Session Details

Plenary - Politics of Climate: Splintering coherence or thousand points of light

Monday, March 9

03:20 pm - 04:05 pm

COP25, held in Madrid in December 2019, failed to define the rules to implement the Paris Accord. With the United States and Brazil withdrawing from the Paris Agreement and others increasing coal-fired generation, the 2015 political consensus underlying the Paris according is shattering. Still, some argue that environmental activism seen in municipalities and non-federal entities around the world—and the focus on sustainability emerging in the financial sector—represent a thousand points of light. How can industry, the financial sector, and environmental activists most effectively support a sustainability agenda that is itself sustainable? 

Session Speakers
  • Carlos Pascual

    IHS Markit

    Senior Vice President

  • Al Cook

    Equinor ASA

    EVP, Global Strategy & Business Development (GSB)

  • Fred Krupp

    Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)


  • Greg E. Sharenow


    Managing Director & Portfolio Manager

  • Feng An

    Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation (iCET)

    Founder & President