The First 100 Days: A Conversation with Fred Krupp on Climate and Environmental Policy in the Biden Administration


Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 5:00pm to 6:00pm


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Please join the Center for Public Leadership for a discussion on climate policy with Fred Krupp, President of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). The program will be hosted by Rand Wentworth, the Louis and Gabrielle Bacon Senior Fellow in Environmental Leadership, and moderated by Shashank Singh MPA 2022 and Angel Ibanez MPP 2023.



Fred Krupp has guided EDF for three decades. A leading voice on climate change, energy, and sustainability, he is a champion for harnessing the power of the marketplace to protect our environment. Under Krupp's leadership, EDF has become one of the world’s most influential environmental organizations. He has focused international attention on the problem of methane emissions from the oil-and-gas system and led EDF's innovative corporate partnerships with FedEx, KKR, McDonald’s, Walmart and others.

Since he took the helm in 1984, EDF’s annual operating budget has grown from $3 million to over $180 million, staff has increased from 50 to more than 700, and membership has expanded from 40,000 to over 2.5 million. Krupp was named one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News and World Report and is a recipient of the 2015 William K. Reilly Environmental Leadership Award.




The First 100 Days: Climate and Environmental Policy in the Biden Administration

Prior to every U.S. presidential election, transition teams prepare policy proposals for the first 100 days. Throughout this year’s campaign, the candidates voiced dramatically different views on climate change, environmental regulations, racism and integrating climate goals in economic recovery.  This series of workshops will look at potential risks and opportunities for action on climate change by the Biden administration. 

Led by: Rand Wentworth, Louis and Gabrielle Bacon Senior Fellow in Environmental Leadership; President Emeritus of the Land Trust Alliance.

Hosts: Bacon Environmental Fellowship at the Center for Public Leadership; Environment and Natural Resource Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Climate, Energy & Environment PIC (CEE-PIC), a student organization at HKS.


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This event is open to HKS students, faculty, and staff. The session will be recorded, and may be posted to YouTube and/or CPL's social media channels. Attendees must register for this event using the registration link above. Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodation or who have questions about access, please contact in advance of the session.