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As part of the two-day Duke Climate Commitment announcement, events on Friday, Sept. 30 focused on student-led discussions.

The day began with live recordings of two student climate podcasts “Energy Terminal” and “Operation Climate.” Student hosts interviewed Duke alums working on climate issues – Claire Wang ’19, international climate policy expert, and Haroon Inam ’84 and ’86, chief technology officer of SmartWires.

Duke graduate student Gabriela Nagle Alverio, a JD/PhD candidate, also moderated a panel discussion focused on the climate justice movement. The speakers included William Barber II, director of climate and environmental justice for The Climate Reality Project and founder of the Rural Beacon Initiative, Jennifer Hadden, associate professor in the department of government and politics at the University of Maryland and Yumna Kamel, co-founder of Earth Refuge.

The two-day event series began on Sept. 29 with special remarks from Duke University President Vincent Price on Duke’s climate vision, and Duke alumni, students, faculty, staff and guests spoke of the university’s goals to facilitate a clean energy transition, create more climate-resilient communities, leverage strengths in data to address climate problems, infuse climate fluency into the student curriculum, and focus on environmental and climate justice.

The Duke Climate Commitment unites the university’s education, research, operations and public service missions to engage the entire community in the pursuit of climate change solutions. Learn more about the Duke Climate Commitment and find out how to get involved at climate.duke.edu.

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Gabriela Nagle Alverio, Yumna Kamel, Jennifer Hadden and William Barber III - Climate Justice Panel - Climate Commitment. Photo by Jared Lazarus
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Jennifer Hadden and William Barber III share ideas during a climate justice panel on Friday, September 30th. Photo by Jared Lazarus.
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Claire Wang and Matthew Brune talk during the climate podcast discussion. Photo by Jared Lazarus.
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Haroon Inam, Chief Technology Officer of SmartWire, Michael Wood III and Brian Murray chat after the climate podcast discussion. Photo by Jared Lazarus.
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Claire Wang talking with first-year student Luna Abadia after the climate podcast discussion. Photo by Jared Lazarus.
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After the panel discussion, from left, panelist Yumna Kamel, co-founder of Earth Refuge, talks with sophomore Meghna Parameswaran, sophomore Anya Dias-Hawkins, and Cameron Oglesby, a master of public policy student who helped organize the event.
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Toddi Steelman Dean of the Nicholas School speaking in lecture hall
Toddi Steelman, Dean of the Nicholas School greets attendees at the climate justice discussion on September 30. Photo by Jared Lazarus.

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