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Yale University - John F. Kerry Initiative
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Yale Climate Conference - Day 1

The Conference will feature five sessions, moderated by Secretary John Kerry, with key business, political and diplomatic leaders on critical topics including the future of energy; the role of the private sector; state, city and international efforts; bipartisan U.S. leadership; and citizen engagement and activism.

Session 1: The Future of Energy - Speakers will discuss the future of energy, including solutions, opportunities and policies that will help address climate change.
Speakers:
Dr. Ernie Moniz, Former U.S. Secretary of Energy
Mr. Jonathan Pershing, Former U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy for Climate Change
Mr. Tony Earley, Former CEO and Current Executive Chair of the Board, PG&E Corporation
Mr. Mark Boling, CEO, 2CNRG

Session 2: The Role of the Private Sector - Speakers will explore the role of the private sector in addressing climate change, including market based solutions and opportunities in renewable energy.
Speakers:
Mr. Hank Paulson, Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
Mr. Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman of the Board of General Electric
Ms. Heather Zichal, Board member, Airbnb, and former deputy assistant to Pres. Obama for Energy and Climate Change

Session 3: State, City and International Efforts - Speakers will talk about efforts by state, city, and international organizations to take responsible action on climate change.
Speakers:
Mr. Jerry Brown, Governor of the State of California
Mr. Jay Inslee, Governor of the State of Washington
Dr. Jim Kim, President of the World Bank
Ms. Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris

Session 4: Bipartisan U.S. Leadership - Speakers will discuss how to sustain U.S. leadership on energy and climate issues, and potential new avenues for bipartisanship efforts.
Speaker: Mr. James Baker, Former U.S. Secretary of State

Closing Plenary: Citizen Engagement & Activism - Speakers will discuss citizen engagement and activism.
Speaker: Leonardo DiCaprio, United Nations Messenger of Peace for Climate

This event is invite only.