Solve Climate By 2030

Why 2030? The world’s top climate scientists have told us we have a ten-year window to make rapid reductions in the carbon pollution causing global warming in order to hold the warming to the low end of under 3 degrees F. If we don’t, we will severely destabilize the global climate, leading to extreme weather, droughts, floods and sea-level rise that will be increasingly hard for humans to manage.

To focus the world on regional-level and local solutions, the Center for Environmental Policy at Bard College is organizing simultaneous “global dialog” webinars, one in fifty different countries, and in every US state. On April 7, we will hear from climate solutions experts in Hungary, South Africa, and Kyrgyzstan, as well as Florida, New Mexico and Minnesota-- 100 sites worldwide-- about ambitious but feasible actions that could happen soon in their state to spur a just, Green Recovery, get the world on track to solving climate by 2030. Colleges and universities and local faith, civic and business groups will host viewings of the webinars and in person discussions of how to get involved in climate solutions.

The Florida statewide dialog is being co-hosted by the USF SDG Action Alliance at the Patel College of Global Sustainability and The CLEO Institute. Speakers include Jill Horwitz, Climate Resiliency Officer, Seminole Tribe of Florida, and Marty Bowers (Wind Clan), Education Coordinator, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, Seminole Tribe of Florida and Salome Garcia, Policy and Campaigns Manager, The CLEO Institute.