Saturday, March 5th, 2022

The CLEO Institute’s annual climate symposium invites world-renowned speakers to discuss critical topics related to the climate crisis & innovative solutions available to tackle it. Last year’s symposium attracted an international audience of over 500 people, with top-level keynotes. Our 2022 symposium is in partnership with the University of Miami’s Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. Our 2022 symposium will be a fully virtual event.

The event will kick off with a keynote by Dr. Amy Zanne presenting the critical state of our biodiversity. It will then be followed by five experts presenting top climate solutions in food, energy, gender equality, cities, and education.  Delivered in TED-talk style form, each speaker will present their area of expertise followed by a discussion with their moderator and audience Q & A. We aim to highlight the most robust pathways to decarbonization to tackle the climate emergency in an intersectional way while showing the additional co-benefits and positive ripple effects these changes can bring to our society.

Tickets now on sale as of Tuesday, February 1st, 2022 – First 75 tickets sold get a free hard copy of Majora Carter’s new book Reclaiming Your Community 

Regular Tickets on sale till March 4th: $75

* Teacher and student scholarships are available. Please inquire at


Speakers Include

A Professor and Aresty Endowed Chair in Tropical Biology in the Department of Biology at the University of Miami. Previously she was on the faculty for 9 years at George Washington University and 4 years at University of Missouri – St. Louis. As a postdoctoral scholar, she received joint funding from the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center and NSF International Research Fellow, spending time at University of Minnesota, University of California – Berkeley, Macquarie University and Duke University.

A writer, sociologist and award-winning journalist, Professor Anne Karpf writes regularly on social, political, and cultural issues for The Guardian and other publications, and is a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio. Her latest book How Women Can Save the Planet focuses on Gender Equality as a key solution to mitigate the climate crisis. The book showcases the need for visionary, global climate policies that are gender-inclusive and promote gender equality. Anne shines a light on the radical ideas, compelling research, and tireless campaigns, led by and for women around the world, that have inspired her to hope.

Caroline is an education and engagement strategist. She founded the CLEO Institute in 2010 to help mobilize the masses in support of climate action. Recognizing the urgency of the climate data, Caroline shaped CLEO’s programs to allow multiple access points for diverse learners, building climate literacy and informed advocacy, top-down and bottom-up, simultaneously. Caroline’s leadership roles and consultancy helped shape Ransom Everglades Upper School, Cushman High School, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and several others. She has been recognized locally and nationally by Time Magazine, the Obama Administration, and the EPA.

A real estate developer, urban revitalization strategy consultant, MacArthur Fellow, and Peabody Award-winning broadcaster. She is responsible for the creation and successful implementation of numerous economic developments, technology & green infrastructure projects, policies, and job training & placement systems. Majora applies her corporate consulting practice focused on talent-retention to reducing Brain Drain in American low-status communities. She has firsthand experience pioneering sustainable economic development in one of America’s most storied low-status communities: the South Bronx.

The Deputy Director for Energy Justice in the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the U.S. Department of Energy. Prior to her appointment, she was a Professor of Law, Public Policy, and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University. She has spent over a decade conducting research on the equity dimensions of the global transition away from fossil fuel energy to cleaner energy resources. In 2016, she received a Fulbright-Garcia-Robles research fellowship to study climate change, energy policy, and indigenous rights in Mexico. She is the Co-Founder and former Co-Director of the Initiative for Energy Justice (, an organization committed to providing technical law and policy support to communities on the frontlines of climate change.

Tristram is an international award-winning author, speaker, campaigner, and expert on the environmental and social impacts of food. His books have been described as “a genuinely revelatory contribution to the history of human ideas” (The Times).

The environmental organization he founded, Feedback, works to regenerate nature by transforming our food system. He is also the founder of Toast Ale which upcycles unsold fresh bread into award-winning craft beer. 100% of Toast’s distributable profits go to Feedback and other aligned charities worldwide. After 3 years of operations, Toast saved more than 1 million slices of bread from going to waste. Tristram won the international environmental award in 2011, The Sophie Prize. He is an Ashoka Fellow, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

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