September 8, 2014


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 impact 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 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]