President Biden’s Earth Day Summit: What It Means For Massachusetts.”

Event Time: 
Thursday, May 06, 2021 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Event Location: 
Virtual

Climate change was a pillar of President Biden’s 2020 campaign. Since entering the White House, he has already rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement and signed a number of executive agreements to further tackle climate change at home and abroad. On Earth Day, President Biden will hold a Leaders’ Climate Summit led by John Kerry, special presidential envoy for climate, to outline emissions reductions, green energy investments and more.

Miriam Wasser, reporter for WBUR's environment team, will speak with White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy about the national implications of the summit, followed by a conversation with a panel of local Massachusetts climate experts.

Panelists

  • Rachel Cleetus - policy director, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Kathleen Theoharides - secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, City of Boston
  • Elizabeth Turnbull Henry - president, Environmental League of Massachusetts
  • Mariama White-Hammond - founding pastor, New Roots AME Church

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