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Week 1 (November 1-6)

November 1: World Leaders Summit

Launching the Decisive Decade of Climate Action

The White House & U.S. Department of State

Welcoming the world back to the U.S. Center – a showcase of U.S. efforts to raising ambition and action to tackle the climate crisis at home and abroad.

America Is All In: A Society-wide Mobilization to Meet U.S. Climate Goals

America is All In Coalition

The United States is back in the Paris Agreement and ready to go far beyond its ambition. U.S. cities and counties, states and tribal nations, businesses and investors, faith groups, colleges and universities, and institutions of faith, health, and culture have built a solid framework of support which the U.S. federal government can rely on to strengthen and implement its climate targets. They’re also here at COP in full force to stand shoulder to shoulder with the federal government and international counterparts. The next decade is critical, which is why it will take all of us – working together – to keep 1.5 degrees Celsius within reach.

The Economic Case for Investing in Climate Action: How Countries Are Leveraging Climate Ambition to Build Back Better

The White House & U.S. Department of State

National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy hosted a ministerial level discussion on how investing in climate action can spur equitable economic growth. Panel participants shared stories and lessons learned from the government to government perspective on how investing in climate ambition has grown economies around the world.

Climate Science Leading the Way

The White House Office of Science & Technology

Climate change represents an existential threat that requires bold and urgent action. The United States is committed to continued investments in scientific research and enhanced international collaboration that will allow society to understand, respond, and adapt to climate change. This session highlighted perspectives from U.S. experts on how advances in science are informing our collective response to climate change.

November 2: World Leaders Summit

Equitable Deep Decarbonization: A Roundtable Discussing the Historic Justice40 Initiative

U.S. Department of Energy

Achieving net-zero emissions economy-wide by 2050 will provide an unprecedented opportunity to create new jobs across multiple economic sectors and help to realize the Biden Administration’s intersecting priorities on climate, equity, and the economy. This roundtable focused on the Justice40 Initiative, a cornerstone of the Administration’s climate strategy that commits 40% of the benefits of Federal climate and clean energy spending to disadvantaged communities. Participants included senior Administration officials and members of civil society.

Advancing Adaptation at Home and in Vulnerable Countries: U.S. Adaptation and Resilience Priorities

The White House & Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

White House National Climate Advisor, Gina McCarthy, and Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, discussed the importance of advancing effective climate adaptation and resilience efforts and shared U.S. priorities, policies, and initiatives to implement adaptation and resilience strategies domestically and in vulnerable countries and communities around the world, as articulated in the U.S.’s Adaptation Communication.

Tech for Net-Zero

Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) & US Council for International Business (USCIB) 

Leading U.S. companies dive into the global challenge of achieving net zero by 2050 and explore how technologies across sectors can make significant gains toward this goal in this critical decade for climate action.  Coordination across sectors, investment in innovation, deployment of existing technology solutions and public-private partnership are all essential tools to achieve this long-term global target.

Ambition Beyond COP26


This side event focused on the Paris Agreement’s global stocktake (GST) process, the success of which depends on attention to urgency, opportunity, and near-term scalable action, including through enhanced NDCs and their effective implementation, as well as wider collective enhanced action. C2ES and EDF further announced the launch of our GST project, which in 2022 and 2023 will help shape and support the GST by ensuring a strong focus on opportunities to scale up climate ambition in line with the Paris Agreement’s long-term goals.

November 3: Finance

Our Ocean, Our People, Our Prosperity

Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

The ocean sustains all life on this planet, yet the health of the ocean is under threat from the impacts of greenhouse gas pollution and other anthropogenic stressors. At the same time, the ocean is a source of sustainable solutions that can help us address the climate crisis. This armchair discussion featuring Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and President Surangel S. Whipps, Jr. launched a 90-day challenge for countries and non-state actors to carry forward the momentum of COP26 and prepare major initiatives to announce at the Our Ocean Conference on February 16 and 17 in Palau.

LEAF Coalition: Significant Strides towards Tropical Forest Conservation at Scale

U.S. Department of State & Emergent Forest Finance Accelerator 

Participants in the Lowering Emissions by Accelerating Forest finance (LEAF) Coalition will announce significant advances in implementing a new model of public-private support for tropical forests, highlighting developments since the $1 billion call for proposals was announced in April 2021. The LEAF Coalition aims to raise global climate ambition and contribute to halting tropical and subtropical deforestation and forest degradation by 2030. It is a voluntary global coalition bringing together companies and governments to provide finance for tropical and subtropical forest protection at a scale not seen before.

Mobilizing Capital for Climate Finance in Developing Economies

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

Developing economies face an annual multi-trillion dollar financing gap for climate mitigation, adaptation, and resilience.  The Development Finance Corporation is embarking on a set of commitments to mobilize climate finance from the private sector for economic mobility and investment in developing economies.  The program will explore strategies in finance — and key challenges to financing — in emerging markets.

U.S. Efforts to Conserve Global Forests and Other Critical Carbon Sinks

U.S. Department of State

Join us for a high-level event to highlight major new United States announcements on support for global efforts to conserve and restore forests and other natural ecosystems, including those that serve as critical carbon sinks.

Clean Technology Fund 2.0: Innovative Financing for Impact

U.S. Department of Treasury

U.S. Department of Treasury hosted an event with international partners to highlight an innovative financing model that would support clean technology investments in developing countries.  Treasury also outlined efforts to help developing economies transition away from coal.

Growing Economies by Reducing Emissions: Climate Entrepreneurship for Economic Development (CEED)

U.S. Department of State

Entrepreneurs from around the world working on scalable climate solutions joined U.S. business and government leaders to launch Climate Entrepreneurship for Economic Development (CEED), a new State Department initiative.  Through partnerships with the private sector, CEED connects climate entrepreneurs with peer thought partners, industry mentors, and partnership opportunities needed to scale innovative climate solutions and drive economic growth in Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America.

Net Zero World Initiative Launch: Accelerating Global Energy System Decarbonization

U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of State, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

The United States of America together with partner governments, the philanthropic community and business leaders launched the Net Zero World Initiative, aimed at accelerating the transition to net zero, resilient and inclusive energy systems. This whole-of-government initiative harnesses expertise from national laboratories and federal agencies to enable clean energy transformations in partner countries, at national and sub-national levels. Join us for the launch to hear from U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, U.S Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, and several leaders from partner governments, foundations, and private sector institutions.

November 4: Energy

The Next Wave of Climate Solutions: Accelerating Innovation Now to Scale Up in the ‘30s & ‘40s

ITIF Center for Clean Energy Innovation, Third Way

Getting to net-zero by 2050 will require multiple waves of solutions to be deployed at global scale. As the current wave crests in the 2020s, governments and businesses need to be building the next one, and the one after that, to address emissions challenges that are hard or impossible to abate today. Join us to hear a diverse set of perspectives on the priorities and modalities for a decade of ambitious action to accelerate innovation, which must unfold in the 2020s to unlock decades of opportunity to follow.

Unlocking Grids to Decarbonize Power Systems Globally with the G-PST Consortium

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

The G-PST Consortium is accelerating innovations and adoption of world class solutions to transition to zero emission power systems in all regions of the world. This event brought together high-level ministers and energy sector leadership from the U.S., U.K., and Denmark (TBC), as well as several system operator CEOs, to discuss tangible results achieved through the G-PST Consortium since the launch in April 2021 including – innovative research to reach 100% renewable energy grids, collaboration and technical assistance, building a robust workforce, and much more.

Expanding Global Wind Ambition in Pursuit of a Clean Energy Economy

U.S. Department of the Interior

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland was joined by international colleagues to showcase US and international commitments toward a global challenge for accelerating offshore wind development to reduce carbon emissions, promote economic growth in the clean energy sector, and keep 1.5 degrees of global warming within reach.

Climate and Health Equity: Advancing Clean Energy Access to Households

U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

This event, hosted by USAID and USEPA, announced US commitments and involved a thoughtful discussion on strategies to advance clean energy access to households domestically and abroad to reduce energy poverty while reducing harmful emissions. Experts focused on how to deploy a range of cooking and heating appliances and utility-based and off-grid systems that support improved health equity and quality of life.

U.S.-Romania Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Signing Ceremony

U.S. Department of Energy

DOE Secretary Granholm was joined by Romanian Minister Popescu and private sector partners to share a new project that helped Romania accelerate the clean energy transition through deployment of small modular nuclear reactors.  The new technology will be a centerpiece of Romania’s decarbonization efforts and contributions to the Paris Agreement’s climate goals.

The Clean Energy Demand Initiative: Catalyzing Private Sector Renewable Energy Investment in Leading Economies

U.S. Department of State

Private sector and country leaders came together to discuss demand for renewables to complement broader sectoral investment and options for corporate renewable procurement in countries with large industrial, manufacturing, and technology centers.  The discussion highlighted private sector renewable energy investment goals and policy options.

