As the world comes together for COP28, the Arizona Initiative for Resilience and International Development (AIRID) and the Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions (CCASS) have brought together multi-disciplinary experts from across the University of Arizona and scholars from the Global South who are a part of the Climate Adaptation Research Program (CARP) to form a delegation that bring their expertise to address and advance solutions towards a more resilient future.
At the center of these efforts is a collaboration with the Global Resilience Partnership and the Resilience Hub, which serves as the primary pavilion for climate resilience and adaptation at COP28, with the overarching goal of steering the conversation and agenda around resilience and equitable solutions while amplifying regional voices. Through this collaboration, speaking opportunities for faculty have come together to provide a platform to share their expertise on an international stage.
Meet the University of Arizona COP28 Delegation:
- Ali Behrangi, University of Arizona Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences
- Jooana Mikkola, University of Arizona Arid Lands Resource Science Program
- Juma Said Tusubila, Makerere University
- Mabel Nechia Wantim, University of Buea
- Mamadou Baro, University of Arizona Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology
- Michael Kotutwa Johnson, University of Arizona School of Natural Resources and the Environment
- Mona Arora, University of Arizona College of Public Health
- Taylor Simmons, University of Arizona Environmental Health Science
- William Simmons, University of Arizona Human Rights Practice Program
- Yevheniia Varyvoda, University of Arizona Environment & Policy
Michael Johnson, assistant specialist of Indigenous resilience, will be featured in two prominent panels:
DECEMBER 10 | 9:30am - 10:30am GMT+4
Environmental Defense Fund will present a panel on "Rising to the Challenge: Bridging Water and Food Policies, Practices, and Financing for Sustainable Food System Transformation."
DECEMBER 10 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm GMT+4 | Available virtually at the Resilience Hub
Food and Agriculture in the Resilience Hub will present a panel on "Regenerative and Nature-Positive Agriculture as an Avenue to Build Climate Resilient-Food Systems."