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Friday, November 20, 2015

COP 21: A Turning Point for Global Climate Change

Time: 10 am to 1 pm

Contact: Eliza Brierre · ebrierre@wtcno.org · (504) 529-1601

Location: Nunemaker Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Monroe Hall

Register online or visit www.wtcno.org, email ebrierre@wtcno.org or call (504) 529-1601.

Together with the EU Delegation to the U.S. and World Trade Center New Orleans, Loyola University New Orleans hosts a panel this week on the United Nations talks on climate change. The panel will discuss the importance of reaching a global climate agreement at the COP 21 conference in Paris, France, in December. Experts will discuss the potential impact on Louisiana and how the state fits into the global conversation on climate change.

Local NPR affiliate WWNO 89.9 FM will broadcast highlights of the event. WWNO coastal desk reporter Tegan Wendland will moderate.

Expert speakers include:

  • Robert Thomas, professor and director of the Center for Environmental Communication at Loyola;
  • Torbjorn Tornqvist, chair of Tulane University’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences;
  • Grégor Trumel, Consul General of France in Louisiana;
  • Jeff Hebert, executive director of the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority; and
  • James W. Pahl, coastal resources scientist senior with the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.

The discussion will also address the question: Why is this important to Louisiana? Faced with some of the most challenging issues related to climate change in the United States, the event will address how Louisiana fits into this global conversation and why an agreement in Paris this December is essential for our state.

The COP21 will be one of the largest international environmental conferences in history, uniting more than 45,000 expected participants from 195 countries and the European Union, as well as over 3,000 accredited journalists. The main objective of this conference is to seek a universal agreement that will limit global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius.

Mass

Time: 12 pm to 12:30 pm

Contact: Ken Weber · kweber@loyno.edu · 504-865-3167

Location: Ignatius Chapel, 1st Floor, Bobet Hall

Daily Mass with a Jesuit priest.

Loyola Ballet

Time: 8 pm to 9:30 pm

Contact: CMFA Box Office · tickets@loyno.edu · 504-865-2074

Location: Roussel Performance Hall, 2nd Floor, Comm./Music Complex

Cost: $12 general admission, $8 students, seniors, LU faculty/staff, Gr Get Tickets

Loyola Ballet celebrates their 50th Anniversary with a
Golden Jubilee of Dance" featuring the Loyola Symphony Orchestra