Democratic CHANGE: Climate Action After COVID-19

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NOTE: This event is on a Thursday. (CHANGE events are normally on Wednesdays.)

One possible silver lining of the pandemic—seen in empty city streets and unpolluted skylines—has been a glimpse of what a cleaner, low-carbon future could look like. What have we learned about shifts in consumption, norms, and attitudes that can serve as a catalyst for new thinking and collective climate action? How do we take into account government capacity and the financing needed to address the existential threat of climate change? A panel of experts explores these pressing issues.
Featuring: Stephen Hammer, adviser to the World Bank Group on climate change issues; Stephanie Pincetl, professor-in-residence at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and founding director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities; and Patricia Romero-Lankao, senior research scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. William Solecki, professor of geography at Hunter College and of earth and environmental sciences at The Graduate Center, who is director emeritus of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, will moderate.

Part of CHANGE, an online event series, fall 2020. This time of extraordinary social upheaval demands — and presents new opportunities for — change. In this weekly series, learn from leading thinkers and explore ways to create a more equal and democratic society.
CHANGE is produced by The Graduate Center’s Office of Public Programs as part of the Promise and Perils of Democracy project with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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