John Byrne: Shining Light on Climate Change

This week on Campus Voices, we sat down with John Byrne. Byrne directs the University of Delaware’s Center for Energy and Environmental Policy (CEEP), which provides research opportunities for graduate students in the College of Human Resources, Education, and Public Policy. Opening in 1980, the CEEP originally focused on energy and environmental policy, but now supports research on environmental justice and sustainable development, thanks to a grant received in 1993.

In the interview, Byrne emphasizes the importance of education while making environmental policy decisions. Byrne currently co-writes articles for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which discusses the scientific and social footprint of climate change. In doing so, he hopes to spark a dialogue about possible solutions for, as he calls it, the “grand challenge of our time.”

The Interview

John Byrnerecorded on April 14, 2017. First aired on April 27, 2017.
53.5 MB

About Our Guest

John Byrne works as a Distinguished Professor of Energy and Climate Policy at the University of Delaware. He also directs the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy. Byrne earned his B.A. in Economics and both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Urban Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Delaware. Byrne works with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which earned a Noble Peace Prize in 2007. Overall, Byrne exemplifies what it means to be a true Blue Hen and the community is lucky to have him.

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