First international conference on climate change to take center stage in South Florida
Event kicks off Monday in Miami Beach
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – The Climate Action movement is coming to Miami.
Beginning Monday, an international forum on climate change will take center stage right here in South Florida with Miami Beach hosting the first ever Aspen Ideas conference on climate action.
“It’s really important. I mean, the whole South Florida community is going to be impacted by the impacts of climate change. And so, the more that we can do now, the better off they’ll be in 5,10, 20 years,” said Greg Gershuny, Executive Director of Energy & Environment at the Aspen Institute.
The global nonprofit Aspen Institute will be programming their Ideas summit for four days beginning Monday with many of the world’s leading thinkers, policy makers, scientists, business and tech leaders, conservationists and activists descending on Miami Beach, widely believed to be ground zero for the places already experiencing the global impacts of climate change.
“This is not going to be about doom and gloom, this is going to be about hope and optimism,” Gershuny said. “We have the technologies, we have the policies that we need to solve the climate crisis -- we just need to have the courage and the coalitions to do it.”
“There will be a lot of programming in the convention center -- both here and the New World campus,” Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber said.
Gelber is urging all South Florida residents to be a part of these very important conversations, either in person or by watching the livestream online, with some of the big ticket events being simulcast for free on the giant wall outside the New World Center at Soundscape Park.
The global nonprofit Aspen Institute is hosting their first ever Ideas conference on climate for four days beginning Monday.
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