Dabelko featured at Society of Environmental Journalists conference

M.C. Tilton
October 12, 2015

Geoffrey Dabelko, director of the Environmental Studies program, was a featured speaker at the Society of Environmental Journalists’ 25th Annual Conference in Norman, Okla. The SEJ conference agenda featured five days of workshops and sessions on weather, water and energy topics aimed at those who report on environment-related issues.

On Friday, Oct. 9., Dabelko participated in a climate panel offering new angles for reporters as the Paris Conference of Parties in late November approaches. Foreign policy and defense experts, including Dabelko, explained how climate change can undermine political stability, how to separate fact from fiction about "climate wars" and "climate refugees," and identified some surprising opportunities for mitigating conflict and climate.

Dabelko was a lead author of the 5th Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group II Chapter 12 on Human Security, released in 2014. He is also a member of the United Nations Environment Program’s Expert Advisory Group on Environment, Conflict and Peacebuilding.

For more on the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Oklahoma conference, visit their website. To see how the conference unfolded, check #SEJ2015 and @sejorg on Twitter.