Climate change is an issue that stretches across borders, touching every facet of our lives. Addressing it likewise requires shifts in almost every industry and institution. On Sept. 21, The New York Times will bring together newsmakers, including world leaders, activists, scientists and policymakers, for an event examining the actions needed to confront climate change.
Sessions will include Al Gore, Bill Gates, José Andrés, Marie Kondo, Michael R. Bloomberg, and others. The day’s agenda is listed below.
Signing up for the livestream will also give you an opportunity to connect with online attendees on the messaging platform Slack. Each day will feature a different topic and guests, along with prompts from the Times editorial staff.
Details about the Slack channel will be shared after registering.
Below is a schedule for the Climate Forward event. Note that times are subject to change.
9 a.m. Eastern
A Billion-Dollar War Against the Petrochemicals Industry
Gina McCarthy, former national White House climate adviser and administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., president and C.E.O. of the Hip Hop Caucus
What’s Standing in the Way of Climate Progress?
Living in the Age of Extreme Heat
Eleni Myrivili, global chief heat officer, UN-Habitat and Arsht-Rock Resilience Center
Reema Nanavaty, director of rural organizing and economic development at the Self-Employed Women’s Association
Green Growth v. Conservation
Jason Grumet, C.E.O. of the American Clean Power Association
Ebony Twilley Martin, executive director of Greenpeace USA
Food in a Time of Crisis
11:50 A.m.: Break
Opinion: Paddling Against the Wind
Greening the Grid
Calvin Butler, president and C.E.O., Exelon
Pedro J. Pizarro, president and C.E.O., Edison International
A New Recipe for Food Systems
Jim Andrew, executive vice president and chief sustainability officer of PepsiCo
Anthony Myint, executive director, Zero Foodprint and co-founder, Mission Chinese Food
New Technology and Smarter Policy
Carnivores and Climate Change
Can a Tidy House Save the World?
Financing a Just Transition