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Winning the Race to Zero: Journey to COP26



Virtual/Live-Stream Event to Highlight Climate Change Solutions


Winning the Race to Zero is a virtual/live-stream event hosted by the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Convening in the runup to COP26 (the UN Climate Change conference in November) Winning the Race to Zero will bring together key government and business leaders from the U.S., UK, and Europe to highlight real-world, tech-driven solutions to tackle climate change.

  • Learn from industry leaders developing innovative products and services and implementing new processes and programs to mitigate climate change, both in U.S. and in overseas markets.

  • Ideal for businesses focused on design/construction, infrastructure development, environmental technologies, ICT, smart mobility, green finance, and energy.

  • Registration deadline is September 19, 2021 and participation fee is $100.

Agenda September 22: (10:00am-4:30pm British Summer Time)


Multi-track virtual/live-stream panel sessions with key thought leaders (may change):

• Introduction - Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs,  U.S. Embassy London   • Welcome - Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., U.S. Embassy London • Keynote Remarks - UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy, Industrial Strategy


Panel Sessions:

Energy Systems Transition

Chair: U.S. Department of Energy

Panelists: Bechtel, BP, GE, National Grid

Green Transportation

UK Department for Transport, Transport for London, Amazon, UPS

Sustainable Infrastructure and Built Environment

Chair: Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners

Panelists: Mayor of Manchester, AECOM, KieranTimberlake, Lendlease

Access to Green Finance

Chair: Climate Bonds Initiative

Panelists: UK Department of Treasury, U.S. Department of Treasury, Bank of America, Citi, State Street

How to Win the Race to Zero

Chair: U.S. Department of Commerce

Panelists: 3M, Hewlett-Packard, Honeywell, Microsoft, Xpansiv


Agenda September 23: (4:00pm-6:30pm British Summer Time)

Virtual networking with U.S., UK and European industry and government counterparts to discuss capabilities and partnership opportunities.


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