The Indiana Climate Summit announces legislative panel on climate with moderator Abdul-Hakim Shabazz

WEST LAFAYETTE – The Indiana Climate Summit, hosted by IN-CLIMATE, will be held Tuesday, August 23, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Purdue Beck Agricultural Center.

This is the only event bringing together agriculture, food, and energy professionals to discuss climate in Indiana and beyond. This event aims to educate, inform, and create a dialogue with the theme of “Ag as the Solution.”

“Agriculture is a solution to climate and our voice needs to be heard,” said IN-CLIMATE CEO and Founder, Sarah Beth Aubrey. The Summit will feature a panel of legislators moderated by Abdul-Hakim Shabazz, who has over 20 years of experience covering government and politics and hosts a talk show on WIBC radio.

IN-CLIMATE CEO and Founder, Sarah Beth Aubrey

He will be joined by Former Senator Beverly Gard (R-Greenfield), Former Senator Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis), Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle), and Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute), and more. The panel will discuss climate and policy. 

“We are excited to have such an accomplished and knowledgeable legislative panel. This panel has many years of experience in climate, agriculture, and energy policy,” said IN-CLIMATE Policy Manager, Brad Baughn.

Additional sessions include panels on green finance and speakers on carbon markets. Breakout sessions are offered for both ag and energy industry professionals on topics including ESG 101, the status of the proposed SEC climate disclosure, marketing climate-smart farms, and carbon market opportunities. 

IN-CLIMATE exists to convene diverse stakeholders across the entire food supply chain to come together in a collaborative dialog to advance decision-making and inform a balanced climate policy that benefits Indiana’s farmers and all people of our state.

This coalition is the first gathering of Indiana organizations representing the food supply chain, fuel, and natural resources industries to better understand and ultimately guide the conversation around climate.