C2ES Events in Paris

(All times are Paris time)

The American Business Act on Climate Pledge

U.S. Center (Hall 2 Blue Zone—Credential Required)             
Friday, December 4, 3:45 pm
LIVESTREAM: http://go.usa.gov/cxgGV

Join leaders from the White House, C2ES and American corporations, who will discuss how U.S. businesses are leading the way in climate action and investment. Senior leaders of Fortune 500 businesses will discuss not only their own efforts on climate mitigation and resilience, but also how a strong agreement in Paris can help them plan future investments.

More than 80 companies, representing more than $3 trillion in annual revenue, have joined the White House’s American Business Act on Climate Pledge. Several of these companies are also part of the C2ES Business Environmental Leadership Council. American businesses are showing they understand there are considerable economic opportunities in getting ahead of the climate curve, but also considerable risks and costs to inaction.

Speakers:
Robert Diamond – Special Assistant to the President and Director of Private Sector Engagement, White House
Alex Liftman – Global Environmental Executive, Bank of America
Kevin McKnight – Chief Sustainability Officer, Alcoa
Thad Miller – Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Calpine
Bob Perciasepe – President, C2ES
Leah Seligmann – Chief Sustainability Officer, NRG
John Woolard – VP of Energy, Google

Charting a Low-Carbon Course for the U.S. Power Sector
(co-sponsored by Edison Electric Institute)

UNFCCC Side Event (Room 01) (Observer Room 1, Hall 4, Blue Zone-Credential Required)
Saturday, December 5, 6:30 pm

Business and government leaders discuss efforts to reduce carbon emissions from the U.S. power sector, and challenges and opportunities in implementing the new federal Clean Power Plan, a centerpiece of the U.S. strategy to meet its nationally determined contribution to the Paris agreement.

Speakers:
Tony EarleyChief Executive Officer, PG&E
Gina McCarthy – Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Pat Vincent-Collawn – Chief Executive Officer, PNM Resources
Brian Wolff – Executive Vice President, Public Policy and External Affairs, EEI

Implementing the U.S. Clean Power Plan: State and Business Perspectives
(co-sponsored by The Climate Registry)

E.U. Pavilion (Brussels Room) (Hall 2, Blue Zone-Credential Required)
Thursday, December 10, 4:30 pm

Senior representatives of state governments and power companies in the United States will discuss the challenges and opportunities they face in implementing the Clean Power Plan.  The new federal rule, which aims to reduce U.S. power sector emissions 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, is a centerpiece of the strategy for achieving the U.S. contribution to the Paris agreement.

Speakers:
Helen Burt - Senior Vice President, External Affairs and Public Policy, PG&E
Bob Martineau – Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation
Ann McCabe – Commissioner, Illinois Commerce Commission
Yvonne McIntyre – Vice President, Federal Legislative Affairs, Calpine
Mary D. Nichols -- Chair, California Air Resources Board
Bob Perciasepe – President, C2ES
David Rosenheim – Executive Director, The Climate Registry