US Climate Action Summit 2023

Over 250 climate leaders gathered in Washington DC on April 19 for the US Climate Action Summit, hosted by Climate Group. The agenda was designed to facilitate big conversations on stage while allowing delegates to drill into the details in curated and closed-door workshops and roundtables. And that’s exactly what happened.

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US Climate Action Summit 2023 highlight reel
USCAS 2023

What is the US Climate Action Summit?

Back for its third year, the US Climate Action Summit united key leaders in business, politics and advocacy to drive US climate momentum during Earth Week.

We hosted an intimate yet innovative program that favoured participation, progress and accountability.

Our goal for the US Climate Action Summit was to create a participant-led platform that drove measurable outcomes on climate policy and business action, with attendees at the heart of the agenda.

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Read the report

Check out the full recap of the US Climate Action Summit in our 2023 report. 

What was the agenda format?

Our program was split into two core agendas.

Spotlight sessions

Three in-depth debates from a wide range of climate voices and perspectives on the biggest challenges facing US climate leadership. These sessions were hosted in front of a live audience with a focus on participation and open questions. Each session was available to you to tune in virtually, open to all. We focused on access and implementation, state-, business- and community-led leadership, and what's needed to maximize the benefits of the green economy.

Breakout sessions

A full agenda of in-person workshops, collaborative meetings, and open spaces held behind closed doors creating a safe and constructive space for knowledge-led outcomes. It exclusively focused on pushing progress and implementing the Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s visions by connecting state, federal, business, and community leadership.

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How was this event different?

We know events alone will not change the world. But the people and conversations at them can. We need a little less conversation and a lot more action at events like this. 

We’ve seen a huge demand from our business, policy and NGO networks for an open and honest platform that pushes progress and implementation.  

So we designed an agenda that puts participation at the center of the program by creating an open space for off the record conversations, carefully curated small-group conversations, and a series of closed-door implementation sessions that deliver real outcomes.   


Why did we host this event? 

In 2020, President Biden invited Climate Group to support the Leaders’ Summit on Climate. We helped curate and organize a series of events to showcase US climate action. Building on this success, the US Climate Action Summit evolved, and is now established as a vital moment to connect climate leaders on key policy and climate issues during Earth Week in Washington DC.  

We must maximize the historic climate investments promised through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). This investment won’t solve climate change, but it can set a new course for US climate leadership at all levels. The green economy can become the only economy with State and business leadership acting as a critical lever.  


Are there recordings of the event?

Watch the recordings of the Spotlight sessions on demand here.

How can I find out more about sponsorship opportunities for future events?

We work with businesses, philanthropists, funders and states to support our event goals and missions. Contact us if you're interested in sponsoring.

How can I submit any media enquiries for future events?

Get in touch for any media-related questions.

Where can I learn more about the event?

Read the report. Catch up on all the action from the US Climate Action Summit in our 2023 report.

Sponsors and Partners 2023

We're grateful to our sponsors and partners for their support. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact the team.