Carl Pope | Keynote Session

Carl Pope was a keynote speaker of the Saint Louis Climate Summit. He spoke at Chaifetz Arena on April 23, 2018.

Carl Pope worked at the Sierra Club for nearly 30 years before stepping down as its Executive Director in 2012. More recently, he is better known for having written the insightful book, Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet, which was co-authored by Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City. Climate of Hope resonates with the message that even though we are “in a time when national leadership seems bent on denying the facts of climate change, and has failed to plan for its likely consequences, smaller-scale efforts will achieve the desired results, by empowering cities, regions, businesses, and citizens to accelerate the progress they are already making on their own.”

About the Climate Summit

The Saint Louis Climate Summit was dedicated to working to fulfill Pope Francis’ call to unite in defense of our common home. Saint Louis University proudly hosted the summit as part of its bicentennial anniversary celebration and honored Pope Francis’ call to unite leaders in defense of the health and well-being of the planet. As one of the most respected Jesuit educational institutions in the world, celebrating its 200-year anniversary in 2018 under the Catholic Church’s first-ever Jesuit Pope, there is perhaps no other institution as appropriate to convene a summit aimed at tackling the challenges outlined in Pope Francis’ 2014 Encyclical. Nine Network served as SLU’s media partner, providing event and marketing management.