Environmental champions overcoming barriers

There is a big gap between what humanity needs to do to prevent the worst impacts of climate change, and the steps we are taking. Each year, the Climate Breakthrough Project finds and supports three to four exceptional leaders in the field of climate action, each of whom has an ambitious plan to reduce emissions within 10 years, and the potential to make a global impact.

We invite you to join our Ask an Expert Q&A session on Thursday 5 November at 15:00 CET to listen to two Climate Breakthrough Awardees that have a broad perspective on climate and environmental issues in China: May Mei and Dr. Fuqiang Yang in a conversation with Liz McKeon, lead of the Climate Action Portfolio.

May Mei is the founder of GoalBlue, a Chinese NGO that aims to spark lasting low-carbon dietary and lifestyle trends among China’s rapidly growing populations. As a Climate Breakthrough Awardee, she’s taking on two of the fastest-growing sources of emissions: meat consumption and private car ownership.

Dr. Fuqiang Yang is a senior adviser on climate change, energy, and environment at NRDC China. As a Climate Breakthrough Awardee, Fuqiang is leading a project to design an oil consumption cap in China that would help the country “leap over the age of oil” and move quickly to clean energy.

Do you have a question for May Mei and Dr. Fuqiang Yang?
Join us during the live session and ask your question in the comments – we’ll do our best to get to as many as possible! Won’t be able to make the session? Comment on the YouTube video, LinkedIn live or Facebook post and we’ll try to get your question answered.

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Listen to George Marshall, the founding director of Climate Outreach, speak with Indra Heerkens, communications lead for our Climate Action Portfolio. George and Indra will talk about why it’s so important to reach everyone with the facts about climate change and how governments can engage and motivate the public.

The conversation will be live on 30 September at 4:00pm CET (11:00am EDT). You can ask George questions in the comments during the session, or watch the recording afterwards. We look forward to seeing you there!