Approximately 40 representatives of the climate, energy, environment, and transport community gathered at WRI offices on July 1 to learn about and celebrate the launch of EMBARQ. EMBARQ Director Nancy Kete and Director of Research Lee Schipper led a lively discussion about the transport conundrum, the origins of EMBARQ, and about the EMBARQ partnership approach in Mexico City. A reception followed.
A former U.S. EPA official remarked that the "very diverse, critical mass of participants were fully engaged, politically and substantively. They are jazzed, individually and collectively, to tie onto a ship (so to speak) which is going somewhere they want, and want to be seen, as going."
Patricipants included officials from: the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Binary Arts, Booz Allen & Hamilton, Center for Clean Air Policy, Charles River Associates, Care2, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Climate Institute, EIF Group, Energy Future Campaign, Environmental and Energy Study Institute, Flexcar, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Pew Center on Global Climate Change, Shell USA, Stanford University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Still Pictures, Telesis Corporation, USAID, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.