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Saturday, November 2 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Fighting the Climate Crisis

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The climate crisis is real and the negative impacts of changing global weather patterns are felt more every day. Despite the increasing need for immediate action, we face a political deadlock and increasing carbon emission worldwide.

Hope on the political level is only provided by the youth and the global climate strikes, that demand more rigorous climate change policies – but to what extent are they able to break the political mold?

In addition, carbon neutrality is just an intermediate step, as the atmospheric concentration of carbon must decrease. Innovative technologies such as direct air capture seem promising – but will they also be successful at large scale?

Within our societies, the most vulnerable parts and people, that often times contributed least to the climate crisis, are those who will feel the negative impact of climate change most. How can this environmental and climate injustice be addressed and what needs to change?

In this panel, we first aim to explore which political barriers need to be overcome to break this political deadlock situation. Second, we discuss which technological breakthroughs are needed in the fight against the climate crisis. Third, this panel focuses on the prevalent global and local climate injustice how our societies can be better protected.

Speakers
avatar for GRACIELA CHICHILNISKY

GRACIELA CHICHILNISKY

CEO and Co-Founder of Global Thermostat
Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky is the CEO and Co-Founder of Global Thermostat in New York City. As a world-renowned economist and creator of the formal theory of Sustainable Development, she previously acted as Lead US Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which received... Read More →
avatar for SABINE VON MERING

SABINE VON MERING

Professor Brandeis University
Sabine von Mering grew up on the (car-free!) North Sea island of Langeoog, Germany. A climate activist with 350Massachusetts for a Better Future since 2012, she is Professor of German and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, affiliated faculty with the Environmental Studies Program, and Director of the Center for German and European Studies at Brandeis University (CGES) where she offers courses on German culture and climate... Read More →
avatar for LUISA NEUBAUER

LUISA NEUBAUER

Head Fridays for Future Germany
Luisa-Marie Neubauer (23) is a German climate protection activist. In Germany she is one of the main organisers of the school strike 'Fridays for Future' inspired by Greta Thunberg. She advocates a coal phase-out in Germany by 2030 and a climate policy compatible with the Paris Convention... Read More →
avatar for ADRIENNE HOLLIS

ADRIENNE HOLLIS

Senior Climate Justice and Health Scientist
Adrienne L. Hollis is the lead climate justice analyst for the Climate & Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In that role, she leads the development, design, and implementation of methods for accessing and documenting the health impacts of climate change on communities... Read More →
avatar for JACQUELINE PATTERSON

JACQUELINE PATTERSON

Director, Environmental and Climate Justice Program NAACP
Jacqueline Patterson is the Senior Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program. Since 2007 Patterson has served as coordinator & co-founder of Women of Color United. Jacqui Patterson has worked as a researcher, program manager, coordinator, advocate and activist... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
HKS: Stage 1