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Communities across the United States and around the world are beginning to experience the devastating effects of climate change, and experts agree that in order to mitigate its effects, we must limit greenhouse gas emissions and transition to a “100 percent clean economy” by 2050.
Though the goal is ambitious, the United States has the tools to reach net-zero climate pollution by 2050, and, as the second largest emitter in the world, behind only China, the U.S. has a responsibility to lead this effort. This panel will explore how to achieve the transition to a 100 percent clean economy, the public health benefits associated with this effort, and unpack the bold local action happening in cities, towns, and businesses across the country and the role of federal and local lawmakers and industry leaders in driving this effort.
Environmental Defense Action Fund and the Sierra Club will host a breakfast panel discussion at the National Press Club with climate and public health experts and local leaders. The panel will discuss transitioning to a 100 percent clean economy as a vital solution to addressing climate change, the role of the United States in cutting greenhouse gas emissions, local action, and federal legislative tools, like the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019, to achieve net-zero climate pollution by 2050.
**Zahra Hirji, Climate Reporter, Buzzfeed News (moderator)
**Jackie Biskupsk, Mayor, Salt Lake City
**Heather McTeer Toney, National Field Director, Moms Clean Air Force and Former Mayor of Greenville, Mississippi
**Lisa Manley, Senior Director of Engagement and Partnerships, Mars Inc.
A light breakfast will be served.
Please RSVP by Monday, October 28th
The National Press Club Murrow-Lisagor Room (combined)
529 14th Street, NW
Washington DC 20003