This training session will provide information on the federal government's effort to mitigate the existential threat of climate change. The speakers in this session will highlight the federal government's ambitious goals and actions to lead by example in tackling the climate crisis and delivering economic benefits in terms of clean energy jobs, decarbonization, and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Asad Gilani, Senior Management Analyst, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
John Conger, President, Conger Strategies and Solutions, LLC
Jeremey Alcorn, Climate and Sustainability Officer for the Public Buildings Service, General Services Administration
Meredydd Evans, Team Lead, Human-Earth Systems Science, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Upon completion of this session attendees will:
- Identify the aspects of climate change, federal policies, and the economic benefits of climate change;
- Identify buildings de-carbonization, electric fleet, and electrification efforts across the government;
- Identify executive orders, resilience, and mitigation; and
- Recognize the aspects of energy generation, renewable energy, and microgrids.