Diplomatic Roundtable on Public-Private Partnerships for Sustainable Infrastructure

October 31, 2019
Meridian International Center

Media Contact:
Megan Devlin | (202) 939-5550 | mdevlin@meridian.org


On Thursday, November 7, the Meridian Center for Diplomatic Engagement is convening a nonpartisan conversation on worldwide efforts to combat climate change and prepare for the future through the development of sustainable infrastructure. The intimate discussion will highlight low-carbon fuel use, strategies that the aviation industry is taking to proactively address climate change, and the future of the circular economy and waste management.

Event Details

WHAT: Diplocraft program on Sustainable Infrastructure

Moderator: Ambassador Piper Campbell, Diplomatic Engagement Advisory Committee Member, Meridian International Center


  • Developing Critical Infrastructure for Sustainable Energy
    • Laurence Carter, Senior Advisor, Global Infrastructure and Natural Resources, International Finance Cooperation, World Bank Group
  • Sustainable Aviation
    • Nancy Young, Vice President for Environmental Affairs, Airlines for America
  • The Future of Waste Management and the Circular Economy
    • Michel Wallemacq, Senior Economic Advisor, Embassy of Belgium

WHERE: Meridian House, 1630 Crescent Place NW, Washington DC 20009

WHEN: THURSDAY, November 7, 2019

8:00 AM: Breakfast & Networking
8:30 AM: Discussion
10:30 AM: Conclusion


About Meridian International Center

Meridian International Center is a neutral nonprofit diplomacy center that connects global leaders through collaboration and culture. We believe that the United States is stronger when globally engaged, setting the tone for consensus building across nations to create a more secure and prosperous world for all. Founded in 1960, Meridian works with governments, the private sector and the diplomatic community to develop global leadership, cultural and diplomatic engagement programs to equip leaders with the networks, insights, and cultural context essential for non-partisan collaboration on shared global challenges and opportunities.

The Meridian Center for Diplomatic Engagement accelerates collaboration between the international diplomatic corps and the U.S. public and private sectors to address global challenges and opportunities facing the United States and the world today. Leveraging 60 years of deep relationships with the diplomatic community, Meridian convenes programs across borders, parties and industries enabling participants to connect in intimate settings with top officials and policy-makers, dive deeply into issues, understand how Washington works and strengthen peer-to-peer relationships. Insights @ Meridian is designed to provide ambassadors and other senior diplomats with an intimate opportunity to hear directly from Administration leaders, members of Congress, policymakers and business visionaries on vital policy issues of the day.

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