11:30 - 12:30

Workshop 2B

Presented by PepsiCo.:
The State of US Climate Policy and Implications for US-EU Alignment.

With the Biden Administration pressing for bold policies to back up a renewed US climate ambition, the US Congress is wrestling with a wide range of proposals that would remake the climate policy landscape in the world’s second highest emitting economy. Key policy levers are in play to finance the transition to a low-carbon economy, affecting everything from energy to agriculture. The picture shifts on a weekly basis, revealing important opportunities and fault lines in US politics. What are we learning about where US national policy will land under the Biden Administration and the 117th Congress? How does it compare to the EU “Fit for 55” ambition? And what does this mean for cross-Atlantic climate policy alignment—or divergence—between the US and EU?



  • Greg Bertelsen, CEO, Climate Leadership Council

  • Michael Mehling, Deputy Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

  • Moderator: Andrew Aulisi, VP, Global Environmental Policy, PepsiCo



  • Guided discussion with regular opportunities for Q&A; audience participation welcome and encouraged.

  • Chatham House Rules will apply

  • Open to all World Climate Summit attendees; limited seating available.

  • For persons not attending the Summit but in Glasgow, please inquire about priority access passes.

  • Reserved seating may be arranged through the moderator. Please inquire.

Point of Contact: Andrew Aulisi, andrew.aulisi@pepsico.com, +1 (917) 288-9418