We look forward to seeing you at the 2022 Climate Leadership Conference, May 24-26, in Washington, D.C.

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Connecting People, Innovation, and Opportunity

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.

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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

2022 CLC Sponsors

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2021 Climate Leadership Award Winners

Awarded for exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in response to climate change, the 10th anniversary Climate Leadership Awards showcase recognized 24 Climate Leadership Award winners.

Congratulations to our 2021 award recipients!

“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.

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