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Bill Gates, Marie Kondo and World Bank chief to speak at Times climate event


Climate change is a problem that crosses borders and affects all facets of our lives. Addressing this also requires changes in almost every industry and institution. On September 21, The New York Times will bring together newsmakers, including innovators, activists, scientists and policymakers, for an all-day event examining the actions needed to address climate change.

The livestream is available to Times subscribers.

Sessions will include:

  • Ajay Banga, President of the World Bank Group

  • Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States

  • Bill Gates, Founder of Breakthrough Energy and Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Ebony Twilley Martin, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA

  • Eleni Myrivili, Global Head of Heating at UN-Habitat and Arsht-Rock Resilience Center

  • Marie Kondo, storage expert and founder of KonMari Media

  • Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies

  • Robin Wall Kimmerer, scientist and author

Times reporters, including Climate Forward News Bulletin Senior Correspondent David Gelles, National Correspondent Somini Sengupta and National Food Correspondent Kim Severson, will lead the conversation.

Registering for the livestream will also give you the opportunity to connect with other online participants on the Slack messaging platform. Each day will feature a different topic and guests, as well as suggestions from The Times editorial staff.

Slack channel details and event schedule will be shared after registration.