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CLIMATE & HEALTH SYMPOSIUM

The CLEO Institute, in partnership with The University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, is pleased to host its 10th annual Empowering Capable Climate Communicators Symposium virtually, welcoming speakers from across the world, for a 3-day discussion on climate and health. Our symposium will take place on November 19th, November 20th, and November 21st. Those who have already purchased tickets, your tickets will be honored. Ticket sales will go on sale on September 1st. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at info@cleoinstitute.org

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Energy Equity & Impacts of Off-Shore Drilling

Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 6:00pm TO 7:00pm

In 2020, it is projected that offshore oil will reach its peak in production. Florida’s current moratorium is at risk for a Congressional loophole so that the decision-making will be transferred to the presidentially-appointed Secretary of Defense. Sen. Rubio has offered a 10-year extension to the current protection.

This extension is currently being discussed in Congress. Off-shore drilling is both unnecessary and detrimental to coastal communities and habitats. We can recall the devastation from the BP Oil spill. A repeat of that in this current economic collapse would cause further devastation to at-risk communities along the Gulf. Continuing to drill off-shore is not worth the risk. Instead of crude oil as a main American export, we would like to explore energy independence through renewable energy innovations. This includes Solar, Wind, and Wave Power as an alternative.

GenCLEO Webinar Series: Student Showcase

Monday, August 17, 2020 | 3:30pm TO 5:00pm

Learn about projects our GenCLEO youth leaders have been involved with.

Climate Emergency Response Training

Thursday, August 20, 2020 | 6:00pm TO 7:30pm

Become A Part Of Our Growing Coalition – Help Build The Movement For A Livable Future

We are facing an existential crisis and Florida on the frontlines. Rising temperatures have made us more vulnerable to hurricanes, sea level rise, algae blooms, fish kills, fires and extreme heat. Issues like this threaten our safety, our economy, our health, our state, our country and the world as we know it.

We are also seeing massive injustices in our systems, while the world is being rocked by the Covid-19 crisis, which has affected black and poor communities the most.

As overwhelming as all of this can be, recent events with Covid-19 have shown us that the government has the ability to take massive action in response to a crisis, and that the sooner we act, the more chance we have to avoid major disaster. We have never faced so many simultaneous threats, but we have also never met a greater opportunity to create a healthier, more just world. We must create a system that brings people together, supports racial and social justice, and helps all of us thrive.

It’s time for our leaders to act now to save us from climate disaster before it’s too late. Because massive action is needed but it’s up to all of us to mobilize to force the political will to make that happen.

Come share your vision for the future you want to create while learning more about how we can do it together. Join us to demand that our leaders support the Climate Emergency Declaration which would help address climate justice while also mobilizing the massive actions that can turn this around.

Victory is possible. It’s time for all of us to demand the political will needed to achieve it.

CLIMATE RESTORATION: What Is It Exactly – And Is It Even Possible?

Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 5:00pm TO 6:00pm

“We all want to restore the climate, if it’s possible.
It is possible – It’s only impossible if we don’t try. And we haven’t tried because we thought it was impossible.”
-Peter Fiekowsky

The current fight for a sustainable future is usually framed around the extreme challenge of limiting our planetary warming to 1.5 to 2°C, the goal set forth by the Paris climate accord.

This goal accepts that continued global warming is inescapable and will inevitably create ever worsening massive disruptions to all of our ecosystems, including continued and worsening fires, floods, snow bombs, continued extinction of many species, food shortages, bigger, more intense hurricanes and flooded coastlines.

While 350 ppm is widely agreed to be the maximum possibly safe level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, CO2 was actually at 280 ppm before the industrial age, and humans have never lived long-term with CO2 above 300 ppm. That is why we are seeing so much disruption now the CO2 levels 50% higher than any time in human history.

In light of the current world-wide struggle to achieve the 450 ppm goals set by the Paris climate accord, which we are unlikely to survive– is it even possible to imagine that we could do far better than that by bringing levels all the way down below 300 ppm again?

Join us as we discuss what exactly it could take to draw down a trillion tons of carbon dioxide by the year 2050 and restore the climate. How is it even possible to meet this audacious goal and what systemic changes, new technology, and governmental support would we need to get there?

CLIMATE & HEALTH SYMPOSIUM

Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 10:00am TO 12:00pm

The CLEO Institute, in partnership with The University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, is pleased to host its 10th annual Empowering Capable Climate Communicators Symposium virtually, welcoming speakers from across the world, for a 3-day discussion on climate and health. Tickets will go on sale on September 1st. 

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