The Road to COP26 2021

Fall 2021 Save the Date

“The Road to COP26”
(the 26th UN Congress of the Parties)
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. EDT

This event has passed. Watch a recording of the event here:


Taking place between Oct. 31 to Nov. 12, 2021, COP26 might just be the most instrumental event in climate change of the year. The ECLC is hosting an information session to give interested viewers a glimpse into what actually happens at this high-profile event. A panel of students of all levels is also invited to engage with climate leaders and professionals tackling these issues every day because the discussion on climate change can happen anywhere.


  1. COP26 event as well as clear up any myths
  2. Discuss intergenerational science and climate change policy
  3. Encourage youth to become more aware of the global dynamics influencing climate change

A preview of our Emerging Leaders panelists!

Agenda & Speakers


  • 4:05 pm w/Moderators Rob Werner, NH State Director, League of Conservation Voters & April Salas, Executive Director, Revers Center for Energy, Dartmouth Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College
    • Joined by experts:
    • Dr. Peter Abbott OBE, British Consul General in Boston
    • Robert Stowe, Executive Director, Harvard Environmental Economics Program (HEEP)
    • Tim Horgan, Executive Director, World Affairs Council of New Hampshire

Adapt to Protect Communities and Natural Habitats:

  • 4:45 pm w/Moderator Anthea Lavallee, Executive Director, Hubbard Brook Research Foundation
    • Joined by experts:
    • Dr. Steven Hamburg, Environmental Defense Fund, Chief Scientist and Hubbard Brook Principal Investigator
    • Dr. Pamela Templer, Boston University, Professor of Biology and Hubbard Brook Principal Investigator
    • Followed by Emerging Leaders’ Panelists:
    • Emma Conrad-Rooney of Boston University
    • Jesse Ferraioli of Dartmouth College
    • Samuel Purdom of Dartmouth College

Mobilize Finance

  • 5:20 pm w/Moderator April Salas, Executive Director, Revers Center for Energy, Dartmouth Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College
    • Joined by Experts:
    • Steven Rothstein, Ceres, Inc., Managing Director, Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets
    • Andrew Marino, Senior Managing Director and Head of Strategy, Generate Capital
    • Followed Emerging Leaders’ Panelists:
    • Ophelia Bentley of Phillips Exeter Academy
    • Bea Burack of Dartmouth College
    • Kate Yeo of Dartmouth College
    • James Lee of Northfield Mount Hermon

Secure Global Net-Zero by Mid-century and Keep 1.5 degrees within Reach

  • 5:55 pm w/Moderator Rob Werner, NH State Director, League of Conservation Voters,
    • Joined by Experts:
    • Phil Giudice, Member, Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB); Former Special Assistant to President Biden for Climate Policy; Board Chair at FirstLight Power
    • Abby Hopper, President and CEO of Solar Energy Industries Association
    • Followed by the Emerging Leaders’ Panel:
    • Sophie Harris of Cornell University
    • Kai Parlett of the University of New Hampshire
    • Nat Wood of Keene State College
    • Nathan Driker of the Holderness School


  • 6:30 pm w/Moderator Susan Kaplan, Founder, Sustainability Futures Consulting
    • Joined by experts:
    • Pam Templer, Associate Chair, Steering Committee of the YEAH Network
    • Jen Kretser, The W!ld Center, Director of Climate Initiatives
    • Tiernan Sittenfeld, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, League of Conservation Voters
    • and Special Guest:
    • Senior U.S. Administration Official
  • 6:55 pm Conclusion by Susan Kaplan & Anthea Lavallee