Official UN Side Event: Partnering on the Path to Net Zero in North America

Hosted by: The Climate Registry (TCR), Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE), Georgetown University, and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

Achieving NDCs requires subnational action across sectors while centering equity and meaningfully engaging communities. Public and private sector leaders are partnering to implement scalable solutions for CO2 reduction, resilience and health benefits in the built and natural environment.

Location: SE Room 1

A webcast of the panel will be available on the UNFCCC YouTube channel.


  • Clemence Arto, Director, Public Policy, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Autodesk
  • Barbara Buffaloe, Mayor, City of Columbia, Missouri
  • Amy Holm, Executive Director, The Climate Registry
  • Lisa Jacobson, President, Business Council for Sustainable Energy
  • Jeff Marootian, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Andrew Mayock, Federal Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Serena C. McIlwain, Secretary, Maryland Department of Environment
  • John Powers, Vice President of Global Renewables and Cleantech, Schneider Electric Sustainability Business
  • Liane Randolph, Chair, California Air Resources Board
  • Chris Ronayne, County Executive, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
  • Representative Alex Valdez, Colorado General Assembly
  • Sarah Zaleski, Chief Products Officer, U.S. Green Building Council
  • Kathryn Zyla, Executive Director, Georgetown Climate Center