Dwight L. Bush

At COP22, we were impressed and excited by the number of Big Red alums taking action against climate change in a variety of different ways 

Cornell Alumni Sightings at COP22

November 19, 2016

Dwight L. Bush

At COP22, we were impressed and excited by the number of Big Red alums taking action against climate change in a variety of different ways. Here are some of them:

Thomas Di Liberto

Thomas Di Liberto, meteorologist for the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction

Di Liberto was the master of ceremonies for the U.S .Center, where we attended multiple events, from NASA presentations on modeling carbon emissions and climate to panel discussions on agriculture. As an undergraduate student at Cornell (’06), he studied atmospheric science. If you want to know how passionate he is about communicating science, just check out his “America’s Science Idol” award.

Lei Lei

Lei Lei, research fellow at IDE-JETRO

Lei was a panelist for the “Tracing GHG Emissions in Global Value Chains” side event in the Japan Pavilion. At Cornell, she completed a PhD in Applied Economics.

 

 

Dwight L. Bush

Dwight L. Bush Sr., U.S. ambassador to Morocco

In addition to personally meeting with the Cornell delegation, Bush was a panelist for the “Promoting the Central Role of Women in Clean Energy Entrepreneurship and in Addressing Climate Change” side event at the U.S. Center. He was a Cornell undergraduate (’79) in government.

 

Dasho Chencho Norbu

Dasho Chencho Norbu, Secretary of the National Environment Commission of Bhutan

Chencho Norbu was a panelist for the “Adaptation to Climate Change: National and Subnational Coherence, Coordination, and Cooperation at the Regional Level” side event. During his presentation, he described how the receding glaciers in Bhutan convinced him that climate change was real and that Bhutan needed to engage farmers in adaptation planning to ensure correct understanding of each local situation. At Cornell, he completed a master's in Soil Science (‘95).

Stephan Savarese

Stephan Savarese, president and cofounder of Saving Our Planet

Savarese stopped by the Cornell exhibit. A M.Eng. graduate (’91) of Cornell’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department, he is now working to end the use of coal-fired power plants.

 

Jen FownesJen Fownes, ILR School, MS '17, is a member of Cornell's COP22 delegation

 

 

 

 

 

 

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