US Climate Action Summit 2024

The US Climate Action Summit, which took place on April 22-28, 2024, is the most influential convening of climate leaders from the business, government, and non-profit sectors, coming together in Washington DC to tackle the roadblocks to taking effective climate action.  

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Catch up on the event

Watch on demand

Watch the spotlight sessions on demand if there's a session you missed or would like to watch again.

Read the live blog

Read the live blog of the Leaders' Forum at the US Climate Action Summit 2024 as it unfolded.

Watch the on-location interviews

Check out the latest perspectives and insights from the day through our on-location interview series

Read the report

Read the US Climate Action Summit 2024 Report for all the insights, impacts, and analysis from the week. Download here

US Climate Action Summit 2024

What is the US Climate Action Summit?

Back for its fourth year, the US Climate Action Summit united key leaders in business, politics and the third-sector to drive US climate momentum.

The Leaders’ Forum, the flagship event of the week hosted by Climate Group, brought together over 200 climate leaders for an agenda specially curated to facilitate big conversations on stage while allowing leaders to drill into the detail during closed-door workshops and roundtables.  

Our goal was to create an action-led platform that drove measurable outcomes on climate policy and business action, with attendees at the heart of the agenda. 

What was the agenda format?

Our program was split into two core agendas.

Spotlight sessions

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. We focused on integration and implementation across public, private and third-sector leadership. 

Our Spotlight Sessions included focused dialogues on state-driven initiatives and programs fueled by the Inflation Reduction Act, bringing to the fore the tangible changes happening across the nation. 

Implementation agenda

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. 

The summit featured state leaders who are at the forefront of the IRA implementation, sharing insights and strategies for maximizing the Act’s benefits. 

John Podesta and Carol Browner open the US Climate Action Summit

How was this event different?

We know events alone will not change the world, but the people and conversations at them can. That’s why we brought together a combination of closed and open sessions centered around confronting disparity between climate ambition and climate reality.  

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

We designed an agenda that put 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.

Ali Zaidi opening the afternoon at the US Climate Action Summit

Why do 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, US Climate Action Summit has evolved, and is now established as a vital moment to connect climate leaders on key policy and climate issues in the United States.   

Catch up on the US Climate Action Summit 2024 and watch our recap video.

Sponsors and Partners 2024

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