Net Zero 2020 Conference

Track A – Jobs, Public Policy & Economic Recovery

Public and private sector leaders in energy, environment, transportation, housing, construction, technology, and agri-/aquaculture discuss the policies, programs, and practices that are growing jobs and the economy while moving the region to net zero

Welcome

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Richard Delaney, President, Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative

A1

MA Clean Energy Action Plan 2020
Presenter: David Ismay,
Undersecretary of Climate, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs

A2

Groundbreaking Climate Bills to Move in the MA Legislature
in 2020 & Beyond

Presenter: Tim Cronin, Climate Action Business Association [CABA], Climate X Change

A3

Smart Growth and Smart Energy
Presenter: Rebecca Davis, Executive Director (Interim), Metropolitan Area Planning Council

A4

The Transportation & Climate Initiative: What It Means for the
Regional Economy

Presenter, Kate Fichter, Asst. Secretary for Policy Coordination, MA Department of Transportation

A5

Massachusetts Clean Energy & The Clean Energy Economy
Presenter: Stephen Pike, CEO, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

A6

Winds of Change: How the Offshore Wind Industry is Transforming the Region
Co-presenters: Nate Mayo, Director of Public Affairs and Jen Cullin, Manager of Workforce & Supply Chain Development – Vineyard Wind

A7

The Blue Economy Project & Net Zero
Presenter: Leslie-Ann McGee, Project Manager, Blue Economy Project, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce

A8

Climate-Smart Agricultural Practices That Grow Local Productivity, Profitability, Jobs & Resilience
Co-presenters: John Piotti, CEO, American Farmland Trust; Brett Beedenbender, Chief Development & Communications Officer, Community Development Partnership

A9

Local Seafood: Green Jobs on the Blue Ocean
Co-presenters: Brett Tolley, Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance; Seth Rolbein, Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance; Jamie Bassett, Green CrabNation

A10

Broadband as Green Strategy: How the Internet Can Shrink Our Carbon Footprint & Grow the Economy on Cape Cod & the Islands
Presenter: Steven Johnston, OpenCape CEO/ED

Agenda Overview

Jumpstarting a Clean, Green and Inclusive Economy for Cape Cod & The Islands

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Mindy Lubber, CEO and president of the sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres, Inc., commands the global stage to mobilize the most influential investors and companies worldwide around our biggest sustainability challenge: climate change. A renowned thought leader, Lubber’s words inspire institutional investors, corporate boards, executives, and other capital market leaders to factor environmental, social and governance issues into decision-making and on the biggest sustainability challenges of our time.

Track A – Jobs, Public Policy & Economic Recovery

Public and private sector leaders in energy, environment, transportation, housing, construction, technology, and agri-/aquaculture discuss the policies, programs, and practices that are growing jobs and the economy while moving the region to net zero

Track B – Green Toolkits for Business Success

Business and non-profit leaders have enhanced their bottom line by embracing green technologies and practices. Learn about actionable steps, hands-on tools, financial incentives, and more. CEU credits available for builders.

Track C – Climate Activism & Social Responsibility

Thought, faith, environmental and activist leaders offer perspectives on climate change—from the global to the local—and the urgency for climate activism and economic recovery that results in a clean, equitable, just, and sustainable future for all.

Conference Conclusion

Dr. Heather Goldstone, Chief Communications Officer for the Woodwell Climate Research Center, will close out the day and talk about paths forward to net zero.

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