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Times Climate Event to Feature Bill Gates, Marie Kondo, and World Bank Head as Keynote Speakers


Sep 7, 2023

Climate change is a global issue that affects every aspect of our lives, requiring substantial changes in various industries and institutions. On September 21st, The New York Times is organizing a full-day event that brings together influential individuals from different backgrounds, including innovators, activists, scientists, and policymakers. The event aims to explore the necessary actions needed to confront climate change.

Times subscribers will have access to a livestream of the event, enabling them to participate remotely. The event will feature several sessions featuring prominent figures such as Ajay Banga (President of the World Bank Group), Al Gore (former Vice President of the United States), Bill Gates (founder of Breakthrough Energy and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), Ebony Twilley Martin (Executive Director of Greenpeace USA), Eleni Myrivili (global chief heat officer to U.N. Habitat and the Arsht-Rock Resilience Center), Marie Kondo (tidying expert and founder of KonMari Media), Michael R. Bloomberg (founder of Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies), and Robin Wall Kimmerer (scientist and author).

In addition to these speakers, The New York Times journalists, including David Gelles (managing correspondent for the Climate Forward newsletter), Somini Sengupta (domestic correspondent), and Kim Severson (national food correspondent), will be driving the conversation. By signing up for the livestream, participants will also have the opportunity to interact with other online attendees through the messaging platform Slack.

Each day of the event will cover a different topic and will feature a distinct set of guests. The Times editorial staff will provide prompts to facilitate discussions. Further details regarding the Slack channel and event schedule will be shared with registered participants.

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