Environmental Justice and Advocacy — 5 Questions for Phaedra C. Pezzullo

Professor Phaedra C. Pezzullo is a dedicated social and environmental justice advocate. Her areas of focus include the mobilization of resistance to toxic pollution, and the communication of resilience in what she calls “the late age of fossil fuels.” She answered some of our questions about her work and environmental advocacy in the current age. What got you interested in studying environmental communication? I started off after high school earning a B.S. in Natural Resources, but quickly discovered that the sciences knew a lot with little success of convincing others to listen. So, … [Read more...]

Seven trends spotted at United Nations climate talks

Need help making sense of the 20th annual United Nations Climate Change Conference? Lauren Gifford, a CU-Boulder doctoral student, was at the Conference of the Parties that took place in Lima, Peru on Dec. 1-14. Gifford and fellow PhD student Jonas Bruun, from the University of Manchester, were part of the Institute for Policy Studies delegation at the talks. They called the conference a “dress rehearsal” for talks that should conclude with a new international climate agreement in 2015. With several strands of negotiations between governments and hundreds of events held in parallel, Gifford … [Read more...]