The next few years of global climate action are crucial. Incremental action won’t be enough. That is why non-party actors will play an essential role in increasing the momentum to uphold the Paris Agreement and limit warming well below 2-degrees C. In the United States, bottom-up actions are now paramount, driving additional ambition toward emissions reductions and creating a broad-based engagement that can enable greater ambition in the future.
In this panel, hear from the representatives from We Are Still In and America’s Pledge on this new form of American climate leadership and how they are working with a coalition of over 2700 U.S. cities, states, businesses, faith groups, indigenous people and cultural institutions committed to bold climate action, thereby waving the flag that the US is still in.
- Harry Veerhar, Head of Global Public and Government Affairs, Philips Lighting
- Nathan Hultman, Director, Center for Global Sustainability, University of Maryland and co-Lead, America's Pledge 2018 Report
- Mariana Panuncio-Feldman, Senior Director for International Climate Cooperation, World Wildlife Fund-US