The Decisive Decade for Climate Action

Date: 

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 6:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Christiana Figueres, international leader on climate change, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and current Co-founder of Global Optimism, will give this year's Robert S. McNamara Lecture on War and Peace. Kathryn Sikkink, the Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at HKS, will moderate.

Christiana Figueres, international leader on climate change, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and current Co-founder of Global Optimism, will give this year's Robert S. McNamara Lecture on War and Peace. Kathryn Sikkink, the Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at HKS, will moderate.

As we begin this critical decade for climate action with growing momentum for protecting and restoring our global commons, the intensity of this moment makes it a uniquely compelling and privileged time to be alive. How we achieve a sustainable well-being for everyone everywhere on a thriving planet and protect the most vulnerable from the worst impacts of climate change will be the most defining chapter in the story of our species—one we can only write together. As we stand at this turning point, our responsibility is clear. The future we choose lies in the hands of each of us alive today.

 

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Contact: iop_info@hks.harvard.edu