January 2022 Midwest Climate Summit

January 28, 2022

The 2022 Midwest Climate Summit on January 28th marked the official launch of the Midwest Climate Collaborative (MCC). The Summit featured remarks from White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, and Aimee Witteman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs with the U.S. Department of Energy. A cross-sector panel of MCC founding members held an interactive discussion following those remarks. The Summit included highlights of climate leadership across the Midwest, an overview of initial MCC projects, introduction of the MCC Director, Heather Navarro, and additional background for organizations interested in getting involved.  If your organization would like to get involved in the MCC, please email us at: MidwestClimateCollaborative@wustl.edu.

Gina McCarthy

White House National Climate Advisor

Aimee Witteman

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs, Department of Energy (DOE)

Quinton Lucas

Mayor, Kansas City, Missouri

Bernadette Woods Placky

Chief Meteorologist, Climate Central
Director, Climate Matters

Mandela Barnes

Lieutenant Governor, Wisconsin

Jennifer Haverkamp

Director, University of Michigan’s Graham Sustainability Institute

Jacqueline Hollands

Global Manager, Product Recycling & Innovation, MilliporeSigma

  • Keynote Speakers Gina McCarthy and Aimee Witteman
  • Cross-sector panel of Midwest Climate Collaborative founding member organizations
  • Highlights of climate leadership in the Midwest