Why Climate Change Matters to You and What You Can Do About It Keynote Address Ross Lecture Hall; 9–9:45 a.m.
Climate change affects us all, but it doesn’t affect us all equally. Marginalized communities and threatened species are already experiencing the effects of global warming. Dr. Hayhoe will share current solutions that help to mitigate climate change while improving air quality, providing clean water, and protecting coastlines. She’ll also discuss how we can use our voices to advocate for change and make a difference where we live, study, or work.
Forests: A Force for Change Thomas E. Lovejoy, Ph.D., and Edward O. Wilson, Ph.D., Panel Ross Lecture Hall; 10–11:30 a.m.
This engaging panel will explore why forests are crucial to solving to the climate crisis. Join us to hear which global policies hold the most promise, why understanding species diversity is key to protecting forests, how NYBG works with local communities from the Amazon to New York City to preserve forests, and what you can do to help.
Keynote Speaker: Katharine Hayhoe, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, The Nature Conservancy & Distinguished Professor and Chair, Texas Tech University Forests: A Force for Change Thomas E. Lovejoy, Ph.D., and Edward O. Wilson, Ph.D., Panel: Josefina Braña Varela, Vice President & Deputy Lead of Forests, World Wildlife Fund Lúcia Lohmann, Ph.D., Professor, University of São Paulo & Executive Director, Association for Tropical Biology & Conservation Douglas C. Daly, Ph.D., B.A. Krukoff Curator of Amazonian Botany, Institute of Systematic Botany, NYBG Eliot Nagele, Director of the Thain Family Forest, NYBG Panel Moderator: Cristián Samper, newly named Managing Director and Leader of Climate Solutions, Bezos Earth Fund