Connecting People, Innovation and Opportunity

Join us for our 10th anniversary 

May 2021 in New Orleans

Watch recordings of our plenary sessions!

About the Climate
Leadership Conference

The annual Climate Leadership Conference is North America’s premier event dedicated to addressing the climate crisis through policy, innovation, and business solutions. Hosted by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry, the conference brings together forward-thinking leaders from business, government, academia, and the non-profit community to explore energy and climate solutions and opportunities, and to showcase climate leadership.

Reasons to Attend the Climate Leadership Conference

The conference provides a unique platform for networking with and learning from climate, energy, and sustainability professionals across diverse sectors. Join the community of public and private sector leaders who are at the vanguard of climate action in the U.S. to: 


  • Build strategic connections across diverse sectors
  • Gain key insights and best practices in an ever-evolving field
  • Celebrate the organizations and individuals who are making a difference
  • Collaborate with local and national decision-makers

“The CLC is the premier U.S. conference for companies to participate in peer exchange and stay up-to-date on the trends and innovations that will allow them to drive forward and thrive in a low-carbon economy.”

Cynthia Cummis

Director Of Private Sector Climate Mitigation, Science Based Targets Initiative, World Resources Institute

“I’ve enjoyed participating in the Climate Leadership Conference for nearly 10 years. This is a must-attend event for anyone working on climate action. From expert speakers and engaging content, to connecting with peers and sharing best practices, each year I leave equipped with new ideas and practical solutions that I can take back to my company.”

Patrick Browne

Director of Global Sustainability, UPS

“I judge conferences by three criteria: 1) Did the presenters know what they were talking about?, 2) Did I get to hear from peers and companies facing similar challenges as ours?, and 3) Did I leave with actionable ideas about how our company’s program can improve? I’ve attended four Climate Leadership Conferences, and continue to return because the conference always meets or exceeds each of these criteria.

UTC has been aggressively working on climate-related impact reductions since 2006. The Climate Leadership Conference has been a very useful point of synthesis and provides an efficient way to learn about the results of other programs, new trends, and best-in-class corporate climate-related programs.”

Rick Love

Director, Environmental Sustainability , United Technologies Corp.

We Recognize the People and Organizations Who Are Leading the Way

The Climate Leadership Awards recognize exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in response to climate change. Since 2012, the program has honored more than 170 winners from a wide range of sectors from across the U.S. This year’s Climate Leadership Awards dinner takes place on March 5 during the Climate Leadership Conference.

“Measurable achievements demonstrate progress, and in the case of the Climate Leadership Awards, it allowed us to underscore the value of the project in our application. You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” – Annika Swenson, Honda

The Climate Leadership Conference is made possible with support from our sponsors

#TBT when we could all be in the same room collaborating on climate solutions.
Big news at the end re: next year’s 10th anniversary 👀
@Schwarzenegger @TheOtherMandela @DTE_Energy @SCE @Ford @LafargeHolcim @MarsGlobal @RockyMtnInst @USClimate @AmericasPledge @CarlaFrisch @CA_DWR

📺 Diane Leopold @DominionEnergy speaks during #TheCLC about initiatives and plans to lead the energy sector toward #NetZeroEmissions

“We can’t afford in Michigan, nor can we anywhere in this country or the world, to have another lost decade when it comes to addressing the climate crisis.”
– @SenStabenow

📺 Check out Sen. Stabenow’s keynote address from #TheCLC in Detroit.

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