FP Virtual Climate Summit

April 27 & 28, 2022

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The Transition to Net Zero | Making Good on COP26 Commitments

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Foreign Policy’s second annual Climate Summit returned for another year of high-impact programming dedicated to advancing scalable and inclusive strategies to combat climate change. With an eye toward identifying the solutions and partnerships that can drive deep decarbonization and sustainable development, this summit explored issues ranging from clean energy supply chains to finance for clean technology deployment to cleaner consumption.

Featuring a diverse lineup of global leaders, issue experts, activists, and stakeholders spearheading change from the local to the multinational levels, FP’s 2022 Climate Summit helped advance the global climate conversation on how to make up for lost time and achieve global commitments collaboratively, innovatively, and inclusively.

 

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Event Details

April 27 & 28, 2022

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Speakers
Jacinda Ardern
Prime Minister, New Zealand
Jacinda Ardern is the Prime Minister of New Zealand and the Leader of the New Zealand Labour Party. Born in Hamilton, Jacinda grew up in rural Waikato and attended Morrin...
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jacinda ardern
Carlos Alvarado Quesada
President of Costa Rica
Carlos Alvarado took office on May 8, 2018, with the commitment to modernize Costa Rica and lead towards a more equitable, inclusive and sustainab...
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carlos alvarado quesada
HM Queen Rania Al Abdullah
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah focuses on education, cross-cultural dialogue, and finding innovative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. In addition to her role...
Queen Rania
Queen Rania
John Kerry
U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, U.S. Department of State
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...
FP-John Kerry
FP-John Kerry
Ban Ki-moon
Former Secretary-General, United Nations
In April 2019, Mr. Ban was elected as the Chairman of Presidential National Council on Climate and Air Quality (NCCA) (2019-2021). In April 2018, Mr. Ban was elected as the Chai...
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Sadiq Khan
Mayor of London and Chair of C40 Cities
Sadiq Khan was first elected Mayor of London in May 2016, winning the largest personal mandate in the history of British politics by securing the support of 1.3 million Londoner...
Sadiq Khan (1)
Sadiq Khan (1)
Mary Robinson
Former President of Ireland and Chair of the Elders
Mary Robinson is Adjunct Professor for Climate Justice in Trinity College Dublin and Chair of The Elders. She served as President of Ireland from 1990-1997 and UN High Commissio...
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28-11-2019
Thanksgiving lunch
**US investment in Ireland grew across all sectors in 2019 - American Chamber of Commerce Ireland**
Picture shows  Dr. Mary Robinson who was the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Leadership Award; as the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, which represents Ireland’s US Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) community, hosted its annual Thanksgiving lunch.Pic:Naoise Culhane-no fee
It’s been a strong year for US FDI in Ireland and the pipeline of investment has continued to grow steadily across all sectors. But in light of the challenges ahead, like Brexit and the predicted slowdown of the global economy, the Government must deliver a confident message to the world that Ireland is open for business.
This is according to the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, which represents Ireland’s US Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) community. Today it hosted its annual Thanksgiving lunch in the Clayton Hotel on the Burlington Road in Dublin.
An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar T.D. was the Guest of Honour at the event, where Dr. Mary Robinson was the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Leadership Award. 
Despite the challenges ahead, sentiment among US companies here has remained strong, according to the Chamber. A survey conducted over the past couple of weeks showed that 73% of US companies here expanded their teams over the past year. Almost half said they made a new investment or jobs announcement in 2019, and over eight in ten believe Ireland is a better place to invest today that it was four years ago.
In light of challenges such as Brexit, trade tensions and the potential slowdown in the global economy, the Chamber also highlighted that it was more important than ever for Government to present a confident message to the world that the country is open for business. According to the World Bank, Ireland has fallen to 24th place for ease of doing business with declining scores across a number of indicators including starting a business, d
