The New York Times Climate Debate

Mar 19, 2021

2:00pm – 3:00pm CT

We currently have all the tools we need to stop climate change.

With 2020 tying the record for the hottest year, there is agreement that we have to combat global warming, but there is less agreement about how to get there.

Some argue that we don’t have all of the tools - and that if we are to halt global warming, we must pursue new solutions, such as accelerating renewable initiatives that will help us to bring carbon emissions to net-zero.

For others, the tools for creating a sustainable economy already exist. It’s simply a matter of changing behaviour and holding accountable policy-makers and business leaders, who have set lofty ambitions.

Join us as two sides debate and share their perspective on the most sustainable path to net-zero, exploring these issues ahead of The New York Times Climate Hub.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Emma Howard Boyd

UK Government

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Eva Jones

Arctic Basecamp

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Joseph Majkut

Niskanen Center

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Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim

Association For Indigenous Women And Peoples Of Chad

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Somini Sengupta

The New York Times

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Chris Stark

Committee on Climate Change

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Dr Leah Stokes

UC Santa Barbara

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Rhian-Mari Thomas

Green Finance Institute

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Alexandria Villaseñor

Earth Uprising International

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