Past Event

Mobilizing for the Climate Emergency

November 11, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Joseph D. Jamail Lecture Hall, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, Pulitzer Hall

Bill McKibben and Marie Toussaint in a French-American conversation, moderated by Shanny Peer

About this Event

Environmentalist and author Bill McKibben was among the first journalists to sound the alarm about the perils of climate change over 30 years ago, and he has continued to be a leading voice in raising awareness about climate disruption and a leader in launching an international climate movement as founder of Marie Toussaint is a jurist and French member of the European Parliament in the Green Party and a founder of Notre affaire à tous, which has sued the French state for its inaction in the fight against global warming, and the affair mobilized 2 million people to sign an associated petition.

They will reflect together on the roles policymakers, activists, journalists, and artists need to play alongside scientists in mobilizing people to care and amplifying the call to action.

Co-sponsored by Columbia Maison Française, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, SIPA, European Institute, Alliance Program and the Earth Institute.

LOCATION: Joseph D. Jamail Lecture Hall, Columbia Journalism School

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive ahead of time to secure a spot.