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Sunday Platform with Deepali Srivastava: Who Powers the Transition?

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Free and open to the public, in-person and online!

Climate change is everyone’s crisis, but climate change knowledge and narratives remain elite, male dominated. Excluding marginalized groups from earth sciences is increasing their exposure to adverse climate impacts, while bottom-up engagement of frontline communities can steer a more just energy transition. This talk will discuss the diversity problem in two countries: the United States, history’s biggest cumulative polluter, and India, now the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases. It will propose ways to shape a more democratic and informed pathway to climate action. The speaker honors the legacy of Columbia University alum and India’s civil rights icon, Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar (1891–1956), whose birth anniversary is celebrated on this day.

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About Deepali Srivastava

Deepali Srivastava is the Editor of the Energy Explained publication at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA. Deepali has been an editor for private sector and nonprofit think tanks focused on sustainability and economic issues for more than a decade. Previously, her clients included PricewaterhouseCoopers, The Conference Board, Engie Impact, and Visa Economic Empowerment Institute. Her own sustainability writings have appeared in publications such as,, Forbes Asia, and Deepali is the convenor of a series of webinars on climate justice, co-sponsored by a number of Columbia University schools and centers, to bring attention to the importance of bottom-up engagement in shaping policies.

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About Sunday Platform

Sunday Platform is our most important and long-standing community event. These gatherings educate, stimulate personal growth, inspire reflection and action, and strengthen our community. Sunday meetings begin with music, followed by greetings and a talk given by a Society Leader, member, or guest.  Platforms cover a variety of topics that reflect current events, pressing social issues, and Humanist philosophy. Each Sunday meeting is followed by a luncheon and social hour.

To watch previous Sunday Platforms, visit our Videos page and YouTube channel.


April 14
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor)
2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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