Cleveland, Ohio’s Collaborative Path Towards an Equitable Clean Economy

Cleveland, Ohio, has an important role to play in the global effort to address climate change. Among the U.S. states, Ohio has the second-worst air quality and third-worst climate emissions from fossil fuel consumption. One of Ohio’s largest cities, Cleveland is located on the shores of the Great Lakes, which contain roughly 20% of the world’s surface freshwater. Join a group of Cleveland leaders at The Climate Registry Pavilion during COP27 for a presentation on the city’s unique assets, challenges, and opportunities and the ongoing efforts across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to advance climate action and build a more sustainable, equitable, and climate resilient region for all.


  • Mayor Justin Bibb, Mayor, City of Cleveland
  • Ronn Richard, President and CEO, Cleveland Foundation
  • Baiju Shah, President and CEO, Greater Cleveland Partnership
  • Chris Ronayne, Candidate for Cuyahoga County Executive
  • Michael Jeans, President and CEO, Growth Opportunity Partners
Organized by The Cleveland Foundation