Since 2019, WUCCP has hosted an array of dialogues for its Climate Conversations. The mission of this series is twofold: to expose Washington University students to new perspectives, opportunities, and approaches to the climate crisis and to facilitate communication among experts in the field. Past topics have included eco-anxiety, the Green New Deal, Hawaii’s at-risk ecosystem, and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (see RINGO). The Climate Conversations bring in entrepreneurs, politicians, researchers, students, and other climate activists.

As climate change rises in urgency and saliency, WUCCP is working to further expand this program.

Upcoming Conversations

There are not currently any upcoming events scheduled. Please check back for new events to be added.

In the meantime, if you’d like to explore campus events, please visit Happenings at WashU.

Past Conversations

Climate Conversation: Sustainable Investing

Hosted on November 1, 2022 at 8pm

The WashU Climate Change Program hosted Climate Conversation focused on sustainable investing. There was a panel of experts presenting information on the topic and an opportunity for open discussion with the audience.

Climate Conversation: Environmental Justice in St. Louis

Hosted on February 7, 2023 at 7PM

The WashU Climate Change Program hosted our first Climate Conversation event of the spring semester on Tuesday, February 7th. The topic of this conversation was environmental justice in St. Louis, and we discussed environmental racism, the Delmar Divide, and our discussion featured panelists Scott Krummenacher (Lecturer, Environmental Studies) and Tyler Cargill (Chemical Engineering Doctoral Student).

Climate Conversation: WashU at COP27

Hosted on march 2, 2023 at 7PM

The WashU Climate Change Program is hosted our second Climate Conversation event of the spring semester on Thursday, March 2nd. Student delegates talked about their experience at last year’s Conference of the Parties (COP).

Read articles about the students’ experience here (written by climate associate Madison) and here (written by Josh Valeri).

To learn more about our Climate Conversations that took place prior to this academic year, please visit the sub-pages listed on the right.