Meeting Archive:
COP24 post-event webinar

Meeting Description:
This December, Fresh Energy’s science policy director, J. Drake Hamilton, traveled to Katowice, Poland, to participate in the United Nations 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24). The conference is part of the ongoing United Nations negotiations that created the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement—the unprecedented international commitment to reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.
Learn what took place during the event in this live chat. J. invites Patrick Hamilton from the Science Museum of Minnesota to share his experience as a panelist at the summit. Talk with J. and Patrick directly and learn what next steps we can all take post Poland.
Date: Wed, Dec 19, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM CST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Anna Johnson
 Presenter Information
J. Drake Hamilton
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J. Drake Hamilton is Fresh Energy’s science policy director. An expert in climate and energy policy at the state and national levels, her responsibilities include scientific analysis and policy development of clean energy solutions to global warming that will maximize economic opportunities. J. represents Fresh Energy at the global climate summits, and witnessed the historic 2015 Paris Agreement; she showcased Minnesota’s nation-leading deep carbon reductions at the 2017 Bonn Climate Summit.  She gives more than 50 invited presentations each year to businesses and civic organizations. Her recent business audiences have included 3M, Allina Health, and Medtronic. J.’s frequent media appearances include television, Minnesota Public Radio, and business press as well as the Washington Post and New York Times. She ranks among the top 12 climate communicators internationally. Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine named Hamilton “one of Minnesota’s 100 influential people who make things happen.”

Patrick Hamilton
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Patrick Hamilton is the director of global change initiatives at the Science Museum of MInnesota. Patrick also serves on the Leaders Circle of We Are Still In, the coalition of American institutions that is dedicated to upholding the Paris Climate Agreement, representing cultural institutions. He develops projects that explore the challenges and opportunities of humanity as now the dominant agent of global change. He is also a board member of District Energy St. Paul, a principal investigator with the University of Minnesota's Urban Heat Island Network, and a Fellow of the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment.