Keynote Speaker


Elizabeth Yeampierre is an internationally recognized Puerto Rican environmental/climate justice leader of African and indigenous ancestry, born and raised in New York City. Elizabeth is co-chair of the Climate Justice Alliance, a national frontline-led organization, and Executive Director of UPROSE, Brooklyn’s oldest Latino community-based organization.
Elizabeth was the 1st Latina Chair of the USEPA National Environmental Justice Advisory Council and opening speaker for the first White House Council on Environmental Quality Forum on Environmental Justice under Obama and recently featured in NY Times as a visionary paving the path to Climate Justice.
She recently was named by Apolitical as Climate 100: The World’s Most Influential People in Climate Policy and a recipient of the Frederick Douglass Abolitionist Award FD200.