September 8th Climate Symposium – Global Climate Negotiations: Lessons From California


WHEN:                   September 8, 2014          9:30am-12:30pm

WHERE:                 Byron Sher Auditorium, Cal EPA   Address: 1001 I St, Sacramento, CA 95812

WHAT:                   As leaders from across the globe prepare to gather at the United Nations Climate Change Conferences, COP20 and COP21, the leaders of California will gather at this important symposium to review the various policies that have placed California at the forefront of addressing climate change, and explore what lessons have been learned to share at the UN Conferences and other subnational convenings.


                Issues focused on will include:

Highlights of 2014 UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report
Job creators,  innovators, and investors, on why addressing climate change is good for business
Top researchers present findings on economic cost of climate change
Importance of bottom up action


Confirmed Participants

Governor Jerry Brown, 39th Governor of California
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, 38th Governor of California
Ed Begley, Jr., Actor, Environmentalist
Michael G. Britt, Sr., VP UPS
Senator Kevin de León, State Senate District 22; President Pro Tempore State Senate
Bob Foster, 27th Mayor of Long Beach
Dr. Peter Gleick, President and Co-Founder of Pacific Institute
Katie Hoffman, Director, California Student Sustainability Coalition
Lisa Jackson, VP Environmental Initiatives, Apple; Former U.S. EPA Administration
Dr. Dan Kammen, UC Berkeley, Director RAEL and TSRC
Mary Nichols, Chairman, California Air Resources Board
Dr. R.K. Pachauri, Chairman IPCC, Nobel Peace Prize 2007
Bonnie Reiss, Global Director, USC Schwarzenegger Institute
Matt Rodriquez, California Secretary for Environmental Protection
Anne Stausboll, CEO CalPERS
Terry Tamminen, Strategic Advisor to Founding Chair, R20
Dr. Anthony Westerling, UC Merced


Attendance is invitation only, event is open to the press, and will be live webcast at


For more information:

Contact: Mebus Behrle    phone: 213-821-5536     email: [email protected]