As the world looks to take more urgent action on climate change, the United States will play a key role. For years the U.S. has struggled to pass federal climate legislation but in August 2022, the U.S. Senate passed The Inflation Reduction Act, which included bold measures to fight climate change and cut US carbon emissions by 40% by 2030, resulting in significant implications for global greenhouse gas emissions and the U.S.’ standing in the world.
As the U.S. emerges from the pandemic, it is our shared responsibility to deliver a green and digital recovery and ensure U.S. cities, major emission contributors, become smarter and more sustainable. This conference will bring together a range of stakeholders, including city, state and federal government representatives, as well as national and international businesses, to elevate the role of technology in the fight against climate change. We will examine the various initiatives by technology companies to reduce their own carbon emissions, and explore ways technology can become an enabler to drive climate action throughout U.S. cities. The conference will also examine the work to date by the federal government and city governments, and the resources available to businesses to help support wider climate goals.