Yale Climate Conference

The Kerry Initiative will host the Yale Climate Conference on September 18-19, 2017.

The conference will feature five sessions 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.

Confirmed speakers and sessions topics include:

Session 1: The Future of Energy

  • 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

Session 2: The Role of the Private Sector

  • Mr. Hank Paulson, Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
  • Mr. Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman of the Board of General Electric

Session 3: State, City and International Efforts

  • 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

Mr. James Baker, Former U.S. Secretary of State

Closing Plenary: Citizen Engagement & Activism

Leonardo DiCaprio, United Nations Messenger of Peace for Climate

Learn more about the speakers on the conference website: