United Nations Climate Change Expert to share views on Paris Climate talks

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United Nations Climate Change Expert to share views on Paris Climate talks
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A Climate for Change

Speaker: Cynthia Scharf, Senior Officer and speechwriter to the United Nations Secretary-General on climate change and sustainable energy

Topic: A Climate for Change:  What the Paris Agreement Means for Us, for our Children, and the Future of Climate Action

Location:  United Church of Santa Fe (corner of St. Michael’s Drive and Arroyo Chamiso), 1804 Arroyo Chamiso Rd.

This lecture is free and open to the public!  Please notify the CIR office if you are planning to attend, by phone: 982-4931 or email:  sfcir@newmexico.com

Cynthia Scharf, Senior Officer and speechwriter to the United Nations Secretary-General on climate change and sustainable energy, offers a perspective on the Paris Climate talks at the United Church of Santa Fe on Monday, June 6 (7:00 pm). Speaking in a personal capacity only, and not on behalf of the UN, her focus is “A climate for change: what the Paris Agreement means for us, for our children, and the future of climate action.”

Scharf’s daughter, Nadya Klimenko, a student at Wesleyan University, will share in a follow-up dialogue on how a younger generation sees the climate-changed future.

As a senior member of the Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team, Ms. Scharf accompanied and advised the Secretary-General during the COP21 climate negotiations, which led to the historic Paris Agreement.  She also played a key role in creating the strategy for the Secretary-General’s Head of State climate change summits (2014 and 2009).

Ms. Scharf’s visit is sponsored by the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis, First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe, Ghost Ranch Retreat and Conference Center, New Mexico Interfaith Power & Light, Santa Fe Council of International Relations, St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Fe, and the United Church of Santa Fe.

A reception follows the presentations. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Prof. Larry Rasmussen or Rev. Talitha Arnold (505-988-3295)