Climate Action after Copenhagen and Health Care – Where Are We Headed?
- Margaret Bruce, Director, Center for Climate Action
Margaret Bruce will discuss her experience at the Copenhagen Conference and what it portends for the future of efforts to slow the pace of climate change. Although expectations were much higher, the conference ended with only a 12-paragraph, nonbinding accord announced after two weeks of grueling negotiations and last-minute dealings. The 193 participant nations formally called for billions in aid to help poor nations cope with climate change, but set no firm targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
Margaret has over 20 years of environmental management, advocacy, and policy experience in both the private and public sectors. She most recently served as Western Regional Director for The Climate Group, where she engaged corporate and government leaders. Margaret also served as Manager of the Office of Sustainability in the City of San Jose, leading a team of professionals in implementing the City's Green Vision. Prior to that, she served as Environmental Programs Director for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.