GreenTech: Leveraging Technology to Green the Transportation Sector

June 28, 2021 2:00 pm — 3:15 pm

In many countries, including the United States, the transportation sector is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.  Transportation is also one of the most costly expenses for American households.  One of the best ways to protect our environment, drive economic growth, and meet the needs of the public today and into the future is to make the global transportation system more efficient and resilient.  Technology and innovation necessarily play a vital role in achieving this objective.  This panel led by Katie Thomson, Vice President and Association General Counsel for Worldwide Transportation and Sustainability at Amazon will explore the use of technology – from air to highways to rail to water – to green the transportation sector.  The panel will also discuss the challenges and opportunities in leveraging technology and the need for collaboration and investment across a diverse group of stakeholders to deliver successful, lasting outcomes.

James Chen, Vice President, Public Policy at Rivian
Dr. Lee Kindberg, Director, Environment & Sustainability, Maersk Line
John D. Porcari, President at Axilion USA
John Putnam, Acting General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Department of Transportation
Katie Thomson, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Worldwide Transportation, and Logistics, Amazon

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