Clean Energy Ministerial and Mission Innovation: Delivering on Clean Energy for the Climate

U.S. Department of Energy

The members of Mission Innovation (MI) and the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) are working to deliver on their climate ambition through accelerating the innovation and deployment of clean energy technologies worldwide. This event presented key accomplishments of several CEM and MI workstreams as well as highlight important future work under the new phases of both organizations: MI 2.0 and CEM 3.0. Chilean Minister of Energy Juan Carlos Jobet, as host of the CEM and MI ministerial meetings in 2021, handed off the 2022 ministerial hosting duties to U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm. Secretary Granholm announced the location of the 2022 CEM and MI ministerials.

November 5: Youth & Public Empowerment

LIFE-AR Compact: Strengthening Ambition and Cooperation between LDCs and the International Community

Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

Despite being the most vulnerable to climate impacts, the LDCs have set out an ambitious target to “be on climate-resilient development pathways by 2030 and deliver net-zero emissions by 2050 to ensure our societies and ecosystems thrive”. Achieving this ambitious target will require partnership on both sides. The LDCs are therefore, inviting the international community to join them in support of a shared LDC Vision to strengthen development cooperation and climate action, for a more effective and ambitious response to the triple crises of climate change, nature degradation and poverty. This event presented an opportunity for LDCs and the international community to share progress on the LDC Vision and for governments to join the LIFE-AR Partnership Compact in support of a shared LDC Vision, open to all.

Elevating Indigenous Youth

U.S. Department of the Interior

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland hosted a virtual question and answer session with Indigenous youth about the impacts of climate change on the rising generation. Participants shared how climate change is affecting their communities around the globe and recommend actions they would like world leaders to undertake to achieve our international climate commitments for future generations.

Going Negative on Carbon

U.S. Department of Energy

To avoid catastrophic climate change, we must achieve net zero emissions by 2050 – that cannot be possible without negative emissions solutions as a complement to aggressive mitigation actions.  This two-part event focused on the innovation and collaboration led by the United States and its partners to drive innovative technological solutions to removing carbon.  At this event, Secretary Granholm announced both a new domestic Carbon Negative Energy Earthshot and an international Mission Innovation research Mission on Carbon Dioxide Removal.

Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry: A Vision for the Future

U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA’s Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry strategy leverages USDA tools and authorities and describes additional actions to drive emissions reductions, increase forest carbon sequestration, decarbonize rural electricity generation, invest in renewable fuels production, and increase agriculture and forest resilience to climate impacts. Secretary Vilsack gave an overview of the U.S. strategy to position farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners as part of the solution to climate change and discuss the new Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry Partnership Initiative. The stakeholder panel discussion focused on opportunities to leverage climate-friendly supply chains to connect producers to consumers demanding climate-smart products.

America’s Electric Companies: Aiming for Net Zero

Edison Electric Institute

This event highlighted actions by U.S. electric companies to quickly decarbonize the power sector and achieve net-zero. CEOs from five of America’s investor-owned electric companies outlined how the industry is working with the Administration and Congress to develop federal policies that will accelerate the clean energy transition and help address climate change.  The event also focused on the key role that clean, efficient electricity plays in achieving net-zero emissions economy-wide, including reducing emissions from transportation and driving reductions in the natural gas supply chain.

November 6: Nature

Saving Nature to Save Ourselves

U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Agency for International Development

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development Samantha Power discussed the impact of meaningful engagement of Indigenous peoples and local communities on the development of nature-based solutions to climate change. The two leaders highlighted U.S. domestic and international efforts to conserve biodiversity, including President Biden’s America the Beautiful initiative, a decade-long challenge to pursue a locally led and voluntary, nationwide effort to conserve, connect, and restore 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030.

Ocean & Climate Ambition: International Partnership on MPAs, Biodiversity and Climate Change

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

This event highlighted current U.S. and international efforts to address climate change impacts through marine protected areas (MPAs). Coinciding with the launch of the International Partnership on MPAs, Biodiversity, and Climate Change, of which NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is a founding member, the event showcased the scope of this international partnership.

The event showcased the Partnership’s progress to date and provided a brief introduction to current and future activities. Government agencies, national representatives, and other interested parties can learn about how to become a member, benefits to members, national case studies, and upcoming events through thematic presentations by high profile speakers from the countries and organizations represented by the Partnership (Chile, UK, France, U.S., and Costa Rica).

