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Beyond Fossil Fuels: Just Transition in CO & Germany Event
November 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
You are invited to join 350CO and allies next Tuesday, Nov. 9th for an exciting event discussing the path forward Beyond Fossil Fuels – a Just Transition in Colorado and Germany. The Beyond Fossil Fuels events series shares experiences on Just Transition from Germany and local communities in the US, featuring panel discussions with international and local speakers.
When: Tues., Nov. 9th, 9am-1pm
Join us for panel discussions on pressing questions such as ‘How can we transition from a fossil-fuel-based economy to net zero? and ‘How can we ensure this transition is just and fair?’
German speakers joining us will include:
- Christine Herntier, Mayor of Spremberg in Lusatia (lignite mining region),
- Bernd Tischler, Lord Mayor of Bottrop in the Ruhr Area (former coal region), and
- Christian Hauenstein, Coalexit Research Group.
Local speakers will include:
- Micah Parkin, Executive Director, 350 Colorado
- Heidi Binko, Executive Director, Just Transition Fund
- Dennis Dougherty, Executive Director, AFL-CIO Colorado
- Sasha Nelson, Executive Director Workforce Education and Economic Development, Colorado Northwestern Community College
- Shaina Oliver, Dineh/Navajo, Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Advocate, Field Organizer, EcoMadres/Moms Clean Air Force Colorado
- David Takahashi, Boulder renewable energy advocate and community leader