|Wednesday, April 21st|
Anna Whelan, 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.
Mary Williams, 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.
Natalie McManus, 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.
Davis Rice, 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.
Bruno Leclercq, 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.
Times are given in Mountain Time (MT).