World Climate Forum 2020 Series,
North America, Europe & Asia

World Climate Forum NORTH AMERICA

24th September, 2020 (Available On-Demand Now)

Keynotes and Sessions
September 24, 2020
World Climate Forum NORTH AMERICA

Alongside Climate Week NYC & the UN General Assembly



Green Recovery & Adaptation

Patricia Fuller / Canada's Ambassador for Climate Change

World Climate Forum NORTH AMERICA 2020 series


Green Recovery & Adaptation


Dr. Ernest Moniz / CEO / Energy Futures Initiative and EJM Associates. Former United States Secretary of Energy (2013 - 2017)

World Climate Forum NORTH AMERICA 2020 series


Decarbonizing the Energy Matrix - Unlocking Finance Opportunities and Accelerating Clean Energy Solutions for a Sustainable Energy Future


Peter Rothstein / President / NECEC

Miranda Ballentine / CEO / REBA 

Rudy Wynter / President and COO, Transmission, Generation and Energy Procurement / National Grid US

Alfred Griffin  / President / New York Green Bank


World Climate Forum NORTH AMERICA 2020 series


Transformative Mobility - Investing in the Post-Carbon Future of Transportation

Nick Albanese / Head of Intelligent Mobility /  Bloomberg NEF

Drew Kodjak / Executive Director / International Council on Green Transportation 

Colleen Quinn / Founder and Director / EMobility Advisors

Ellen Greenberg / Deputy Director for Sustainability / California Department of Transportation 


World Climate Forum NORTH AMERICA 2020 series


Smart, Sustainable, Connected - Future Proofing Cities through Sustainable Infrastructure & Partnerships

André Schneider / CEO / Geneva Airport

Scot Horst / Founder and CEO / Arc Skoru / US Green Building Council 

Lara Cottingham / Chief of Staff and Chief Sustainability Officer / City of Houston 


World Climate Forum NORTH AMERICA 2020 series


Catalyzing the Net-Zero Transition: Policy, Finance & Implementation


Julia Pyper / Senior Editor / Greentech Media 

Jennifer Wu / Global Head of Sustainable Investing / J.P Morgan Asset Management

Kimberly Henderson / Partner / McKinsey & Company 

Michael Renner / Programme Officer / IRENA

World Climate Forum NORTH AMERICA 2020 series


World Climate Forum NORTH AMERICA 2020 Series


World Climate Forum NORTH AMERICA 2020 Series

Key Themes at World Climate Forum NORTH AMERICA

World Climate Forum EUROPE

17-18th November, 2020

Keynotes & Sessions
November 17-18, 2020, World Climate Forum Europe


Opening: Keynote and Session on Sector Coupling

Jens Nielsen / CEO / World Climate Foundation

Hauke Engel / Partner / McKinsey & Company

Emma Champion / Analyst, EMEA Energy Transition / BloombergNEF

Jan Andersson / Market Development Manager / Wärtsilä Energy, Europe

Morten Petersen / Vice-Chair of Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) & Member of the European Parliament

Mechthild Wörsdörfer / Director, Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks / International Energy Agency (IEA)

Kristian Ruby / Secretary General / Eurelectric


Towards Climate Neutral Cities


Trude Rauken / Deputy Director / The Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance (CNCA)

Stefan Håkansson / Global Director / E.ON City Energy Solutions and CEO, E.ON Business Solutions    

Adrian Hiel / EU Policy and Communications / Energy Cities

Boris Palmer / Mayor / City of Tübingen


Final Session - Fireside Chat: The Future is Now: Renewable Heating and Cooling for a Decarbonised Economy


