Localizing climate action  

ORONO — The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host a talk by David Reidmiller, director of the Climate Center at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), about how global climate action can be applied here in Maine on Monday, March 22, from 34 p.m. 

Reidmiller has extensive national and international climate science policy experience, including serving for five years in the U.S. Department of State’s climate office, where he served as the lead U.S. science and technology negotiator for the Paris Agreement. 

In his talk, “Paris to Portland: Localizing Global Climate Action,” he will discuss what made the Paris Agreement possible and lessons in climate communication and consensus-building. He will also describe how his experience with climate science policy motivated him to move to Maine, where he is launching the Climate Center at GMRI to address risks and opportunities in one of the world’s fastest warming areas.  

The talk is free and available via Zoom; registration is required. To register and receive connection information, go to umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/event/ 

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