Center for American Progress

ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: Paying for a Green and Just Transition To Tackle Climate
Press Advisory

ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: Paying for a Green and Just Transition To Tackle Climate

Washington, D.C. — Global leaders recently met at the 2021 U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, to find a solution to the existential threat that touches every person on the planet: climate change. While science shows us that the only way to solve the climate crisis is for economies to move away from fossil fuels and aggressively cut emissions over the next decade, much of the talks focused on the key question of how to finance a just transition to green energy in emerging economies around the world. Ensuring economic progress for all, while also preventing global warming from exceeding 1.5 degrees Celsius, will require innovative proposals that bring together the banking sector, philanthropies, multilateral and development finance institutions, and governments to unlock billions of dollars in financing and make measurable progress.

The Rockefeller Foundation and two dozen partners launched the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet at COP26 to accelerate investment in green energy transitions and renewable power solutions in developing and emerging economies worldwide. Over the next decade, the alliance aims to unlock $100 billion in public and private capital to reach 1 billion people with reliable, renewable energy; avoid and avert 4 billion tons of carbon emissions; create 150 million jobs; and drive economic growth.

Please join the Center for American Progress and the Rockefeller Foundation for a virtual discussion on how to pay for a just, green transition around the world. The panelists will also discuss how the United States will take climate action post-COP26, both at home and abroad.

WHO:
Introductory remarks:
Patrick Gaspard, President and CEO, Center for American Progress

Distinguished panelists:
Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL), Chair, Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
Melanie Nakagawa, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Climate and Energy, National Security Council
Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, President, The Rockefeller Foundation

Moderator:
John Podesta, Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors, Center for American Progress

WHEN:
Friday, Nov. 19, 2021
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ET

WHERE:
You must RSVP at this link to watch the livestream event.

If you have questions for our panel, please submit them on Zoom during the event or via email.

For more information, please contact Sam Hananel at shananel@americanprogress.org.

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