Rising temperatures, extreme weather, and an accelerating energy transition are taking place around the globe.
In the United States, major national climate and energy legislation has finally been enacted as part of the "Inflation Reduction Act."
What will this historic new legislation mean for the State of West Virginia, the United States of America, and the planet?
To address this question, on Monday, October 3, 2022, from 7:00 – 8:30 PM USET, the West Virginia Center on Climate Change (“WV3C”) -- partnering with the West Virginia Citizen Action Group and the West Virginia Climate Alliance -- will present a free, live, expert-led, audience-interactive “hybrid webinar” program.
The program will be hosted in-person at the Erma Byrd Gallery in Riggleman Hall at the University of Charleston, and online via Zoom.
The main program speaker will be Christina DeConcini, Director of Government Affairs at the World Resources Institute, where she oversees WRI’s legislative work and strategy on climate change and energy issues.
Also speaking on the program panel will be John Barnette, Ed.D., Professor at the University of Charleston; and Perry Bryant, co-founder of the West Virginia Climate Alliance.
(Scroll down on the Zoom registration page for more speaker information.)
PLEASE NOTE: the Erma Byrd Gallery will have room for about fifty general public in-person attendees who are not University of Charleston students, staff, or faculty. In-person seating reservation for non-UC-affiliated registrants will close when that number is reached, with a "waiting list" if seats open up. Registration for online attendance will not be affected.
For more information, go to https://wvclimate.org. Thanks to the Appalachian Stewardship Foundation and the Dunn Foundation for making this program possible.