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Cutting through the noise: Communications strategies to accelerate the energy transition

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 (3:30PM-4:50PM EST)

Philippa Nuttall and Hozefa Merchant and Kimiko Hirata and Courtney St. John

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 (3:30PM-4:50PM EST)

Examining what successful communications campaigns look like in different languages and cultures: what are the tools, tactics, platforms, and messaging proving most effective in influencing decisions and advancing the economic and financial case for the energy transition?

Speakers: Philippa Nuttall, Hozefa Merchant, Kimiko Hirata

Moderator: Courtney St. John

Philippa Nuttall

Philippa Nuttall is a freelance editor, journalist, and commentator focused on climate change, the clean energy transition, sustainable development, and the environment. Nuttall writes regularly for the Financial Times' The Banker and Sustainable Views. Nuttall recently served as the Environment and Sustainability Editor at The New Statesman.

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Hozefa Merchant

Hozefa Merchant is a strategic communications specialist with over 12 years of professional experience in policy communications around energy transition and carbon mitigation. At present, he is the Global Energy Lead for Global Strategic Communications Council.

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Kimiko Hirata

Kimiko Hirata is the Executive Director of Climate Integrate, an independent non-profit organization established in January 2022. Prior to Climate Integrate, she worked at Kiko Network, a Japanese climate NGO, from 1998 until 2021, and has experience in research, advocacy, and NGO network management.

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Courtney St. John

Courtney St. John is the Senior Director of Science and Energy at Climate Nexus, a non-profit strategic communications firm focused on climate and energy issues.

Prior to joining Climate Nexus, St. John led outreach for the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions at the Earth Institute at Columbia University. She also worked as the Climate Change Affairs Officer for the United States Navy’s Task Force Climate Change, where she oversaw execution of the Navy’s Climate Change Roadmap.

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