Climate change is the challenge of our lifetimes. According to climate scientists, we will have to reduce net global greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050, if not before, to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. To achieve such decarbonization will require substantial innovation across virtually every sector of the global economy: transportation, energy, buildings, industrials, agriculture, and the numerous downstream industries these sectors support.
This December, 25 delegates — leaders from business, government, universities, and non-profits — will convene at the University of Virginia’s historic Rotunda to discuss strategies for decarbonizing the global economy. Through a facilitated dialogue and workshop, the delegates will identify obstacles to decarbonization and ideate and develop solutions. These insights will then be used to develop a decarbonization playbook to inspire and inform action.
Observer Opportunity: We are offering a limited number of seats to observers during the morning delegate discussion from 10 am – 12 pm in the Rotunda dome. Observers will include UVA students, faculty, and staff as well as local leaders working in this space. To be considered, please send Becky Duff a summary of your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will Teichman / Kimco Realty
Anna Seifken / US Department of Energy
Scott Price / UPS
Roger Martella / GE
Katherine Neebe / Duke Energy
Mark Goodwin / Apex Clean Energy
Alicia Seiger / Stanford
Ed Davis / US Dept of Energy
Lars Norell / Altus Power
Rob Bradley / Ernst & Young
Deborah Lawrence / UVa
Lisa Colosi Peterson / UVa
Lisa Manley / Mars
Kyle Teamey / Breakthrough Energy
Ashish Batra / Corteva Agriscience
Mark Lessans / Johnson Controls
Christopher Smith / Ford
Leonidas Canellopoulos / Titan Cement
Michael Wironen / Nature Conservancy
Dan Needham / Nucor Steel
Arsalan Ahmed / Ecovyst
Robert Blue / Dominion Energy
Lindsey Hall / S&P Global
Nate Gorence / Impossible Foods
Walton Shepherd / NRDC
Carrie Hearne / Virginia Energy
Check the Delegates page for the full list and bios.