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A New Roadmap for Environmental Sustainability: how to lessen climate impacts in farming and energy production

Posted By Johanna M. Bell, Friday, March 8, 2019

POLITICO hosted a high-level conversation on March 5th to discuss the environmental policies and practices that are gaining momentum, particularly around how to lessen the climate impact in farming and energy production while keeping these sectors economically viable.

Co-Sponsored by McDonalds "Scale for Good - Climate Change," the interviews and panel discussions provides some provocative examples of how partnership programs are taking off around the US. 



11:30 AM — Doors open & refreshments served
11:45 AM — POLITICO Welcome Remarks
11:50 AM — Sponsor Welcome Remarks

  • Robert Gibbs, Chief Communications Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations, McDonald's Corporation

12:00 PM — Keynote Interview

  • Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Ranking Member, Committee of Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
  • Liz Crampton, Agriculture Reporter, POLITICO Pro *Moderator

12:15 PM — Keynote Interview

  • Matthew Lohr, Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Liz Crampton, Agriculture Reporter, POLITICO Pro *Moderator

12:30 PM — Panel Conversation

  • Suzy Friedman, Senior Director, Agricultural Sustainability, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Sec. Ben Grumbles, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Stewart Leeth, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer, Smithfield Foods, Inc.
  • Matt Daily, Energy Editor, POLITICO Pro *Moderator
  • Liz Crampton, Agriculture Reporter, POLITICO Pro *Moderator

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