Acting on Climate: The Road to Paris and the Road Ahead

April 21, 2016 - 10:00am PDT

Last fall, world leaders gathered in Paris to take action on climate change. Stakeholders--from college students to multinational corporations--demanded strong action. After tough negotiations, 195 nations unified under a single, bold agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.

While this historic agreement should be celebrated, it is only the first step. Now the real work begins.  

In celebration of Earth Day, join The Climate Reality Project to hear where we stand almost 6 months after the Paris Agreement was adopted. They'll share what still needs to be done and what you can do to take action today.

About the speakers

Doug Glancy

Director, Climate Speakers NetworkClimate Reality Project

Doug Glancy is responsible for the management of the Climate Speakers Network, which he established with Ken Berlin in 2013. Doug began working on climate-related issues over a decade ago as a Legislative Assistant to Senator Carl Levin. Subsequently, he worked for a variety of organizations on climate at the intersection of the corporate, non-profit, and policy worlds. He was also a contributing author to the book for the Pew Center on Global Climate Change (now C2ES) entitled “Corporate Strategies to Address Climate Change.” In addition to his work at Climate Reality, Doug serves on the board of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters. A native of Detroit, he graduated with a MS/MBA from the University of Michigan and holds a bachelor of Political Science, with honors, from Trinity College.

Ethan Spaner

Climate Policy AssociateClimate Reality Project

Ethan Spaner is the Climate Policy Associate on the Science and Solutions Team at the Climate Reality Project. He supports and advises programs and campaigns with research and written materials on international and domestic climate change law and policy. Ethan comes to the Climate Reality Project after working in the US and Europe, mainly on the UNFCCC process and other international climate policy relating to cities and local governments, small island states, drivers of deforestation in the tropics, and sustainable bioenergy. A native of Canton, Ohio, Ethan earned his J.D. with a certificate in environmental law from Pace Law School, and a B.A. in History from Wake Forest University.