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Risks and Rewards: Accelerating Climate Change Solutions

Risks and Rewards: Accelerating Climate Change Solutions

October 20 at 11:30 am PDT/2:30 pm EDT


As the world reels from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must not lose sight of another problem, which may be the most urgent facing the planet: climate change. Rising ocean temperatures and sea levels, rapid permafrost melt, dramatic and devastating weather events, ever-rising greenhouse gas emissions: all signal that a problem once considered pressing is now dire.

Experts estimate that the world has just 10 years to implement measures that could mitigate the impact of climate change and undo long-term damage. Meaningful climate progress is a complex global challenge that must be addressed through policies, innovation, and behavior change at all levels of society. Our panelists will discuss both discrete and potentially collaborative solutions for an ominous, worldwide issue.

This session will incorporate live polling, presented by the Harris Poll. This interactive feature is available for registered participants only.



Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
Founder, Urban Ocean Lab; Co-Author, "All We Can Save"

Gina McCarthy
President and CEO, NRDC; Former Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency

Nat Simons
Co-Director, Sea Change Foundation

John Kasich
Former Governor, State of Ohio

Sheldon Whitehouse
US Senator, Rhode Island 



Alex Witt
Anchor, MSNBC's "Weekends with Alex Witt"; Correspondent, NBC News