Climate Change Conference October 18-21

Date and Time
Monday, October 18, 2021
Thursday, October 21, 2021

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Bringing Wharton Alumni and Climate Change Experts & Leaders Together

Critical Conversations about Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation, and Restoration

Monday-Thursday, October 18-21, 2021
11:00 am to 1:00 pm (ET) each day

Presented by the Wharton Club of National Capital Region (WCNCR)

Co-hosted by the Wharton Risk Center, several Wharton Clubs across the nation, ColumbiaDC, and other eminent organizations.

Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time. Keeping the climate safe for future generations must be a top priority, and it will require a multilateral approach and trillions of dollars of investment.

Don’t miss this important conference. 

Learn about core topics of climate change. 

Hear insights and updates from climate change experts and leaders in multiple disciplines and industries. 

Learn about innovative work that is driving change. 

Explore new investment and collaboration opportunities.

Sign up today, and bring your questions!

Questions? Contact Soumitra Das WG03.

Register now

Conference Content

Keynotes and networking each day

Day Topic Panels Featured Speakers
October 18 Climate Change Adaptation
  • Climate Change Adaptation
Dr. Katherine Klein, Vice Dean, The Wharton School
October 19 Climate Mitigation
  • Financial Innovations to Drive the Transition 
  • Energy and Transportation Sustainability Advancements to Watch
Christine Harada, Executive Director, Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council, and Former Chief Sustainability Officer for the Obama Administration
October 20 Climate Restoration
  • Commercial Climate Restoration Solutions
  • Restoration of Oceans, and the Cryosphere

His Excellency Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, Chairman, Arctic Circle, and President of the Republic of Iceland 1996-2016

October 21 Climate Change Investment  Opportunities 
  • Climate Change Funds

Shiv Khemka, Global Vice Chairman, SUN Group, and Chairman, The Global Education & Leadership Foundation