Past Event

Mobilizing for the Climate Emergency

November 11, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Columbia University School of Journalism (Lecture Hall), 2950 Broadway, New York

Event Description: 

Environmentalist and author Bill McKibben joins Marie Toussaint, a jurist and French member of the European Parliament in the Green Party, for this discussion on climate change. 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.

Event Speakers: 

  • 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.
  • Moderated by Shanny Peer, the Director of the Columbia Maison Française. 

Event Information:

Free and open to the public, however registration is required via Eventbrite. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Co-sponsored by Columbia Maison Française, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, School of International and Public Affairs, European Institute, Alliance Program, the Earth Institute, and School of the Arts