Marshaling Global and Local Forces to Address the Climate Crisis
Thu, February 6 @ 7:30 pm
Ellie Cohen, CEO of The Climate Center, is a leader in catalyzing cross-boundary, collaborative and just solutions to climate change and environmental degradation.
The latest climate science supports what millions of people are experiencing daily: the impacts of climate change are hitting harder and faster than expected, posing grave threats to human health and well-being. We are already pushing against multiple global tipping points that could unleash abrupt and irreversible damage. Children, the elderly, and people living in low-income communities are disproportionately affected. Our only hope for a vibrant, healthy, and equitable future for all is to enact bold climate policies now, not decades from now. Ms. Cohen will highlight recent climate science findings then detail The Climate Center’s new statewide Rapid Decarbonzation for a Climate-Safe California 5-year initiative. She will inspire citizen action to ensure that California, the world’s 5th largest economy, enacts by no later than 2025, the bold policies required by science to put us on track for a safe climate by 2030, including committing to carbon neutrality by 2030 and net negative emissions by 2035. She will conclude with a hopeful view of our collective future.