Climate Change and Philanthropy

August 8, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Hamilton Library Classroom 3F (basement) Add to Calendar

Dr. Johannes Meier, CEO European Climate Foundation (UH-Manoa CIS PhD alumnus).

Risks don’t come any bigger than the danger that climate change will become irreversible. This is the context in which climate change funders evaluate their own ‘risk’. The European Climate Foundation (ECF) serves as a conduit for the climate change mitigation funding of other European and US foundations, regranting the majority of that funding to NGOs, think tanks, and coordination platforms engaged in advocacy efforts aimed at reducing Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions and helping Europe to play a stronger international leadership role in mitigating climate change. In his talk Johannes Meier, CEO ECF, will point at the real risks that come from failing to act. Examples of interventions of the ECF are given to illustrate how philanthropy can play a strategic role given the huge challenges.

Johannes Meier holds a M.S. in Computer Science from RWTH Aachen and a Ph.D. in Communication and Information Sciences from UH Manoa. Prior to joining the European Climate Foundation as CEO he was a partner at McKinsey & Co., CEO of GE CompuNet Computer AG, managing board member of the Bertelsmann Foundation, and founder of a software company developing coordination platforms. Johannes Meier sits on the supervisory boards of Xing AG, Leipzig Graduate School of Management and Unicef Germany.

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Free and open to the public

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Communication and Information Sciences Interdisciplinary PhD Program, Mānoa Campus

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