Presidential Forum, Annual Meeting Welcome and Awards Ceremony

Sunday, 12 January 2020, 4:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Ballroom East
Presidential Forum, Annual Meeting Welcome and Awards Ceremony

Join us for the 2020 Annual Meeting Presidential Forum: Broadcasting Solutions—Making Climate Change Personal. Gina McCarthy, former U.S. EPA Administrator, Director of C-CHANGE (Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will be the Keynote Speaker. Additional information can be found here

 

One of the changes implemented for this 100th AMS Annual Meeting is that all awards will be presented on Sunday afternoon, followed by a Welcome Reception where you can meet up with friends, grab a snack, and catch fresh ideas by viewing the Student Conference Posters.  Don’t miss this very special set of events on Sunday.

 

All are encouraged to attend. Livestreaming will be available free for those who can't be here in person!

 

Speaker Biographies

Gina McCarthy

Gina McCarthy, former U.S. EPA Administrator, Director of C-CHANGE (Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Gina McCarthy is Professor of the Practice of Public Health in the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Director of the Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment. In this capacity, she leads the development of the School’s strategy in climate science, health, and sustainability; strengthens the climate science and health curriculum; and liaises with climate science leaders across the University.

McCarthy has been a leading advocate for common sense strategies to protect public health and the environment for more than 30 years. She served under President Barack Obama as the 13th Administrator of the EPA from 2013–2017. Her tenure as EPA Administrator heralded a paradigm shift in national environmental policy, expressly linking it with global public health. She led EPA initiatives that cut air pollution, protected water resources, reduced greenhouse gases, and strengthened chemical safety to better protect more Americans, especially the most vulnerable, from negative health impacts. McCarthy signed the Clean Power Plan, which set the first-ever national standards for reducing carbon emissions from existing power plants, underscoring the country’s commitment to domestic climate action and spurring international efforts that helped secure the Paris Climate Agreement. McCarthy also worked with the United Nations and the World Health Organization on a variety of efforts and represented the U.S. on global initiatives to reduce high-risk sources of pollution.

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