For Immediate Release

Contact:
Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law
206.685.9002

2009-07-27

UW Law Students Present at International Climate Change Conference

Jen Marlow and Jeni Krencicki Barcelos Jen Marlow and Jeni Krencicki Barcelos

Following on the heels of organizing an internationally-renowned climate change conference of their own, two UW School of Law students were invited to present at an international conference on climate change in Shanghai, China. Third-year law students Jen Marlow and Jeni Krencicki Barcelos coordinated Three Degrees: The Law of Climate Change and Human Rights Conference last May, a law student-led effort to develop a legal system addressing the impacts of climate change on human rights.

Marlow and Krencicki Barcelos presented "Climate, Water, Ethics and Equity: Imagining a Three Degree World" at the First International Undergraduate Conference on Climate, Water, Weather and Society July 20-24 at East China Normal University in Shanghai, China. Information from their presentation will be used in a slide show the two are creating for The Climate Project (TCP), Vice President Al Gore's grassroots organization, as a result of the Three Degrees conference. Krencicki Barcelos, a Gates Public Service Scholarship recipient, is a current TCP presenter who was trained by Gore to deliver a slide show based on his Academy Award-winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.

Marlow and Krencicki Barcelos will return to campus in the fall to finish their third year of law school and draft recommendations to present to international policy makers at the United Nations Climate Change Conference Copenhagen 2009 (COP 15) later this year.