Live: US Climate Action Summit

The Climate Group

In terms of our agenda, we’ve got a packed range of discussions, including panel sessions and fireside chats, which we’ll be sharing insights with you right here. You can also watch some of our one-on-one interviews with our media team right here and across our socials.

We’re also hosting some closed-door roundtables, which is where we get climate leaders into the room together to discuss both the barriers and the solutions to accelerating climate action to the rate we need.

Some of these include:

  • Workforce and the Energy Transition hosted by Deloitte
  • Unlocking Bilateral Transmission in the Northeast hosted by Hydro-Quebec
  • The New Frontier: Emerging Technologies & Catalyzing Industrial Decarbonization



So, who can you expect to hear from today?

Well we’re delighted to be hosting a range of climate leaders from across business, government, and civil society. Some of the speakers we’re looking forward to hearing from today are:

  • John Podesta, Senior Advisor to the President for International Climate Policy for the White House
  • Secretary Serena McIlwain from the Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Jigar Shah, Director, Loan Program, Department of Energy
  • Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Laurel Blatchford, Chief Implementation Officer for the Inflation Reduction Act, U.S. Department of Treasury
  • Ali Zaidi, Assistant to the President and National Climate Advisor

We’re also looking forward to a special message from the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees later today.

Relive last year when John Podesta joined us on stage for the discussion “what matters now” at last year’s US Climate Action Summit


Before we begin, some people might be wondering – what is the US Climate Action Summit?

Well, the US Climate Action Summit, taking place during April 22-28, 2024, is the most influential convening of climate leaders from the business, government, and non-profit sectors, coming together in Washington DC to tackle the roadblocks to taking effective climate action.



Welcome to the live blog of the US Climate Action Summit, where we’ll be helping you follow along with the event as it unfolds.

Make sure to stay tuned for the latest insights, including one-on-one interviews with our speakers, key quotes, and reports from our partners. We’ll also be sharing photography from throughout the day, so you can get a taste of the action on the ground.

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