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/

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Event Details

April 27 & 28

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
Speakers
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
For over fifty years, The Prince of Wales has used his unique position to champion action for a sustainable future. In the context of global challenges that include the c...
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Sheikh Hasina
PRIME MINISTER, BANGLADESH
The Hon Sheikh Hasina assumed the office of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh on 7 January 2019 for the fourth time and consecutive third term after her party Awami League-led gr...
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Katrín Jakobsdóttir
Prime Minister, Iceland
Katrín Jakobsdóttir is an Icelandic politician serving as the 28th and current prime minister of Iceland since 2017. She has been a member of the Althing for the Reykjavík No...
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H.E. Iván Duque Márquez
President, Colombia
Born in Bogotá on August 1st, 1976. He received his Lawyer Degree from the Universidad Sergio Arboleda. He is an expert in economic affairs, with executive studies in Harvard, ...
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Toshimitsu Motegi
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan
Toshimitsu Motegi was appointed as Minister for Foreign Affairs on September 2019. Previously he was Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry from December 2012 to September 2014...
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John Kerry
U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate
On January 20, 2021, John F. Kerry was sworn in as our nation’s first Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and the first-ever Principal to sit on the National Security Counc...
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Dr. Florika Fink-Hooijer
Director-General, Environment Department, European Commission
Dr. Florika Fink-Hooijer is the Director-General of the Environment Department of the European Comm...
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Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP
Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, United Kingdom
Anne-Marie Trevelyan was appointed as Minister of State (Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth) at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 8 Janua...
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Keiichi Ono
Assistant Minister/Director-General and Ambassador for Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
Keiichi Ono is Assistant Minister/Director-General and Ambassador for Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs from July 2020. Previously, he worked as Deputy Chief of Mission...
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Senator Chris Murphy
D-CT
Chris Murphy is a United States Senator from Connecticut. He serves on the Foreign Relations Committee, the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and the Appropriatio...
Senator Chris Murphy
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
D-RI
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is fighting to reduce carbon pollution, protect our air and water, and position America as a leader in the clean energy economy. As a member of t...
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Congresswoman Kathy Castor
D-FL
Kathy Castor is Tampa Bay’s voice in the U.S. Congress. She was elected in 2006 and represents Florida’s 14th Congressional district, which includes Tampa and parts of Hills...
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Congressman Garret Graves
R-LA
Congressman Garret Graves represents Louisiana’s Sixth Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. For the 116th Congress, Garret i...
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Dan Jørgensen
Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities, Denmark
Dan Jørgensen was appointed Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities in June 2019 for the Danish Social Democratic Party. He previously se...
Dan Jørgensen
Anna Shpitsberg
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Transformation, U.S. Department of State
Anna Shpitsberg serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Transformation at the U.S. Department of State. Ms. Shpitsberg is responsible for supporting a shift to a dec...
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Fatih Birol
Executive Director, International Energy Agency
Dr Fatih Birol has served as Executive Director of the International Energy Agency since September 2015. Under his le...
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Claudia López Hernández
Mayor, Bogotá
Claudia Lopez started her mandate on the 1st of January 2020 for a four-year term. She became the city's first female and also the first lesbian Mayor in Bogota’s history. She...
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Horacio Rodríguez Larreta
Mayor, Buenos Aires
Born on October 29, 1965 in Buenos Aires. Bachelor in Economics (University of Buenos Aires) and Master in Business Administration (University of Harvard). In 1993, he founded "...
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Giuseppe Sala
Mayor, Milan
Giuseppe Sala was born in Milan in 1958. He has held various positions of responsibility in both the private and public sector, gaining important professional managerial experie...
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Ravi Agrawal
EDITOR IN CHIEF, FOREIGN POLICY
Ravi Agrawal is the editor in chief of Foreign Policy. Before joining FP, Agrawal worked at CNN for more than a decade, including his most recent position as the network’s New...