No repro fee 28-11-2019 Thanksgiving lunch **US investment in Ireland grew across all sectors in 2019 - American Chamber of Commerce Ireland** Picture shows Dr. Mary Robinson who was the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Leadership Award; as the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, which represents Ireland’s US Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) community, hosted its annual Thanksgiving lunch.Pic:Naoise Culhane-no fee It’s been a strong year for US FDI in Ireland and the pipeline of investment has continued to grow steadily across all sectors. But in light of the challenges ahead, like Brexit and the predicted slowdown of the global economy, the Government must deliver a confident message to the world that Ireland is open for business. This is according to the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, which represents Ireland’s US Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) community. Today it hosted its annual Thanksgiving lunch in the Clayton Hotel on the Burlington Road in Dublin. An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar T.D. was the Guest of Honour at the event, where Dr. Mary Robinson was the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Leadership Award.  Despite the challenges ahead, sentiment among US companies here has remained strong, according to the Chamber. A survey conducted over the past couple of weeks showed that 73% of US companies here expanded their teams over the past year. Almost half said they made a new investment or jobs announcement in 2019, and over eight in ten believe Ireland is a better place to invest today that it was four years ago. In light of challenges such as Brexit, trade tensions and the potential slowdown in the global economy, the Chamber also highlighted that it was more important than ever for Government to present a confident message to the world that the country is open for business. According to the World Bank, Ireland has fallen to 24th place for ease of doing business with declining scores across a number of indicators including starting a business, d
Sameh Shoukry
Foreign Minister, Egypt and President Designate, COP27
Sameh Shoukry is Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs since 2014, and is the President Designate of COP27. He brings a wealth of experience in global security issues and multil...
Min. Shoukry Headshot
Min. Shoukry Headshot
Dr. Adriana Abdenur
Executive Director, Plataforma CIPÓ
Adriana Erthal Abdenur is a Brazilian policy expert and the co-founder and Executive Director of Plataforma CIPÓ, an independent, women-led i...
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Perfil_Abdenur
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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agrawal-Ravi-FP-Live_FP008
Dr. Mayesha Alam
Vice President of Research, FP Analytics
Dr. Mayesha Alam is Vice President of Research at FP Analytics, Foreign Policy’s independent research and advisory division. She helped establish and served as deputy director...
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Mayesha Alam Head Shot
Inger Andersen
Under-Secretary-General, United Nations and Executive Director, UN Environment Programme
Inger Andersen is Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.
Betwee...
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Dr. René Arnold
Vice President of Public Affairs Strategy, Huawei Technologies
Dr René Arnold is Vice President Public Affairs Strategy at Huawei Technologies. He develops thought leadership insights on how digitalization can help to combat climate change...
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Rene_Arnold_Headshot
Dr. Sally Benson
Deputy Director for Energy & Chief Strategist for the Energy Transition, The White House
An internationally-recognized energy expert, Dr. Benson serves as Deputy Director for Energy & Chief Strategist for the Energy Transition at Office of Science and Technology...
Benson Photo
Benson Photo
Tyler Booth
Youth Climate Advocate and U7+ Alliance of World Universities Student Ambassador
Tyler Booth is a Chevening Scholar for 2021/2022 and is studying towards a MSc in Climate Change and Environmental Policy at the University of Leeds. She holds a BSc and BMedSci...
Tyler Booth
Tyler Booth
Allison Carlson
Managing Director, FP Analytics and Events
Allison Carlson is the Managing Director of FP Analytics, Foreign Policy’s independent research and advisory division, and FP Events. She oversees FPA’s cross-cutting resear...
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AllisonCarlson
Adam Gromis
Public Policy Manager, Sustainability & Environmental Impact, Uber
Adam is Uber's global lead on sustainability policy. He’s based in San Francisco. Sustainability and cross-disciplinary engagement are running themes throughout his wor...
Gromis Headshot - 2019
Gromis Headshot - 2019
Rafael Mariano Grossi
Director General, The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi assumed office on 3 December 2019. Mr Grossi is a diplomat with over 35 years of experience in the field of non-proliferation ...
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Mariano Grossi_Rafael_2022
Ken Hartwick
President and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Power Generation
Ken Hartwick is OPG’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Ken joined OPG in March 2016 as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President - Finance. He was appointe...
Ken Hartwick
Ken Hartwick
Stacy Kauk
Head of Sustainability, Shopify
Stacy Kauk, P.Eng. is the Head of Sustainability at Shopify and joined in January 2020. She also serves on the advisory board of the Carbon Management Research Initiat...
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Stacy_4207_PhotobyLindseyGibeau
Maria Korsnick
President & 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 e...
