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Asia-Pacific Climate Week Side Event: A Whole-of-Society Approach to the Race to Zero

This event concluded on July 8, 2021. Please see below for the recording.

We are entering the decisive decade of delivery in our race to zero. Our ability to succeed hinges on adopting a whole-of-society approach, with subnational and non-state actors leading by example and working with national governments to create enabling conditions to move faster together. The global Alliances for Climate Action involves three initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region, the Japan Climate Initiative, the Viet Nam Coalition for Climate Action and the up and coming Better Futures Australia alliance.

Panel members include subnational government, business and civil society representatives, who will discuss the important role of collaboration, both within and across sectors, to accelerate the race to zero emissions.

• Manjyot Kaur Ahluwalia, Senior Program Officer, US and International Climate Cooperation, World Wildlife Fund

• Ken Tanaka, Climate and Energy Officer, WWF Japan, Japan Climate Initiative
• Pham Thi Cam Nhung, Programme Coordinator, Low Carbon & Sustainable
• Julie-Anne Richards, CEO Climate Action Network-Australia (Better Futures Australia)
• Toshiko Chiba, Deputy Director for Carbon Policy Planning Section, Climate Change and Energy Division, Bureau of Environment, Tokyo Metropolitan Government (Japan Climate Initiative)
• Mark Shorrock, CEO, Shire Oak International (Viet Nam Coalition for Climate Action)
• Akaash Sachdeva, Senior Responsible Investment Advisor, HESTA (Better Futures Australia)

Closing remarks:
• Andrew Higham, SUNFCCC Climate Champions Team



All In For Climate: How a Whole-of-Society Approach Can Accelerate the Race to Zero

In collaboration with the UNFCCC Race to Zero Campaign

This event concluded on April 21, 2021. Please see below for the recording.

Join Alliances for Climate Action and the UNFCCC Race to Zero Campaign for a conversation with leading subnational and non-state actors to discuss how a “whole-of-society” approach can address the climate crisis.

Master of Ceremonies:
• Marcene Mitchell, SVP, Climate Change, WWF-US

Keynote speaker:
• Melanie Nakagawa, Sr Director Climate and Energy, National Security Council, United States Government

• Paula Ellinger, Climate Action Manager, Fundación Avina
• Nehmat Kaur, Head of Global Government Relations, Under2MOU

• Renato Casagrande, Governor, State of Espírito Santo, Brazil (Aliança pela Ação Climática Brasil)
• Cristian Feldkamp, CEO, CREA (national farmer association) (Alliance for Climate Action Argentina)
• Sofía Hernández Morales, Executive Director, Territorial Governance, State of Jalisco (Alianza para la Acción Climática de México)
• Aya Nagata, Director of Energy Policy Department, Global Environment Policy Office, Environment Policy Bureau, City of Kyoto (Japan Climate Initiative)
• Michelle Patron, Senior Director, Sustainability Policy, Microsoft (America Is All In)
• Kevin Rabinovitch, VP, Global VP Sustainability and Chief Climate Officer, Mars (America Is All In)
• Paul Vorster, CEO, Intelligent Transport Society South Africa (ITSA) (Alliances for Climate Action South Africa)

Special remarks from Antha Williams, Global Head of Climate & Environmental Programs, Bloomberg Philanthropies; and the UNFCCC High-Level Champions for Climate Action, Gonzalo Muñoz and Nigel Topping.


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