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Join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center for a rapid response discussion marking the close of the “Raising Ambitions” event series to highlight reactions from around the world on the Leaders Summit on Climate. This event will take place on Friday, April 23 at 12:00p.m. EDT.

Surrounding the Biden Administration’s Leaders Summit on Climate, the Atlantic Council is joining energy and climate leaders from around the world to encourage increased ambitions on climate action as part of the “Raising Ambitions” series. Following the close of the Summit, hear from an array of experts as they provide rapid remarks on the biggest takeaways from the Summit and on the path forward. The discussion will focus on reactions to US climate commitments, international perspectives, and on looking beyond the Summit to continue raising climate ambitions.

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. Please register below to receive further information on how to join the virtual audience.

Agenda

Keynote address by

Andrew Light
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
US Department of Energy

Key outcomes and next steps: a conversation with

Jesse Young
Senior Advisor on Climate
US Department of State

Reactions to US climate commitments: rapid responses by

David Goldwyn
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center and Chairman, Energy Advisory Group
Atlantic Council;
Former Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs
US Department of State

Michael Steele
Former Chairman
Republican National Committee

Moderated by

Anne Thompson
Chief Environmental Affairs Correspondent
NBC News

Reactions to international climate commitments: rapid responses by

Bosco Marti
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council;
Former Executive Director, Mexico and the Dominican Republic
Inter-American Investment Bank

Akshat Rathi
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council;
Reporter
Bloomberg News

Tao Wang
China Strategist
ClimateWorks Foundation

Lidia Wojtal
Project Lead, International Network of Energy Transition Think Tanks
Agora Energiewend

Moderated by

Anne Thompson
Chief Environmental Affairs Correspondent
NBC News

Impact of the Summit and next steps: rapid responses by

Rachel Kyte
Former CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All;
Former Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs; Dean, The Fletcher School
Tufts University

Francesco La Camera
Director-General
International Renewable Energy Agency

Moderated by

Anne Thompson
Chief Environmental Affairs Correspondent
NBC News

Thu, Apr 8, 2021

Raising Ambitions

Virtual

Surrounding the Leaders Summit on Climate, the Raising Ambitions event series will feature discussions on key steps to increase ambitions to exceed climate goals ahead of COP26.

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