Meeting the Climate Challenge with John Holdren speaking at the Climate Change and Global Politics Conference hosted by the World Affairs Council of Northern California.
No one nation can effectively reverse the growing problems caused by our changing climate. Coordinated global efforts - between governments, corporations, and individuals - can help us conserve and develop energy resources, as well as ensure the continued growth of emerging and developed nations.
What can political leaders do? What can businesses and investors do? And what can you do?- World Affairs Council of Northern California
John P. Holdren
John P. Holdren is Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy and Director of the Program on Science, Technology, and Public Policy at the Kennedy School, as well as Professor of Environmental Science and Public Policy in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University.
He is also the Director of the Woods Hole Research Center and the immediate past President and current Chair of the Board of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
His work focuses on causes and consequences of global environmental change, analysis of energy technologies and policies, ways to reduce the dangers from nuclear weapons and materials, and the interaction of content and process in science and technology policy.
Jane Wales is vice president of philanthropy and society at the Aspen Institute, president and CEO of the World Affairs Council, and founder of the Global Philanthropy Forum.
Previously, Wales was a special assistant to President Clinton, senior director of the National Security Council, and associate director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
She also chaired the international security programs at the Carnegie Corporation and the W. Alton Jones Foundation and directed the Project on World Security at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
Wales is the former national executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility.
John Holdren, the Woods Hole Research Center Director and the Kennedy School Program on Science, Technology, and Public Policy Director, discusses the role of the science community in raising the publics knowledge of global warming.