Kamala Harris to speak at Miami Beach climate innovation summit
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She and entertainment star Gloria Estefan will talk climate change solutions and clean energy.

Vice President Kamala Harris will be among several high-profile speakers at a climate-focused summit on Miami Beach next week.

On March 8 — International Women’s Day — Harris will appear at Aspen Ideas: Climate, a four-day event on climate solutions, a city press note said.

Harris will join music star and actress Gloria Estefan onstage at the New World Center for a discussion on the approach to climate change and a new clean energy economy under President Joe Biden’s administration.

Harris and Estefan are among hundreds of elected leaders, famous voices and innovators taking part in the event.

Expert participants representing myriad subjects — including science, business, technology, art, education, food and journalism, among others — are confirmed.

Others include Bill Nye “the Science Guy,” climate investor Tom Steyer, Utah U.S. Rep. John Curtis, Green Squash Consulting principal Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Goldman Sachs Head of Climate Strategy Kara Mangone, Electra CEO Sandeep Nijhawan and Meg Daly, founder and CEO of Friend of the Underline.

Aspen Ideas: Climate, now in its second year, is a co-organized event put on by Miami Beach and the Aspen Institute, a global nonprofit “committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society.”

Registration is now open for the event, which runs March 6-9. Tickets cost $250 for a single-day pass, $500 for a four-day general pass and $1,000 for a premium pass.

There’s also a $7,500 “Patron Pass,” which includes valet parking, invitation to observe “select private roundtables” and attend VIP dinners and receptions.

The “Patron Pass” grants additional admission to a Future Leaders Climate Summit running March 3-6 that will bring together some 250 researchers, civil servants and activists aged 30 and younger, who will meet to discuss climate policy, communications, advocacy and individual action with climate and energy experts.

Jesse Scheckner

Jesse Scheckner has covered South Florida with a focus on Miami-Dade County since 2012. His work has been recognized by the Hearst Foundation, Society of Professional Journalists, Florida Society of News Editors, Florida MMA Awards and Miami New Times. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @JesseScheckner.

One comment

  • Earl Pitts American

    March 1, 2023 at 7:35 pm

    Good evening America
    Kamalla’s audience of faithfulls in Miami is hopefull for a repeat of het her “Passage of Time” speach along with her iconic hit and nationwide favorite “Big Yellow School Bus” speach.
    In addition to looking forward to several long runs of Kamalla’s cackling laughter. It would also be great if Kamalla would wow the audience with about 20 minutes of a “Gretta Thunberg” impersonation. Better make that about 30 minutes as it will surely be the highlight of “The Evening With Kamalla”.
    Oh yeah!!!!! A’int no party like a Kamalla Miami party!!!
    Thank you America,
    Earl Pitts American

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