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TEDx: Why does climate overshoot matter? - Kim Campbell

May 7 2023

The 2015 Paris Agreement established a goal of limiting global warming to an increase of 1.5 degrees, but the world is currently on track to overshoot that critical limit. Ms. Kim Campbell shares why we need to think about the unthinkable so we can better prepare for what overshoot will mean for our world, and what solutions we can explore to help future generations. As Canada’s first and only female Prime Minister, Ms. Kim Campbell has spent much of her life breaking barriers for women. She has served at all three levels of government in Canada, and after leaving politics she served as the Canadian Consul General in Los Angeles.

She later moved on to teach at the Harvard Kennedy School, after which she became an international leader of leaders with organizations such as the International Women's Forum and the Club de Madrid. Drawing on her extraordinary experience as an academic and a leader, she served as the Founding Principal of the Peter Lougheed Leadership College at the University of Alberta from 2014–2018.

Ms. Campbell speaks widely on issues related to leadership, international politics, democratization, climate change, gender, and Canadian/American relations. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.


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