Week One :: June 27–July 4

Climate Change: Prioritizing Our Global and Local Response

How we talk about climate change is rapidly shifting. But amid the ongoing political debates, how are we — and should we be — responding?

  • What does prioritizing a response to climate change mean, and how do we collectively determine the overall benefits and costs of such investments?
  • How do we balance proactive work aimed at reversing climate change with strategies for adapting to the realities of its worst effects?
  • We examine case studies of solutions being sought at a global and local scale, from the work of small U.S. towns to foreign countries, and from corporate investments to military strategies.
10:45 a.m. Lectures

Chautauqua Lecture Series (Morning Lectures)

10:45 a.m., Monday-Friday, Amphitheater

Ideas and opinions are exchanged in an open, challenging atmosphere, and Chautauqua's knowledgeable audiences have the opportunity to participate in question-and-answer sessions at the conclusion of the lectures.

Events

  • Monday, June 29, 2020 | 10:45am EDT

    Christine Todd Whitman

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    "Government, Economics and the Climate" | Christine Todd Whitman is the president of The Whitman Strategy Group, a consulting firm that specializes in energy and environmental issues.



    Location: CHQ Assembly Video Platform

     

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 10:45am EDT

    Janis Searles Jones

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    "The Ocean and the Climate: How to Save Both" | Janis Searles Jones is CEO of Ocean Conservancy, the United States’ most established conservation organization focused solely on finding solutions to tackle the most pressing ocean issues of our time.



    Location: CHQ Assembly Video Platform

     

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 12:30pm EDT

    Post-Lecture Community Conversation

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    Following the morning’s Chautauqua Lecture Series program, join others on the Virtual Porch to discuss this week’s lectures on “Climate Change: Prioritizing Our Global and Local Reponse.” All are welcome.



    Location: Virtual Porch

     

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 03:30pm EDT

    Deeper Dive into Ocean Conservancy with Chief Scientist George Leonard

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    Following the Chautauqua Lecture featuring CEO Janis Searles Jones, learn more about the work of Ocean Conservancy with Chief Scientist George Leonard. With Q&A.



    Location: Virtual Porch

     

  • Wednesday, July 01, 2020 | 10:45am EDT

    Katharine Wilkinson

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    "The Other Side of Drawdown" | Katharine Wilkinson is an author, strategist and teacher, working to heal the planet we call home. She is Vice President of Communication & Engagement at Project Drawdown, and nonprofit and the world’s leading resource for climate solutions.



    Location: CHQ Assembly Video Platform

     

  • Friday, July 03, 2020 | 10:45am EDT

    Middle East Update: Geoffrey Kemp & Amb. Barbara K. Bodine

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    "The Geopolitics of Climate Change and the Environment" | During a week dedicated to global and local responses to climate change, Geoffrey Kemp will join Barbara K. Bodine in conversation, discussing the ongoing water crisis in the Gulf and Yemen.



    Location: CHQ Assembly Video Platform

     

  • Friday, July 03, 2020 | 12:30pm EDT

    Post-Lecture Community Conversation

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    Following the morning’s Chautauqua Lecture Series program, join others on the Virtual Porch to discuss this week’s lectures on “Climate Change: Prioritizing Our Global and Local Reponse.” All are welcome.



    Location: Virtual Porch