This hearing will discuss transatlantic efforts to address climate change risks, with a focus on cutting carbon emissions, the Paris Agreement, and the road to COP26. The discussion will feature insights on China’s role in climate change, how technology and innovation are vital to decreasing emissions, and different approaches to energy development and energy security.


Her Excellency Patricia Espinosa
Executive Secretary
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Former Ambassador of Mexico to Germany and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico

His Excellency Frans Timmermans
Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal
European Commission
Former First Vice-President of the EU Commission in charge of Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law, and the Charter of Fundamental Rights

Ms. Rachel Kyte CMG
The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Former Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary General

Mr. Nicolas Loris
Deputy Director, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies and Herbert and Joyce Morgan Fellow in Energy and Environmental Policy
The Heritage Foundation