International Leader in Climate Change Policy Speaks at RIT

Key author of Kyoto Protocol closes annual Gosnell Lecture Series

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Graciela Chichilnisky, a leading expert and UN advisor on climate change who authored key sections of the Kyoto Protocol, will close the 2008-09 Gosnell Lecture Series in Economics at Rochester Institute of Technology April 14. Beyond the Global Divide, will focus on the origin and impact of the global environmental crisis and what can be done to address it.

Chichilnisky, the UNESCO Professor of Mathematics and Economics at Columbia University, serves as an advisor to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, helping to develop international policies designed to reduce world reliance on fossil fuel and slow the effects of global warming. Previously she was the principal author of the Kyoto Protocol language that led to the creation of the global carbon market.

Chichilnisky’s presentation will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in the B Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences auditorium. She will be available for one-on-one interviews before and after her presentation.

WHAT: RIT’s closing Gosnell Lecture Series: Beyond the Global Divide

WHO: Graciela Chichilnisky

WHEN: 3 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 14

WHERE: Golisano College auditorium, Parking Lot J, RIT Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public