Climate Change Conference October 18 - 21

Date and Time
Monday, October 18, 2021
Friday, October 22, 2021

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Bringing Wharton Alumni and Climate Change Experts & Leaders Together

Critical Conversations about Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation, and Restoration

Monday-Thursday, October 18-21, 2021
11:00 am to 1:00 pm (ET) each day

Presented by the Wharton Club of National Capital Region (WCNCR) Co-hosted by the Wharton Risk Center, several Wharton Clubs across the nation, ColumbiaDC, and other eminent organizations.

Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time. Keeping the climate safe for future generations must be a top priority, and it will require a multilateral approach and trillions of dollars of investment.

Shea, don’t miss this important conference.

  • Learn about core topics of climate change.
  • Hear insights and updates from climate change experts and leaders in multiple disciplines and industries.
  • Learn about innovative work that is driving change.
  • Explore new investment and collaboration opportunities.

Sign up today, and bring your questions!


Questions? Contact Soumitra Das WG03.

Conference Content

Oct 18

Climate Change Adaptation

  • Climate Change Adaptation
Oct 19 Climate Mitigation
  • Financial Innovations to Drive the Transition
  • Energy and Transportation Sustainability Advancements to Watch
Oct 20 Climate Restoration
  • Commercial Climate Restoration Solutions
  • Restoration of Oceans, and the Cryosphere
Oct 21 Climate Change - Investment Opportunities
  • Climate Change Funds

Keynotes and networking each day.

Featured Speakers:

  • Dr. Katherine Klein, Vice Dean, The Wharton School
  • Christine Harada, Executive Director, Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council, and Former Chief Sustainability Officer for the Obama Administration
  • His Excellency Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, Chairman, Arctic Circle, and President of the Republic of Iceland 1996-2016
  • Shiv Khemka, Global Vice Chairman, SUN Group, and Chairman, The Global Education & Leadership Foundation

Map & Directions


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