House Climate Crisis Committee

Natural Solutions to Cutting Pollution and Building Resilience

1302 Longworth
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:00:00 GMT

The hearing will focus on the ways natural systems, such as forests, grasslands and wetlands, can increase carbon storage across the United States, helping in the fight against the climate crisis.

  • Dr. Joe Fargione, Lead Scientist for The Nature Conservancy’s North America Region (@nature_org). Fargione is an expert in energy production, land use and conservation. Prior to Nature Conservancy, he held faculty positions at the University of New Mexico and Purdue University.
  • Frankie Myers, Vice Chairman of the Yurok Tribal Council (@TheYurokTribe). In honor of its forest management efforts to mitigate climate change, the Yurok Tribe was recently awarded the United Nations Development Programme’s Equator Prize, which honors “innovative nature-based solutions for tackling climate change, environment, and poverty challenges.”
  • Dr. Jennifer Howard, Marine Climate Change Director, Conservation International (@ConservationOrg). Howard’s professional work focuses on protecting coastal and marine ecosystems, which in turn can help vulnerable coastal communities address the challenges of the climate crisis.
  • Alexander “Andy” Karsner (@andykarsner), Executive Chairman, Elemental Labs. Karsner is a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a member of the Hoover Institution’s Energy Policy Task Force.