Investing in Our Future: Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Launching at COP26, the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate / AIM4C) is a joint initiative created by the United States and the United Arab Emirates. AIM for Climate seeks to drive more rapid and transformative climate action in the agricultural sector, empowering agriculture to be part of the solution to address the climate crisis, build resilience to its impacts, and create co-benefits of climate action.  AIM for Climate participants intend to significantly increase and accelerate investment in, and other support for, climate-smart agriculture and food systems innovation over five years (2021 – 2025).

Congress’ Role in Enhancing U.S. Climate Leadership and Ambition

U.S. Congress

A Conversation with U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives on Congress’ role in enhancing U.S. climate action and ambition.

SilvaCarbon Film Screening – Celebrating 10 Years

U.S. Forest Service

Over the past decade, the U.S. Government interagency SilvaCarbon program has been at the forefront of global efforts to address climate change by supporting developing countries to generate and use improved information related to forest and terrestrial carbon. This short film features diverse perspectives from SilvaCarbon partners around the world on the importance of forest carbon monitoring for tracking and ultimately reducing deforestation; the crucial role that direct, sustained technical cooperation plays in achieving international climate change goals; and some of the key successes and challenges encountered through ten years of SilvaCarbon collaboration.

Our Climate Future if Female: Women and Girls Leading Climate Action

U.S. Agency for International Development

Climate change is sexist, but our response to it can’t be. Around the world – from rural villages to the halls of parliament – women are leading the way in designing solutions to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change. This session brought together leaders giving voice to the gendered impacts of the climate crisis and highlighting how they are taking action to empower women and girls as leaders in the fight against climate change.

A Natural Response to Climate Change: Integrating Nature-Based Solutions into NDCs

World Wildlife Fund

Panelists discussed the need for countries to incorporate quality nature-based solutions (NBS) and natural climate solutions (NCS) into their NDCs, to both reduce emissions and build resilience. The discussion highlighted what certain countries have already done and what more others, including the United States, can be doing to implement and achieve their climate commitments by investing in nature.

Week 2 (November 8-12)

November 8: Damage

Power-up: Factoring Resilience into Transitioning Energy Infrastructure

U.S. Agency for International Development

Countries around the world are transitioning to cleaner sources of energy and simultaneously facing the impacts of climate change in a variety of ways. This session brought together policy makers to discuss the urgent need for adoption of national policies that incorporate disaster and climate risks into energy infrastructure investment decisions.

Partnerships for Island Resilience: Sharing Solutions in the Great Ocean States

U.S. Department of State, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Island nations are among the most vulnerable to climate change, but they are also at the forefront of efforts to adapt and develop pathways to climate resilience and sustainable development.  The United States is working closely with many of these islands to address island-identified needs, and foster great ocean state leadership in combating the climate crisis and promoting resilience in ways that reflect their unique cultures.

Adaptation: From Planning to Action

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

This event highlighted the importance of National Adaptation Plans in building climate resilience at scale. It brought together donors and developing countries to discuss progress and needs, as well as announcements of new funding for the NAP Global Network to increase support developing countries in achieving their adaptation goals.

Climate Services for Decision Makers

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

This roundtable discussion highlighted challenges, best practices, and lessons learned when developing climate-related tools and services in partnership with communities and other end-users. The panel discussion was an opportunity to showcase USG climate tools, services, programs, and approaches, such as NOAA’s US Climate Resilience Toolkit, Climate Equity Roundtables, Regional Climate Service Centers, and the Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program. This event served as an opportunity to announce that NOAA’s Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program is aiming to invest $50 million for nine new 5-year RISA team awards to conduct innovative research on climate adaptation and ongoing engagement with a range of communities across multiple socioeconomic sectors in order to build local and regional capacity to plan for climate change. Topics included: building climate tools/services with an equity and inclusion lens, iterative tool and service development, and fostering strong connections between national and local action.

Healthier Lives on a Healthier Planet:  Linking Climate Change and Health Equity

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

This session provided an update on new activities related to climate change and health equity across the US government.  Hosted by the new Office of Climate Change and Health Equity within the Department of Health and Human Services, the event featured presentations on community health resilience, climate action co-benefits that can reduce health disparities, and health sector decarbonization and resilience.  It also featured updates on a new all-of-government approach to health resilience to extreme heat.

