For years, scientists and politicians have been saying that the climate battle will be won or lost in the next decade. That narrative was boosted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which contends global emissions must be halved by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050 to avoid climate catastrophe. Politicians moved quickly to incorporate the 2030 deadline into their speeches and advocates started using it in their fundraising pleas.
After a tepid global response to a decades-long climate saga, urgent action is imperative—but does a 10-year deadline oversimplify the science and overall situation? What is the best way to communicate climate urgency in a way that mobilizes people at home and in the workplace? Join us for a conversation with Chris Field, faculty director at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, David Fenton, founder of Fenton Communications, and Renee Lertzman, climate engagement strategist and author.
February 24, 2020
The Commonwealth Club 110 The Embarcadero Taube Family Auditorium San Francisco, 94105 United States
Faculty Director, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University
Climate Engagement Strategist, Author
Founder, Fenton Communications
Founder and Host, Climate One
6 p.m. check-in 6:30 p.m. program
7:30 p.m. networking reception
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