December 5: America Is All In Action Center

Energy, Industry and Just Transition Day will conclude the All In Action Center’s programming with discussions on clean tech, energy efficiency, how to bring subnational voices into the U.S. nationally determined contribution, or NDC, development process and international subnational work through our partner organizations.

Our All In Action Center would not be complete without an in-person cocktail reception, which we will host the evening of December 5.

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

Explore Our Events

Clean Tech Investments: U.S. Policy Accelerates Business Action on Climate

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Dubai

12:30 AM - 1:30 AM ET

Co-hosted by The Business Council for Sustainable Energy and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions




Senior executives in major U.S. industries will describe how US federal legislation is catalyzing new investment flows into the next generation of clean energy technologies. This event will explore how the Inflation Reduction Act and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act are enabling companies to deploy the solutions needed for the U.S. to reach its NDC to reduce emissions 50-52% by 2030 and how new public-private partnerships are enabling greater market uptake of new technologies. 


  • Geoffrey Pyatt, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State
  • Paul Lau, CEO, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
  • Ken West, President and CEO of Energy and Sustainability Solutions, Honeywell
  • Heather Zichal, Global Head of Sustainability, JP Morgan Chase
  • Laura Tierney, Vice President, International Programs, Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE)
  • John Boesel, CEO, Calstart
  • Nat Keohane, President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)
  • Reihaneh Irani-Famili, Vice President, Capital Delivery – Project National Grid
  • Amy Chiang, Chief Sustainability and Public Affairs Officer, Topsoe

Learn more about The Business Council for Sustainable Energy here

Learn more about the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions here

Saving Energy, Saving Lives: Energy Efficiency as a Climate Unifier

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Dubai

2:00 AM - 3:00 AM ET

Co-hosted by The Business Council for Sustainable Energy




Energy efficiency is often described as the “first fuel”, highlighting the value of prioritizing demand-side solutions early in decarbonization strategies. Through innovative technology and finance solutions, energy efficiency has been proven to lower carbon emissions, save money and reduce pollution in underserved communities, and boost jobs and economic development. This panel will bring together experts on finance, frontline communities, labor, and more to discuss how to spur intersectional investments in energy efficiency to meet global decarbonization and development targets.


  • David Turk, United States Deputy Secretary of Energy
  • Bob Hinkle, President and CEO, Metrus Energy
  • Paula Glover, President, Alliance to Save Energy
  • Laura Tierney, Vice President, International Programs, BCSE
  • Helen Walter-Terrinoni, Global Decarbonization Lead, Trane Technologies
  • Destenie Nock, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University; CSO Devvstream Inc.; CEO Peoples Energy Analytics

Learn more about The Business Council for Sustainable Energy here

Cities Tackling Extreme Weather Patterns and Financing

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Dubai

3:00 AM - 4:00 AM ET

Co-hosted by The U.S. Conference of Mayors




Mayors will address current challenges and opportunities to protect their citizens, including their most vulnerable populations, as extreme weather patterns take a more drastic turn. Mayors will openly discuss how they’re utilizing programs like IRA, IIJA and creative solutions to finance their climate action plans.


  • Andy Ginther, Mayor, Columbus, OH
  • LaToya Cantrell, Mayor, New Orleans, LA
  • Frank Cownie, Mayor, Des Moines, IA
  • Barbara Buffaloe, Mayor, Columbia, MO
  • Elizabeth Kautz, Mayor, Burnsville, MN

Learn more about The U.S. Conference of Mayors here

From Commitments to Results: How Leading States Can Deliver Big on the U.S. NDC

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Dubai

4:15 AM - 5:15 AM ET

Co-hosted by the Environmental Defense Fund




Many U.S. states, long-standing climate leaders, stepped up in the absence of federal guidance to align with U.S. climate targets in the Paris Agreement. With recent shifts in federal policies, how can 25 leading states capitalize on this moment to advance climate action? This panel will highlight state progress, emphasize their pivotal role in closing the gap to the U.S. NDC, and explore the potential of binding state emissions policies to facilitate governors and policymakers in meeting climate commitments, unlocking federal investments for public health, and fostering robust clean energy economies.


  • Gina McCarthy, Managing Co-Chair, America Is All In
  • Rick Duke, Deputy Special Envoy, Climate U.S. Department of State
  • Serena Coleman McILwain, Secretary of the Environment, Maryland Department of Environment
  • Pam Kiely, Associate Vice President, U.S. Region, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Caroline Choi, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Edison International

Learn more about Environmental Defense Fund here

Road to 2030: The Role of Subnational Governments and Non Governments and Non-State Actors in Delivering Strengthened NDCs

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Dubai

5:30 AM - 6:30 AM ET

Co-hosted by the Alliances for Climate Action



To realize the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement, countries need to address the well documented ambition, implementation and finance gaps and strengthen domestic ambition cycles. This requires comprehensive planning and enabling conditions at the national level, coupled with strong and collaborative partnerships with non-state actors. This side event puts the spotlight on the role of subnational governments and non-state actors to deliver strengthened NDCs that put countries on track to meet 2030 targets.


  • Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Climate Change and Energy Global Lead, WWF
  • Katherine "Trin" Custodio, Director, WWF-Phillippines
  • Gonzalo Muñoz, UNFCCC High-Level Champion COP25
  • Luli Pesqueira Fernández, Senior Coordinator of Global ACA and Climate Action Program, WWF-Mexico

Learn more about the Alliances for Climate Action here