If the Biden Administration’s infrastructure plan is signed into law, it will be one of the largest federal efforts ever to curb the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions– and perhaps the most innovative. The plan includes $174 billion in spending to boost the electric vehicle market, $100 billion in funding to update the United State’s electric grid and calls on Congress to invest $35 billion in research and development for projects on technologies to mitigate climate change, such as carbon capture and storage, hydrogen, offshore wind, and electric vehicles.
How can companies and organizations be strategic partners in response to changing government policies and regulations and unlock new opportunities in technology and innovation that help address climate change? What can the US learn from the European Union in how the EU uses digital disruption under the European Green Deal? Has renewed transatlantic cooperation on tackling global warming opened new doors for the EU and US to innovate?
Join the FiscalNote Executive Institute and Weber Shandwick April 27 4-5 p.m. CET/10-11 a.m. EST for an exclusive, closed-door discussion about how corporations are using technology and innovation in response to government legislation. Speakers include Valentina Vecchio, Global Sustainability Policy and Partnerships Regional Lead, Europe, Boeing; Peter Kerstens, Adviser with the European Commission; Jay Zoellner, CEO of Kiwi Power; and Aaron Tartakovsky, co-founder and CEO of Epic Cleantec, with Weber Shandwick’s Senior Executive Director Oliver Drewes as moderator.
Topics will include:
- How to navigate current policies and initiatives in the development of new technologies and innovative products
- What factors to consider that will strengthen ESG objectives in response to government legislation and regulation
- How to take advantage of funding resources for new ventures that support sustainable innovation
- Why developing a new business model-mindset is key to disruptive innovation in support of sustainability