Global Climate Action Summit

Climate Team members

l-r: Janice Blumenkranz, Bob MacDonald, Cynthia Lloyd, Candace Hyde-Wang, Carol Stone, Ruby MacDonald and Regina Beatus discussing GCA Summit at a retreat in July.

The week of September 8-14 will be exciting for the Bay Area! The Global Climate Action Summit with climate leaders from around the world is taking place in San Francisco. The summit will be launched on Saturday September 8 by the RISE Climate March starting at 10 am at Embarcadero Plaza. The official meeting is by invitation only but it will be preceded and surrounded by hundreds of side meetings open to the public before and during the conference. The LWVABE’s Climate team is planning to join the march and attend some of the side meetings including one sponsored by UC Davis on September 11-12 in San Francisco. Check out the list of events you might be interested in!

Events of Global Climate Action Initiative

September 24, BAMFA, 6:30 Free, Arts, Design and the Global Climate Summit: Speakers: Shannon Jackson, Dan Kammen and Orville Schell

Wednesday August 29, 6-7:30 Vision 2050 for Berkeley,
Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library, 1901 Russell Street
Vision 2050 is a citizen-led effort to develop a 30-year sustainable infrastructure plan to support a safe, vibrant and resilient future for Berkeley.
Kristina Hill, U.C. Berkeley College of Environmental Design
Margo Schueler, Public Works Commission
Bruce Riordan, Climate Readiness Institute

Thursday August 30, 12:00pm – 1:30pm, Ad-Hoc Sub-Committee on Climate Emergency,   2180 Milvia, 5th Floor, Pepperwood Room
Agenda: Forum debrief, next steps

Sept 6-14, Green Film Festival, Castro Theater

Saturday, Sept 8: 10AM Start, RISE march in San Francisco, Embarcadero Plaza

Sunday Sept 9 – Tuesday Sept 11, 8am-10pm, Soil not Oil 2665 Mission, SF.

Tuesday Sept 11 – 10-5, Climate Finance Summit, David Brower Center Berkeley,
Hosted by Fossil Free California, speakers include Bill McKibben
Register here for all or part of the Climate Finance Summit

Tuesday, September 11, Action for an Equitable and Healthy Net Zero Carbon Built Environment
A conference for building professionals supporting the Global Climate Action Summit
Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF, 1675 Owens St, San Francisco, CA 94143

Tuesday-Wednesday, September 11-12, UC Davis Sponsored events – $15
555 Market St, San Francisco, UC Davis, Institute for Energy Environment and Economy
Register here:

  • Tuesday morning: Climate Resilient Communities
  • Tuesday afternoon: Harnessing the 3 revolutions in transportation
  • Wednesday morning: Regional Transportation Policy
  • Wednesday afternoon: From Ambition to Action in Transportation

Thursday-Friday, September 13-14 Summit Meetings, Global Climate Action Summit Invitation only but with live streaming.

–Cynthia Lloyd LWVBAE Climate Team

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