The Economic Case for U.S. Leadership on Climate Change

October 15

10:00am - 11:00am


Audience: Current Student,  Faculty,  Families,  Neighbor or Friend,  Prospective Student,  Staff

THE ECONOMIC CASE FOR U.S. LEADERSHIP ON CLIMATE CHANGE: Harnessing America’s Potential to Lead and Compete in a 21st Century Climate Economy

There are powerful economic, geopolitical, and national security reasons for immediate action for the U.S. to lead the world on climate policy. Locally, Colorado is well-positioned to play a pivotal role in this transition politically and economically on both the national and international stage. How can the U.S. retain its position of leadership in the global economy through investments in green technology and transitioning energy systems to a more sustainable path and future?

Korbel School Dean Fritz Mayer moderates a conversation with Senator Michael Bennet and a panel of experts about the strategic case for U.S. climate leadership that situates the U.S. at the forefront of clean energy innovation, improved security, and a path toward better economic prosperity.



Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO)

Douglas Campbell, CEO of Solid Power, Inc.

Cullen Hendrix, Professor and Director of Korbel School’s Sustainability Initiatives

Kelley Kizzier, Associate Vice President for International Climate at Environmental Defense Fund

Niraj Swami, Senior Advisor, Applied AI & Innovation Ventures at The Nature Conservancy and Founding Partner of SCAD Ventures

Emilie Wangerman, Vice President of Business Development at Lightsource BP