Climate Leadership Conference and Awards

C2ES cosponsors one of the nation’s premier events honoring and strengthening U.S. climate leadership.

The Climate Leadership Conference and Awards are an annual celebration of corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in response to climate change.

Climate Leadership Conference

The Climate Leadership Conference (CLC) brings together influential climate, energy, and sustainability professionals to exchange new ideas and best practices for addressing climate change through policy, innovation, and business solutions.

The 2021 conference will be held October 13-15 in New Orleans.

In addition, we are co-hosting an online Climate Leadership Exchange, May 25, 2021. This half-day of online discussion and strategizing will be an important stop on the road to our 10th anniversary event in New Orleans and to COP 26 in November. Register here.

The ninth annual Climate Leadership Conference was March 4-6, 2020 in Detroit.

The conference convenes around the prestigious Climate Leadership Awards, and is presented by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry.

Climate Leadership Awards

The Climate Leadership Awards is a national awards program that recognizes and incentivizes exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in response to climate change.

By showcasing and recognizing voluntary action on climate and energy, co-sponsors C2ES and TCR are sending a strong signal that innovative and sustainable leadership in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing resilience are critical to addressing climate change.

Since 2012, more than 170 recipients have been recognized for leadership in addressing climate change by reducing carbon emissions in their internal operations and throughout the supply chain, and implementing adaptation planning initiatives.

The Climate Leadership Awards Dinner takes place during the annual Climate Leadership Conference.

Past Climate Leadership Award winners