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In celebration of Earth Day, the USC Wrigley Institute for Environment and Sustainability and the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future, in collaboration with POLITICO, are hosting a series of conversations around advancing climate change issues. Please join us for the fifth annual Climate Forward conference on Thursday, April 4 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Town & Gown Ballroom. This conference focuses on finding practical solutions to climate change and identifying the political obstacles to implementing those changes.

 

CLICK HERE to watch “Climate Forward 2024: A Lot Done; A Lot More To Do”

CLICK HERE to watch “Climate Forward 2024: Climate on the Ballot: 2024”
CLICK HERE to watch “Climate Forward 2024: Student Panel”

 


This year's conference will explore policy from the past that informs the climate policy of the future and we will discuss what happens after the election as the country heads towards 2024 and beyond.

 

Schedule:

12:00 p.m. 
Lunch Service Begins

 

1:00 p.m.  
Welcome Remarks: Amber D. Miller, Dean of USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, & Sciences 
Keynote: Neera Tanden, Domestic Policy Advisor to President Biden 
 

1:15 - 2:00 p.m. 
A Lot Done; A Lot More To Do
Moderator:
Bob Shrum: Director, USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future
Panelist:
Neera Tanden: Domestic Policy Advisor to President Biden 

 

2:05 - 3:00 p.m.
Climate on the Ballot: 2024
Moderator:
Debra Kahn: California Policy Editor, POLITICO
Panelists:
Fran Pavley: Environmental Policy Director, USC Schwarzenegger Institute; Former California State Senator
Tenzin Seldon: Founding and Managing Partner, Pulse Fund
Joanne Witty: Lawyer; Environmentalist; Co-Chair, Political Committee of the Environmental Defense Action Fund

 

3:10 - 4:25 p.m.
Climate Change: Are We Prepared?!?
Moderator:
Joe Árvai: Director, USC Dornsife Wrigley Institute for Environment and Sustainability
Panelists:
Samantha Bee: Comedian, host, writer, producer; Host, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee; Former correspondent, The Daily Show
David Livingston: 
Former Senior Advisor to John Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate
 

4:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks: Dr. Carol L. Folt, USC President


The conference is FREE. You can participate in person, via Zoom, or via livestream. Lunch is provided. Space is limited. Registration is required.


The mission at the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future is to advance civil dialogue and research that transcends partisan divisions and finds solutions to pressing national and global challenges. The mission at the USC Dornsife Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies and Sustainability is to work toward sparking meaningful, nonpartisan change to save our planet.
 

We would like to thank our Platinum Level sponsors Clean Energy and Tim and Denise Marshall.
 

This event is held in partnership with the USC Price Center for Inclusive Democracy, USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health, AmeriCorps, and the USC student organizations: USC Political Union (a Bridge USA Chapter), USC Political Student Assembly, Trojan Democrats, and The Bridge Cultural Exchange Academy.

 

CLICK HERE to watch “Climate Forward 2024: A Lot Done; A Lot More To Do”

CLICK HERE to watch “Climate Forward 2024: Climate on the Ballot: 2024”
CLICK HERE to watch “Climate Forward 2024: Student Panel”

 

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