Climate change is the defining issue of the 21st century. It cuts across disciplines and geographies, which means there exists great opportunity for people to come together in pursuit of solutions. Taking this opportunity is imperative, as our generation is the last generation that stands a chance to solve the climate crisis.
The landmark Paris Agreement set an ambitious, long-term goal of keeping the increase in global average temperature to well below 2˚C above pre-industrial levels, with the aim to limit the increase to 1.5˚C. Achieving this goal requires urgent action at a global scale, and our generation must rise to the occasion.
Many are still left wondering: how they can become climate champions in their respective fields? How can we fight climate change from all sides, and from our own areas of passion and expertise?
This unique panel brings together experts, leaders, and agents of change from the science, technology, policy, and development communities. The aim of the panel is to ask tough questions about some of the most pressing and complex issues related to climate change in order to engage the panelists in debate and discovery about how a community of young, engaged, and driven professionals can contribute to climate solutions in a wide range of careers and vocations.
Professor Myles Allen, Professor of Geosystem Science, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, U.S. Representative for the 5th Congressional District of Connecticut
Clare Shakya, Director of Climate Change, International Institute for Environment and Development
Varun Sivaram, Douglas Dillon Fellow and Acting Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations
Moderated by Charles Conn, CEO & Warden, The Rhodes Trust
- Tea and coffee from 3:30 pm
- Panel from 4:00 - 5:30 pm
- Registration is free but required