior Fellow with the Getches-Wilkinson Center at the University of Colorado Law School and Huq is Director of ICCCAD.
"As climate change intensifies, relevant skills and knowledge should be shared as widely as possible to enhance the ability of vulnerable nations to mitigate and respond to warming," the authors write. "Universities have a critical role to play in this capacity building to tackle long-term climate change."
Want to learn more? Read the full policy brief, which was issued on July 5.