The risks to resiliency posed by extreme weather are prompting U.S. cities, states, and businesses to take action, even as the issue continues to polarize many leaders in the nation's capital.
However, recent bipartisan initiatives in Congress on clean energy, and a renewed focus on resilience and disaster preparedness could signify a shift in approach. Moving forward, will the debate in Congress over the state of the environment transition to a discussion of effective and appropriate solutions? How might these new initiatives influence a more constructive climate change conversation at the federal level?
From clean energy to land and ocean stewardship, how can the public and private sectors balance progress on the climate front with healthy economic growth?
The Hill in collaboration with the Bipartisan Policy Center will convene policymakers, business leaders and advocacy groups to examine the issues that are motivating greater climate collaboration and consider the substance and politics behind these initiatives.
- Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Member, Congressional Climate Solutions Caucus
- Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Member, Committee on Environment and Public Works
- Donnie Colston, Director, Utility Department, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
- Kyle B. Isakower, Vice President, Regulatory and Economic Policy, American Petroleum Industry
- Melissa Lavinson, SVP, Governmental & External Affairs, Pepco Holdings an Exelon Company
- Brian Pallasch, Managing Director, Government Relations & Infrastructure Initiatives, American Society of Civil Engineers
- Glenn Prickett, Chief External Affairs Officer, The Nature Conservancy
Additional speakers to be announced...
Thursday, September 6, 2018
8:00 AM | Guest Arrival & Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM | Program Begins
10:00 AM | Program Concludes
1011 4th Street Northwest,
Washington DC 20001