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Climate Leaders Meeting: Agenda

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October 6-8, 2008
The Drake Hotel
140 East Walton Place
Chicago, Illinois

Monday, October 6, 2008

Special Introductory Session for New Partners

Opening Remarks

  • Bharat Hathur, Deputy Administrator, U.S. EPA Region 5

Welcome Address

Current Issues in State and Federal Climate Policy

Climate Leaders Program Update

  • Manuel Oliva, Acting Program Director, Climate Leaders Program, U.S. EPA (PDF) (19 pp, 1.2 MB)

Partner Progress Reports

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Onsite Projects to Pursue

Service Sector GHG Management

Tools for Data Management

Managing Supply Chain Emissions

  • Zoe Riddell, Vice President, Carbon Disclosure Project
  • Roy Meyers, Senior Manager, Environmental Sustainability, PepsiCo (PDF) (13 pp, 2.4 MB)
  • M Bridget Reidy, Senior Vice President Business Services Company & Chief Supply Officer, Exelon Corporation (PDF) (8 pp, 638K)

Welcome Reception

  • Wine provided by Sonoma Wine Company

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Continental Breakfast: Sponsored by Caterpillar, Inc.

Morning Plenary Sessions

Morning Breakout Sessions

Onsite Projects to Pursue

  • Landfill Gas Project: Angie Slaughter, Manager, Strategic Environmental Initiatives, Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. (PDF) (23 pp, 1.8 MB)
  • Combined Heat and Power: John Parodi, Director of Energy Management, Roche (PDF) (12 pp, 420K)
  • Global Strategy: Barry Hornbacher, Leader and Dave Palochko, Global Environmental Leader, Greening Our Operations, Owens Corning (PDF) (13 pp, 713K)

Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Managing Global GHG Emissions

Reducing GHG Emissions with Offsets and Green Power

  • Blaine Collison, Program Manager, Green Power Partnership, U.S. EPA (PDF) (12 pp, 448K)
  • Mark Newton, Senior Manager, Environmental Sustainability, Dell Inc.
  • Melissa Weitz, Climate Change Division, U.S. EPA (16 pp, 250K)

Site Tours of Local Partner Facilities

Optional Group Dinner at Osteria Via Stato

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Continental Breakfast

Welcome Address

  • Brian McLean, Director, Office of Atmospheric Programs, U.S. EPA

Morning Plenary Sessions

Vision Panel: Opportunities for Climate Leadership Beyond GHG Management

  • Moderator: Truman Semans, Principal, Green Order (16 pp, 587K)
  • John Disharoon, Sustainable Development Manager, Caterpillar Inc. (6 pp, 380K)
  • Melissa O'Mara, Innovation and Sustainability Solutions Executive, IBM Corporation (9 pp, 272K)
  • Judith Schneider, Global Manager, DuPont Company (6 pp, 225K)

Financing New Clean Energy Technologies: A Look Ahead

Leadership Roundtable: The Future of Climate Change Actions

  • Moderator: The Honorable Claudine Schneider, U.S. Congresswoman (1980-1990)
  • Brian McLean, Director, Office of Atmospheric Programs, U.S. EPA
  • R. Andrew de Pass, Head of Sustainable Development Investments, CITI Alternative Investments
  • Henry Henderson, Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Helen Howes, Vice President, Exelon Corporation

Climate Leaders Partners Recognition Luncheon: Sponsored by Best Buy, Inc.

Luncheon Keynote Address

  • Natalie S. Ricciardi, Senior Vice President, Pfizer Inc. (20 pp, 485K)

Announcement of GHG Reduction Goal Setters and Achievers

Wrap-Up and Adjourn

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