Conquering the Climate Decade: Have the events of 2020 shifted what governments and businesses can get done?


Governments and business have recently shown incredible determination to respond to a major emergency. They’ve created bold programs overnight and intervened in an unprecedented way to protect people’s health and jobs.


Can the same approach be taken to the climate crisis? Does the world now have a greater chance of halving global emissions, in this, the Climate Decade? Join us to hear from political and business leaders as we explore what leaders can now do.



Helen Clarkson, CEO, the Climate Group


Picking up the pace: Increasing investment into green infrastructure

Dr Richard Mattison, CEO, Trucost, part of S&P Global

Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Canada

Dr Pedro J Pizarro, President and CEO, Edison International

Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility

Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas OBE, CEO, Green Finance Institute

Moderator:  Helen Clarkson, CEO, the Climate Group


From Paris to Glasgow: Strengthening commitments and increasing ambitions

Christiana Figueres, Co-Founder, Global Optimism

Alok Sharma, President, COP26 and Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, United Kingdom


The long journey to net zero: Setting up the next generation for success

Mandela Barnes, Lieutenant Governor, Wisconsin

Damià Calvet, Minister of Territory and Sustainability, Catalonia

Alexandra Liftman, Global Environmental Executive, Bank of America

Nancy Mahon, Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability, The Estée Lauder Companies

Moderator:  Helen Clarkson, CEO, the Climate Group


Closing remarks

Helen Clarkson, CEO, the Climate Group