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A multi-day event in Miami Beach

Aspen Ideas: Climate

Earth's climate is changing, and it is changing now. Join us for Aspen Ideas: Climate, March 3 - 7, 2022 in Miami Beach, Florida.

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 2022. This multi-day event will take place March 3 - 7, 2022, 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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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.

Event Sponsorship

Are you interested in sponsoring Aspen Ideas: Climate? Let's get in touch! Email us at aspenideasclimate@aspeninstitute.org to start the conversation.

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Apply to participate in the 2022 Future Leaders Climate Summit!

The Future Leaders’ Climate Summit will take place March 3-7, 2022, during Aspen Ideas: Climate in Miami Beach, Florida. The Summit is open to any individual between the ages of 18 and 30 with a demonstrated interest in climate change and sustainability issues. Roundtrip airfare to Miami, lodging accommodations, and most meals during the Summit will be provided for the 2022 Future Leaders Climate Summit cohort. The deadline to apply is November 14 at 11:59 PM ET.

Learn more about Aspen Ideas: Climate and the Future Leaders Climate Summit.

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