Friday, October 12, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EDT
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Congressional Meeting Room North (CVC 268)
East Capitol Street and 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC
This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to expedite check-in.
A live webcast will be streamed at 2:00 PM at www.eesi.org/livecast (wireless connection permitting)
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) are hosting a briefing on the outcomes of the Global Climate Action Summit, which was held September 12 – 14 in San Francisco, California. Over 4,500 sub-national actors – from city, state and tribal governments, business, academia and other sectors – gathered to highlight actions and commitments underway at the local level to meet the Paris Agreement’s goal of keeping global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit).
The State of California will provide an overview of the Global Climate Action Summit, as the host and co-chair of the Summit. This presentation will be followed by a discussion with city and state governments, and business executives on their involvement at the Summit and climate actions and what federal policy-makers can do to support these efforts.
Dan Carol, Senior Advisor for Infrastructure and Energy, Washington, DC Office of California Governor Jerry Brown
H.E. Mr. Naivakarurubalavu Solo Mara, Ambassador, Embassy of Fiji
Ben Grumbles, Secretary, Maryland Department of Environment
Tommy Wells, Director, Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) District of Columbia
Anne Kelly, Senior Director, Policy and BICEP Network, Ceres
Jack Thirolf, AVP, Head of Regulatory and Institutional Affairs North America, Enel Green Power
Anna Pavlova, Vice President, Government Relations, Schneider Electric
Elizabeth Beardsley, Senior Policy Counsel, U.S. Green Building Council