Earth Week


IPCC report challenges:
Climate emergency and climate justice

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM


Hosted by Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College

The Department of Geography and Environmental Science at Hunter College invites you to attend a webinar discussing the findings from the latest IPCC report with Bill Solecki, the report contributors, and colleagues. Please join us to have the opportunity to learn more and ask questions of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report Working Group II ( and Working Group III ( contributions to our esteemed panelist.


Marianna Pavlovskaya is Chair of the Department of Geography and Environmental Science at Hunter College. She is also a faculty member at CUNY Graduate Center. Her research focuses on urban space and geographies of diverse economies and solidarity economies. She has studied socio-economic transformations in Russia since the 1990s. Her recent work examined the emergence of ontologies of poverty there.


William Solecki, Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Science, Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY). An expert in urban environmental change, resilience, and adaptation, Solecki founded the Institute for Sustainable Cities at Hunter College, which works to make cities part of the solution to sustainability challenges. He was an author of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Working Group II’s Summary for Policymakers and chapters on climate risks decision-making, and has been coordinating lead author of the US National Climate Assessment chapter on Urbanization, Infrastructure, and Vulnerability.

Haydee Salmun, Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Science, Hunter College, City University of New York. Her research focuses on processes at the atmosphere-land-ocean interfaces and their interactions. Her recent work concerns processes in the Planetary Boundary Layer, the lower layer of the atmosphere that connects the surface and atmosphere components of the Earth system and varies both geographically and temporally, spanning the diurnal to seasonal and to climate scales that bridge global weather and climate. She was an author of the 2021 NASA PBL Incubation Study Team Report - Toward a Global Planetary Boundary Layer Observing System.

Kevon Rhiney, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, Rutgers University. Prior to joining the faculty at Rutgers, he held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Oxford and taught for several years at the University of the West Indies (Jamaica). His research explores the developmental and justice implications of global environmental change for coupled natural and human systems in the Caribbean, with a particular focus on the ways ensuing socio-ecological stresses and shocks (ranging from extreme weather events and new plant diseases, to displaced livelihoods) are unevenly experienced. Kevon is the development section editor for Geography Compass and serves on the editorial boards for Political Geography and the Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers Wiley Book Series. He also served as a contributing author for the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C.

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