CSU professor to speak to House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

Dominique David-Chavez

Dominique David-Chavez Photo by Xavier Hadley

Colorado State University researcher Dominique David-Chavez will testify before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology for a hearing on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on Thursday, April 28, at 8 a.m. MST.

The hearing — “Now Or Never: The Urgent Need for Ambitious Climate Action” — will provide an opportunity to examine the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the three Working Group reports: WGI, “The Physical Science Basis”; WGII, “Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability”; and WGIII, “Mitigation of Climate Change” which will comprise the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report.

House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology testimony

Date: Thursday, April 28, at 8 a.m. (MST).

Dominique David-Chavez will provide an overview of the recent reports involving the disproportionate impacts on Indigenous peoples and marginalized communities, recognizing and including Indigenous knowledges, and recommendations for the role and resources of the federal government in developing community-based research.

Watch link: col.st/OIwOb

David-Chavez, assistant professor of Indigenous natural resource stewardship, will be joined in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., by:

  • Ko Barrett, vice-chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; NOAA senior advisor for climate.
  • Jeremy Harrell, chief strategy officer, ClearPath.
  • Daniella Levine Cava, mayor, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

David-Chavez joined CSU in 2019 as part of a research and teaching position in the Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship in the Warner College of Natural Resources. She was recruited through a “cluster hire” initiative that has been in place for a number of years. She received her doctoral degree in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources from CSU in 2019.