Pre-CoP28 Virtual News Briefing Will Be: Friday, Nov. 17 10AM ET Via Zoom
Focuses Will Include:
WCS Positions on US and International Policies; Along with Importance of Elevating Nature as Vital Climate Solution; Inadequate Climate Finance for Developing Countries; and Advocating a Rights-Based Approach for Indigenous Peoples
New York, Nov. 10, 2023 – Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) climate specialists and policy experts will hold a virtual news briefing 10AM ET Friday, Nov. 17 on the issues that will be addressed at the United Nations global climate summit, COP28 UAE in Dubai. WCS runs the largest field-based conservation program in the world; protecting more than 50 percent of the world’s known biodiversity.
Virtual Pre-COP28 Press Briefing
10AM ET to 11AM ET, Friday, Nov. 17
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Monica Medina, WCS President and CEO, focus: WCS priorities, US government policy, oceans
Joe Walston, WCS Executive Vice President of Global Conservation, focus: ecological integrity, intersection of the climate and biodiversity crises
Dan Zarin, WCS Executive Director of WCS Climate and Forest Program, focus: climate mitigation, carbon, forests globally
Sushil Raj, WCS Executive Director of Rights + Communities, focus: Indigenous Peoples and local communities globally
Kelly Aylward, WCS Executive Director, Federal Affairs & Policy, focus: US government policy
Carlos Rittl, Director of Public Policy, Climate and Forest, focus: COP negotiations, anticipated outcomes
News media will be able to ask questions of the panelists and can also submit questions early by emailing: Mary Dixon at email@example.com. The panelists will be available for interviews before, during and after COP28, with most in-person in Dubai
Some of the topics at this briefing will include:
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
WCS combines the power of its zoos and an aquarium in New York City and a Global Conservation Program in more than 50 countries to achieve its mission to save wildlife and wild places. WCS runs the world’s largest conservation field program, protecting more than 50 percent of Earth’s known biodiversity; in partnership with governments, Indigenous People, Local Communities, and the private sector. It’s four zoos and aquarium (the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and the New York Aquarium ) welcomes more than 3.5 million visitors each year, inspiring generations to care for nature. Founded in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society, the organization is led (as of June 1, 2023) by President and CEO Monica P. Medina. Visit: newsroom.wcs.org. Follow: @WCSNewsroom. For more information: +1 (347) 840-1242. Listen to the WCS Wild Audio podcast HERE.
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