Oct. 22, 3:30 PM: Global Change Seminar – Climate Policies and COVID-19

Poster for Climate & COVID seminar

Join us for a virtual Global Change Seminar series organized by the Southeast CASC Global Change Fellows

Thursday, October 22, 2020, 3:30 pm ET

Climate Policies and COVID-19


  • Dr. Chris Weaver, Physical Scientist at the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Head of Science Integration of the United States Global Change Research Program. 
  • Andrew Freedman, Editor at the Washington Post who focuses on extreme weather, climate change, science and the environment.
  • Dr. Christopher Galik, Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration, and Sustainable Energy Systems and Policy cluster, North Carolina State University
  • {due to unforeseen circumstances, Leigh Whittaker, Interior & Environment Science Staffer for U.S. House of Representative David Price, will not be able to join the panel} 

Summary: The Global Change Fellows of the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center have congregated a multi-disciplinary panel to address the impacts of COVID-19 on climate and environmental policies. As COVID-19 continues to influence people’s lives around the world, it is crucial to understand the hidden relationship between the pandemic and the status of climate policies. The seminar will be structured as a panel discussion consisting of a policymaker, scientist, and journalist. They will bring their expertise and experience as they answer questions provided by the Fellows and audience members. Our panelists will also discuss what we have learned through the changes of climate policies due to COVID-19 and what are the implications for future actions on climate policies during a pandemic.

Register here for the seminar. Once registered, you’ll receive the Zoom meeting connection details.