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Sustainable Food Trade Association Webinar Series

Climate Change: Impacts and Solutions

February 19, 2015 at 11 AM Pacific
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The impacts of climate change have been the subject of debate for many years. However, more and more studies have been able to make connections between climate change and its impact on the world. In particular, studies are highlighting how climate change impacts the food, agriculture, and beverage industries. Would you like to understand more about how climate change impacts your company and the food you eat? Better yet, would you like to understand the power that lies within business to make lasting policy solutions to these impacts and benefit from legislative incentives? Join us for our webinar on February 19th and listen to speakers from Oxfam and Ceres’ Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) to discuss these topics, and more!


  • Heather Coleman, Climate Change Policy Manager, Oxfam
  • Eleanor K. Fort, Senior Associate, Policy Program, Ceres, Inc.


Heather-Coleman100x100Heather Coleman is the Climate Change Manager with relief and development organization Oxfam America. With Oxfam since 2007, she now leads efforts to push for climate action globally and to address the impacts of climate change on the most vulnerable communities. Heather was previously Climate Policy Analyst at Environment Northeast and NESCAUM where she worked on regional and state climate-related initiatives such as the development of The Climate Registry, and the design and implementation of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

Coleman received a Master of Environmental Management in 2004 from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where she was named a Switzer Environmental Fellow. Heather currently serves as board chair of the US Climate Action Network.

Eleanor-Fort100x100Eleanor Fort joined the Policy Program at Ceres in 2012. She works to mobilize major businesses to support strong climate policy. Eleanor manages the Climate Declaration, a simple call to action from the American business community to policymakers, other business leaders, and the public to recognize the economic opportunity in tackling climate change. Through her work with BICEP, a coalition of major consumer brand businesses advocating for climate and energy policies, she manages relationships with members and provides engagement opportunities to support climate policy action.

Prior to joining Ceres, Eleanor worked as the Deputy Field Director with Bob Massie for US Senate, where she first learned about Ceres. Over the course of her career, Eleanor has run numerous issue-based advocacy campaigns, from protecting public drinking water to defending AB 32 in California. Eleanor is an alumna of Green Corps, a field school for environmental organizing. She graduated from Vassar College, where she studied political science and geography.



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