The 8th Annual American Climate Leadership Summit (ACLS19), will take place on May 1-2, 2019 in Washington, D.C. The event is subtitled Breakthrough: Solutions and Leadership. Consistent with the Breakthrough theme this event will explore strategies and ideas to help transform climate action into a true national priority.
ACLS is the nation’s largest and most diverse gathering of leaders dedicated to broadening and catalyzing action and advocacy for effective climate solutions to redirect America toward climate action. As the organizers explain on their website, if there was ever a time to bring leadership together to share learning, build collaboration, and publicly support climate solutions, this is that time. Now more than ever we need climate mitigation and advocacy, so that we can boldly move the needle on solutions.
ACLS19 will be attended by five hundred leaders and innovators from across the US, representing a multitude of constituencies, will collaborate on strategies to expand and accelerate leadership to restore our climate.
At this event participants will
- Learn the latest science and technology on climate and solutions from leading experts.
- Share and hear success stories from a diversity of organizations and communities.
- Learn how to engage and support frontline communities in successful climate advocacy.
- Collaborate across sectors and constituencies to develop new partnerships, synergy.
- Inspire and empower a rising generation of diverse leaders to elevate climate action and advocacy.
Explore and plan for ways to “breakthrough” to achieve rapid, meaningful climate solutions.
- Heidi Binko
Executive Director and Co-founder, Just Transition Fund
- Andrew Bowman
President, Land Trust Alliance
Gail C. Christopher, DN
Chair of the Board, Trust for America’s Health
- Rev. Dr. John Dorhauer
General Minister and President, United Church of Christ
- David T. Dyjack, Dr.PH, CIH
Executive Director, National Environmental Health Association
- Jay Faison
- Jonathan Foley
Executive Director, Project Drawdown
- Vanessa Hauc
Correspondent, Noticias Telemundo
- Lisa Jackson
Vice President, Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, Apple
President and CEO, American Wind Energy Association
- Ken Kimmell
President, Union of Concerned Scientists
- Bret Kugelmass
Managing Director, Energy Impact Center
- Celinda Lake
President, Lake Research Partners
- Christine McEntee
Executive Director and CEO, American Geophysical Union
- Bob Perkowitz
- Carter Roberts
President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund
- Dr. Joseph Romm
Founding Editor, ClimateProgress.org
- Meighen Speiser
Executive Director, ecoAmerica
- Ellen R. Stofan, PhD
John and Adrienne Mars Director, Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
- Benjamin Strauss, MD
CEO and Chief Scientist, Climate Central
- Jalonne White-Newsome
Senior Program Officer, Environment, The Kresge FoundationThe Honorable Sheldon Whitehouse
Senator (D-RI), U.S. Senate