The world in which we live is driven by the constant reverberations of climate change, and presents us with a daunting, and thoroughly inequitable, challenge. Rather than offer the ease of a singular solution, climate change requires complex levers to be pulled at the international scale to attempt to slow the long-term damage caused by centuries of human existence.

However, despite seemingly insurmountable odds, all is not lost. Resilience is part of our collective DNA and we can — and must — summon it in order to imagine and create a better future.

This June, for the second annual Ideas + Action, SPUR brings together government leaders, international climate experts and environmental luminaries to examine how climate change resiliency intersects across the broad spectrum of urban policy. Join us as we seek to understand a necessary path forward to create a hopeful, sustainable, future for the Bay Area and beyond.

Panel: The Promise and Pitfalls of Capturing Carbon

At 10:00 a.m. PT on Wednesday, 23 June, please join Dr. Chichilnisky and other esteemed panelists for a lively moderated discussion on the promise and pitfalls of capturing carbon.

Until recently, the idea of pulling carbon directly from the air seemed to be a pipe dream, but new technologies and legislation are bringing it to reality. Can advances in carbon capture prove it to be a lynchpin in a framework for our cleaner future, or is it more prudent to instead focus on reducing emissions, thus making the need for carbon capture moot? Learn more about how new practices and technologies may radically change how we think about pollution.

  • Graciela Chichilnisky / Co-Founder, Global Thermostat
  • Giana Amador / Founder and Policy Director, Carbon180
  • Rajinder Sahota / Deputy Executive Officer of Climate Change and Research, California Air Resources Board
  • Ellie Cohen / CEO, The Climate Center