How To Build a 100 Percent Clean Future

Climate change is the greatest challenge facing our country and the world. The science tells us we must act and move to build a 100 percent clean future no later than 2050. While President Donald Trump and his administration continue to deny climate science in an effort that is damaging our economy and the health of American families, states and cities are leading the way on climate action. Nine states, along with Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, have enacted policies to move toward a 100 percent clean future by 2050 or earlier, including through clean electricity standards and aggressive economywide emission reduction targets. This is an urgent crisis that is already affecting every element of our society, and it is critical that the federal government build on the success at the state level to move toward a 100 percent clean future.

Join the Center for American Progress, Environmental Defense Fund, League of Conservation Voters, and Sierra Club for a discussion on how the United States can build a 100 percent clean future. Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Joe Neguse (D-CO), and Paul Tonko (D-NY) will join CAP Senior Vice President Christy Goldfuss to discuss pathways the federal government can take to build a 100 percent clean future. The second panel will feature advocates and state leaders focused on a discussion of progress and lessons learned at the state level.

Click here to read CAP’s recent report, “A 100 Percent Clean Future,” on strategies for building a net-zero economy in just three decades.

Introductory remarks:
Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress

Distinguished panelists:
Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI)
Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO)
Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY)

Moderator:
Christy Goldfuss, Senior Vice President, Energy and Environment Policy, Center for American Progress

Featured panelists:
Barb Hartzell, Deputy Director, Nevada Conservation League
Pam Kiely, Senior Director of Regulatory Strategy, Environmental Defense Fund
Adam Maxwell, State Campaigns Manager, National Audubon Society; Government Relations Director, Audubon Washington

Moderator:
Sam Ricketts, Former Climate Director, Inslee for America

Location

Center For American Progress, 1333 H Street Northwest, Washington, DC, USA

Additional information

A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.

Accessibility: Closed-captioned-enabled video will be posted following the conclusion of the event. If you require ADA-related accommodations for your in-person attendance at this event, please email events@americanprogress.org as soon as possible so that we may assist you.