Election 2020 Climate Conversation

September 30, 2020

On September 30, WUCCP hosted an interactive event about the upcoming November election. Participants learned about the history and direction of America’s climate policies, dove into the details of the Democratic and Republican climate platforms, and discovered the context of international climate politics.

The event also included an interactive component where participants worked to create their own climate policies. This portion of the Conversation is not included in the recording below. If you would like to attend a similarly interactive event, please see our other Climate Conversations.

Watch the Panel Discussion

To view the full Zoom cloud recording and transcript, click here.


  • Professor Beth Martin, Teaching Professor in Environmental Studies
  • Professor Scott Krummenacher, Lecturer in Environmental Studies
  • Damiano Servidio, student representative from College Republicans
  • Philip Keisler, student representative from College Democrats

Related Resources

WashU Professors William R. Lowry and Steven S. Smith have written a report on Attitudes about Climate Change among Biden and Trump Supporters.

Here is the United States’ 2015 Nationally Determined Contribution for the Paris Climate Agreement.

Here is the Fourth National Climate Assessment, led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).