Other Events

The climate is changing in ways that pose increasing risks to people, ecosystems, and the economy. Climate change is a complex topic that spans many different sectors. That’s why Climate Crossroads is holding the second annual Summit on July 16th and 17th to bring together experts from a broad range of different fields to discuss current and emerging solutions at the scale and scope needed to address climate change.  

At the Summit, there will be eight main stage events as well as a number of breakout sessions with a strong focus on solutions, including decarbonization of the economy and resilience. The participants in these conversations will have a wide range of expertise and a mix of national and international perspectives.  

Check out the full agenda on the event webpage. Speakers and additional breakout sessions will continue to be added on an ongoing basis.

Day 1: Tuesday, July 16, 2024, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. ET
Day 2: Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET


Orphaned and abandoned wells can present a risk to the environment and public by emitting methane, contaminating groundwater, and/or impacting ecosystems. The National Academies will convene a workshop to discuss existing practices and standards for plugging orphaned and/or abandoned hydrocarbon wells, including current best practices around well-plugging technologies, standards, and procedures.

Day 1: Thursday, July 18, 2024, 9:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. ET
Day 2: Friday, July 19, 2024, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET


The interplay between decarbonization strategies and the macroeconomy plays a crucial role in informing equitable and effective public policy. Join the National Academies on September 12 and 13, 2024 for a workshop exploring the macroeconomic and socioeconomic implications of decarbonization strategies, and the role of the macroeconomy in achieving policy goals.

Day 1: Thursday, September 12, 2024, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET
Day 2: Friday, September 13, 2024,9:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET


The Climate Leader is an online training in systems thinking to help fuel the global response to climate change. These materials will help you to be more effective at addressing climate change by enabling you to see the interconnections and big picture in your work. Behind the Climate Leader are decades of experience from the team at Climate Interactive and powerful ideas developed at MIT.


In this webinar series, practitioners will share information, results and lessons learned through recent work by FHWA/US DOT and State and MPO partners to make the transportation system more resilient to climate change and extreme weather events. The first track focuses on the processes used in the Gulf Coast Study, Phase 2 (Mobile) and transferable methods developed for other agencies to assess the vulnerability of transportation infrastructure. The second track focuses on FHWA's recently completed Climate Resilience Pilot program, which supported 19 pilot projects around the country to assess vulnerabilities and develop strategies to make transportation infrastructure and operations more resilient to climate change and extreme weather events.