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15th Annual VECAN Conference
December 12, 2022 - December 16, 2022
We hope you will join us virtually for the 15th Annual Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network Conference, starting December 10th. This year’s conference is once again FREE and open to all. The free, six-day online series will take place on December 10th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th!
Recent reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are clear – it’s now or never when it comes to acting on climate. Both in Vermont and globally, however, we continue to fall behind in accelerating the equitable transformation required to avoid the worst consequences of a warming world.
There is tremendous opportunity, though, and we need your help to seize it! With the development of the state’s Climate Action Plan, the state’s legal obligation to equitably reduce pollution, historic federal investments in climate and more, together, we can chart a new course for Vermont. This year’s virtual conference is intended to ground us in what’s happening, what’s needed, and some of the exciting opportunities Vermonters can help advance and access to cut costs, cut carbon and build an equitable clean energy transition.
The conference will launch on Saturday, December 10th with an overview of federal and state context for climate action, an overview of the state’s new, long-overdue environmental justice law, progress underway – or needed – in our major emission sectors, as well as offer opportunities to connect with other community energy leaders, and more.
We will then host virtual workshop sessions throughout the following week on several key topics, including progress in Vermont’s major emissions sectors and how communities can tap in to ongoing work and support climate progress.