2024 LINE UP... so far
Washington, Costa Rica, Tblisi and Spain

The first half of 2024 will see a collection of events where we bring together various think tanks to coalesce around some key policy themes within the Climate & Freedom Accord. These events are in addition to our monthly online meeting, facilitated by Tholos Foundation. We are grateful to the support and assistance from our partners and colleagues who are helping us to put together this series of workshops. Stay tuned to this space as we schedule additional events, and report on our progress.

Workshop - Spain:

REGISTER: May 25, 2024, 10:00-17:00pm
InterContinental Madrid
49 Paseo de la Castellana
Madrid, 28046, Spain
Follows Atlas Networks Europe Liberty Forum
The Climate & Freedom Roundtable - Building a Framework for an International Free Market Climate Agreement:
Special focus on Europe

Workshop - Costa Rica:

Participants of the Climate & Freedom Accord workshop in San Jose Costa Rica on 23 March 2024March 23, 2024, 10:00am-16:00
Real Intercontinental San Jose,
At Multiplaza, San Jose, Costa Rica:
Follows Atlas Networks Latin America Liberty Forum
The Climate & Freedom Roundtable - Building a Framework for an International Free Market Climate Agreement:
Special focus on Latin America
Stay tuned for the Report! | Contact Us for Details

Students for Liberty - LibertyCon 2024:

Launch Event prior to LibertyCon 2024 in Washington, DCFeb. 2, 2024, 13:00-16:00
Washington, DC: Grand Hyatt Washington, Roosevelt Room
Precedes Students for Liberty Annual Conference
Stay tuned for the Report! | Contact Us for Details

COP28 in DUBAI, December 2023

We were honored to present two events in the Blue Zone during COP28 in Dubai. On December 8th, we coordinated a policy discussion regarding current EU and US climate policy and options on how to achieve Net-Zero. Then on December 9th, we organized an Official Side Event on Innovation and Investment via Free Market principles. Please stay tuned for the link to the video.

COP28 Events:

Dec. 8, 2023, 15:00-16:00
ICC Partner Stage
EU v. US v. The Critics: What is the Best Pathway to Net-Zero?

Dec. 9, 2023, 11:30-13:00
Blue Zone Side Event Room #8
The Climate & Freedom Roundtable - Frameworks for an International Free Market Climate Agreement:
Investment Acceleration via Reduced Tax & Trade Barriers


We are honored to participate in two events in the Portugal coastal cities of Porto and Lisbon. On April 16-17, the Free Market Road Show will join the European Resource Bank in the northern city of Porto for the annual meeting, discussing various free market topics and exploring ways to utilize taxpayer dollars more efficiently and effectively. On April 22-23, we participate at LibertyCon Europe 2023, with panels and a workshop to shape climate policy. Hope to see you at this widely attended event!

April 15-16, 2023

Free Market Road Show &
European Resource Bank
Annual Meeting

April 22-23, 2023

Europe 2023
Annual Conference

Nick Gillespie, Reason Magazine Editor at Large, Moderator Global Freedom Coalition panel, presented alongside Atlas Network Liberty Forum 2022.How to Accelerate Global Freedom via a Liberty-Expanding Collaboration on Multinational Agreements, November 2022

Grace Richardson Fund is pleased to announce a 2-part side event alongside the Atlas Network Liberty Forum, held on Thursday, November 17: a morning panel discussion and afternoon think tank roundtable meeting, co-hosted by Reason Foundation, Grace Richardson Fund, and the Center for Social and Economic Research (RSE), Iceland.

November 17, 2022: Think Tank Panel & Roundtable
Speaker Bios  |  Event Details  | Video Playlist |  Straw Proposal

Many international agreements on taxes, climate, justice, etc. — say, the Paris Accord, or the global minimum tax treaty — actually increase poverty and slow climate innovation by constricting freedom and markets. To flip the script, Reason Magazine's Editor at Large Nick Gillespie moderated an expert morning panel exploring a new possibility — a liberty-expanding think tank collaboration on international agreements that address a wide range of issues — with solutions rooted in the insight that the best fix for both poverty and climate (and many other issues) is one and the same: expand freedom for innovators, entrepreneurs and problem solvers, globally.

