The Next Frontier of Climate Change: Washington, DC

July 29, 2015
9:20 - 11:30 am EDT


Governments Are Ready for a Climate Change Agreement

UN Assistant Secretary-General on Climate Change Janos Pasztor says progress is likely to happen at the Paris conference because public opinion and governments have shifted to recognize the urgency of action.

Paris Climate Talks: The Plan for Success

French Ambassador to the United States Gerard Araud explains the strategy for the COP21 summit in Paris.  Each country will bring unique national goals to reduce carbon emission according to their individual abilities.

White House Chief of Staff: Clean Power Plan Will Help Low Income Families

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough contradicts arguments that the new EPA Clean Power Plan will adversely affect minorities and low-income families.

World Bank Shifts Investment Away from Fossil Fuels

Rachel Kyte, Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change of World Bank Group, describes their investments in clean energy sources and its impacts on developing economies.

About this conference

Climate change is a global issue, and international leaders must work together to embrace meaningful climate action policies. How are cities at home and abroad engaging with their communities to respond to the impacts of climate change? How is the U.S. working with other countries to approach climate legislation?

The Next Frontier of Climate Change, a policy forum that will explore climate change on an international stage, will be an opportunity to meet and engage with a cross-section of climate change thinkers and leaders from government, industry, academia and the non-profit sector.

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