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MGK blue - resized
David Kovatch
Director for Energy Transformation, National Security Council, The White House
David Kovatch serves as the Director for Energy Transformation in the National Security Council’s Climate and Energy Directorate where he advances clean energy and energy secu...
David Kovatch
David Kovatch
Maggie Lake
VETERAN JOURNALIST AND FOUNDER OF MAGGIE LAKE MEDIA
Maggie Lake is a veteran journalist with more than two decades of experience covering business, technology, politics, and international affairs. She started her career at Reuter...
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FP-Maggie Lake
Dr. Hani Mahmassani
Director, Northwestern University Transportation Center
Dr. Hani S. Mahmassani holds the William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair in Transportation at Northwestern University, where he is Director of the Northwestern University Trans...
Hani Mahmassani
Hani Mahmassani
Jeff Morrison
Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, GM
Jeffrey (Jeff) Morrison is vice president, GM Global Purchasing and Supply Chain (GPSC), a position he has held since April 2022. Morrison is responsible for the strategi...
General Motors Vice President Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Jeff Morrison Friday, March 25, 2022 at the General Motors Global Headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by John F. Martin for General Motors)
General Motors Vice President Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Jeff Morrison Friday, March 25, 2022 at the General Motors Global Headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by John F. Martin for General Motors)
William Neale
Adviser for Circular Economy, European Commission
William Neale is Adviser on Circular Economy and Green Growth for the European Commission’s Environment Directorate General. He is currently mostly occupied with preparation o...
William Neale
William Neale
Robert Niven
Chair & CEO, CarbonCure Technologies
Robert Niven is the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of CarbonCure Technologies, the global leader in carbon dioxide (CO₂) removal technologies for the concrete industry. Rob...
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Rob Niven1 (1)
Reena Ninan
FOUNDER, GOOD TROUBLE PRODUCTIONS
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 has reported around the world ...
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Reena-Ninan-podcast-HERO-women-economic-recovery
Dr. Zitouni Ould-Dada
Deputy Director, Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment, FAO
Dr. Ould-Dada is currently Deputy Director in the Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome. Before joining F...
ZO photo May 2021
ZO photo May 2021
Annelise Riles
Executive Director, The Northwestern University Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs
Annelise Riles is Northwestern University’s Associate Provost for Global Affairs, the Executive Director of the Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, and a professor o...
Annelise Riles
Annelise Riles
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...
Susan Sadigova
Susan Sadigova
Paul Schoenmakers
Head of Impact, Tony's Chocolonely
Tony’s Chocolonely exists to revolutionize the chocolate industry and make 100% slave free the norm in chocolate. Not just their own chocolate, but all chocolate worldwide. As...
Paul Schoenmakers
Paul Schoenmakers
Veronica Scotti
Chairperson, Public Sector Solutions, Swiss Re
Veronica Scotti was appointed Chairperson, Public Sector Solutions in July 2018. Public Sector Solutions is committed to helping national, provincial and municipal governments, ...
Scotti, Veronica
Scotti, Veronica
Frances Seymour
Distinguished Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute
WRI Distinguished Senior Fellow Frances Seymour is one of the world’s foremost authorities on sustainable development whose extensive research, leadership and management exper...
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frances-seymor
Andrew Sollinger
PUBLISHER and CEO, FOREIGN POLICY
Andrew Sollinger is Foreign Policy’s Publisher and CEO. He joined FP in March 2018 to oversee all revenue generating efforts through subscriptions, sponsorships, advertising, ...
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Andrew_Sollinger_FP
Dr. Kimberly Marion Suiseeya
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Environmental Policy & Culture, Northwestern University
Kimberly Marion Suiseeya is an environmental social scientist with expertise in environmental justice, global environmental politics, environmental governance, Indigenous politi...
Kimberly Suiseeya
Kimberly Suiseeya
Frank Terhorst
Head of Strategy and Sustainability, Bayer Crop Science
Frank Terhorst serves as Head of Strategy and Sustainability for the Crop Science division. He is Based in Monheim, Germany, he leads efforts to drive a long-term strategy that ...
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frank-terhorst-300_0
Carolina Urrutia
Secretary of the Environment, Bogota, Colombia
Carolina Urrutia has more than 20 years of experience working on environmental and sustainability issues, most recently as the Bogotá's Secretary of the Environment. Prior to t...
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Carolina Urrutia photo 2
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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FP-Dr. Fiona Wild
Nudhara Yusuf
Global Governance Innovation Network Facilitator, Stimson Center
Nudhara Yusuf is facilitator of the Global Governance Innovation Network (GGIN), as well as Global Youth Coordinator at the Coalition for the UN We Need, and Research Assistant ...
Nudhara Yusuf
Nudhara Yusuf
Agenda
Day 1
9:00 AM
Welcome & Introduction - Day 1
Ravi Agrawal, Editor in Chief, Foreign Policy
9:05 AM
What Will it Take to Get to Net Zero - Day 1
John Kerry, U.S. Special Representative for Climate, U.S. Department of State
Moderator: Ravi Agrawal, Editor in Chief, Foreign Policy
9:15 AM
The Road to COP27
Sameh Shoukry, Foreign Minister, Egypt and President Designate, COP27
Moderator: Andrew Sollinger, CEO & Publisher, Foreign Policy
9:30 AM
The Role & Geopolitics of Critical Minerals in the Energy Transition
David Kovatch, Director of Energy Transformation, National Security Council, The White House
Jeff Morrison, Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, GM
Fiona Wild, Vice President, Sustainability and Climate Change, BHP
Moderator: Allison Carlson, Managing Director, FP Analytics and Events
10:05 AM
Local Solutions for Global Challenges
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London and Chair of C40 Cities
Moderator: Maggie Lake, Veteran Journalist and Founder, Maggie Lake Media
10:30 AM
Firm Zero-Emission Power - Advanced Technologies to Decarbonize the Grid
Dr. Sally Benson, Deputy Director for Energy and Chief Strategist for the Energy Transition, The White House
Ken Hartwick, President & CEO, Ontario Power Generation
Maria Korsnick, President & CEO, Nuclear Energy Institute
Moderator: Maggie Lake, Veteran Journalist and Founder, Maggie Lake Media
11:10 AM
The Role of Nuclear in Deep Decarbonization
Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency
Moderator: Allison Carlson, Managing Director, FP Analytics and Events
11:30 AM
Greening Infrastructure and Investing In Resilient, Smarter Cities
Adam Gromis, Public Policy Manager, Sustainability & Environmental Impact, Uber
Dr. Hani Mahmassani, Director, Northwestern University Transportation Center
Carolina Urrutia, Secretary of the Environment, Bogotá, Colombia
Moderator: Reena Ninan, Founder, Good Trouble Productions
12:05 PM
National Commitment to Climate Action: New Zealand
Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister, New Zealand
12:10 PM
Closing Remarks
Susan Sadigova, Vice President of Strategic Development, Foreign Policy
DAY 2
9:00 AM
Welcome & Introduction - Day 2
Ravi Agrawal, Editor in Chief, Foreign Policy
9:05 AM
What Will it Take to Get to Net Zero - Day 2
Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary General, The United Nations
Moderator: Ravi Agrawal, Editor In Chief, Foreign Policy
9:15 AM
Powering Humanity’s Climate Response with Hope and Innovation
HM Queen Rania Al Abdullah, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
9:30 AM
How to Integrate Sustainability into Retail Business Models
Stacy Kauk, Head of Sustainability, Shopify
William Neale, Adviser for Circular Economy, European Commission
Robert Niven, Chair and CEO, CarbonCure Technologies
Moderator: Reena Ninan, Founder, Good Trouble Productions
10:05 AM
The Nexus of Ecological Protection & Development - Addressing Deforestation
Dr. René Arnold, Vice President of Public Affairs Strategy, Huawei Technologies
Paul Schoenmakers, Head of Impact, Tony's Chocolonely
Frances Seymour, Distinguished Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute
Moderator: Andrew Sollinger, CEO & Publisher, Foreign Policy
10:35 AM
The Future of Food - How Carbon Farming Can Help Address Climate & Food Security
Dr. Zitouni Ould-Dada, Deputy Director, Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment, FAO
Veronica Scotti, Chairperson, Public Sector Solutions, Swiss Re
Frank Terhorst, Head of Strategy and Sustainability, Bayer Crop Science
Moderator: Andrew Sollinger, CEO & Publisher, Foreign Policy
11:10 AM
Climate Justice and the Fight for a Sustainable Future
Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland and Chair of the Elders
Moderator: Dr. Mayesha Alam, VP of Research, FP Analytics
11:30 AM
Fostering a Just Transition - Ensuring Marginalized Communities Have a Seat at the Table
Dr. Adriana Abdenur, Executive Director, Plataforma CIPÓ
Dr. Kimberly Marion Suiseeya, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Environmental Policy and Culture, Northwestern University
Nudhara Yusuf, Global Governance Innovation Network Facilitator, Stimson Center
Moderator: Dr. Mayesha Alam, VP of Research, FP Analytics
12:05 PM
Elevating Young Voices - A Special Message and Call for Action
Tyler Booth, Youth Climate Advocate and U7+ Alliance of World Universities Student
12:07 PM
Fostering the Next Gen - The Role of Education in the Fight Against Climate Change
Annelise Riles, Executive Director, Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs at Northwestern University
Dr. Xanthe Scharff, CEO, The Fuller Project
12:15 PM
Protecting Ecosystems and Tackling the ‘Triple Crisis’ of Climate Change
Inger Andersen, Executive Director, UN Environment Program
Moderator: Allison Carlson, Managing Director, FP Analytics and Events
12:30 PM
National Commitment to Climate Action: Costa Rica
Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President, Costa Rica
Moderator: Andrew Sollinger, CEO & Publisher, Foreign Policy
12:45 PM
Closing Remarks
Susan Sadigova, Vice President of Strategic Development, Foreign Policy

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