FP Virtual Climate Summit
April 27 & 28
Advancing the Global Dialogue on Climate Action
Watch Day 1 (April 27, 2021):
Watch Day 2 (April 28, 2021):
While the coronavirus has shifted the world’s attention to responding to the global health emergency and mitigating its economic and social impacts, the climate crisis remains a very real and urgent threat to our planet.
The Biden administration has renewed the sense of urgency around environmental action by re-entering the Paris Agreement upon his first day in office, firmly placing climate at the forefront of national security and foreign policy. Worldwide, leaders are realizing the interconnectedness of a healthy planet to key global priorities: investing in sustainable development can drive post-pandemic economic recovery, local agricultural solutions can support more resilient food systems, renewable energy sources help bring power to vulnerable communities, and circular economies must prioritize not only resource efficiency but also social equity and impact.
Coming on the heels of President Biden’s Earth Day summit, FP will convene an international gathering of top government officials, industry leaders and issue experts to highlight strategies and innovations for viable, cross-sector solutions to meet urgent climate targets. What lessons have we learned from the pandemic? Can we galvanize the level of global action used to tackle COVID-19 in the fight against climate change?
Join the conversation online using #FPClimateSummit.
Read more from FP editor in chief Ravi Agrawal’s conversation with John Kerry, U.S. special presidential envoy for climate: https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/04/26/john-kerry-climate-envoy-interview-china-green-marketplace/
April 27 & 28
A conversation with John Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate.
A conversation with Keiichi Ono, Assistant Minister/Director-General and Ambassador for Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan with a message from Toshimitsu Motegi, Foreign Minister, Japan
A conversation with Dan Jørgensen, Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities, Denmark
A conversation with Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency
A conversation with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI
A conversation with Topher White, CEO & Founder, Rainforest Connection, followed by a panel discussion.
A conversation with Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister, Bangladesh
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
A conversation with H.E. Iván Duque Márquez, President of Colombia
A conversation with Florika Fink-Hooijer, Director-General, Environment Department, European Commission
A conversation with Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland
For more information, contact Susan Sadigova, Vice President of Strategic Development.