Panelists & Roundtable Co-Chairs:

  • Nick Gillespie, Reason Magazine (Panel Moderator)
  • Magatte Wade, Atlas Network Center for African Prosperity
  • Lorenzo Montanari, Americans for Tax Reform & Tholos Foundation
  • Magnús Örn Gunnarsson, RSE, Iceland
  • Rod Richardson, Grace Richardson Fund (Roundtable Facilitator)
  • David Nott, Reason Foundation (Roundtable only)

Dr. Liam Fox, MP, UK Keynote AddressCOP 26 in Glasgow:
Climate & Freedom Symposium 2021

November 8, 2021
University of Strathclyde,
Technology & Innovation Centre
99 George St.
Glasgow G1 1RD

View Replay on YouTube | See Details on Event Page


This event features leaders from the Conservative Coalition for Climate Solutions (C3 Solutions), the Heritage Foundation, MIT-CEEPR and the University of Strathclyde, American Conservation Coalition, Smarter Grid Solutions, Mainstream Renewable Power, PiLabs, Emerson Collective, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum, the Grace Richardson Fund and global representatives assembled by co-presenter British Conservation Alliance. Keynotes and Panel discussions focus on clean free market policy, how free economies impact the energy sector, and how all of this influences global trade and climate change.

Please view the Event page for the agenda, speakers and time codes for each session within the YouTube replay. Also see selected photos from the event, as well as from the Global Conservative Climate Summit, held on November 10-11, 2021. We appreciate the sponsorship of Navallier & Associates and Young Voices.

This event was presented along with the Youth Environment Summit, produced by the British Conservation Alliance.

Climate & Freedom Symposium Nov 8 2021 at University of Strathclyde in Glasgow Scotland

Youth Environment Summit Glasgow Nov-8

register zoom webinar clean capitalists sept 24 at 1pm on zoomAnnual Meeting:
Clean Capitalist Leadership Council
Open Markets for Innovation
September 24, 2020 from 1:00-4:00pm

EarthX and EarthX TV - the largest environmental experience in the world.
LiveStream and Video Replay from Media Partner EarthX TV

The conversation engaged experts from a wide range of US and international private foundations, universities and free market friendly think tanks. We explored promising opportunities for cross-border policy innovation and collaboration.

Zoominar:  Agenda // Bios // Deck // Straw Proposals

Email Us for more information of call 1-347-450-5042 for event info.

jigar shah webinar aug 5 at 4:30 on our energy policy dot org with rod richardson register nowEnergy Leaders Webinar Series:
Free Market Clean Energy Proposals
for the Stimulus and Beyond
August 5, 2020 at 4:30pm

The coronavirus pandemic has forced everyone to rethink approaches to business, policy and daily life. As the federal government prepares for another round of stimulus, Rod Richardson and Jigar Shah, Co-Founder & President of Generate Capital, join in an online discussion on potential free market policy options to address the economic situation brought on by COVID-19. Abby Smith, of the Washington Examiner, moderates the presentation.

Click Here to See the Video Recording

We are pleased to participate in this event, and encourage those who could not attend on August 5th to visit and join the ensuing discussion online.

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Rod Richardson of the Grace Richardson Fund, Roxana Nicula and Juan Piña of Fundación de la Avance de la Libertad, Christopher Barnard of the British Conservation Alliance, and Julian Morris of Reason Foundation at the Madrid Climate and Freedom Colloquium 2019 upon the occasion of The UN Climate Talks, December 12, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. Barnard was passed the banner for the event to be held in Glasgow, Scotland in November 2020, which sadly has been postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay tuned for future events.


logo-madrid-colloquiumClimate & Freedom Colloquium
December 12, 2019 at 4:30pm
NH Hotel, Colón
Madrid, Spain

Continuing with the momentum created in New York City for the launch of the Declaration on Energy Choice & Competition, a Colloquium on Climate and Freedom is taking place on December 12, 2019 at the NH Hotel, Colón, Madrid, Spain to coincide with the United Nations Climate Talks at COP25. We are grateful to our local Spanish partner FundaLib for superb assistance with the event.

