Global Climate Summit in Egypt November 2022: The Role of Fresh Energy in the Push for Meeting the U.S. Commitment of 50% Reduction in Carbon Emissions

J. Drake Hamilton
Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

J. Drake Hamilton, Senior Director, Science Policy, Fresh Energy, will explain that President Biden, on November 1, 2021, was at the Global Climate Summit held in Glasgow, Scotland. To 40,000 people assembled there from 198 countries, Biden committed to reducing U.S. global warming emissions by 50% by the year 2030. She will discuss the factors in meeting the bold American goal, and especially the role of Minnesota and the Midwest in leading the decarbonization of our economy. J. Drake Hamilton will represent Fresh Energy at her 7 th climate summit November 6-18, 2022 (just six weeks after this presentation)

J. Drake Hamilton is Fresh Energy’s senior director of science policy. 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. She represented Fresh Energy at global climate summits, such as the one in Glasgow, Scotland in 2021 and will do so at the one in Egypt in November of 2022, leading a panel of five Minnesotans. Her work at global summits has been featured in the Star Tribune, Pioneer Press, on Minnesota Public Radio, and other stations. J. Drake Hamilton earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in physical geography from Dartmouth College and the University of Minnesota, with emphasis on climatology and water resources. Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine named her “one of Minnesota’s 100 influential people who make things happen.” Her organic fruits have won 25 blue ribbons at the Minnesota State Fair.