U.S. Climate Alliance-affiliated events at COP24 in Katowice, Poland.
2018 COP24 Event Media Advisory

COP24 – Fighting for Our Future: U.S. Climate Alliance at COP24

Katowice, Poland | December 8-10, 2018

U.S. Climate Alliance-Affiliated Events at COP24 in Katowice, Poland (all times local): 


Harnessing the Power of Nature to Slow Climate Change 


When: December 8, 2018 at 12:30-1:30pm  

Stream: https://www.wearestillin.com/cop24 


  • Reed Schuler, Senior Policy Advisor to Washington Governor Jay Inslee 
  • John Verdieck, Director of International Climate Policy, The Nature Conservancy 
  • Lisa Manley, Senior Director, Sustainability Engagement and Partnerships, Mars 


Transforming the US Market to Phase-Down Potent HFCs 


When: December 10, 2018 at 2-3pm  

Stream: https://www.wearestillin.com/cop24 


  • Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board 
  • Jim Wolf, President, Global Policy Associates & consultant to Ingersoll Rand 
  • Jake Schmidt, Managing Director, International Program, Natural Resources Defense Council 
About the Alliance

Launched on June 1, 2017 by the governors of Washington, New York, and California to help fill the void left by the previous administration’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, the Alliance has grown to include governors from across the U.S. Governors in the Alliance have pledged to collectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2025, at least 50-52% below 2005 levels by 2030, and collectively achieve overall net-zero greenhouse gas emissions as soon as practicable, and no later than 2050.


Alliance states and territories are achieving lower levels of air pollution, delivering more energy savings to homes and businesses, preparing more effectively for climate impacts, generating more electricity from zero-carbon sources, and collectively employing over 40% more workers in the clean energy sector than the rest of the country. For more information on Alliance members’ bipartisan, cross-sector climate action, see our Fact Sheet.