Ukraine’s Energy Minister Galushchenko, IAEA Director Grossi, Bill Gates join Secretary Granholm and White House officials for inaugural Global Clean Energy Forum

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The United States Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), has announced an updated list of speakers for the inaugural 2022 Global Clean Energy Action Forum (GCEAF). Held September 21-23 in Pittsburgh, PA, this historic event will bring together energy leaders from around the world to turn clean energy ambition into action and accelerate the transition to a safer energy future, helping millions of high-paying jobs are being created. Pittsburgh serves as an exemplary host city as one of the world’s foremost communities successfully transitioning to a new, equitable, fair and prosperous economy of clean energy.

The GCEAF will showcase clean energy actions aimed at leveraging the trillions of dollars in investment opportunities that will be unleashed this decade by the global transition to net-zero emissions. Hundreds of side events and business forum sessions will focus on every sector of the clean energy economy, from renewable energies to less fossil fuels, to nuclear power and new emerging sectors such as hydrogen.

Ukraine’s Energy Minister, German Galushchenko, will join other ministers from around the world in Pittsburgh. Senior White House officials in attendance include the Presidential Special Envoy on Climate John Kerrydirector of the National Economic Council Brian DeeseNewly Appointed Senior Advisor to the President on Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation John Podestaand Special Presidential Coordinator for Global Infrastructure and Energy Security Amos Hochstein. Other American leaders, including the president of the AFL-CIO, Elizabeth ShulerGovernor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) will headline mainstage events during the three-day conference.

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International leaders in attendance include:

  • Leila Benali, Minister of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development, Morocco
  • Chris BowenMinister of Climate Change and Energy, Australia
  • Khashayar Farmanbar, Minister of Energy and Digital Development, Sweden
  • Leonore Gewessler, Federal Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, Austria
  • Rob Jetten, Minister of Climate and Energy Policy, the Netherlands
  • Dr Tan See LengSecond Minister of Trade and Industry, Singapore
  • Kadri SamsonCommissioner for Energy, European Commission
  • dr. Jitendra SinghState Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, India
  • Jonathan WilkinsonMinister of Natural Resources, Canada
  • Fatih BirolDirector, International Energy Agency
  • Raphael GrossicDirector General, International Atomic Energy Association
  • Gim HuayDirector, Center for Nature and Climate, World Economic Forum
  • Francesco La CameraDirector General, International Renewable Energy Agency
  • Angela Wilkinson, Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer, World Energy Council
  • Bill Gates, Co-Chairman, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • dr. Rita Baranwal, Chief Technology Officer, Westinghouse
  • Dominique BoiesCEO and CFO, Enerkem
  • Bo Cerup-Simonsen, CEO Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Carbon-Free Shipping Center
  • Claudio FacchinCEO, Hitachi Energy
  • dr. Jennifer HolmgrenCEO, LanzaTech
  • Praveer SinhaCEO and General Manager, Tata Power Company
  • JB Straubel, Co-Founder and CEO, Redwood Materials and Co-Founder of Tesla
  • Malcolm Turnbull, Chairman, Fortescue Future Industries

Following the opening of the UN General Assembly, the GCEAF will convene industry leaders, young professionals, civil society and others with Science and Energy Ministers from more than 30 countries representing the majority of global emissions and 90 % of public funding for clean energy. It will also host the joint convening of the annual Mission Innovation and Clean Energy Ministerials, two platforms established over the past 15 years to advance the innovation and application of clean energy to achieve our global climate goals.

Click here for the full list of Global Clean Energy Action Forum participants

Click here for the full agenda for the Global Clean Energy Action Forum

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