See the Video Presentation of the Climate & Freedom Colloquium.

We were preparing an agenda for another gathering for COP 26 in Glasgow, Scotland in November 2020, yet that has been sidelined due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We intend to gather more interested parties and groups, to show world leaders the growing support of energy choice and free market policies that can create a more prosperous and stable society, and facilitate the transition to the clean economy. Please stay tuned for our event lineup.
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The Declaration on Energy Choice & Competition - initial signatories
The Declaration on Energy Choice & Competition - initial signatories

Declaration on Energy Choice & Competition
Launch Event
November 5, 2019
New York City

As the chorus of voices calling for transition away from the fossil fuel economy increases every day, how can policymakers around the globe answer this call? A small group of free-market thinkers has drafted The Declaration on Energy Choice & Competition, to show lawmakers that transformation in the energy sector can be good for the environment, the economy, and good for global citizens.

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Climate Change Day at South Fork Natural History Museum
Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike
November 2, 2019
Bridgehampton, New York

Rod Richardson joined several other noted experts from the East End of Long Island for SoFo's 5th Annual Climate Change Day forum. Click for event flyer. The East End of Long Island is particularly vulnerable to sea level rise, water contamination and storm surge. The local fisherman just experienced a near total die-off from this year's scallop harvest, where increasing ocean temperatures and excessive fertilizer used on lawns and crops are the initial suspects. Rod spoke of the need to bring about new, business-friendly policies that provide the energy resources residents need while also being good stewards of the environment.


AWEA Poster - clean free market policy research - thm
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AWEA Offshore Conference
Poster Presentation of Current Research
October 23, 2019
Boston, MA

Rod Richardson and Elizabeth Halliday presented a poster consisting of an abbreviated summary of free market policy research at the AWEA Offshore Wind Conference in Boston, MA on October 23rd. Several guests were intrigued by the idea of using Private, tax-exempt debt to finance early stage projects.


Charrette: Energy Policy Innovation
Held at Holland & Knight, LLP
October 1, 2019
Washington, DC

More than 30 experts in energy policy, academia, business and government came together for an all-day conference to brainstorm solutions to energy policy and innovation. While folks the world over are calling for bold action on climate and a transformation of the energy sector, often public policy is a mash-up of confusing and time-consuming policies, that often prevents the best solutions from reaching elected officials, municipalities and business executives. At this charrette, these policy experts worked to come up with a set of solutions that have the potential to create the pathway for new policy and greater innovation.

Many thanks to Taite McDonald for facilitating this thought-provoking event.

logo National Clean Energy WeekNational Clean Energy Week
Washington, DC
September 23-27, 2019

The line-up of speakers and panel presentations at National Clean Energy Week, sponsored by CRES Forum, was again outstanding. Guests at the National Press Club heard from several Senators, Representatives, Cabinet officials and leaders in business on policy initiatives and technology innovation.
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logo clean capitalist leadership councilClean Capitalist Leadership Council
New York, NY
September 23, 2019, 5:00-7:30pm
Club 101, New York City

With great pleasure Andy Sabin, Trammell S. Crow, Rod Richardson, along with ClearPath and CRES Forum, hosted a Policy Briefing and Reception, that featured updates from a variety of policy experts and thought leaders. The Briefing coincided with Climate Week in New York City, and was the third annual meeting of the Clean Capitalist Leadership Council, on Monday, September 23, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm, at Club 101, 101 Park Avenue at 40th Street, New York, NY 10178, conveniently located near Grand Central Station in New York City.

