People and climate change symposium

Margaret Arnold from the World Bank gives the keynote address


Local, national and international experts delivered presentations to a crowd of 180 people at the symposium People and Climate Change: Vulnerability, Adaptation, Social Justice on Nov. 18 at the Brown School. The event, led by I-CARES, National University of Singapore and the University of Tennessee?Knoxville, was created to sharpen the focus on climate change as a social, economic and environmental justice challenge ? and to work toward solutions. In his welcoming remarks, Washington University Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton said one of the most important challenges of this century is how to provide the energy people need at an affordable cost without harming the environment.

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Agriculture can become a leader in climate change

Keynote Speaker Dr. Charles Rice
addresses the crowd

More than 80 international participants from 40 organizations attended the 2016 C-Quest workshop on Oct. 24-25 at Washington University in St. Louis. The two-day event entitled Charting a Course for Climate Research in Agriculture, featured multiple presenters focused on developing practices that would help farmers adapt to an ever changing climate, while mitigating carbon output. The workshop was a follow-up to a meeting I-CARES held in 2014 on climate change and agriculture in the Midwest.

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COP22: Marrakesh, Morocco

Washington University COP 22 delegates

Six Washington University students traveled to the Conference of the Parties (COP22) climate negotiations in Marrakesh, Morocco from Nov. 7 - 18. They were part of the Young Research and Independent Non-Governmental Organization (RINGO), which allows students and non-government entities to attend and observe the negotiating talks. The second day of their trip coincided with the election of a new president in the United States, leading to multiple discussions regarding the president-elect?s views on climate change. Funding to offset airfare and lodging for the students and instructors was provided by I-CARES.





Save the Date: April 22, 2017

Join us as the International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability (I-CARES) celebrates its 10-Year anniversary at Washington University, in conjunction with Earth Day 2017. 

Saturday, April 22, 2017
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
John M. Olin Business School - Knight Hall
Washington University in St. Louis
1 Brookings Dr., St. Louis, MO 63130


Please follow our website in the upcoming months for additional details about how to RSVP for this event.




Happy Holidays

As 2016 comes to a close, we at I-CARES wish you a peaceful holiday season and
a joyous new year.

Himadri, David, Chad, Gayle and Courtney



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