Adapting to Survive: U.S. Action on Global Climate Adaptation

U.S. Agency for International Development

Climate change is threatening the lives and livelihoods of millions of people worldwide. As the world works to slow emissions, developing countries urgently need support to reduce the impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities. This event featured USAID Administrator Samantha Power, US Special Presidential Envoy on Climate John Kerry, a NOAA or NASA principal, Ministerial level representatives from the Vulnerable 20, and representatives from civil society to discuss the United States’ role in supporting global climate adaptation.

November 9: Gender, Science & Innovation

Further, Faster, Together: A State-Federal Partnership for a Net-Zero Future

U.S. Climate Alliance

The United States is back and our bold new climate goals are both achievable and durable because the Biden Administration and states across America have joined forces and are moving forward together. Join top Administration officials and governors from the U.S. Climate Alliance for a discussion on how the U.S. can secure a net-zero future, safeguard public health, and drive economic growth across multiple industries through a strong, sustained state-federal partnership.

Accelerating Equitable Climate Action Through Global Support for Startup Innovation

National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

Representatives from NREL, LACI, and their partners shared plans and examples to create a global network of cleantech incubators as well as an innovation fund to help cities invite and scale equitable climate innovation. LACI announced their LA Cleantech City Pilot Innovation Fund and NREL and partners launched a global clean energy incubator network and assistance program.

Securing the Climate Benefits of the Global HFC Phasedown: Preventing Illegal Trade in HFCs

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Phasing down the production and consumption of climate-damaging hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) is an important part of our global response to the climate crisis, and could avoid up to 0.5° Celsius of warming by 2100.  Although many countries are implementing a phase down of HFCs, including the United States, these efforts must be supported by a robust enforcement and compliance regime to ensure that illegal trade does not undermine the expected climate benefits of these programs.  Hosted by U.S. EPA, this event highlighted international efforts to ensure rigorous compliance with and enforcement of HFC phasedown programs, and opportunities for international cooperation to prevent illegal trade in HFCs.

Science and Technology’s Role in Getting Us to Net-Zero Emissions

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

To reach net-zero-emissions by 2050, we’ll want to draw on the full creativity and capabilities of science and technology to develop, deliver, and deploy solutions—including zero-carbon energy and infrastructure that can address the energy needs of all countries. Dr. Eric Lander, President Biden’s Science Advisor and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, hosted a panel of experts to explore the strategic steps necessary to turn ambition into reality. Panelists and participants discussed the range of efforts needed, as well as how countries can cooperate to develop National Science and Technology Roadmaps to undergird national commitments to achieve a net-zero-emissions world.

Observing Our Planet

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Geological Survey

This session described the current status and plans within the US  to observe our Earth, including quantifying its evolution and the resulting physical, chemical, biological, and societal impacts from climate change, as well as providing information about the forcings and processes that drive climate change. It also emphasized how the US government inclusively works with a full range of domestic and international partners to share data and facilitate its use in informing decisions made to anticipate and respond to our changing global environment.

Building Better Together: Partnerships to Advance Climate Resilience

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Partnerships are the key to the effective delivery of timely and relevant climate science and services. This event highlighted examples of innovative U.S. public-private partnerships, where the benefits could be global in reach. This moderated panel discussion focused on the role of targeted climate information to inform infrastructure resiliency, that is, how the design and construction of infrastructure needs to be informed by an understanding of future weather and climate conditions.

November 10: Transportation

Building a Better Battery

U.S. Department of Energy

The Building a Better Battery panel, led by DOE Deputy Secretary David Turk, brought perspectives from the U.S., other governments, and industry on strengthening the resilience of global lithium battery supply chain. Our hope is that the discussion fueled efforts to collaborate across industries and governments. Working with allies and partners will be important to strengthen our collective supply chain resilience. Globally, the lithium battery market is expected to grow by a factor of five to ten by 2030. This significant growth will stress battery and battery component supply chains. It will take a concerted effort over the short-, medium- and long-term, working with allies and partners to strengthen our collective supply chain resilience. Addressing these challenges require solving breakthrough scientific challenges for new materials and developing a manufacturing and supply base that meets the demands of the growing electric vehicle (EV) and stationary grid storage markets.

H2 Twin Cities – Connecting communities around the world to deploy clean hydrogen solutions

U.S. Department of Energy

Connecting communities around the world to deploy clean hydrogen solutions. Advances in hydrogen energy present some of the greatest opportunities for decarbonizing hard to abate industrial sectors and heavy-duty transportation.  The United States recently launched the Hydrogen Energy Earthshot to accelerate domestic investment and innovation, and with our international partners at COP 26 we launched a new program – H2 Twin Cities – designed to foster global collaboration on deployment of innovative hydrogen technology with a focus on environmental justice and inclusion, particularly at the city and municipality level.

