Limiting the increase in global average temperature to 1.5°C is within reach—but only with action across all levels of government and all segments of society. Across the United States, cities, states, and communities are executing bold, ambitious plans to reduce national emissions, even in the absence of federal leadership. This wave of sub-national climate action is occurring around the world, with multi-sector coalitions stepping up across the globe—including in Argentina, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, and Vietnam—to support the delivery and enhancement of their countries’ climate goals. This rapidly expanding coalition of actors is demonstrating that the transition toward a transformed, clean energy economy generates opportunities and extensive benefits for economies, communities, and ecosystems, while making a real difference in global emissions. This discussion will feature leading policy experts from several organizations working to analyze and communicate the impact of this growing sub-national effort.

Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center & America’s Pledge on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., for a public discussion on the status of sub-national climate action in the United States and across the world, featuring leading policy experts from several organizations working across multiple sectors and geographies. Breakfast will be served.

In collaboration with

America’s Pledge


A conversation with

George David Banks
Chief Strategist for the Minority, Policy and Communications
US House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

Alison Cassady
Deputy Staff Director for the Majority
US House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

A panel discussion with

Pankaj Bhatia
Deputy Director, Climate Program, World Resources Institute; Director, Greenhouse Gas Protocol

Carla Frisch
Principal, Carbon-Free Cities and States
Rocky Mountain Institute

Nate Hultman
Associate Professor, School of Public Policy; Director, Center for Global Sustainability
University of Maryland

Mariana Panuncio-Feldman
Senior Director, International Climate Cooperation
World Wildlife Fund

Moderated by

David Livingston
Deputy Director, Climate and Advanced Energy, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council

This event is open to press and on the record. 

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