Inaugural Speaker: Al Gore

Swain Climate Policy Series
Portrait of Al Gore

Former vice president and longtime climate activist Al Gore kicked off this new series in a virtual public event on October 26. 

Gore discussed the challenges facing the world in addressing the widespread impact of climate change, in conversation with IonE Executive Director Jessica Hellmann.

During his career in Congress and as vice president, Gore was an early advocate of climate action and pushed for policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Since leaving office in 2001, Gore has founded two organizations, written several books, spoken widely, and been the subject of two documentary films, all raising awareness of the climate crisis and proposing solutions.