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Wednesday, April 21st
1:05 PM

Session 1B Sustainability, Bangladesh and their connection to human and environmental well being.

Anna Whelan, Colorado State University
Desmond Evans, Colorado State University
Locke Stubblefield, Colorado State University
Lu Chen, Colorado State University

1:05 PM - 1:01 PM

In this project, we would like to explore the interlinkages of our three SDGs, our indicator species, and the country of Bangladesh to the topic of sustainability. As climate change and human development have created negative environmental impacts worldwide, we are looking towards creating a sustainable and efficient future that benefits both human populations and the health of worldwide ecosystems.

1:15 PM

Session 1B The Republic of Tunisia

Mary Williams, Colorado State University
Naomi Stevens, Colorado State University
YuanXing Feng, Colorado State University
Yuxiang Liu, Colorado State University

1:15 PM - 1:24 PM

Tunisia is an arid country experiencing drought, land degradation, and desertification. These issues affect the country's environment, economy, and culture. Tunisia is focusing on sustainable development goals to address climate change, life on land, and industrialization. A key focus in the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions over multiple sectors. Pressure from climate change impacts a critical piece of Tunisia's culture, the olive tree. The olive tree is an important ecological indicator. The government is responding to these issues by the publication of new environmental laws and policies that focus on the economy, equity, and sustainability.

1:25 PM

Session 1B Possible Carbon Offsets for Rural Peru

Natalie McManus, Colorado State University
Kelsey Austin, Colorado State University
Carmen Bachofen, Colorado State University

1:25 PM - 1:34 PM

This presentation seeks to provide information on possible carbon offsets programs for Rural Peru with a focus on Huascarán National Park. This was accomplished through talking to local stakeholders in the area, researching the importance of wetland and forest conservation, as well as performing carbon analysis. Moving forward this project will show the analysis completed as well as make future recommendations on the project.

1:35 PM

Session 1B Community Observations of Winter Weather and Climate Change

Davis Rice, Colorado State University
Zach Schell, Colorado State University
Reagan Harris, Colorado State University
Amara Rose, Colorado State University

1:35 PM - 1:44 PM

In the Front Range of Colorado, communities use their own observations to adapt to changes in weather and climate. It turns out, however, that instrumental measurements of weather and climate often differ from human observations of the same phenomena (Milligan 2013). Building on past research, we have looked at differences in human and instrument observations as they vary by demographic characteristics of the human population in Larimer County, Colorado. Temperature and precipitation observations are the focus of this research project.

1:45 PM

Session 1B Mongolia Sandstorm and Surrounding MEDCs Existing Measures

Bruno Leclercq, Peking University
Fusheng Zhou, Peking University
Zichun Xu, Peking University

1:45 PM - 1:54 PM

This research proposal will primarily focus on the recent destructive sandstorm that killed 6 people in Mongolia, impacting more than millions across Northern China, Mongolia and the Korean peninsula. The research will explore the cause of this ongoing meteorological phenomenon and evaluate the existing measures that governments are implementing based on their sustainability, economic and environmental effects. Ultimately, this research will present feasible and sustainable methods that might contribute to solving the desertification issues in the Gobi desert area and its plausible implications towards other places with similar geological characteristics.