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The event runs March 20–22 and shares climate leadership strategies.

It’s not hard to find headlines and news about the risks we face from climate change—but at the Climate Leadership Conference, convening March 20–22 in Baltimore, leadership in acting on these risks will be on full display. Focusing on the theme "Connecting People, Innovation, and Opportunity," the Climate Leadership Conference program showcases how U.S. corporations are responding to climate change.

Conference highlights

For example, leading experts will explain recent changes in climate disclosure best practices, as well as how to use the information to drive decisions. Another session will highlight how capital markets and power providers are working together to push grids towards clean energy.

In one track, devoted to proven solutions to cut carbon emissions, corporations representing health care, consumer products, utilities and finance will share their progress and lessons learned.

Take a look at deep energy efficiency in a session moderated by BCSE’s Lisa Jacobsen and featuring USGBC member companies Skanska and Schneider Electric.

In addition, I will be facilitating a Strategy Exchange Session on carbon-neutral buildings and emerging policy on Thursday, March 21, from 3:30–4:30 p.m.

Local leaders

In addition to recognizing business actions on climate, the event facilitates the sharing of ideas, challenges and solutions across sectors. Federal, state and local governments will be represented; those in attendance will include New York Rep. Paul D. Tonko; Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan; Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh; Susanne Torriente, Chief Resiliency Officer, City of Miami Beach; and Doug Melnick, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of San Antonio.

USGBC is proud to be an official partner of the Climate Leadership Conference, and we look forward to intensive dialogue on implementing climate mitigation and adaptation actions.

For complimentary registration, use the code "CLC-USGBC-Comp." To add colleagues at a discount of 15 percent off, use "CLC-USGBC-15."

Register for the Climate Leadership Conference