Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center on Tuesday, March 15, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET for a discussion on the progress of the First Movers Coalition in advancing decarbonization in the private sector. The discussion will feature Lauren Riley, Managing Director of Global Environmental Affairs and Sustainability for United Airlines; Varun Sivaram, Senior Director for Clean Energy and Innovation for US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry; and Pamela Venzke, Head of Corporate Affairs for Orsted North America Offshore. David L. Goldwyn, Chairman of the Atlantic Council Energy Advisory Group, will moderate.

Much of the technology key to the energy transition is not yet available at commercial scale, and in order to bring these innovations to market, cultivating demand is essential. This requires the alignment of policy and industry to mobilize innovation and accelerate adoption. The First Movers Coalition, an effort led by the US State Department and driven by more than 30 companies, seeks to enable the commercialization of emerging technologies in hard-to-abate sectors by 2030. In this Atlantic Council event, government and industry leaders that are taking the steps to create demand for these technologies will discuss the role of the Coalition and the progress made thus far.

Please join this conversation via the web application Zoom, which is accessible through your web browser, the Zoom desktop or mobile app, and by phone. If you wish to join the question and answer period, you must join by app or web. Please register below to receive further information on how to join the virtual audience.


A conversation with

Varun Sivaram
Senior Director for Clean Energy and Innovation, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry
US Department of State

Lauren Riley
Managing Director, Global Environmental Affairs and Sustainability
United Airlines

Pamela Venzke
Head of Corporate Affairs
Orsted North America Offshore

Moderated by

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