Jose La Loggia / President, Commercial HVAC EMEA / Trane Technologies

Thomas Nowak / Secretary General / European Heat Pump Association


Day 2: Opening Keynote & Session on Accelerating the Clean Energy Transition

Jens Nielsen / CEO / World Climate Foundation

Jean-Baptiste Perrin / Invent for Society Global Leader / Capgemini Invent

Sara Maria Moubarak / Environmental Sustainability Consultant / Capgemini Invent

James Haycock / Vice President, Brand Experience / Capgemini Invent

Kerstine Appunn / Staff Correspondent / Clean Energy Wire

Ville Rimali - Director of Growth & Development in Africa and Europe / Wärtsilä Energy

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis / Secretary General / Hydrogen Europe

Lord Adair Turner / Chair / The Energy Transitions Commission


Day 2: Hedging Risk - The Opportunities of Investing in a Climate Resilient Economy

Kate Levick / Programme Leader, Sustainable Finance / E3G

John Mulligan / Director and Climate Change Lead / World Gold Council 

Burcu Guner / EMEA Stress Testing Practice Leader / Moody's Analytics

Barbara Buchner / Global Managing Director and Executive Director / CPI 

Carlos Sanchez / Director / Climate Resilience Finance at Willis Towers Watson / Executive Director / CCRI

Driving Climate Action Through Sustainable Leadership

World Climate Forum Europe (WCF Europe) aimed to raise collective ambition and support the implementation of successful and scalable solutions across the region with an emphasis on the COP26 priority action areas. World Climate Foundation brings its extensive European stakeholder network and decade of experience convening the leading thought-leaders to impact climate action throughout Europe. WCF Europe was the final Forum in the 2020 Series, acting to culminate the outcomes and impact of the World Climate Forum 2020 Series and serving as a focused precursor to COP26 and a catalyst for progress as part of the Decade to Deliver on Climate Action.

Key Themes at World Climate Forum Europe - London

Energy Transition & Addressing Climate Change in a Post-Pandemic World

Adaptation & Resilience - Prioritising Action Areas for COP26 and 2030 Agenda

Green Recovery Policies & Investments

Developing Zero Carbon Transport through Sector Coupling

Financing Biodiversity

Creating Climate Neutral Cities


World Climate Forum ASIA

14th October, 2020 (Available On-Demand Now)

Keynotes & Sessions
October 14, 2020, World Climate Forum ASIA

Carbon Markets - Helping Countries Raise Ambition Ahead of COP26

Dr. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana / Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP


Capturing Investment Opportunities in the Clean Energy Revolution - Navigating Asia’s Transition


Rebecca Mikula-Wright / Executive Director / AIGCC (moderator) Suvojoy Sengupta / Partner / McKinsey & Company  

Dr. Yongping Zhai / Chief of Energy Sector Group, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department / Asian Development Bank  

Tom Howes  / Head of Energy and Environment / IEA

Biodiversity and Natural Capital


Marco Lambertini / Director General /  WWF International


Building Sustainability - Strengthening the Case for Climate Resilient Infrastructure


Cristina Gamboa / CEO / World Green Building Council (moderator)

Allen Ge / President of HVAC and Transport businesses, Asia Pacific /  Trane Technologies 

Subbu Kanakasabapathy / Regional Managing Director, South East Asia / Jacobs


Catalyzing the Post-Pandemic Recovery - Pathways to Sustainable Value Creation


Justin Wu / Managing Director and Head of Asia-Pacific / BloombergNEF (moderator)

Juliette Macresy / Executive Director – Issuer Business /  Vigeo Eiris 

Shalini Singh / Chief Corporate Communications & Sustainability / Tata Power

Tony Cripps / CEO / HSBC Singapore

Key Themes at World Climate Forum Asia

Climate Finance - Capturing Investment Opportunities for the Net-Zero Transition and Green Economic Recovery

Carbon Markets - Helping Asia Raise Ambition ahead of COP26

Adaptation & Resilience - Prioritising Action Areas for COP26 and 2030 Agenda

Biodiversity and Natural Capital

Circular Economies to Tackle Climate Change

Sustainable and Climate Resilient Infrastructure