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While the World is Talking About Climate Change,
Come to the Forum To Build Capacity
To Do Something About it!

The Climate Strategies Forum is ACCO's primary conference offering half-day training sessions for credit applicable to the Climate Governance Certificate under the CCO CertificationTM program. The Forum also features a suite of keynote conversations, a Women's Climate Collaborative speed mentoring session, CCO Roundtable sessions, networking events, a tools and methodologies showcase and a tabletop exhibition.

Last Year's Headline Speakers

Ron Kirk

Co-Chair, CASEnergy Coalition
and Former U.S. Trade Representative


Bob Inglis

Executive Director, Energy and Enterprise Initiative, George Mason University and Former U.S. Congressman


Janet McCabe
Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Greg Nickels
51st Mayor of Seattle


Catherine Thomasson
Executive Director, Physicians for Social Responsibility

Panel Discussion on Driving Organizational Climate Adaptation Initiatives

Kathleen Ave
Renewable Energy & Climate Project Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Michael McCormick
Policy Advisor, California Governor's Office of Planning and Research
Michael Mondshine
Vice President, Sustainability & Energy, WSP
Joel Scheraga
Senior Advisor for Climate Change Adaptation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Innovative Energy Tools and Solutions Showcase

Blaine Collison
Managing Director, Network Services, Altenex
John Dukes
General Manager, WGL Energy Systems
Lisa Jacobson
President, Business Council for Sustainable Energy
Kristen Taddonio
Team Lead, Commercial Building Technology Deployment, U.S. Department of Energy

Panel Discussion on the International Policy Dialogue: COP-21 and Beyond

Shari Friedman
Senior Strategy Officer, Climate Business Development, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group
Bruno Fulda
Ecology, Sustainable Development, Energy & Transportation Counselor, Embassy of France
Kevin Moss
Global Director, Business Center, World Resources Institute
Wiley Barbour
Board Chair, Greenhouse Gas Management Institute
Clare Sierawski
Chief of Staff, Office of the Special Envoy for Climate Change, U.S. Department of State

Last Year's Program Highlights



> Call for Abstracts Announced
> Registration Now Open! Early Bird Rates and Special Promo Offer Available through December 31, 2015
> 2016 Climate Strategies Forum Announced for July 18-20, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia

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