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We Will Chicago: Environment, Climate, and Energy

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Angela Tovar joins local and international leaders to discuss climate solutions and urban resiliency efforts.

A view of the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan.
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Nakate on Climate Justice and Youth Activism

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Founder of the Rise Up Climate Movement Vanessa Nakate discusses the global climate crisis and the importance of elevating the next generation of underrepresented environmental leaders with Jamia Jowers.

Vanessa Nakate speaks into megaphone during a demonstration for climate change.
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Québec's Role in the Global EV Revolution

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Cleantech sector expert and Vice President of Ressources Québec at Investissement Québec Jean-François Béland discusses the rapidly evolving world of electric vehicles and their impact on the global economy, climate, and the future of transportation.

A charging port is seen on a Mercedes Benz EQC 400 4Matic electric vehicle
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Bridging the Political Divide on Climate

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Katharine Hayhoe and Rachel Bronson argue that we need to find shared values in order to achieve collective action on climate change.

Crowd of people at COP27 in front of a screen with earth's curve and writing saying "together for implementation."
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YP Nexus: Who Will Win the Global EV Race?

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The global pivot towards electrifying transport has skyrocketed in the last 10 years; by 2030, 40 percent of all new cars sold globally will be electric.

Close up of electric vehicle's charging cable plugged into charging station

Future-Proofing Our Energy System

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In the face of extreme weather and cyber threats, how do we build resilience, sustainability, and equity into future energy systems?

Utility workers begin work repairing power and data lines after a wildfire near Potrero
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Why the World is Failing at Fixing Climate Change

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Assumptions about climate change's devastating effects are often built on a misunderstanding of the data and lead us to the wrong responses, Bjørn Lomborg argues.

People hold banners during a protest march to call for action against climate change in Vienna, Austria.
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Discussion Table with French Ambassador Philippe Etienne

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President’s Club and leadership members are invited to engage in a Discussion Table with the Ambassador of France to the United States on ranging global issues.

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks with presidential diplomatic advisor Philippe Etienne.
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China Goes Green

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China's Changing Landscape

Yifei Li of NYU Shanghai and Judith Shapiro of American University discuss China's green authoritarianism and its implications for the environment and international politics.

People hold shopping bags as they walk under a giant screen showing a news footage of Chinese President Xi Jinping, at a shopping area in Beijing
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YP In-Depth on Climate Catastrophe

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YP In-Depth

Members of the Council’s Young Professionals Network join Leonardo Martinez-Diaz from the World Resources Institute to discuss climate resilience in the face of catastrophe.

Smoke billows from a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil
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