Stay tuned for events as the Summit unfolds live November 31st – December 11th!

A list of the official events schedule in Paris

Also check the Center for Environmental Studies’ Events Calendar here


“To Paris and beyond: loss and damage in international climate negotiations”

Elena Kosolapova, International Institute for Sustainable Development

Log Lunch – Friday December 4th (remember to RSVP!)

COP-21: One week in, where do we stand? 

From 12:30-1:30pm on Monday December 7th,  view some of the latest developments from COP21 as the final week of negotiations gets under way.

Paresky – Baxter Hall

Croissants, Coffee, hot Chocolate, and Climate Change 

Starting at 7am on Tuesday December 8th, join students from ENVI/PSC 328 as they continue their “virtual field-trip” to COP21 and follow the negotiations as they unfold, with fresh croissants, coffee, and hot chocolate!

Paresky Basement

Capturing Carbon in Local Soils: Grazing Practices for Climate Change Mitigation  
A conversation with Morgan Hartman, Black Queen Angus Farm, Berlin NY 

Against the backdrop of the Paris Climate Summit, come learn more about the role of soils in global carbon flows. Following a viewing of the short film Soil Carbon Cowboys, Morgan Hartman will discuss his experience in nearby Berlin, NY with Holistic Planned Grazing, an approach that has the potential to increase carbon storage in soils. We’ll examine the importance of regenerative soil practices to maximize this carbon sink, and how these practices might factor in to the agreement being negotiated in Paris.
Join us for delicious treats from local farms as we explore how farming practices can help address global climate change. We’ll meet at 7pm on Tuesday December 8th in the Class of 1966 Environmental Center.
For more information on soil regeneration, see the Savory Institute’s page:
For more information on Morgan Hartman and Black Queen Angus Farm, see:
For more information on COP21 events on campus, see:
Co-Sponsored by the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives, the Center for Environmental Studies, the Class of 1963 Sustainability Development Fund, Cricket Creek Farm, Wild Oats Market, thinkFOOD, and Williams Environmental Council


Watch the opening ceremony of the Paris Climate Summit!                                                     5am 11/30 Paresky Basement
Warm Croissants and Coffee!

Log Lunches

Noon, please RSVP online, Dodd Living Room                                                            …

Friday, December 4

Elena Kosolapova, IISD

“To Paris and beyond: loss and damage in international climate negotiations”

Past Events:

La COP21 à Paris: Tous Ensemble Pour Le Climat

Thursday, October 28 at 7pm

Class of 1966 Environmental Center

On vous attends pour participer à une simulation des
négociations comme si vous y étiez!

Lecture: Charlotte Kaiser

Wednesday, November 11 at 7:30pm

Griffin Hall 6

Deputy Managing Director of The Nature Conservancy’s Nature Vest.  Charlotte leads the nature Vest deal team, developing a pipeline of projects to support investment in conservation.

This Changes Everything

Monday, November 16 at 7pm

Images Cinema

Film based on Naomi Klein’s critically acclaimed book. We invite you to join us for the viewing and for a conversation after the film.

Log Lunches

Noon, please RSVP online, Dodd Living Room

Friday, November 13

Jen I. Allan, University of British Columbia

“Back to the Future? What the history of the climate negotiations tells us about the 2015 Climate Summit in Paris”