Coming Back Greener:  Decarbonizing Transportation

U.S. Department of Transportation 

The pandemic changed the way the world moves, and as we build back better now is the time to take critical actions to reduce emissions across the transportation sector. The U.S. is on the cusp of a generational investment that would help make our transportation network less polluting, more resilient and more equitable, all while creating good-paying jobs for workers. This event explored these investments and other ways the U.S. is approaching greening its transportation system.

Decarbonizing Transportation in Emerging Economies

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Agency for International Development, and National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Decarbonizing transportation is essential for achieving a net-zero future, but the implementation roadmap is not always clear. USAID, EPA and NREL will lay out a vision for a “whole of government” approach to decarbonizing the transportation sector globally. This includes lessons on domestic regulatory and non-regulatory strategies to reducing emissions from vehicles, as well as implications for the power sector, infrastructure planning, finance, air quality and urban governance. The event culminated in a discussion amongst a panel of field-based transportation experts on the successes and challenges for emerging economies on the route  to decarbonizing transportation systems.

Leading the Way to the Future of Flight

Sustainable Aviation Buyers Alliance (SABA)

If you flew to Glasgow, join the Sustainable Aviation Buyers Alliance (SABA) to learn how you can play your part in decarbonizing the future of flight. SABA is uniting top airlines and customers on a mission to advance investment in and uptake of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). Our panel discussion unveiled major new announcements and updates about SABA’s expanding work to ensure that businesses, organizations and even individuals can invest in high-integrity SAF to meet their climate goals.

Business Leaders: A Call to Climate Action

Glasgow is Our Business

Leading companies see strong climate action as both an urgent imperative and an unparalleled opportunity for more sustainable prosperity.  CEOs and top executives representing companies and business groups from around the world underscored the actions they are taking to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and their call to governments to enact the policies needed to accelerate the net-zero transition in this decisive decade.

November 11: Cities, Regions & Built Environment

Climate and Environmental Justice: Youth Leading the Way in the U.S. and Around the World

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

This event and conversation engaged youth leaders on the specific work that EPA does within the U.S. government to combat climate change and advance environmental justice. Administrator Regan shared his personal story and hope to inspire and develop a new, diverse generation of environmental leaders, and show environmental professional careers as a viable, meaningful career option.

Global Network Enables Climate Change Resilience by Connecting Space to Village

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Agency for International Development

A joint initiative of NASA, USAID, and leading geospatial organizations in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, SERVIR partners with countries in these regions to address critical challenges in climate change, food security, water and related disasters, land use, and air quality. Using satellite data and geospatial technology, SERVIR co-develops innovative solutions through a network of regional hubs to improve resilience and sustainable resource management at local, national, and regional scales. This session showcased country-driven co-developed climate adaptation services and their impact.

The Role of Cities in Driving an Ambitious Climate Agenda

Climate Mayors

The panel focused on the leadership of cities in taking climate action to date; the importance of local-federal partnerships in expanding and amplifying these efforts; and the contribution of local action to the broader global agenda.

Justice and Equity at the Center: Innovative Housing Policy to Build a More Sustainable Society for All

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

A conversation with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s leadership on how the United States is centering environmental justice and equity in innovative housing and housing finance policy to reduce emissions, adapt to climate change, and build a strong and more sustainable society.

November 12: Close

A Changing Arctic: The U.S.’ Contributions to Arctic Research, Applications, and Decision Support

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

A series of talks and visual animations targeted for the general public to demonstrate how U.S. data, models, and science enable Arctic monitoring, understanding, and predictions with implications for global climate change. Especially animations of satellite-derived variables or animations from climate models illustrate Arctic processes, connections, and changes in a way that are otherwise difficult to explain.

Climate Smart Infrastructure: Building Back Better and Catalyzing Green Growth

U.S. Trade and Development Agency

President Biden launched USTDA’s Global Partnership for Climate-Smart Infrastructure during April’s Leaders Summit on Climate. This roundtable, hosted by USTDA Acting Director Vinai Thammalapally, spotlighted how the Partnership is achieving its objective of helping countries transition to net-zero economies by connecting U.S. industry to clean energy and transportation infrastructure projects in emerging markets. Participants included emerging market project sponsors and U.S. companies that are tackling the climate crisis through USTDA’s project preparation assistance and partnership building activities.

U.S. Department of State

The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future