• 4/25/2023
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Former Climate Advisor to the US President

Gina McCarthy in the TUM Speakers Series

The former US National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy will join the TUM Speakers Series on Friday, April 28, at 4 p.m. From 2021 to 2022 McCarthy was the first Climate Advisor in the White House. During her tenure, legislation on climate protection was passed which is regarded as the most extensive climate and clean energy law in the history of the United States.

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Gina McCarthy was instrumental in achieving US legislation on climate.

The event in the Audimax main auditorium on the Munich campus is open to TUM members and students of other universities; registration is possible here.

As an advisor to US President Joe Biden, Gina McCarthy led the Climate Policy Office, which Biden created. Under President Barack Obama she was head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from 2013 to 2017 and was instrumental in achieving US ratification of the Paris Agreement. Before that McCarthy worked in various different environmental protection functions at state and national levels.

Gina McCarthy studied Social Anthropology (Bachelor's) at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and earned her Master's degree in Environmental Health Engineering, Planning, and Policy at Tufts University. She conducted research as Professor for Practice of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she was also Director of the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment. McCarthy was also a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Event date:

TUM Speakers Series
Gina McCarthy: The Future of Climate Action

Friday, April 28, 4 p.m.
Technical University of Munich, Audimax
Arcisstraße 21, 80333 Munich

Free registration

Further information and links

The TUM Speakers Series is organized by students for students and hosts highly distinguished guests from politics, business and society. Past guests include EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and entrepreneur Bill Gates.

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