This month, as we near the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Agreement—the international pledge to keep a global temperature rise this century well below 2° Celsius above pre-industrial levels—the Museum, together with Mothers of Invention and Pathway to Paris, present a special discussion moderated by Mary Robinson, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and host of the climate-change focused podcast Mothers of Invention, to check in with climate scientists and leaders about the current state of the goals and the work that still lies ahead.

This special program will look at the scientific data as well as the human impact of the efforts of achieving these goals and will feature special guests, interviews, and performances.

Tickets: Free with RSVP

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Time: Noon ET


About the Presenters

Mary Robinson

Former president of Ireland, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and current chair of The Elders.

Pauline Dube

Coordinating Lead Author Special Reports: The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C (SR15)

Patti Smith

Singer/Songwriter, Author, Activist

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim

Indigenous Environmental Activist, Geographer, and pioneering leader in indigenous rights, adaptation and mitigation climate change

Kristina Douglass

Penn State University. Director of the Morombe Archaeological Project (MAP) in Madagascar. Her work integrates anthropology, ethnohistory, ecology and climate science.

Brianna Fruean

Activist and Environmental Advocate for Samoa. She’s a second year student at the University of Auckland. Founding member of 350 Samoa and a member of Pacific Climate Warrior.

Thimali Kodikara

Series Producer and Co-Host of Mothers of Invention, British artist and activist.

Jesse Paris Smith

Co-Founder, Pathway to Paris

Becky Foon

Co-Founder, Pathway to Paris

About Mothers of Invention

Mothers Of Invention is a podcast on feminist solutions to the climate crisis from (mostly) women around the world. The show gives focus to the stories of black, brown and indigenous women and girls who have been innovating from the front lines of climate change for generations — all over the world! Through their knowledge – in the fields, in the courtroom, at the marches, and in the boardroom – every episode is an education on how to cope, get empowered and force climate justice for all!

About Pathway to Paris

Pathway to Paris is a nonprofit organization dedicated to turning the Paris Agreement into reality through offering innovative and ambitious solutions for combating global climate change. in 2017, Pathway to Paris launched the 1000 CITIES Initiative for Carbon Freedom as a global solution to turning the Paris Agreement into action. The initiative is based on the idea that if 1000 cities around the world develop and implement ambitious climate action plans in line with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5 degree Celsius outcome, we will achieve the targets of the Paris Agreement and beyond. As part of this work Pathway to Paris works closely with cities and citizens all over the world to help turn the Paris Agreement into action.


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