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2019 Global Shifts Colloquium: A Changing Climate, A Changing World
9:00am - 5:45pm

Global Shifts Colloquium - A Changing Climate, A Changing World: Policy Challenges and Opportunities in Migration and Urbanization

Tuesday, April 16, 2019





A Changing Climate, A Changing World: Join us on Tuesday, April 16th, for the Perry World House 2019 Global Shifts Colloquium. As the effects of climate change grow and the window for action narrows, the world urgently needs innovative policy responses on climate adaptation, mitigation, and sustainable development. Perry World House is bringing together city, state, national, and international leaders and journalists to discuss and debate the latest ideas. Please register for each session you plan to attend. This event is made possible with the generous support of Carnegie Corporation of New York.


9:00am-9:15am Welcome

  • William Burke-White, Richard Perry Professor and Inaugural Director, Perry World House


9:30am-10:30pm City Policymaking for Climate Adaptation and Mitigation featuring:

  • Mauricio Rodas, Mayor of Quito, Ecuador
  • Claudia Vargas, Philadelphia Inquirer


10:45am-12:00pm National Policymaking for Climate Adaptation and Mitigation featuring:

  • Gina McCarthy, Former Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic


12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch Break: Kleinman Center for Energy Policy Lecture on "Energy Transitions: The Critical Path" featuring:

  • Rachel Kyte, CEO of Sustainable Energy for All
  • At the Kleinman Center Energy Forum (220 S. 34th St.)
  • Register here


2:00pm-3:15pm State Policymakingfor Climate Adaptation and Mitigation featuring:

  • Jeb Bush, Former Governor of Florida
  • Deb Amos, NPR


3:30pm-5:00pm Global Policymaking for Climate Adaptation and Mitigationfeaturing:

  • Ovais Sarmad, Deputy Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  • Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein, Perry World House Distinguished Global Leader in-Residenceand Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • LaShawn Jefferson, Perry World House Deputy Director


5:00pm-5:45pm Reception