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From Satellites to Supermarket Aisles: Marshalling Science and Innovation for Climate-Change Action

Bina Venkataraman

  • Carnegie Fellow at the New America Foundation

Bina Venkataraman leads efforts that draw upon science and technology to improve public policy and sustain the health of people and the planet. Venkataraman served as Senior Advisor for Climate Change Innovation in the Obama White House, where she developed policies and coalitions focused upon private-sector and community resilience to climate change. She serves on the Brown University President’s Leadership Council and the Board of Directors of Earthwatch.

In this talk, Venkataraman will discuss the crisis we face of planetary proportions – a direct result of our everyday, cumulative decisions. How do we bridge an understanding of broad trends on planet Earth with the information we need, in our lives and communities, to prepare for and prevent climate disaster? We need to marshal vast data resources and science of all stripes to help us act on climate change. Policy and technological innovation from the granular to the grandiose are also mission critical. What offers the most promising progress – and what should we do next?

A light lunch will be served.

Thursday, October 13, 2016
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.