Filmmaker to Discuss UN Climate Change Conference Agreement, Local Impact

Award-winning documentary filmmaker and environmental activist Mark Dixon will discuss the agreement reached during the historic United Nations Climate Change Conference held in December at a special event at Duquesne University.

Dixon will speak at Thursday, Feb. 4, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Room 104 of College Hall. A reception will immediately follow the free presentation, which is sponsored by the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts and the Center for Social and Public Policy.

Dixon, who was personally invited to the Paris conference by Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, will explain what the agreement forged during the conference means and what actions are expected. He has made numerous presentations about this, blogged extensively while at the conference and continues to blog about his post-conference work in Pittsburgh.

Among Dixon's films are Your Environmental Road Trip, a year-long eco-expedition through all 50 states, and the recent award-winning documentary, The Power of One Voice: A 50-Year Perspective on the Life of Rachel Carson.

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