Procurement as an Instrument of Policy: Novel Approaches to Climate Challenges

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Nascent government procurement levers have already demonstrated world-changing potential, from the advanced market commitments in Operation Warp Speed to the milestone-based partnership between NASA and SpaceX. A renewed commitment to innovation will require not only investments in emerging technologies, but experimentation with new ways of solving problems. In this session, our group of government and academic experts will focus on innovative procurement mechanisms to solve one of the most pressing problems of our time: market failures for climate solutions.

Our roundtable of climate and procurement experts discussed the underutilized role of the federal government as a strategic buyer to overcome market failures in scaling innovative solutions to climate change.


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Thomas Kalil

Chief Innovation Officer, Schmidt Futures

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Jetta Wong

Day One Project Policy Entrepreneur in Residence and Senior
Fellow, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)

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Dr. Lara Pierpoint

Director of Climate, Actuate

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Andrew Mayock

Federal Chief Sustainability Officer, 

White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)