Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy to Discuss Climate Solutions at June 25th Silicon Valley Leadership Group Summit

Also joining public and private sector leaders at SVLG’s ‘Race To Net Zero’ event will be U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan, California Air Resources Board Chair Liane Randolph and PG&E CEO Patti Poppe.

SAN JOSE, CA (June 18, 2021) – Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will deliver remarks at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s ‘Race to Net Zero’ Summit on Friday, June 25th. Special Presidential Envoy Kerry will discuss the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to accelerate and strengthen global cooperation on climate solutions ahead of the next round of U.N. climate talks in Glasgow this November.

The SVLG summit will also feature a keynote address from White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy on the climate and energy aspects of the administration’s recent American Jobs Plan as well as a fireside conversation with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan and SVLG CEO Ahmad Thomas. The slate of content from SVLG is geared toward highlighting examples of corporate leadership on climate action and also innovative technologies, policies and partnerships. 

“Boldly confronting the climate crisis not only entails decarbonizing every sector of the economy, but also conserving critical natural resources, improving air quality, and promoting environmental justice — and there’s no time to waste,” said SVLG CEO Ahmad Thomas. “We are proud to host these incredible guests so we can work together to accelerate sustainable solutions at home and abroad. Utilizing Silicon Valley’s innovation ecosystem is our best path to create resilient, equitable solutions for the climate.”

This year’s event – presented by Genentech and PG&E – will convene leaders from the private, nonprofit and public sectors to engage on solutions to the pressing energy, environmental and equity challenges that we face. Other spotlight speakers at the ninth annual SVLG summit will include Melissa G. Dalton, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities; and Patti Poppe, Chief Executive Officer of PG&E.  

Summit panels will feature public and private sector leaders addressing climate policy trends. These include California State Senator Dave Cortese; Assemblymember Phil Ting; Liane Randolph, Chair of the California  Air Resources Board; Peter Rawlinson, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer, Lucid; Bracken Darrell, Chief Executive Officer, Logitech; Vic Shao, Founder & CEO, Amply Power; Tom Werner, Chairman of the Board, SunPower; Sanda Ojiambo, CEO & Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact; and former State Senator Fran Pavley, Environmental Policy Director, USC Schwarzenegger Institute.  

For more information on panels, talks and tickets for the event go to Race to Net Zero

Members of the media, please contact Laura Wilkinson at lwilkinson@svlg.org to secure your complimentary registration. 

About Silicon Valley Leadership Group
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group is a business organization that works with more than 350 of the most dynamic companies in the area. Founded in 1978 by David Packard, of Hewlett-Packard, SVLG is focused on regional economic competitiveness with an emphasis on infrastructure, diversity and inclusion, tax and regulatory policies, and climate change. Collectively, the SVLG members provide nearly one of every three jobs in the private sector in Silicon Valley and contribute to the worldwide economy with more than $3 trillion every year.

Media Contact:

Laura Wilkinson