Public & Private: Joining Forces for a Fossil Fuel Phase-Out

Mar 15, 2024

10:00am – 11:00am CT

Private and public partnerships are critical to incentivizing climate action. And a fossil-fuel phase-out needs to be our new North Star. On the back of a confusing COP28, the fossil fuel industry and many communications agencies were called out for playing both sides of the climate game—announcing sustainability agendas while representing corporate interests that threaten the planet, prosperity, and global stability.

What will it take to move our planet away from a reliance on dirty energy? Advocate-activist Tzeporah Berman isn't afraid to call out conflicts of interest, while Ceres’ Mindy Lubber is working to catalyze businesses to support a fossil fuel phase-out and embrace clean solutions. With over 600,000 signatures and key endorsements from the tiny nation of Vanuatu and fossil-fuel-dependent Colombia, can Berman’s Treaty rally a phase-out? What contents and campaigns can activate generations? And can we hold corporate and government leaders accountable?

You’ll leave this session better able to see through the fossil fuel smokescreen, with a sense of urgency to go from climate rhetoric to climate action.

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