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The Future Is Now


In collaboration with the City of Miami Beach, and a diverse group of partner institutions in and beyond South Florida, the Aspen Institute is enlisting global and local policymakers, scientific experts, corporate leaders, inventors and innovators, artists,  influencers, and engaged members of the public to participate in Aspen Ideas: Climate 2024. During Aspen Ideas: Climate 2024, the Future Leaders Climate Summit will take place, offering fellows the opportunity and access to networks and spaces that have historically excluded their voices. The Summit aims to gather the most diverse group of 22-30-year-olds for two and a half days to discuss climate policy, communications, career development, and leadership with climate and energy experts. The Future Leader Climate Fellows will work with these experts and each other to develop ideas and recommendations for wicked problems facing their communities today, from mitigating climate change, to adapting to extreme weather impacts, to preparing for a rapidly changing world that likely will include more political unrest, forced migration, and security issues. 


Introducing the
2024 Future Leader Climate Fellows

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Introducing the
2023 Future Leaders Cohort

Introducing the
2022 Future Leaders Cohort

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The Venue 



Nestled in the heart of Miami Beach, the state-of-the-art Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) is a Silver LEED certified building. Elements of the design include rain harvesting for storing and utilizing for cooling towers, installation of reduced flow water fixtures, sun shading the exterior perimeter of the building, daylighting the public spaces, using high efficiency LED lighting, using occupancy light sensors throughout the building, saving 200 existing trees and planting new canopy trees, and reducing energy consumption by 20%. 

MBCC is located on the traditional lands of the Tequesta and Seminole People. To learn more about the history of the lands of Miami Beach and South Florida, click here.

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The Future Leaders Climate Initiative, an initiative of the Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program, focuses on developing the next generation of climate leaders by inspiring new ideas and challenging thinking around leadership and solutions to climate change. 


The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Founded in 1949, the Institute drives change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most important challenges facing the United States and the world.

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America’s Riviera; a cosmopolitan city whose residents are as diverse as its visitors, Miami Beach is seen as a trend-setting arts and entertainment Mecca, and a shopping and cultural wonder by visitors, world travelers, celebrities and locals alike.

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