Northeast Leaders Meet at Climate and Competitiveness Summit

Michael Dukakis.jpg Philadelphia - Over one hundred civic, business and government leaders met in Philadelphia on March 2 to discuss action steps toward creating a more efficient, sustainable, and economically competitive Northeast Megaregion.

The Summit was highlighted by keynote addresses by former Governors Michael Dukakis and Parris Glendening, who also chaired roundtable meetings on Northeast Corridor Mobility and Regional Landscapes and Smart Growth, respectively. The Summit was attended by Congressman James Oberstar (D-MN), chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), who both participated in the Northeast Corridor Mobility roundtable.

Douglas Foy, Former Secretary of Commonwealth Development, Massachusetts, chaired the roundtable on Energy and Emissions, which focused on capitalizing on energy efficiency opportunities in the Northeast, reducing vehicle miles traveled, and strengthening the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

Download the Northeast Climate and Competitiveness Summit Program here.

Read Neal Peirce's March 11 syndicated column on the Summit: A Unified Northeast Corridor: Dream, Necessity, Or Both?

Energy and Emissions: Read the Roundtable Summary for Energy and Emissions.

Download Presentation by Christopher Walker of the Climate Group (1.7 M).

Download Presentation by Bary Rabe, University of Michigan (228 K).

The Northeast Summit was supported by grants from the William Penn Foundation, the Surdna Foundation, and a contribution by WolfBlock.