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A Discussion on Climate Change with Columbia University’s Climate School

Start time May 10, 2023 - 7:00 pm
End Time May 10, 2023 - 9:00 pm
Address Bedford Playhouse
Event Details

Join Bedford 2030 and the Bedford Playhouse for an inspirational conversation with experts from Columbia University’s Climate School. Hear from the experts in their fields on the topics that matter the most, including Environmental Justice, Public Health, Environmental Advocacy, and Sustainable Urban Development. Audience Q&A will follow the panel discussion, and books by the experts will be available for purchase.



Dr. Alex Halliday, Director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute and Founding Dean of the new Columbia Climate School- a major new initiative in transdisciplinary research, education and societal engagement, focused on climate and related sustainability issues.


Dr. Christian Braneon, co-lead of the Environmental Justice and Climate Just Cities Network (EJCJC) at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, and Co-Chair of the New York City Panel on Climate Change. Dr. Braneon also recently joined Carbon Direct as Head of Climate Justice.

Dr. Jacqueline Klopp, research scholar at the Columbia Climate School focusing on safe, low emission transport, resiliency and equity in cities. She also directs the Center for Sustainable Urban Development at the Climate School and teaches in the Sustainable Development undergraduate program. She is a founding member of the Resilient Coastal Communities Project which works with the New York Environmental Justice Alliance.

Dr. Melissa C. Lott, Director of Research and Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University’s SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy. She currently serves as a member of the United Nations Council of Engineers for the Energy Transition (CEET) and the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Future of Economics of Equitable Transition.

Dr. Frederica Perera (MPH, DrPH, PhD), professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. She is the founding director of the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health and now directs the Center’s Translational Research Program.