BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Kelly Eskew, clinical professor of business law and ethics at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, will moderate a discussion July 19 with Sonia Aggarwal, White House policy advisor on climate and innovation, and give closing remarks for the Midwest Climate Summit’s program on new federal climate strategy and the role of Midwest.
Indiana University and Kelley are among more than 20 leading Midwestern higher education institutions, non-profits and local governments convening to develop a regional response to the climate crisis. Eskew is on the steering committee for the Midwest Climate Collaborative Planning Committee, which is organizing the event, being hosted by Washington University of St. Louis.
In addition to Aggarwal, other discussants will include Carla Frisch, acting executive director and principal deputy director of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Policy; Andrew Wishnia, deputy assistant secretary for climate policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy in the U.S. Department of Transportation; and Janet McCabe, deputy administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Prior to rejoining EPA, McCabe was a Professor of Practice at Indiana University, director of the IU Environmental Resilience Institute and also a steering committee member of the Midwest Climate Collaborate Planning Committee.
The event will provide an opportunity for leaders from key departments in the new administration to share their vision with climate leaders in the Midwest.
Midwest Climate Summit activities began last fall with a series of workshops. Attending the program – being presented virtually from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT — is complimentary and open to the public.
Support for the Midwest Climate Summit comes from Bloomberg Philanthropies. IU Bloomington and IUPUI are among the summit partners.