Day 2–April 23

Official Schedule:

8:00 a.m.–Session 4

Unleashing Climate Innovation

This session will highlight the critical role of technological innovation in achieving a net-zero, climate-resilient economy; the importance of accelerating public and private investment in climate innovation; and the enormous economic opportunities in building the industries of the future.

U.S. Participants:
  • Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm
  • Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo
  • Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry
Leaders:
  • Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, Denmark
  • Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya
  • Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Norway
  • Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore
  • Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, United Arab Emirates
Speakers:
  • Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency
  • Anna Borg, President and CEO, Vattenfall
  • Shirley Ann Jackson, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Danielle Merfeld, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, GE Renewable Energy
  • Audrey Zibelman, Vice President, X

9:15 a.m.–Session 5

The Economic Opportunities of Climate Action

This session will highlight the broad economic benefits of climate action, with a strong focus on job creation.  It will explore the economic benefits of green recovery and long-term decarbonization and the importance of ensuring that all communities and workers benefit from the clean-energy transition.

U.S. Participants:
  • Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg
  • United States Trade Representative Katherine C. Tai
  • National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy
Leaders:
  • President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria
  • President Andrzej Duda, Poland
  • President Pedro Sánchez, Spain
  • President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Vietnam
Speakers:
  • Jack Allen, CEO, Proterra
  • Roxanne Brown, International Vice President at Large, United Steelworkers
  • Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union
  • Brett Isaac, CEO, Navajo Power
  • Erica Mackie, CEO, Grid Alternatives
  • Nthabiseng Mosia, Co-Founder and CCO, Easy Solar
  • George Oliver, Chairman and CEO, Johnson Controls International; Chair, Business Roundtable Energy & Environment Committee
  • Lonnie R. Stephenson, President, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Day 2 Featured Speakers:
  • Michael Bloomberg, U.N. Special Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions
  • Bill Gates, Founder, Breakthrough Energy
  • Brenda Mallory, Chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality
  • Peggy Shepard, Executive Director, WE ACT for Environmental Justice; Co-Chair, White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council

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By CFACT Ed |April 23rd, 2021