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Wednesday, September 21 • 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Global Clean Energy Action Forum Opening Ceremony

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Speakers will welcome visiting country delegations to Pittsburgh, sharing the Steel City’s transformation from an early energy economy to a clean energy and innovation industrial hub. They will also share how we got here – the origins of the Clean Energy Ministerial and Mission Innovation. Young and emerging clean energy leaders will then offer their perspectives on the opportunities to accelerate innovation and deployment to achieve a global net zero economy.


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Granholm

Jennifer Granholm

Secretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
Secretary Granholm is leading DOE's work to advance the cutting-edge clean energy technologies that will help America achieve President Biden’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 while creating millions of good-paying union clean energy jobs and building an equitable economy... Read More →
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Rich Fitzgerald

Allegheny County Executive, Allegheny County
The county’s top elected official, Rich Fitzgerald is in his third and final term as County Executive. Widely recognized for his work ethic, Rich is one of the county’s biggest champions and is well known for bringing together people and organizations on regional issues.  Under... Read More →
avatar for David Sandalow

David Sandalow

Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
David Sandalow is the Inaugural Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy and Director of the Energy and Environment Concentration at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.Mr. Sandalow has served in senior positions at the White House, State Department... Read More →
avatar for Ed Gainey

Ed Gainey

Mayor City of Pittsburgh
Mayor Ed Gainey grew up in East Liberty and saw firsthand the economic hardships many families face in our city. Raised by a single mother, he counted on the support of his extended family and community to build a pathway to high school and college. Inspired to do the same for others... Read More →
avatar for Farnam Jahanian

Farnam Jahanian

President, Carnegie Mellon University
Farnam Jahanian is the 10th president of Carnegie Mellon University. He previously served as the university’s provost and as well as its vice president for research.An internationally recognized computer scientist, entrepreneur, and higher education leader, Jahanian brings to CMU... Read More →
avatar for Alejandra Valdivia Espinoza

Alejandra Valdivia Espinoza

Co-Founder, Red de Jóvenes por la Transición Energética
 (Youth Network for the Energy Transition), Peru
avatar for Dr. Laureen Meroueh

Dr. Laureen Meroueh

Founder, Hertha Metals
avatar for Esther Haerim Heo

Esther Haerim Heo

Head of Industry, Solutions for our Climate
Esther Haerim Heo is currently the Head of Industry at Solutions for our Climate (SFoC), a climate advocacy group based in Seoul, South Korea. At SFoC, she focuses on building and implementing strategies for industrial decarbonisation, including the steel and shipping sectors as well... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 5:30pm - 6:15pm EDT