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Climate Leaders Meeting: Agenda

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December 1-3, 2009
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
National Harbor, Maryland

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Introductory Training Session for New Partners

  • John Sottong, Technical Director, Climate Leaders Program, U.S. EPA
  • Eric Christensen, Senior Project Director, WSP
  • Neil Kolwey, Manager, GHG Consulting, E Source
  • Jessica Jacobs, Project Engineer, CH2M Hill

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Opening Remarks

  • Susan Wickwire, Chief, Energy Supply and Industry Branch, U.S. EPA

Keynote Address: Administration Policies and EPA Action

  • Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator, U.S. EPA

Business Perspective on Climate

  • Ralph Izzo, Chief Executive Officer, PSEG

Congressional and International Action

  • Brian McLean, Director, Office of Atmospheric Programs, U.S. EPA
  • David Doniger, Policy Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Phil Sharp, President, Resources for the Future
  • Meg McDonald, Director of Global Issues and President Alcoa Foundation, Alcoa

Program Update: Strengthening Climate Leaders for the Future

  • Andrew Aulisi, Director, Climate Leaders Program, U.S. EPA (8 pp, 277K)

Reducing Emissions Across a Business Value Chain: Examples from the Pulp and Paper Sector

  • Jim Jackson, Director of Environment, Boise Paper (13 pp, 766K)
  • Mark Buckley, Vice President of Environmental Affairs, Staples (18 pp, 1.5 MB)
  • Sara Conte, Vice President of Corporate Development, Greenstar (10 pp, 1 MB)

Breakout Sessions

Offset Methods and Lessons Learned

  • Melissa Weitz, Environmental Policy Analyst, U.S. EPA (24 pp, 660K)
  • Kimberly Klunich Todd, Environmental Policy Analyst, U.S. EPA (24 pp, 660K)
  • Hans Wegner, Vice President, Printing & Production Control, National Geographic

Changing Corporate Culture

How to Set a GHG Goal

  • Emma Stewart, Senior Program Lead, Sustainable Business & Operations Program, Autodesk (17 pp, 1.9 MB)
  • Jennifer Jones, Environmental Engineer, Genzyme (14 pp, 453K)
  • John Sottong, Technical Director, Climate Leaders Program, U.S. EPA

What Our Company Learned in Achieving its GHG Goal: Lessons Learned and Recognition of Goal Achievers

  • Susan Wickwire, Chief, Energy Supply and Industry Branch, U.S. EPA
  • Goal Achievers Panelists

Recognition Reception: Goal Achievers, Goal Setters, New Partners

  • John Sottong, Technical Director, Climate Leaders Program, U.S. EPA
  • Beverages sponsored by Anheuser-Busch

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Getting the Most Bang for the Buck: Ranking the Cost and Carbon Effectiveness of Clean Energy Projects Plenary Sessions

  • Andrew Aulisi, Director, Climate Leaders Program, U.S. EPA (9 pp, 227K)

Focus on Energy Efficiency: Low-Hanging Fruit and Beyond

Focus on Energy Efficiency: Low-Hanging Fruit and Beyond (the Partner Perspective)

Scope 3 and Product Lifecycle Protocols Update

Breakout Sessions

Engaging Your Suppliers to Reduce Emissions

  • Cynthia Cummis, Senior Associate, World Resources Institute
  • Thomas LaVake, Manager, Worldwide Environmental, Health & Safety, Johnson & Johnson (12 pp, 776K)
  • Sean West, Environmental Health and Sustainability Project Manager, United Technologies Corporation (13 pp, 649K)

Financial Disclosure of Climate-Related Information: Actions by the SEC and New York Attorney General

  • Shelley Parratt, Deputy Director, Division of Corporate Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Michael J. Myers, Chief, Affirmative Litigation Section, Environmental Protection Bureau, New York State Attorney General (8 pp, 81K)
  • Veena Ramani, Manager, Corporate Accountability Program, CERES (10 pp, 126K)

Driving Reductions in Product Transport

  • Steve Leffin, Corporate Sustainability Manager, UPS
  • Sarah Froman, SmartWay, U.S. EPA (21 pp, 1 MB)
  • John Fojut, Vice President, Corporate Sustainability, Kohl's (19 pp, 415K)

Partner Experiences with Leveraging Government Resources

  • MaryEllen Mika, Manager, Sustainability and Energy Supply Chain Management, Steelcase (20 pp, 821K)
  • Scott Hutchins, Partnership Development Manager, Office of Industrial Technologies, U.S. Department of Energy (16 pp, 2 MB)
  • Marty Sedler, Director of Global Utilities and Infrastructure, Intel (10 pp, 467K)
  • Rick Jacobs, Chief Process Engineer, CalPortland Company (12 pp, 2.4 MB)

Why Green Ranking Matters and How Environmental Data Gets Used to Make Assessments about Corporate Competitiveness

  • Daniel C. Esty, Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, Yale Law School

Closing Remarks

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