At the Summit of the Americas in 2022, Secretary Antony Blinken announced the first-ever Cities Summit of the Americas in Denver, Colorado from April 26 – 28 to empower locally driven efforts to build a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable future for the Western Hemisphere. The Cities Summit will include a series of workshops, roundtables, and plenary sessions aimed at aimed at leveraging cities as innovative hubs to address global issues.
Our team is on the ground interviewing government officials, private sector executives, and other thought leaders to discuss the role of cities in the Western Hemisphere to support the green energy transition.
The Atlantic Council hosted two in-person events in Denver, Colorado on the energy transition and local democracy in the Americas.
Reach out to Willow Fortunoff at WFortunoff@AtlanticCouncil.org to learn more about our sessions and explore partnership opportunities. To participate in our sessions, register to join the entire three-day conference.
Agenda for Local Perspectives on the Risks and Rewards of the Energy Transition
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS FOR Local Perspectives on the Risks and Rewards of the Energy Transition
New Atlanticist Feb 28, 2023
Mayors and governors will drive the future of North American economic integration
By Willow Fortunoff, Mary Ann Walker
Local leaders are forging ahead on initiatives that enhance North American economic collaboration. By excluding them from key international summits, national leaders are missing out on a big opportunity.
New Atlanticist Jul 6, 2022
Mayors are quickly becoming international diplomats. The US can help them thrive.
By Willow Fortunoff
Mayors will have the opportunity to revitalize US foreign policy at next year’s Cities Summit of the Americas—but they’ll need national support to shore up their teams and capacity.
EnergySource Mar 6, 2023
Recap: Alliance for Green Cities launch event
By Global Energy Center
The new Alliance for Green Cities is focused on enhancing climate action at the municipal level. It encourages cities to play an active role in promoting a clean energy transition.
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