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Climate Change: A New Dialogue

  • 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy Philadelphia, PA, 19103 United States (map)

In response to Pope Francis’ call for a “new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet,” the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will hold a special public forum of environmental advocates, scientists and community members for a critical conversation about climate change and the future. The panel of prominent thought leaders features keynote speaker and leading economist Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, who has worked with the Vatican on issues of climate change and sustainable development in advance of the encyclical. Participants will discuss how science, environmental justice, urban planning and policy can provide solutions to help society, especially the most vulnerable, adapt to climate change. Since its founding in 1812, the Academy has explored the remarkable diversity of the natural world, and today its scientists focus on critical global issues in biodiversity, evolution and environmental science. Following the forum, Sachs will sign copies of his latest book, The Age of Sustainable Development. “Climate Change: A New Dialogue” is free and registration is required. For more information and to register, visit