The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is proud to be a sponsor for Agnes Scott College's 2nd Annual Women's Global Leadership Conference, to be held virtually on September 23-25, 2021. The conference will convene internationally recognized scholars, private sector experts, political leaders, and community activists to engage in intentional conversations, form innovative partnerships for addressing climate injustice, and develop creative strategies for building more resilient communities.
Women frequently bear the brunt of the social violence, political instability, and environmental degradation caused by climate change but at the same time, they are also important change agents in the transition to a more sustainable and just future. With the “Building a Better World” conference Agnes Scott combines its strong commitment to sustainability and its innovative SUMMIT global learning and leadership experience to address the full range of climate-justice experiences of women and other marginalized identities.
The first conference panel on Wednesday, September 23rd will be focused on Drawdown Georgia, one of the Foundation's key funding initiatives.
Advancing from Analysis to Action: The Drawdown Georgia Initiative
Drawdown Georgia is a statewide initiative focused on scaling market-ready, high-impact climate solutions in Georgia this decade. It provides a roadmap of 20 solutions that can advance not just decarbonization, but other societal priorities, including equity, public health, economic development, and the larger environment. Panelists will explore how they are working to equitably scale solutions, including reducing food waste, increasing energy efficiency in homes and houses of worship, and growing rooftop solar- efforts that both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lift up communities in our state.
Click here to learn more and to register for the conference.