(POSTPONED) Reenergizing Climate Action on Capitol Hill: A conversation with members of the Bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus
NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic this event has been postponed. The new date is yet to be determined.
Addressing our changing climate has reemerged as a top priority on Capitol Hill — and the conversation has matured from whether to take action to how.
The Senate Climate Solutions Caucus was formed in late 2019 to promote bipartisan efforts to promote federal climate policies to curb emissions, secure America's energy future and create low-carbon economic opportunities for American citizens and businesses. Since then the caucus has met with business executives, ambassadors, faith leaders and advocates to discuss their priorities for advancing comprehensive climate policy on Capitol Hill. Meanwhile addressing our changing climate has emerged as an important priority for voters in the 2020 U.S. election cycle.
Join World Resources Institute for a public event with members of the Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, featuring Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) and Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN), co-founders of the caucus. Washington Post Environment Editor Trish Wilson will moderate a conversation about how the caucus has progressed efforts thus far and how the caucus will work on and off Capitol Hill to advance bipartisan climate legislation.
The conversation will be followed by a panel of distinguished experts examining how tree planting initiatives and high-tech carbon removal solutions can be combined with aggressive efforts to curb emissions to set the U.S. on a path to reach net-zero emissions by mid-century.
These conversations will be followed by Q&A sessions. The event is open to the public and members of the media. Lunch will be provided.
- Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE)
- Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN)
- Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute (opening remarks)
- Trish Wilson, Environment Editor, Washington Post (moderator)
- Jennifer Wilcox, Manning Professor of Chemical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
- Jad Daley, President & CEO, American Forests
- Kelly Levin, Senior Associate, Climate Program, World Resources Institute