LULAC Virtual Summit 2021

Esther Sosa, Project Manager, Environmental Defense Fund

Esther Sosa

Esther Sosa is a member of the Environmental Defense Fund’s Political Affairs team, where she focuses on environmental policy and developing strategic partnerships. As part of her work, she serves as the project manager for the Environmental Defense Fund’s Diverse Partners initiative, which focuses on building and expanding a network of allies to support climate-related advocacy efforts. Esther is passionate about building partnerships between the government and NGOs to advance legislation to address climate change. Prior to joining EDF, Esther worked for the De Blasio administration, where she helped launch the nation’s largest municipal ID program, IDNYC. IDNYC is the largest and most successful municipal ID program in the country with over 1.3 million cardholders. Esther also worked for the YWCA Brooklyn where she spearheaded legislation to end the school to prison pipeline. Esther holds a Master’s of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Economics and Environmental Science from Bowdoin College. Originally from New York City, Esther now lives in Washington, DC and enjoys anything outdoors.


Panel Information

Thursday, September 2

2:40 PM EST

Cafecito-Building Back Better: Time for Climate Action

The impacts of climate change continue to harm, displace, and create instability in our communities and the time for action is now. As we move forward into a new era after COVID-19, how can governments, businesses and community leaders build resilient and sustainable communities. What is the current situation of the global fight against climate change and the needed action to achieve a net zero economy. Join in on the conversation where will discuss initiatives, bills, and solutions on how to ensure that the Latino community is not left behind. Taking action on climate change now will give us the opportunity to build a better future for our communities and environment! Join us in the Building Back Better: Time for Climate Action panel as a part of our Virtual Summit along with young activists, business leaders, and elected officials.

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