December 4: America Is All In Action Center

On Finance Day, the All In Action Center will include programming on efforts to finance the transition for impact, incorporate youth voices into the conversation, and highlight the importance of scaling indigenous peoples’ and local community access to finance.

Scroll down below to learn more about our second day of event programming!

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Senior Leadership in Higher Education Driving Climate Action

10:00 AM - 11:00 PM Dubai

1:00 AM - 2:00 AM ET

Co-hosted by Second Nature




This panel will discuss the unique role that presidents and senior leadership at higher education institutions play to drive climate action, including leveraging some of higher education's key distinctives to support cross-sector climate solutions.


  • Karin Hilgersom, President, Truckee Meadows Community College
  • Julie Zimmerman, Vice Provost for Planetary Solutions, Yale University
  • Tim Carter, President, Second Nature
  • Maurie McInnis, President, Stony Brook University

Learn more about Second Nature here

Financing the Transition for Impact

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Dubai

2:30 AM - 3:30 AM ET

Hosted by America Is All In




Community banks, green banks and other U.S. banks are critical partners in the net-zero transition. Banks’ existing relationships within the communities that they serve are an important tool to encourage climate ambition and banks are a necessary partner as individuals, subnational entities and private businesses seek out ways to finance their transition.  


  • Elizabeth Lien, America Is All In Program Lead and Senior Director for Federal Climate Policy, WWF-US
  • Ethan Zindler, Climate Counselor to Secretary Yellen, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Ivan Frishberg, Chief Sustainability Officer, Amalgamated Bank
  • Karen Fang, Managing Director, Global Head of Sustainable Finance, Bank of America
  • Dan Stiles, External Counsel, Coalition for Green Capital
  • Harold Pettigrew, CEO, Opportunity Finance Network 

Supercharging Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation – The Minnesota Model

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Dubai

4:00 AM - 5:00 AM ET

Co-hosted by the Science Museum of Minnesota and Fresh Energy




In Spring 2023, the Minnesota Legislature and Governor Walz enacted 45 new energy and climate policies. From 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040 to extreme weather resilience, Minnesota's climate action is an unprecedented surge to reduce greenhouse gasses and prepare for the climate changes already evident and those anticipated. This session will explore how this burst of policy action was achieved, how it is being implemented, and how it can inform similar surges in climate action elsewhere.


  • J. Drake Hamilton, Senior Science Policy Director, Fresh Energy
  • Elizabeth Kautz, Mayor, Burnsville, MN
  • Scott Tew, Vice President for Sustainability, Trane Technologies
  • Patrick Hamilton, Manager of Sustainability Initiatives, Science Museum of Minnesota

Learn more about the Science Museum of Minnesota here

Learn more about Fresh Energy here

Power to the Youth: Amplifying Youth-Driven Solutions to Addressing Climate Change

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Dubai

5:30 AM - 6:30 AM ET

Co-hosted by Girl + Environment




In the climate movement, we spend so much time focused on the problems, the barriers, and the issue at hand, but very little time focused on the equitable solutions that can combat climate change. The remarkable efforts underway on the ground, particularly those spearheaded by youth leaders, offer invaluable lessons. In this panel session, we'll delve into the compelling narratives of global youth climate leaders. They will share their inspiring stories, detailing their endeavors to foster an equitable transition toward a green economy, increase diversity within the climate sector, and champion climate justice in their communities.


  • Arielle King, Environmental Justice Educator and Strategist 
  • Saima Rasool, ESG Climate Risk and Strategy Assistant Manager, KPMG
  • Daniela Macaya, Environmental Children’s Book Author and Environmental Studies Student at Yale
  • Diamond Spratling, Executive Director, Girl Plus Environment
  • Errick Simmons, Mayor, Greenville, MS

Learn more about Girl + Environment here

Scaling Indigenous Peoples and Local Community Access to Climate and Biodiversity Finance

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Dubai

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM ET

Co-hosted by Conservation International




This event will highlight the progress and lessons learned from initiatives led by Indigenous Peoples and Local Community around access to Climate and Biodiversity finance. Speakers will share perspectives on what is needed to scale up support for these initiatives and their importance for achieving the Paris Agreement and the Global Biodiversity Framework goals.


  • Kristen Walker Painemilla, CI/ IUCN CEESP
  • Neema Lekule, Ujamaa Community Resource Team
  • Lucas Che, Ak’Tenamit
  • Maria de Souza, Red de Cerrado
  • Luis Barquin Valle, Conservation International
  • Anita Tzec, International Union for Conservation of Nature
  • Paul Hartman, Climate Investment Funds
  • Gabriella Richardson, Global Environment Facility

Learn more about Conservation International here