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Wednesday, December 1st
3:00 PM

Session 2.2 Komodo National Park

Lily Letzel, Colorado State University
Kristin Karashinski, Colorado State University
Mateo Montelongo, Colorado State University

3:00 PM - 3:09 PM

We will be addressing the importance of Komodo dragons and the biodiversity at the park. SDG Theme: SDG 15 – Life on Land Type: E-poster

3:09 PM

Session 2.2 Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries

Shelby Baker, Colorado State University
Sophia Thomas, Colorado State University
Hunter Ritchie, Colorado State University

3:09 PM - 3:19 PM

The Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries: Wolong, Mt. Siguniang, and Jiajin Mountains is the largest panda sanctuary in the world. This sanctuary helps conservation efforts not only for pandas, but for forestry and bamboo, and other land species as well. Because pandas are such a "cute" species, this helps to inspire people worldwide to become passionate about their conservation efforts. This park has a rich history, and is sandwiched between multiple big cities, making it a refuge for wildlife and people alike. SDG Theme: SDG 15 – Life on Land Type: E-poster

3:17 PM

Session 2.2 Framing the Development of Stable Institutions Confronted by Climate Change

Sarah Viders, Colorado State University
Brianna Bruyere, Colorado State University
Charles Doktycz, Colorado State University
Trevor Mueller, Colorado State University
Dominic Scariato, Colorado State University

3:17 PM - 3:29 PM

Through the framework of SDG 16 we aim to present a model for the creation of strong institutions that may best endure the negative effects of climate change as well as be best suited to bring about positive change in regard to climate issues. The creation of these strong and fair states originates from an emphasis on fair and effective communication across all levels of citizenship and collective political equality to bring about the most desirable outcomes for every individual within the state. SDG Theme: SDG16 – Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions Type: E-poster

3:26 PM

Session 2.2 Gender Inequality: How Healthcare and Climate Change are Impacting Women in the Global South

Ashlynn Piwowarczyk, Colorado State University
Natalie Namba, Colorado State University
Maryam Aida, Colorado State University
Lipika Narisetti, Colorado State University
Lily Hauptman, Colorado State University
Eugene Agyei, Colorado State University

3:26 PM - 3:39 PM

Due to the healthcare challenges that women may face, as well as their unique roles in society, climate change poses a risk to the ability of women to gain access to healthcare across the globe. Furthermore, climate change certainly exacerbates other factors that marginalize women. Access to healthcare and climate change are inextricably linked, especially when considering the mental and physical health of women. Drought, for example, hinders the ability of women to collect water, placing a burden on their families. In the face of ever-increasing healthcare challenges, solutions must address mitigation and adaptation efforts. These solutions must include research, policy, education, and economic efforts. SDG Theme: SDG 5 – Gender Equality Type: Short talk (e.g. PowerPoint, Google Slides)

3:36 PM

Session 2.2 Life under water: Policies and Obstacles threatening our oceans

Nassy Khademimoshgenani, Colorado State University
Hunter Dowdle, Colorado State University
Olivia Barden, Colorado State University
Shannon Kirkland, Colorado State University
Allison Sewell, Colorado State University

3:36 PM - 3:49 PM

Oceans play a key role in climate regulation, transportation and recreation. Rising temperatures and ocean acidification significantly affect life in both water and on land. Over 3 billion people rely on the ocean for their livelihoods, with ocean industries making up 5% of the global GDP. Our goal is to focus on the relationship between marine science, technology and human interaction in order to address illegal fishing, marine pollution, international policies within developing nations. Through our presentation we will explore both positive and negative interactions between policy and science impacting our oceans. SDG Theme: SDG 14 – Life below water Type: Short talk (e.g. PowerPoint, Google Slides)

3:45 PM

Session 2.2 Water Under Climate Change: From Sustainable Management to Resilient Stewardship

Mary Sluder, Colorado State University

3:45 PM - 3:53 PM

Sustainable water management under climate change is ill-recognized given its importance, and it is unclear which policy instrument is optimal in promoting it. COP26 hosted the first Water Pavilion, and among presenters and attendees of Pavilion events, I interviewed a sample with water policy and management expertise. I collected data on the effectiveness and applicability of using bottom-up economic policies for sustainable water management. It seems this approach may be beneficial in certain contexts, but participants and event hosts emphasized that resilience in water is also key. Perhaps it’s time we move beyond sustainability and management towards resilience and stewardship. SDG Theme: SDG 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation Type: Short talk (e.g. PowerPoint, Google Slides)