Event: Building a Sustainable Future
Less than two weeks before COP27, the UN Environment Programme released a report claiming there is no “credible path” to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Average global temperatures are currently set to increase between 2.1°C to 2.9°C, given countries’ current policies and pledges. This past summer, the U.S. and China suffered from extreme climate change-related disasters, including record-breaking droughts, floods, and wildfires. How are civil society actors driving innovation and policy changes to chart a path toward a more sustainable future? Guest speaker Clare Auld-Brokish unpacks the developing challenges environmental nonprofits are trying to tackle as well as navigating the sustainability sector as a young professional. Currently a program associate at the U.S. Water Alliance, Auld-Brokish has previously worked for the National Resources Defense Council’s Beijing Office as a Princeton in Asia Fellow and served as a Fulbright Fellow in Yunnan. About our Speaker: Clare Auld-Brokish is a Program Associate with the Water Equity Network at the U.S. Water Alliance. She has previously served as a 2021-2022 remote Princeton-in-Asia Fellow with the National Resources Defense Council’s Beijing Office and worked as a research assistant at the Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum, focusing on urban water issues in China and global plastic waste. She also served as a 2019-2020 Fulbright Fellow in Yunnan, China where she conducted environmental science research on freshwater lakes and constructed wetlands. Clare Auld-Brokish received a BA from Wellesley College in Biological Sciences and Chinese. About our Moderator: Zack Rosenfeld is the former President and Founder of the U.S.-China Strategic Studies Organization. He is also the President of Compass, a student-led impact advisory group based at the George Washington University.