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CATF to highlight importance of expanding clean energy options at Global Clean Energy Action Forum

September 14, 2022

PITTSBURGH — Clean Air Task Force (CATF) will host three side events at the Global Clean Energy Action Forum this month, highlighting the urgent need to reckon with the full scope of the climate challenge and advance a diverse array of climate solutions to decrease emissions while increasing global energy supply to meet rising demand. 

“It is a pivotal time for climate action, and leaders from around the world must move from symbolic pledges to detailed plans to address greenhouse gas emissions that can be achieved in the real world — with clearly defined actions, responsibilities, financing, and milestones for the rapid deployment of a full suite of clean energy technologies,” said CATF President Armond Cohen. “CATF looks forward to facilitating these crucial discussions at the Global Clean Energy Action Forum in Pittsburgh.” 

A joint convening of the 13th Clean Energy Ministerial and the 7th Mission Innovation ministerial, the forum will bring together more than 5,000 people, including energy and science ministers from 31 countries, over 200 private sector CEOs, technical experts, leaders of international organizations, and policymakers from September 21-23 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The three-day event will feature a high-level plenary, topical roundtables, side events, and technology demonstrations around the theme of “Rapid Innovation and Deployment.” 

CATF will co-host three side events at the forum: 

Alongside these events, CATF will be participating in the following engagements:

Lee Beck, CATF’s Senior Director, Europe, will moderate a Ministerial and CEO Roundtable on carbon management on September 22, 10:45-11:45 a.m. ET, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy. The discussion will draw upon the experiences and strategic insights of public and private sector leaders to identify ways to accelerate responsible near-term deployment of carbon dioxide removal and storage technologies — strengthening multinational, multisectoral cooperation on carbon management in the lead up to the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, this November. Additional CATF experts will participate in events on carbon capture innovation and deployment, and the role of nuclear energy in unlocking large-scale deployment of low-carbon hydrogen. Learn more about the forum here.  

If you’d like to connect with CATF experts in Pittsburgh or speak with one of our experts about the event or any of its themes, please reach out to Troy Shaheen, Communications Director, U.S., [email protected], +1 845-750-1189. 

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Troy Shaheen, Communications Director, U.S., [email protected], +1 845-750-1189

About Clean Air Task Force 

Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is a global nonprofit organization working to safeguard against the worst impacts of climate change by catalyzing the rapid development and deployment of low-carbon energy and other climate-protecting technologies. With 25 years of internationally recognized expertise on climate policy and a fierce commitment to exploring all potential solutions, CATF is a pragmatic, non-ideological advocacy group with the bold ideas needed to address climate change. CATF has offices in Boston, Washington D.C., and Brussels, with staff working virtually around the world. Visit and follow @cleanaircatf.

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