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Fireside Chat with Climate Activist Bill McKibben

Fireside Chat with Climate Activist Bill McKibben

by Katja Krüger -
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The US Embassy in Berlin and US Consulates in Germany are launching a  Virtual Speaker Series that  engages extraordinary American experts and visionaries with counterparts and  audiences here in Germany. We are excited to invite you to the first event featuring the prominent environmentalist, activist and best-selling author Bill McKibben in dialogue  with the chair of the Environment and Climate Policy department at TU Munich, Dr. Miranda Schreurs.

In 1988 Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest and most salient warnings about climate change in The End of Nature. It was the first book for a mass audience about global warming. Since then, Bill McKibben has written numerous books and articles, including in the New Yorker and Rolling Stone. He also founded 350.org – the first planet-wide grassroots climate change movement. Bill McKibben recently announced in his blog that he intends to return to activism to motivate the Boomer generation to join the young in combating climate change.

As Vice Chair of the European Environment and Sustainable Development  Advisory Councils, Dr. Miranda Schreurs is involved in projects examining the climate policies of Europe, the United States, and China. She will share her view on comparative environmental policy and low-carbon energy transitions.

Join us on October 28, 2021 at 7 p.m. (GMT +2) for a Fireside Chat with the leading climate policy opinion makers. Participation is free of charge.

Please register here 

in order to receive further information and the participation link for the event.