Held two months after the launch of Fulfilling America's Pledge at the Global Climate Action Summit and ahead of COP24, this event will focus on U.S. sub-national action as a significant driver of emissions reductions.



Fulfilling America's Pledge: A Dialogue on Subnational Climate Action in the U.S. and Beyond


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Experts and thought leaders will discuss implications for policymakers and actors on the ground, both within the United States and globally, as the world looks to all actors to help reach our climate goals.

Tailored to a U.S. and international policy audience, this event will feature key voices from coalitions representing regional governments, municipalities, and business leaders. Participants will highlight the critical role of subnational actors, while also providing a clear sense of challenges and opportunities moving forward.

About the Report

Fulfilling America’s Pledge, launched at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit, is the most comprehensive assessment to date of how states, cities, and businesses are driving the United States toward a low-carbon future. The report highlights current policies as well as the potential for heightened ambition to achieve deeper emissions reductions. The report is the product of a collaborative effort between the leadership of the America’s Pledge initiative and a core research team including University of Maryland, Rocky Mountain Institute, World Resources Institute, and other partner organizations.


  • Todd Stern, Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute
  • Nate Hultman, Director, Center for Global Sustainability, and Associate Professor at University of Maryland School of Public Policy
  • Carla Frisch, Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Kristin Igusky, Senior Associate, U.S. Climate Alliance
  • Brendan Shane, Programme Director, C40 Cities
  • Rachel McCormick, Head, Energy and Environment, Embassy of Canada
  • Ashley Allen, Senior Manager for Climate and Land, Mars Incorporated