The second-annual Global Climate Action Symposium will bring together a wide range of experts to showcase climate change solutions informed by local and global scientists, engineers, business and policy experts, student leaders, and artists. Jointly sponsored by Georgia Tech and 6 European consulates during European Climate Diplomacy Week, the event will be held virtually, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- October 6 from 9am – 12pm (EST) – Climate & Ecosystems
Earth’s ecosystems comprise a critical role in the climate system. Ecosystems are profoundly impacted by ongoing climate change, but they are also a key part of climate solutions. Learn the latest science around ecosystems and climate change, how ecosystems can provide effective tools for climate action, and the landscape for policies that will protect and enhance such ecosystem services for decades to come.
- October 7 from 9am – 12pm (EST) – Environmental Justice & Climate Justice
Climate change is a human and civil rights issue. Environmental injustice, including ongoing and accelerating climate change impacts, disproportionately affect communities of color and low-income communities. Discussions in this theme will explore the intersection of racial justice and climate action through the lens of equity in our local communities, and expand to include discussion of equity at the International scale.
- October 8 from 9am – 12pm (EST) – COVID-19 & Green Recovery
The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally altered life on a global scale, exacerbating existing inequalities that have motivated urgent, large-scale policy interventions at the local to International scales. Explore emerging frameworks that advance climate action on the pathway to social and economic recovery from COVID-19, including emerging plans currently under development in Europe.
Registration is free, and open to the public. Register for the event here.