Representatives from business, cities, and civil society will preview the climate summit taking place in Washington, DC, May 5 & 6

WASHINGTON (APRIL 26, 2016)– The most significant gathering of sub-national and non-governmental leaders on global climate action this year will take place in Washington, D.C. on May 5-6. This event follows last week’s successful UN signing ceremony, where more than 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The Climate Action 2016 summit will bring together 700 leaders from government, business, finance, academia, philanthropy and civil society to advance ambitious climate action across multiple sectors.

We will host a press call this Friday, April 29 at 11:00 a.m. EDT, to discuss what to expect at the summit and what actions are needed in the coming months on climate change.


Press teleconference to preview Climate Action 2016 summit


  • Robert Orr, United Nations under secretary-general and special advisor to the UN secretary-general on climate change

  • Samuel Adams, director, U.S. Climate Initiative, World Resources Institute, and former mayor of Portland, Oregon

  • Diane Holdorf, chief sustainability officer, Kellogg Company

  • Sandrine Dixson-Declève, chief partnership officer, Sustainable Energy for All

  • Patrick Oliva, senior vice president, external relations, strategic anticipation and sustainable development, Michelin Group

  • Michael Oko, communications director, World Resources Institute (moderator)


Friday, April 29 at 11:00 a.m. EDT


Please dial in with one of the following toll-free numbers

US: 1 (866) 803 2143

Use verbal passcode “CA2016”

Other countries:

  • BRAZIL: 0800-8911992

  • CANADA: 866-845-8490

  • CHINA: 10800-712-1320

  • FRANCE: 080-510-0831

  • GERMANY: 0800-000-1654

  • HONG KONG: 800-900-592

  • INDIA: 000-800-852-1231

  • MEXICO: 001-866-888-0267

  • NETHERLANDS: 0800-020-0428

  • SOUTH AFRICA: 080-09-98819

  • UK: 0800-279-3953

For additional toll-free international numbers, please contact Daniel Melling,


To RSVP and for any questions, please contact Daniel Melling;