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Environmentalist and author Bill McKibben was among the first journalists to sound the alarm about the perils of climate change over 30 years ago, and he has continued to be a leading voice in raising awareness about climate disruption and a leader in launching an international climate movement as founder of 350.org. Marie Toussaint is a jurist and French member of the European Parliament in the Green Party and a founder of Notre affaire à tous, which has sued the French state for its inaction in the fight against global warming, and the affair mobilized 2 million people to sign an associated petition.

Bill McKibben is curating the Festival Albertine at the French Embassy on the theme of “The Climate Moment” (November 8-10) with French and American thinkers, politicians, activists, and artists. He and Marie Toussaint will reflect together on this French-American exchange about the roles policymakers, activists, journalists, and artists need to play alongside scientists in mobilizing people to care and amplifying the call to action.

Co-sponsored by Sabin Center for Climate Change and the Law, SIPA, and the Earth Institute .

Event Contact Information:
Fanny N. Guex
212-854-4482
fng2108@columbia.edu