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YP In-Depth on Climate Catastrophe

Members of the Council’s Young Professionals Network join Leonardo Martinez-Diaz from the World Resources Institute to discuss climate resilience in the face of catastrophe.
Smoke billows from a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil
Leonardo Martinez-Diaz
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About This Event

Welcome to the Anthropocene—the epoch when humans have become the dominant force in the natural environment. No longer a distant concern, humanity’s altering of the climate through the burning of fossil fuels is already contributing to a near-constant stream of extreme weather events, including fires, floods, and droughts. In the face of such change, what actions can humans take to ensure the survival of societies and the ecosystems upon which they depend? Through an interactive salon-style conversation, Martinez-Diaz and YPs will discuss life in the Anthropocene.

About YP In-Depth

YP In-Depth is a programming series that aims to provide opportunities for members of the Council’s Young Professionals Network to engage substantively with critical global issues of the day. Each session is structured to allow attendees to examine a selected topic through conversations with an expert speaker and their peers, with the goals of generating informed perspectives and working toward solutions.

About the Speakers
Leonardo Martinez-Diaz
Global Director, Sustainable Finance Center, World Resources Institute
Prior to WRI, Leonardo Martinez-Diaz served as deputy assistant secretary for energy and environment in the United States Department of the Treasury. In that capacity, he represented the US in key institutions providing climate and environmental finance to developing countries, including the Climate Investment Funds, the Global Environment Facility, and the Green Climate Fund.