Barack Obama attends Climate Change Leadership in Porto

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Former Democrat president of the United States Barack Obama will attend the Climate Change Leadership Summit in Porto on 6 July.


The international conference aims to provide short and long-term practical and proven solutions to combating climate change.

It will create a unique convergence of expertise, wisdom and inspiration, bringing together some of the world’s leading scientists and authorities in climate change and the environment.

Keynote speaker Barack Obama will take part in a moderated conversation at the summit.

Other keynote speakers include Mohan Munasinghe (Sri-Lankan Nobel Prize Winning Economist and Physicist) who will outline the current findings on climate change, its impacts and origin and explain solutions suggested by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change).

Corporate Governance strategist and Green Economist Juan Verde in his presentation ‘Climate Change and the Green Economy’ will discuss sustainability, renewable energy, agribusiness and biomedicine as a model of economic development. Green economy aims to reduce environmental risks and ecological scarcities, striving for sustainable development without degrading the environment.

Former Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, will explain how climate change is affecting habitats worldwide and what can be done to protect them with her presentation ‘Climate Change & World Heritage.’.

Sponsors include Taylor’s Port ‘World of Wine’, the Advanced Leadership Foundation, the American College in Spain (Co-Organiser), Porto Trade Association, The Yeatman Oporto and Coliseu Porto Ageas (providing the venue).