Getting to Paris Without Stopping in Washington

How citizens and communities can come together to achieve global climate goals

7pm, September 15, 2018, College of Marin

Christiana Figueres

Chief Architect of the United Nations Paris Climate Agreement

and California EPA Secretary Matt Rodriquez


‘Getting to Paris Without Stopping in Washington’


In conversation with

UC Berkeley Professor Daniel Kammen

Contributor to the Nobel-Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 


An Affiliate Event of the Global Climate Action Summit,

Time to Lead on Climate, and Drawdown Marin 


Joined by Congressman Jared Huffman, Marin Supervisors

Kate Sears & Damon Connolly, Novato Mayor Josh Fryday,

Marin School of Environmental Leadership student Cameron Evans and

mayors from cities around the planet, discussing how citizens and communities

can come together to achieve global climate goals.

Saturday, September 15, 7:00 pm

Festivities start at 5:30 with the Marin Climate Action Showcase

sampling local drinks, tastes and activism


College of Marin

Diamond Center Gymnasium, 700 College Ave., Kentfield

Getting to Paris without Stopping in Washington

Saturday, September 15, 7:00 pm

College of Marin

Christine Figueres

Ms. Figueres is an internationally recognized leader on global climate change. She was Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 2010-2016. Assuming responsibility for the international climate change negotiations after the failed Copenhagen conference of 2009, she was determined to lead the process to a universally agreed regulatory framework. Building toward that goal, she directed the successful Conferences of the Parties in Cancun 2010Durban 2011Doha 2012Warsaw 2013, and Lima 2014, and culminated her efforts in the historical Paris Agreement of 2015. Throughout her tenure Ms. Figueres brought together national and sub national governments, corporations and activists, financial institutions and communities of faith, think tanks and technology providers, NGOs and parliamentarians, to jointly deliver the unprecedented climate change agreement. For this achievement Ms. Figueres has been credited with forging a new brand of collaborative diplomacy.

She is currently the convener of Mission 2020, a global initiative that seeks to ensure the world bends the curve on greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 in order to protect the most vulnerable from the worst impacts of climate change and usher in an era of stability and prosperity.

Matt Rodriquez

Matt Rodriquez was appointed California Secretary for Environmental Protection by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in July 2011. As Secretary, Matt oversees the activities of the California Air Resources Board, the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, the Department of Toxic Substances Control, the Department of Pesticide Regulation, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment and the State Water Resources Control Board. As a member of the Governor’s cabinet, he advises the Governor on environmental policy.

He comes to the Agency with more than 24 years of environmental experience with the California Department of Justice where he served as a Deputy Attorney General from 1987 to 1999. In this capacity, he advised or represented the Attorney General and clients of the Land Law Section of the Attorney General’s Office. His clients included the California Coastal Commission, the State Lands Commission, and the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission. In 1999, he was appointed Senior Assistant Attorney General for the Land Law Section by Attorney General Bill Lockyer.

Daniel Kammen

Dr. Kammen is the Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley, with parallel appointments in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the department of Nuclear Engineering. He was appointed the first Environment and Climate Partnership for the Americas (ECPA) Fellow by Secretary of State Hilary R. Clinton in April 2010.

Kammen is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL), Co-Director of the Berkeley Institute of the Environment, and Director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center. He has founded or is on the board of over 10 companies, and has served the State of California and US federal government in expert and advisory capacities.

Dr. Kammen has served as a contributing or coordinating lead author on various reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change since 1999. The IPCC shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He serves on the Advisory Committee for Energy & Environment for the X-Prize Foundation.