Numerous technologies offer the promise of combating climate change by enabling the U.S. to dramatically reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases while allowing for continued robust economic growth. But what are these technologies, which are already available, and when are others likely to reach the market? And how can they most effectively be hurried into widespread adoption?

About the Symposium

On Friday, April 18, 2008, Oberlin College will host the symposium Climate Change Solutions in The Buckeye State and Beyond to highlight new and emerging low-carbon solutions, with a particular emphasis on those relevant in Ohio. Experts on a range of alternative energy sources as well as efficiency, fuels, and vehicles will describe technologies that are already available and quickly emerging—and how they can create jobs in Ohio and elsewhere. In addition, Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher will provide the keynote presentation.

The symposium is aimed at policymakers, entrepreneurs, college students, and the general public.

The symposium’s sponsors include the Environmental Defense Fund, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Cleveland Foundation, and Oberlin College.

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Audio Recordings

Audio recordings from the symposium will be posted on this website as they become available throughout the day on April 18, 2008.

Fred Krupp

Fred Krupp

President of Environmental Defense Fund

In his 23 years as head of Environmental Defense Fund, Fred Krupp has overseen the growth of EDF from a small nonprofit with budget of $3 million into a recognized worldwide leader in the environmental movement.

Lee Fisher

Lee Fisher

Lieutenant Govenor of Ohio

Lt. Governor Lee Fisher's career has spanned the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. In addition to serving as Governor Ted Strickland's Lieutenant Governor, Fisher is the Director of the Ohio Department of Development, and leads the state's efforts to retain, attract, and create jobs and grow Ohio's economy.

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