A multi-day event addressing a changing climate
In collaboration with the City of Miami Beach and a diverse group of partner institutions in and beyond South Florida, the Aspen Institute is enlisting global and local policymakers, scientific experts, corporate leaders, inventors and innovators, artists, young leaders, influencers, and engaged members of the public to participate in Aspen Ideas: Climate 2024. This multi-day event will take place March 11–13, 2024, and will feature main stages both in and outdoors, breakout and roundtable sessions, tours of local and historic resilience points of interest, as well as fashion, food, art, and music activities. Aspen Ideas: Climate is designed to offer the public a chance to interact, learn, and collaborate with thinkers and do-ers whose actions are critical to addressing our collective future around the realities of a changing climate.
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Aspen Ideas: Climate covers a wide range of timely and critical topic areas through panels, presentations, lectures, debates, deep dives, and interviews.
Our programming showcases a variety of solutions to our climate challenge through formats including Main Stage Events, Breakout Sessions, Roundtable Discussions, Excursions, Private Roundtables, and the Arts, focused on mitigating and adapting to climate change. Topics will include solutions from flooding and sea level rise to new renewable energy technologies and from food and agriculture impacts of climate change to the future of mobility.
Why are we doing this?
Earth’s climate is changing, and it is changing now. As the global temperature rises, it brings sea level rise, fire, drought, flooding, extreme weather events, and heatwaves, having subtle and severe long term effects on species of all kinds. What is our path forward? We take the view that to mitigate the worst effects of climate change and adapt our society to these unsettling conditions, we need to develop and deploy climate solutions on a planetary scale, with speed and efficiency, or we risk increasingly destructive outcomes. Importantly, we need the public to embrace ideas.
The problem is solvable
There are a range of potential solutions, including new policies, new and improved technologies, and redesigned market and financial instruments. While each community, company, and country will choose their own path, a comprehensive approach requires us to rethink mobility and architecture, shift priorities in investment and job creation, and change how we produce and consume energy and food. It will also require collaboration and consideration of diverse perspectives for meaningful change to occur.
The problem is urgent, but it is solvable if everyone — individuals, communities, national governments, NGOs, and the private sector — acts now.
Enter Aspen Ideas: Climate, where a number of the world’s most ambitious climate problem solvers from across the U.S. and beyond will participate in a major public event in Miami Beach. This great city is facing the daily effects of sea-level rise, intensifying storms, and weather shifts. It is also a locus of innovation and adaptation in the face of the crisis. Miami Beach is making the necessary changes to enhance its resilience, and city, business, and community leaders have collectively embraced this effort. Participants will be more prepared to engage this formidable challenge with a deeper appreciation for what is necessary — and possible.
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In the News
At Florida climate change summit, Harris stresses optimism, Washington Post
Wildfire Resilience Roadmap Charts a Course for Mitigating Wildfire Risk, The Nature Conservancy
Power Executives See Roadblocks to Decarbonization Efforts, Wall Street Journal
NBC's Al Roker Talks Aspen Ideas Climate Change Conference, NBC 6 South Florida