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IU experts available to comment on upcoming U.N. Climate Action Summit, climate strike

September 18, 2019

Representatives from government, business, academic, arts and non-governmental organizations across the globe will convene Sept. 23 in New York City for the United Nations' Climate Action Summit, one of a series of events scheduled for 2019 Climate Week NYC. Also, a Global Climate Strike to raise awareness of climate change will kick off Sept. 20. IU experts on climate science, environmental policy and climate activism are available to comment. For more information, contact Kevin Fryling at 812-856-2988 or kfryling@iu.edu or Jonathan Hines at 812-856-3610 or johines@iu.edu.

Janet McCabe

Environmental law and policy, Clean Air Act, climate change policy and law, air quality, state environmental programs.

IUPUI

Email: jgmccabe@iu.edu

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Janet McCabe is director of the Environmental Resilience Institute at Indiana University and a professor of practice at the IU McKinney School of Law. From July 2013 to January 2017, she was the acting assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and from 2009 to 2013 she was principal deputy in that office. (more)

Eduardo Brondizio

Environmental and economic anthropology; land use; institutions and collective action; rural livelihoods and poverty; local and indigenous knowledge; socio-ecological complex systems analysis; global environmental change; agroforestry; small farmers; sustainability sciences; Latin America; Brazil; Amazon; Delta regions.

IU Bloomington

Email: ebrondiz@indiana.edu

Expert Bio

Eduardo S. Brondizio is Distinguished Professor of anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at Indiana University Bloomington, where he directs the Center for the Analysis of Social-Ecological Landscapes. He has served on numerous international scientific bodies, including as co-chair of the 2016-19 Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. (more)

Nathaniel Geiger

Environmental communication, climate change, public engagement, climate advocacy.

IU Bloomington

Email: nathgeig@indiana.edu

Expert Bio

Nathan Geiger is an assistant professor of communication science in The Media School. He also holds courtesy affiliations with the Integrated Program in the Environment and the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. His research examines how people become motivated and empowered to take action on climate change, and how climate advocacy and different messengers can influence public opinion on this topic. (more)

Matthew Houser

Climate change, agriculture, Midwest, public opinion on climate change, environmental decision-making.

IU Bloomington

Email: mkhouser@iu.edu

Expert Bio

Matthew Houser is a Midwestern/Indiana community studies fellow at Indiana University’s Environmental Resilience Institute. His research is driven by the desire to understand what motivates human behaviors affecting the environment and how information is received and used to shape environmental decision making. (more)

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