Golden Gate Audubon’s monthly Speaker Series features renowned naturalists, photographers, ornithologists, and other fascinating speakers. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, our Speaker Series events are now entirely online.
How to View Our Speaker Series: Our online events are hosted through Zoom and are provided on a first come, first serve basis of up to 500 participants. In order to sign into our events, you will first need to register for GGAS’s email distribution list. We send Speaker Series email alerts approximately 48 hours before each scheduled event. Our alerts contain important information for the event including our unique Zoom links and passwords to sign in. We also record our events.
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In this talk, Basav Sen will discuss what a progressive internationalist agenda for US climate policy must look like in the years ahead for the US to truly become a good-faith partner to the rest of the world in addressing the climate crisis. He will dispel the myth that “Trump was the sole problem,” and that somehow returning to Obama-era policies will be good enough. He will examine various aspects of how the US engages with the rest of the world on climate – global impact of domestic emissions, US contributions to global climate mitigation and adaptation, US fossil fuel exports, bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, military and national security policy, and immigration – to demonstrate how US policy has always been at odds with true global cooperation and solidarity, and to propose what a truly internationalist climate policy might look like.
About Our Speaker: Basav Sen joined the Institute for Policy Studies as the Climate Justice Project Director in February 2017. His work focuses on climate solutions at the national, state, and local level that address racial, economic, gender and other forms of inequality. He is currently the Climate Policy Director at the Institute for Policy Studies.