Past Event

Mobilizing for the Climate Emergency. A French-American dialogue with Bill McKibben and Marie Toussaint, moderated by Shanny Peer

November 11, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Buell Hall, 515 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 East Gallery
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. Bill McKibben is curating the Festival Albertine at the French Embassy on the theme of “The Climate Moment” (November 8-10) with French and American thinkers, politicians, activists, and artists. He and Marie Toussaint will reflect together on this French-American exchange about 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 Sabin Center for Climate Change and the Law, SIPA, and the Earth Institute .

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Fanny N. Guex