Climate Forward Live

Thu, 21 Sep 2023 13:00:00 GMT

At today’s Climate Forward Live event, The New York Times bringing together newsmakers — including Bill Gates, Al Gore, Michael Bloomberg and Ajay Banga — to share ideas, work through problems and answer tough questions about the threats presented by a rapidly warming planet.

The event is taking place at the Times Center at 242 W. 41st St.; New York, N.Y. 10036

In-person tickets are $350.


A Billion-Dollar War Against the Petrochemicals Industry
  • Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Gina McCarthy, former national White House climate adviser and administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
  • Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., president and C.E.O. of the Hip Hop Caucus

9:30 A.M.

What’s Standing in the Way of Climate Progress?
  • Al Gore, former vice president of the United States

10 A.M.

Living in the Age of Extreme Heat
  • Eleni Myrivili, global chief heat officer, UN-Habitat and Arsht-Rock Resilience Center
  • Reema Nanavaty, director of rural organizing and economic development at the Self-Employed Women’s Association

10:35 A.M.

Green Growth v. Conservation
  • Jason Grumet, C.E.O. of the American Clean Power Association
  • Ebony Twilley Martin, executive director of Greenpeace USA

11 A.M.

Food in a Time of Crisis
  • José Andrés, chef and humanitarian

11:25 A.M.

Norway’s Paradox
  • Jonas Gahr Store, prime minister of Norway

11:50 A.M.: BREAK

1:20 P.M.

Opinion: Paddling Against the Wind
  • Robin Wall Kimmerer, author and scientist

1:35 P.M.

Greening the Grid
  • Calvin Butler, president and C.E.O., Exelon
  • Pedro J. Pizarro, president and C.E.O., Edison International

2 P.M.

A New Recipe for Food Systems
  • Jim Andrew, executive vice president and chief sustainability officer of PepsiCo
  • Anthony Myint, executive director, Zero Foodprint and co-founder, Mission Chinese Food

2:25 P.M.

New Technology and Smarter Policy
  • Bill Gates, founder of Breakthrough Energy and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

2:55 P.M.

Carnivores and Climate Change
  • Gilberto Tomazoni, global C.E.O. of JBS

3:35 P.M.

Can a Tidy House Save the World?
  • Marie Kondo, tidying expert and founder of KonMari Media Inc.

4:15 P.M.

Financing a Just Transition
  • Ajay Banga, 14th president of the World Bank Group
  • Mia Mottley, prime minister of Barbados

4:45 P.M.

Africa’s Climate Potential
  • William Ruto, president of Kenya
  • Pratt Industries
  • Saint-Gobain
  • L’Oréal
  • MasterCard