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In partnership with the Italian and British Embassies, Out in Energy hosted a hybrid event featuring H.E. Mariangela Zappia, Ambassador of Italy, and H.E. Karen Pierce, Ambassador of the United Kingdom, and Dr. Kathryn Huff, Acting US Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, on Tuesday, September 14 at 6 PM Eastern at the residence of the Italian Ambassador for a discussion on COP26, global climate priorities, and the pathway to carbon neutrality by 2050.

This event is part of a series of Out in Energy engagements designed to educate network members on key energy trends and policies, connect people across the LGBTQI+ community working in energy and climate, and raise overall visibility for LGBTQI+ people working in these fields.

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to refer someone to join the Network, please do not hesitate to reach out to Zack Strauss at We also encourage you to join our private LinkedIn community here, should you be interested.


Opening comments by

Marco Margeheri
Board Director
Atlantic Council

Remarks by

H.E. Mariangela Zappia
Ambassador of Italy to the United States

H.E. Katherine Pierce
Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the United States

Dr. Kathryn Huff
Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Nuclear Energy
US Department of Energy

Cocktail reception and networking

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