The British Government in the US invites you to join us for
GROWING THE GREEN ECONOMY:
THE ROLE OF LOCAL AND STATE ACTION IN DRIVING THE GREEN TRANSITION
DATE: Wednesday, 28 April 2021
TIME: 11:00am-12:00pm ET on Zoom
The Zoom link and passcode will be sent to registered guests the day before the event.
Vice President for Policy, Global Energy Institute, US Chamber of Commerce
Senior Environmental, Social and Governance Analyst, Climate Advisers
Director of Infrastructure and Innovation, Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
Deputy Consul General, British Consulate in New York
with welcome remarks by
Dame Karen Pierce
British Ambassador to the United States
Editor-At-Large, The Hill
Subnational actors, particularly US states, have been at the centre of US climate action in recent years. With falling prices in the cost of renewables, advances in technological development and shifts in business' priorities, there have been massive investments at the state level in renewable energy, grid upgrades, energy storage, electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure and other important green sectors. These investments will only increase in the coming decades as states aim to meet their climate targets and new leadership in Washington is poised to make confronting the climate crisis a top priority.
But these investments are not without risk amid economic uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a polarised political environment and technical and logistical challenges. How can policymakers push through political division to find creative bipartisan solutions? How can technological restraints be transformed into innovation? Importantly, how can a transition to a green economy help us "build back better" as we eventually emerge into a post-pandemic world?
Please join us as a panel of leading UK and US experts in government, business and research tackle these important issues and discuss the launch the "US Green Economy Report Series", a new report developed by the British Government, Climate Advisers and the University of Maryland’s Center for Global Sustainability that examines the role of 25 key US states in US climate action. Audience members will hear about some of the key findings from the report, while the panel will weigh in on the potential for green jobs and growth and how the UK and US can more closely collaborate on building vibrant green economies.