Advancing Climate Solutions. Now. The Swain Climate Policy Series: A Climate Life with Michael Noble

Advancing Climate Solutions. Now. The Swain Climate Policy Series: A Climate Life with Michael Noble
Center for Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
March 13, 2024 - 5:00 pm CDT
- 6:30 pm
Cowles Auditorium | Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Embark on a captivating journey through the development of climate policy with Michael Noble in “A Climate Life” at Cowles Auditorium moderated by Associate Professor Gabe Chan, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, on Mar 13, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

This event is being held in-person and is open to everyone, but registration is required.


A Climate Life


Michael Noble will offer insider insights into the arc of climate policy history in Minnesota and the U.S. from 1990 to now.Against a backdrop of steady progress in the states, Michael will highlight the failure of Congress to act under eight presidencies over 32 years, four from each of the two major parties. He will give a historic context for the momentous climate policy successes of the current Administration in 2021 and 2022, setting the table for climate action at the speed and scale of the climate crisis.Michael will elevate the incredible opportunities that await young people who have changed the course of history with their focus and activism to achieve federal policy action. A person embarking on a journey of climate engagement today is the “climate life” Michael celebrates.


About Michael Noble


Michael Noble is principal of NobleIdeas LLC, a consulting firm serving in climate and energy strategy for industry, philanthropy and governments. He served as executive director of Fresh Energy from 1995 to 2023. In that role, he grew a staff of 40 who worked together to build constituencies and public support needed to adopt public policies and private sector decisions to drive climate solutions at the pace and scale of the climate crisis.


About The Swain Climate Policy Series


Answering Tom Swain’s call to action, Advancing Climate Solutions. Now. The Swain Climate Policy Series seeks to engage and energize students throughout the University of Minnesota, as well as residents across the state, to become part of the solution to climate change through policy and advocacy.


The Humphrey School, in partnership with the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, developed the series and the Swain Climate Policy Fund to bring public lectures featuring world-renowned climate experts and champions, policy-focused student internships and research initiatives, and opportunities for participants to learn how to be more effective climate stewards through both individual and collective action.


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Contact Info
This event is hosted by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. If you have questions or would like to request accommodations, please contact [email protected].