Blog : Clean Energy & American Leadership: A Discussion with NextGen Climate's Tom Steyer

By Katelyn | Nov 3, 2015 | in

NextGen Climate's President Tom Steyer will lead a discussion hosted by NextGen Climate New Hampshire and the University of New Hampshire on the need for American leadership on climate change and clean energy. Climate change is already having an impact on the Granite State's vast and beautiful wildlife, as well as the tourism industry. Meanwhile, the clean energy industry is growing at a fast rate, creating thousands of jobs here in New Hampshire.

For the first time in over 20 years of United Nations negotiations, the 2015 Paris Climate Conference will aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate. France will play a leading international role in hosting the conference, and it will be one of the largest international conferences ever held in the country. The conference is expected to attract close to 50,000 participants including 25,000 official delegates from government, intergovernmental organizations, United Nations agencies and non governmental organizations. 

The momentum around climate action is building in anticipation of the upcoming climate negotiations, but the work doesn’t end in Paris. By urging presidential candidates to set a goal of getting America to more than 50% clean energy by 2030, New Hampshire can influence our next president’s plan for how to address climate change—and our economy will reap the benefits of a new, thriving industry.

This forum will be hosted by the University of New Hampshire's Cameron Wake, and will focus on the upcoming Climate Summit in Paris and how America can lead the world on clean energy. The event will be held in the Memorial Union Building at the University of New Hampshire on November 12 from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. The event is free to attend, but registration is required. 

Click here for more information and to register.