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Sverre Alvik
Energy Transition Research Director, DNV
Sverre Alvik is Program Director for the Energy Transition Research Program in DNV GL and Project Director for DNV GL’s Energy Transition Outlook. He has a Master’s degree i...
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Helima Croft
Managing Director and Global Head of Commodity Strategy, Global Research, RBC Capital Markets
Helima is a Managing Director and the Head of Global Commodity Strategy and Middle East and North Africa Research at RBC Capital Markets. She specializes in geopolitics and ener...
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Maria Korsnick
CEO, NEI
Maria Korsnick is NEI’s president and chief executive officer. Drawing on her engineering background, hands-on experience in reactor operations and a deep knowledge of ...
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Elise Labott
Journalist, Foreign Policy
Elise Labott is a Foreign Policy columnist and a leading journalist covering foreign US foreign policy and international issues. Before joining FP she was CNN’s Global Affairs...
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Maggie Lake
Veteran Journalist and Founder of Maggie Lake Media
Maggie Lake is a veteran journalist with over two decades of experience covering business, technology, politics and international affairs. She started her career at Reuters, whe...
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Amelia Lester
Executive Editor, Foreign Policy
Amelia Lester is the executive editor at Foreign Policy. She has worked as a journalist on three continents, most recently reporting in Japan for publications including the E...
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Dr. Melissa C. Lott
Senior Research Scholar, Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy
Dr. Melissa C. Lott is a Senior Research Scholar and the Director of Research at the Center on Global Energy Policy. She has worked as an engineer and advisor for more than 15 ...
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Amy Mackinnon
Writer, Foreign Policy
Amy Mackinnon is a staff writer for Foreign Policy magazine. Originally from Scotland, she has reported from across Eastern Europe and was based in Moscow and Tbilisi Georgia as...
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Brian Menell
CEO, TechMet
Brian Menell is a British / South African businessman with more than 25 years’ experience of investing in and developing natural resources projects across Africa, North Americ...
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Reena Ninan
Television Journalist
Reena is a television journalist who has worked as a White House correspondent, foreign reporter, and news anchor for ABC, CBS, and Fox News. She is the founder of Goo...
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Abhilasha Purwar
Founder & CEO, Blue Sky Analytics
Abhilasha is the Founder and CEO of Blue Sky Analytics, a Climate-Tech start-up using satellite data and AI to build environmental monitoring and climate-risk assessment product...
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Cynthia Quarterman
Distinguished Energy Fellow, Atlantic Council
Cynthia Quarterman is a distinguished fellow with the Global Energy Center at the Atlantic Council. Quarterman served as the administrator of the US Department of Transportation...
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Janet Ranganathan
Vice President, Research, Data and Innovation, WRI
Janet Ranganathan is the Vice President for Research, Data, and Innovation at the World Resources Institute (WRI). She leads WRI’s efforts to harness the data revolution, comb...
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Michael Rubio
General Manager, ESG and Sustainability, Chevron
Michael Rubio is General Manager, ESG and Sustainability at Chevron. Michael works closely with Chevron’s senior leadership to develop the company’s strategy on ESG issues a...
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Susan Sadigova
Vice President of Strategic Development, Foreign Policy
Susan Sadigova is Foreign Policy’s Vice President of Strategic Development. She is responsible for developing long-term institutional partnerships with public and private sect...
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Andrew Sollinger
PUBLISHER, FOREIGN POLICY
Andrew Sollinger is Foreign Policy’s Publisher. He joined FP in March 2018 to oversee all revenue generating efforts through subscriptions, sponsorships, advertising, events, ...
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Joy Tan
Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Huawei Technologies USA
As the Senior VP of Public Affairs, Ms. Tan is responsible for setting and executing Public Relations and Government Relations strategies for Huawei USA. From 2014 to January 20...
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Topher White
CEO & Founder, Rainforest Connection
Topher White is Founder and CEO of Rainforest Connection. Topher has experience building systems for large and small startups as well as international science projects, includin...
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Dr. Fiona Wild
Vice President, Sustainability and Climate Change, BHP
Fiona has over 20 years’ experience in multinational oil and gas and resources companies, ranging from frontline operational management to corporate strategic development acro...
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Agenda
DAY 1
9:00 am
Welcome & Introduction
Ravi Agrawal, Editor In Chief, Foreign Policy
9:05 am
Opening Keynote Conversation

A conversation with John Kerry,  U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate.

