BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- World leaders are gathering in Glasgow, Scotland, next week for the United Nations' 26th Conference of the Parties, or COP26, a summit focused on curtailing countries' fossil fuel emissions and avoiding the worst impacts of climate change. Indiana University experts are available to comment on the significance of COP26 negotiations, decarbonization policy for governments and businesses, and the public health impacts of unrestrained emissions.
Expert areas: Corporate social responsibility, operations management, supply chain management, data science and analytics, business innovation, disruptive technology.
Amrou Awaysheh is a faculty member at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis. He is the executive director and founding director of the Business Sustainability Lab at IU and also serves as the founding director of the IoT Energy Efficiency Lab
Expert areas: Energy justice, energy insecurity, Green New Deal, renewable energy policies, electricity markets, transportation policies, energy infrastructure, energy-based economic development, public perceptions of energy technologies.
O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs professor Sanya Carley's research focuses on policy and other efforts aimed at advancing the innovation of low-carbon and efficient energy technologies in both the electricity and transportation sectors. Her recent projects focus on the U.S. energy transition, including a study of vulnerable populations to the transition and a study of public acceptance of energy infrastructure.
Expert areas: Environmental law, agricultural policy, conservation law, climate change law, property law.
Lingxi Chenyang is an environmental law fellow at Indiana University’s Environmental Resilience Institute. As climate change threatens to undermine modern agricultural practices, she aims to identify and promote laws and policies that will increase the resilience of agricultural systems and economies.
Expert areas: Earth sciences and human health, remediation technology, sediment geochemistry, chemical weathering, nutrient cycling, paleoceanography, terrestrial metal cycling.
Professor Gabriel Filippelli is a biogeochemist, focusing on the flow and cycling of elements and chemicals in the environment. This includes his work on pollutant distribution and exposure to human populations, and ways to engage communities to reduce their own exposures. He is also executive director of the Environmental Resilience Institute, funded through IU's Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge initiative.