University Forum: Gina McCarthy - The Future of the Planet: Climate Change and Environmental Protection

University Forum: Gina McCarthy - The Future of the Planet: Climate Change and Environmental Protection

March 26, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: 
Bennett Auditorium
Price: 
FREE
Contact:
Andrew Haley honorforum@usm.edu

Gina McCarthy is a former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

In 2013, Gina McCarthy was appointed to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by President Barack Obama.  As the 13th Administrator of the EPA, McCarthy led the Obama administration’s efforts to address climate change.  She was instrumental in the passage of the Clean Power Plan in 2015, which established national standards for reducing carbon emissions from power plants, and oversaw the United States’ ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement in 2016.  Before coming to the EPA in 2009, she worked for both Republican and Democratic administrations in Massachusetts and led the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection.  She has spent her career championing campaigns to cut air pollution, ensure clean water, reduce greenhouse emissions, and secure environmental justice and health equity.  More recently, she was appointed the founding director of the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard University.

This event is free and open to the public!