Invited as one of only 20 speakers to address an influential group of leaders, Dorothy Boorse, professor of biology, will be making brief remarks at the opening ceremony of Climate Week NYC 2013 on Monday, September 24, at the Morgan Library & Museum, and participating in a panel discussion later. Because of her work on the NAE report, Loving the Least of These, that addresses, in part, the economic implications of climate change, Boorse was invited by a representative to the United Nations to address the group.
She reflected the voice of evangelicals concerned about climate change, especially noting why climate change is an issue evangelicals should care about, how perceptions are changing, what actions the U.S. could take to address climate change going forward and how evangelicals can be part of that.
Climate Week NYC is the annual summit that convenes the world’s top government, business and thought-leaders to discuss the potential of innovation, clean energy and smart technologies to boost growth and create jobs. The Fifth Climate Week NYC addresses the theme: “Our low carbon future: Leadership. Opportunity. Security.”
The Opening Ceremony brings together a coalition of political, business and community leaders who will discuss their shared commitment to a Clean Revolution, and offer specific ideas on how American leaders can collaborate to invest in clean energy, efficiency, innovation and infrastructure for a better future.
Boorse will be joining other speakers such as: David Kenny, CEO, The Weather Channel;
Deborah Fikes, Permanent Representative to the United Nations for World Evangelical Alliance; Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank; Meg Whitman, CEO HP; Amy Davidsen, Executive Director, The Climate Group North America
Rt Hon Tony Blair (late arrival);
Dr Steve Howard, Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA; Bob Inglis, Executive Director of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative;
Sen. Timothy E. Wirth, Vice-chairman, UN Foundation, and
Ted Turner, Founder and President, UN Foundation.