Verdant Views: Global Climate Stories

Our changing climate poses great challenges for humanity around the world: extreme weather events, sea level rise, flooding, drought, wildfires and more. How are countries in areas most affected by climate change responding to these and other challenges? In honor of Earth Day 2024, this special edition of Verdant Views will feature current Fellows in Cornell University’s Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, sharing stories of the challenges and choices they face in their home countries, and actions being taken in response to this global crisis. Presented in partnership with the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program and the CALS Department of Global Development.

Participating Humphrey Fellows:

Maia Tsignadze (Georgia) (Chairman, Georgian Ranger Association)

Vanessa Hok (Suriname) (Researcher, Environmental Sustainability)

Bossombra Kouamé Epse Koffi (Côte d’Ivoire) (Lecturer and Researcher, Climate Change Economics)

Aijun “David” Yang (China) (Secretary-General, Cooperative Consultancy)

This live webinar is free but pre-registration is required. Please register through the following link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The webinar will be recorded and available for viewing online after the live broadcast. Participants in the live presentation will have the opportunity to pose questions.

Verdant Views is a webinar series hosted by Kevin Moss of Cornell Botanic Gardens. Each episode focuses on a different topic related to plants, gardens, conservation, sustainability, and the vital connections between plants and peoples around the world.

Earth Day is an international event held annually on April 22 to raise awareness and demonstrate support for environmental protection, with a major focus on climate action. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EARTHDAY.ORG (formerly Earth Day Network).

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