VCRD hosted three Climate Economy Summits to explore emerging opportunities that will work to build a national reputation, create jobs, and attract young people to our rural communities.
Hosted in 2015, this Summit brought together over 400 participants to consider the impacts of climate change on Vermont and propose ways to advance the prosperity of the state while addressing them and served as the founding point of the Vermont Climate Change Economy Council.
The “Vermont Climate Economy Summit: IDEAS to ACTION” Summit was held in February 2016. Over 420 participants reviewed “Progress for Vermont“ – the Vermont Climate Change Economy Council (VCCEC) Action Plan – and considered strategies for implementation and the partnerships that are needed to move them forward. The Summit also served as a founding point for the Vermont Climate Economy Partnership uniting partners and friends working to advance Vermont’s Climate Economy.
The “Catalysts of the Climate Economy: National Innovation Summit” was held in September 2017. More than 500 entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors, and innovators from across the country interested in growing the climate economy gathered in Burlington for the three-day Summit.
Learn more about VCRD’s Summits here.