The Path to Carbon Zero - How to Solve the Climate Crisis.
Michael will explain to us why climate change is the existential challenge of our time and the solution is straightforward. Generate 100% clean and renewable electricity, electrify transportation, buildings, and other sectors, and drawdown excess carbon in our working and natural lands.
Community Environmental Council
Michael Chiacos joined the Community Environmental Council in 2007 and directs the energy, transportation, and climate programs. CEC is working to advance rapid and equitable solutions to the climate crisis - including ambitious zero-carbon goals, the drawdown of excess carbon, and protection against the impact of climate change. Michael has led dozens of CEC’s programs, from forming the regional electric vehicle readiness group to working on state policy issues at the Public Utilities Commission.
OUR ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY
NAVIGATING THROUGH COVID-19
The world is grappling with an issue of enormous scale and human impact, and our hearts go out to all who have been affected by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).
At TEDxSantaBarbara, we believe it is our role and responsibility to prioritize two things: the health and the well-being of our community while also playing a constructive role in supporting local health officials and government leaders as they work to contain the virus. Through that lens, we will continue to make decisions with vigilance and courage informed by the latest science-based information.
As of now, we are postponing our main event in the Fall, to the first weekend in November 2021.