Clean Capitalist Coalition Members at Clean Capitalist Leadership Council meeting in New York City during Climate Week 2018, September 27, 2018
Clean Capitalist Coalition Members at Clean Capitalist Leadership Council meeting in New York City during Climate Week 2018, September 27, 2018. Charles Hernick, CRES Forum, Rich Powell, ClearPath, Cole Simons, Office of Sen. Cassidy (formerly ClearPath), Elizabeth Halliday, Clean Capitalist Leadership Council, George David Banks, CRES Forum (formerly ACCF), Rod Richardson, Grace Richardson Fund, Drew Bond, C3 Solutions and ACCF (l to r); Steve Nadel, ACEEE (in background)

logo earth x 2019EarthX
Dallas, TX
April 24-28, 2019

Rod Richardson was joined by co-Founders Andy Sabin, Trammell S. Crow, and other members of the Clean Capitalist Coalition at EarthX, the largest Earth Day Expo in the world. EarthX was founded by Trammell S. Crow more than 15 years ago.

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Participating in a variety of conferences, participants discussed the many ways that flexible and innovative pubic policy can help transform the landscape, clearing the path for new technology, new infrastructure and a cleaner future.

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 1:30pm
Future 500
Hilton Anatole Hotel

Lightning Round: Rod Richardson gave a brief update on the evolution and current status of the Clean Tax Cuts concept, and introduced members of the Clean Capitalist Coalition - a group of think tanks, economists and NGOs all working toward finding free-market solutions to the energy crisis.

Future 500 is a service-based non-profit that builds trust between companies, advocates, investors, and philanthropists to advance business as a force for good.

Friday, April 25, 2019, 8:30am-5:00pm
EarthX Energy Conference
Centennial Hall, Fair Park, Dallas, Texas

logo clean capitalist leadership councilClean Capitalist Leadership Council
New York, NY
September 27, 2018, 1:30-5:30pm

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With great pleasure Andy Sabin, Trammell Crow, Rod Richardson, and new co-hosts CRES Forum and Matthew Patsky, CEO of Trillium Asset Management, hosted a gathering of innovative philanthropists and thought leaders at the second annual meeting of the Clean Capitalist Leadership Council, on Thursday, September 27, 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm, at Urban Tech Hub, located near Grand Central Station in New York City.

visit clean capitalist coalitionThe inaugural meeting in 2017 focused on cutting edge policy ideas pioneered by the Clean Tax Cut Working Group. In 2018, our partners at MIT, ACEEE, and other institutes opened the meeting with an update on that work funded by Council members.

Clean Capitalist Leadership Council - Clean Capitalist Coalition - Launch in NYC
Panelists discuss free-market policy options at the CCLC meeting in 2018.

The Council also hosted the NYC launch of the Clean Capitalist Coalition, a collaborative fellowship of policy institutes, scholars and experts exploring a wider range of solutions that reduce barriers to conservation and clean free enterprise. The Coalition was also introduced at events during National Clean Energy Week, sponsored by CRES Forum.

The Council gathering itself strives to accelerate policy innovation. We make it easy for clean capitalists, philanthropists, policy makers and institutes to exchange ideas, collaborate, and strategize about how to advance this work for maximum impact. For more details, please visit the About page.

Clean Capitalist Leadership Council 2018 Co-Chairs:
Andy Sabin, Trammell S. Crow, Rod Richardson, Matthew Patsky, CRES Forum

logo National Clean Energy WeekNational Clean Energy Week
Washington, DC
September 24-28, 2018

Rod Richardson presented his concept for a barrier-free clean capital market as part of this day-long Symposium on September 26, 2018 during National Clean Energy Week, held at the National Press Club, sponsored by CRES Forum.
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Logo American Renewable Energy Institute SummitAmerican Renewable Energy Summit
Aspen, CO
June 18-24, 2018

Monday, June 18 at 7pm
Rod Richardson discusses the opportunities that may be enjoyed by a far greater number of citizens and investors with the formation of a barrier-free clean capital market.

Wednesday, June 20 at 12pm
Rod Richardson will lead a discussion on new policy innovation, including a modification of the MUNI bond - Clean Asset Bonds.

See for more detail on previous events.