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From Risks to Resilience: International Perspectives on Holistic Climate Adaptation at a Time of Financial Challenge

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From Risks to Resilience: International Perspectives on Holistic Climate Adaptation at a Time of Financial Challenge

It’s time to think differently about the future – about how we respond to unanticipated events like COVID-19 and how we prepare for and mitigate the natural, societal and economic risks associated with climate change. When individuals, communities, institutions, businesses and systems are resilient, they’re able to withstand, recover quickly and thrive – no matter what adversities they experience.

Decarbonization throughout the value chain – Perspectives from the Tech Sector

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Decarbonization throughout the value chain – Perspectives from the Tech Sector

Limiting global warming to 1.5⁰C above pre-industrial levels will require businesses and industries to look beyond their own direct emissions. Partnering across value chains in every sector is critical to ensuring lifecycle decarbonization and achieving sustainable outcomes. In this session, we will examine the value chain elements from the technology sector and discuss the challenges and opportunities in the transition to a net-zero future. Technology impacts all sectors of the economy and is integral to everyday life for people and businesses worldwide.

Electrifying Transportation in North America

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Electrifying Transportation in North America

In the face of climate change and in response to consumer interest, strong policy signals, improving battery technology and costs, access to critical minerals and automaker investments are key factors driving the market for electric transportation in North America.   

India States’ Climate Leadership Forum

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India States’ Climate Leadership Forum

As the first year of the Climate Decade concludes, we call for attention on India’s role in the global transition in the climate action agenda.

Zero Carbon Britain: Skilling Up!

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Zero Carbon Britain: Skilling Up!

With technical solutions readily available, the momentum coming from towns and cities to get to net zero is the political and cultural challenge of our generation. Zero Carbon Britain’s two day interactive course helps councils, institutions, business and active citizens turn their climate emergency declarations into practical action. 

The New Zero-Carbon Normal for Cities

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The New Zero-Carbon Normal for Cities

Nearly 120 major cities worldwide have pledged to become carbon neutral by 2050 – a target which, paradoxically, can feel both challenging and woefully insufficient. With the clock ticking on climate change action, our speakers explore how urban climate initiatives can be taken from the experimental to the everyday. What are the winning innovations in building materials, energy and mobility that can be deployed to make cities more sustainable and accessible? How can more cities be brought onboard? Can zero-carbon goals be advanced to 2040, or even 2035?

Future of Green Aluminum in North America

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Future of Green Aluminum in North America

Quebec’s proximity to market, abundant hydropower resources and attention to the environment, sustainability, and governance position Quebec as a choice source of clean and reliable aluminum to North America. 

CEO Perspectives: Delivering Climate Ambition

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CEO Perspectives: Delivering Climate Ambition

A growing number of leading companies are committing themselves to ambitious climate goals. CEOs will engage in a multisector discussion on what’s driving their climate efforts and how they aim to overcome technology, policy, and other challenges on the path toward decarbonization.

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Dr. Pedro J. Pizarro President and CEO, Edison International Member, Board of Directors, Edison International and Southern California Edison

Wayne T. Smith Chairman and CEO, BASF Corporation Member, Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE

Climate Cinema

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Climate Cinema

Join us for the biggest climate summit taking place this year, in coordination with the United Nations General Assembly and the City of New York-- Climate Week NYC, from September 21-27- with events through the end of the month! Produced by Peace Boat US in collaboration with partners for Climate Action, and using the virtual theater created by SIMA - Social Impact Media Awards, the Climate Cinema on Sept 30, Wednesday will contribute to this wave of dialogue and change through film.

Xie Zhenhua and Kevin Rudd in discussion

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Xie Zhenhua and Kevin Rudd in discussion

The Asia Society Policy Institute is delighted to host Minister Xie Zhenhua, China’s Special Advisor for Climate Change Affairs and the President of the Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development at Tsinghua University, for an address and discussion with the Hon. Kevin Rudd AC, President of the Asia Society Policy Institute. The discussion will focus on Chinese and global climate action, including the implementation of the Paris Agreement in the lead-up to the United Nations COP26 Climate Conference next year.