NY Times: Netting Zero, a Virtual Event Series on Climate Change

July 1, 2021

July 1, 2021

1:30 PM To 2:30 PM

Online: EDT (USA)



Event Description

Each episode of Netting Zero brings together New York Times journalists with climate experts from business, policy, government, and civil society to understand the challenges and lead the change.

By The New York Times

Thursday, July 1
1:30 p.m. E.T. | 10:30 a.m. P.T. | 6:30 p.m. B.S.T.
In the past year, as cities have cleared out because of the pandemic, real estate investments in homes and offices have stopped being safe bets. As we think about building for climate change, how might this shift in real estate present an opportunity for us to think differently? How might current and future homeowners, global construction firms, material scientists and real estate magnates work together to offset climate and environmental risk?

The Covid-19 pandemic has substantially shifted the ways in which we experience urban spaces. In an instant, high-density city centers have seen mass exodus to the suburbs as people have sought greener and larger spaces.

If the pandemic is any indication of the challenges to come from a changing climate, what lessons can we apply to help us create healthier and greener communities?

On July 1, join Mark Landler, the Times’s London bureau chief, and experts for the latest episode of Netting Zero, “De-constructing the Built Environment,” as we discuss how this shift can present new opportunities for sustainable buildings and urban spaces (R.S.V.P. above to join the conversation).

Speakers joining Mark Landler in conversation on July 1 include:

Henrietta Elizabeth Thompson, Ambassador of Barbados for Climate Change, Small Island Developing States and Law of the Sea

Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman, Saint-Gobain

Nigel Topping, High Level Climate Champion for COP 26

Toni Griffin, Professor in Practice, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Margaret Chinwe Anadu, Global Head of Sustainability and Impact, Goldman Sachs

Cristina Gamboa, C.E.O., World Green Building Council

Gillian Charlesworth, C.E.O., BRE

Sheela Patel, Founding Director, Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres

The session will also include a conversation on designing for our future:

Thomas Heatherwick, Founder and Design Director, Heatherwick Studio

Bill Wasik, Deputy Editor of The New York Times Magazine

Whitney Richardson, International Events Manager at The Times


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