How to Accelerate Climate Action
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Climate change presents one of the most urgent issues of our time—and government, businesses, and all of us have vital roles to play. Join Teen Vogue’s Allegra Kirkland, The Nature Conservancy’s Katharine Hayhoe, and other panelists for a provocative discussion on how we can tackle the pressing climate challenges that our world faces today.
Free Event sponsored by The Nature Conservancy
Zanagee Artis is a twenty-one-year-old from Clinton, Connecticut, currently majoring in political science and environmental studies at Brown University. He is a founder, a co-executive director, and the policy director of the global youth-led climate-justice organization Zero Hour. Artis is also the co-author of “A Kids Book About Climate Change” and co-host of “1 Point 5: A Kids Podcast About Climate Justice.” Artis has been featured in a number of publications for his work on climate justice and climate policy, including The New York Times, Teen Vogue, and the Web site edie. In March of 2022, Zanagee will travel to Antarctica with the 2041 Project as an ambassador of the Global Choices Arctic Angel Action Network.
Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who studies climate change and why it matters to us here and now. In her role as The Nature Conservancy’s chief scientist, Hayhoe is responsible for the organization’s portfolio of work on global climate advocacy and adaptation. Hayhoe has served as the lead author on the Second, Third, and Fourth National Climate Assessments. She also hosts and produces the PBS digital series “Global Weirding,” and she serves on advisory committees for a range of organizations, including the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the Earth Science Women’s Network, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Janet Joseph leads the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s work in building decarbonization, and advancing programs and policies to deliver a carbon-neutral building stock. She has spearheaded initiatives in green buildings, solar and renewable power, clean-tech incubators, energy storage, and greenhouse-gas-reduction strategies that provide benefits for New Yorkers. Prior to joining N.Y.S.E.R.D.A., Joseph was a research scientist at Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington, D.C. She serves on the boards of Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Urban Green, the New York State Center for Future Energy Systems, and the Urban Future Lab.
Bill Ulfelder joined The Nature Conservancy in 1995, and has since led conservation efforts across the Americas―from the Andes and Amazon to the Caribbean and the American West. As the nonprofit’s executive director in New York, Ulfelder leads a team that emphasizes climate mitigation, adaptation, and resilience, and helps to shape bold strategies around the world by working closely with Conservancy colleagues and partners in India, Africa, China, Latin America, and beyond. An expert on issues and policies related to people and nature, Ulfelder frequently comments in the news media. He has contributed to the New York Times, and has appeared on “Good Morning America,” CNN, CNN en Español, and NPR.
Allegra Kirkland is the senior politics editor at Teen Vogue. Prior to joining Condé Nast, she spent four years at Talking Points Memo, where she reported on voting rights and far-right extremism before becoming a senior editor for the site.
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