Moderator: Ravi Agrawal, Editor In Chief, Foreign Policy
9:30 am
Japan’s Climate Response - Addressing Unique and Pressing Challenges

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

Moderator: Amelia Lester, Executive Editor, Foreign Policy
9:50 am
National Commitment to Climate Action: Denmark

A conversation with Dan Jørgensen,  Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities, Denmark

Moderator: Amelia Lester, Executive Editor, Foreign Policy
10:20 am
Fireside Chat

A conversation with Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency

Moderator: Maria Korsnick, CEO, Nuclear Energy Institute
10:35 am
The Role of Nuclear in our Future Clean Energy System
Dr. Melissa C. Lott, Senior Research Scholar, Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy
Moderator: Maria Korsnick, CEO, Nuclear Energy Institute
11:00 am
View from the Hill: Time to Act - Policy Solutions for Renewable Energy

A conversation with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI

Moderator: Amelia Lester, Executive Editor, Foreign Policy
11:20 am
Harnessing AI Solutions to Save the Planet

A conversation with Topher White, CEO & Founder, Rainforest Connection, followed by a panel discussion.

Abhilasha Purwar, Founder & CEO, Blue Sky
Janet Ranganathan, Vice President For Research, Data, And Innovation, World Resource Institute
Joy Tan, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Huawei Technologies USA
Moderator: Andrew Sollinger, Publisher, Foreign Policy
12:10 pm
National Commitment to Climate Action: Bangladesh

A conversation with Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister, Bangladesh

Moderator: Andrew Sollinger, Publisher, Foreign Policy
12:15 pm
Day 1 Closing Keynote

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

12:25 pm
Day 1 Closing Remarks
Susan Sadigova, Vice President of Strategic Development, Foreign Policy
DAY 2
9:00 am
Welcome
Ravi Agrawal, Editor In Chief, Foreign Policy
9:05 am
National Commitment to Climate Action: Colombia

A conversation with H.E. Iván Duque Márquez, President of Colombia

Moderator: Reena Ninan, Television Journalist
9:25 am
View From Europe – Steps Toward a Circular Economy

A conversation with Florika Fink-Hooijer, Director-General, Environment Department, European Commission

Moderator: Amy Mackinnon, Writer, Foreign Policy
9:45 am
View From the Hill: Policy Perspectives on Climate-Resilience
Senator Chris Murphy, D-CT
Moderator: Helima Croft, Managing Director and Global Head of Commodity Strategy, Global Research, RBC Capital Markets
Congresswoman Kathy Castor, D-FL
Congressman Garret Graves, R-LA
Moderator: Elise Labott, Journalist, Foreign Policy
10:30 am
Powering the Transition to Clean Energy
Sverre Alvik, Energy Transition Research Director, DNV
Cynthia Quarterman, Distinguished Energy Fellow, Atlantic Council
Michael Rubio, General Manager, ESG and Sustainability, Chevron
Moderator: Elise Labott, Journalist, Foreign Policy
11:10 am
The Role of Technology Metals in Driving the Green Industrial Revolution
Brian Menell, CEO, TechMet
Anna Shpitsberg, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Transformation, U.S. Department of State
Dr. Fiona Wild, Vice President, Sustainability and Climate Change, BHP
Moderator: Maggie Lake, Veteran Journalist and Founder of Maggie Lake Media
11:50 am
Global Challenges - Local Solutions: A Conversation With City Leaders
Claudia López Hernández, Mayor of Bogotá
Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, Mayor, Buenos Aires
Giuseppe Sala, Mayor, Milan
Moderator: Reena Ninan, Television Journalist
12:15 pm
National Commitment to Climate Action: Iceland

A conversation with Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland

Moderator: Ravi Agrawal, Editor In Chief
12:30 pm
Day 2 Closing Remarks
Susan Sadigova, Vice President of Strategic Development, Foreign Policy

For more information, contact Susan Sadigova, Vice President of Strategic Development.