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.
Anna Seifken / US Department of Energy
Will Teichman / Kimco Realty
Scott Price / UPS
Roger Martella / GE
Katherine Neebe / Duke Energy
Mark Goodwin / Apex Clean Energy
Carrie Hearne / Virginia Energy
Walton Shepherd / NRDC
Nate Gorence / Impossible Foods
Lindsey Hall / S&P Global
Robert Blue / Dominion Energy
Arsalan Ahmed / Ecovyst
Dan Needham / Nucor Steel
Michael Wironen / Nature Conservancy
Leonidas Canellopoulos / Titan Cement
Christopher Smith / Ford
Mark Lessans / Johnson Controls
Ashish Batra / Corteva Agriscience
Kyle Teamey / Breakthrough Energy
Lisa Manley / Mars
Lisa Colosi Peterson / UVa
Deborah Lawrence / UVa
Bruno Sarda / Bruno Sarda
Lars Norell / Altus Power
Ed Davis / US Dept of Energy
Alicia Seiger / Stanford
Check the Delegates page for the full list and bios.