John Morton, U.S. Treasury Climate Counselor
Masood Ahmed, President of the Center for Global Development
In April 2021, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen appointed John Morton as Treasury’s first-ever Climate Counselor and head of the newly established Climate Hub. Counselor Morton and the Climate Hub are tasked with enhancing the Treasury Department’s climate-related activities by harnessing the tools, capabilities, and expertise from across the Department to execute a “whole-of-economy” approach to tackling climate change and positioning the global economy for strong and sustainable growth that is consistent with a net-zero emissions future.
During this event, Counselor Morton will discuss the role the Treasury Department is playing in advancing the Biden-Harris Administration’s climate agenda, what the Treasury Department has achieved thus far, and what work is ahead – as well as the challenges and opportunities of addressing climate change through U.S. domestic and international economic policy.