WATCH: President Biden’s Earth Day Summit: What It Means For Massachusetts

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Thursday, May 6, 2021, 6:00 pm

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Climate change was a pillar of President Biden’s 2020 campaign. Since entering the White House, he has already rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement and signed a number of executive agreements to further tackle climate change at home and abroad. On Earth Day, President Biden will hold a Leaders’ Climate Summit led by John Kerry, special presidential envoy for climate, to outline emissions reductions, green energy investments and more.

Miriam Wasser, reporter for WBUR's environment team, spoke with White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy about the national implications of the summit, followed by a conversation with a panel of local Massachusetts climate experts.


Rachel Cleetus - policy director, climate and energy program, Union of Concerned Scientists

Kathleen Theoharides - secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Elizabeth Turnbull Henry - president, Environmental League of Massachusetts

Mariama White-Hammond - chief of environment, energy, and open space, City of Boston

Covering Climate Now

Covering Climate Now is a project co-founded by Columbia Journalism Review and The Nation aimed at strengthening the media’s focus on the climate crisis. WBUR is one of 400+ news organizations around the world that have committed to a week of heightened climate coverage in the lead-up to Earth Day 2021. See our 2021 climate coverage.

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