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Getting to 1.5: How Non-State Actors Drive Climate Action
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This is a Lunch & Learn (i.e. brown-bag) event; please bring your own lunch.

When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
From 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm
Where: World Wildlife Fund
1250 25th Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20037
United States

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WCEE’s Lunch & Learn Series presents

Getting to 1.5: How Non-State Actors Drive Climate Action


The 2015 Paris Agreement set a goal of limiting the global average temperature increase to 1.5°C. Achieving this goal will require transformational action now across all levels of government and all segments of society. Leaders from business, academic institutions, regional and local governments and civil society (collectively known as “Non-State Actors”) have a vital role to play in delivering the Paris Agreement and ensuring a climate-safe future for all.

Join WCEE to learn about the catalytic role of the Alliances for Climate Action — a global network of domestic multi-stakeholder coalitions — in accelerating climate action and championing opportunities to put us on a 1.5 pathway. The event will also discuss the work of the We Are Still In (WASI) coalition, one of the first domestic alliances from the United States that represents over 3,600 organizations across different non-state actors and its role in creating a new form of climate leadership in the United States. Our speakers will talk about the role of these two efforts, the work of non-state actors to reduce GHG emissions, and what impact these efforts hope to have.

*Manjyot Kaur Ahluwalia, Senior Program Officer, US and International Climate Cooperation, WWF-US;

* Katherine Kerr, We Are Still In, WWF-US

Date: April 24, 2019

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm

Venue:  World Wildlife Fund, 1250 25th St NW, Washington DC-20037        
Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom (Blue/Orange/Silver) or Dupont Circle (Red)
Cost: $5 (WCEE members); $20 (non-WCEE members)


This is a Lunch & Learn (i.e. brown-bag) event; beverages and dessert will be provided but please bring your own lunch.

WCEE is grateful to

World Wildlife Fund

for the use of its conference facilities

Our Speakers:

Manjyot currently works in the World Wildlife Fund’s Climate Team. In this role, she provides programmatic and strategic support to the “Alliances For Climate Action,” a global initiative of multi-stakeholder coalitions across Argentina, Colombia, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, and the United States. Manjyot worked with We Are Still In (WASI) team on developing an action platform where actors including cities, states, businesses, universities, faith-based groups, cultural institutions can indicate their climate commitments and explore opportunities for cross-sector collaboration. In addition, Manjyot has experience in corporate climate engagement and international climate policy given her prior work at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and the United Nations Environment Programme. She holds a PhD in public administration and environmental policy from American University and a MS in Sustainability from Arizona State University.

Katherine currently works on World Wildlife Fund’s Climate Team on “We Are Still In”, a coalition of 3,600 U.S. subnational actors. Previous to working for WWF, Katherine attended Colorado College and graduated with a degree in Environmental Policy. While in school, she worked in the Office of Sustainability, lead trip for the Outdoor Recreation Club, and studied abroad in Thailand. When not working, Katherine enjoys spending as much time as possible outside; exploring new trails to run, rocks to climb, and rivers to boat.




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