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Clean Air Task Force to host Zero-Carbon Future at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

October 26, 2022

Clean Air Task Force will send a delegation of experts to COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, to promote a new understanding of global climate action and to host Zero-Carbon Future, a collaborative platform in the Blue Zone for climate advocates, government officials, and other experts to take on the hardest questions, share innovative solutions, and highlight opportunities to transform the global energy system to address climate change.   

“COP27 takes place at a pivotal moment for global climate action,” said Armond Cohen, President of Clean Air Task Force, “and CATF will be there in force to help expand global understanding of the climate challenge and to advocate for the pragmatic approach and the scalable solutions we need to achieve a zero-carbon future.” 

The Zero-Carbon Future pavilion will feature two full weeks of panel discussions, interactive roundtables, fireside chats, and networking receptions where experts from across sectors and geographies assess the economic and geopolitical realities of global decarbonization and consider the paradigm shifts necessary to advance a zero-carbon future.  

For a full list of Zero-Carbon Future programming and information on how to get involved, visit  

“By confronting hard climate questions and injecting realism, regional perspectives, and innovative solutions into the conversation, participants at the Zero-Carbon Future pavilion will lay the groundwork for a new understanding of what climate change means and how we can best manage it amidst uncertainty and shifting geopolitics,” said Lee Beck, Senior Director, Europe, and CATF COP27 Chair. “We look forward to meeting with our partners from around the world, elevating diverse perspectives, and advancing our shared work to meet the world’s energy needs while mitigating climate change.” 

“An Africa-based COP27 presents the perfect opportunity to center the needs of Africa and the developing world,” said Lily Odarno, Director of Energy and Climate Innovation, Africa. “African leaders will remind the world that their development needs must be respected and reconciled within a broader global view for energy transformation. The rest of the world must acknowledge that reality, and develop an approach to climate action that works within it – not against it.”  

CATF’s COP27 delegation includes experts from the U.S., Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia, with expertise on a diverse range of topics including mitigating methane emissions, advancing clean energy solutions, increasing energy access and energy security, creating and securing durable climate and energy policies, and decarbonizing hard-to-abate sectors like heavy industry and transportation. To learn more about CATF’s work at COP27, visit

Press Contacts

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

Rowan Emslie, Communications Director, Europe, [email protected],
+32 476.97.36.42

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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