Getting to Paris Without Stopping in Washington

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

September 15, 2018, College of Marin
Showcase 5:30pm, Speakers 7:00pm

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

College of Marin

Diamond Center Gymnasium, 700 College Ave., Kentfield

 

Festivities start at 5:30pm with the

Marin Climate Action Showcase

Savor the best of Marin

Local wine, beer, and specialty drinks

Tastes of Marin specialties, cheeses and fruits

Sweet treats

5:30-7:00

Complementary with ticket purchase

 

Speakers at 7:00pm

Getting to Paris Without Stopping in Washington

Saturday September 15, College of Marin

Christiana 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.

Jared Huffman

Representative Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) was sworn in as a member of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2013 to represent California’s second district. The district spans from the Golden Gate Bridge north to the Oregon border, covering six counties including all of Marin, Mendocino, Humboldt, Trinity, and Del Norte, and much of Sonoma Counties.

Huffman is a member of the Committee on Natural Resources and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Prior to his election to Congress in November of 2012, Huffman served six years in the California State Assembly where he authored more than 60 pieces of successful legislation and received numerous awards for his legislative leadership. Huffman chaired the Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee, served on the Budget Committee and was co-chair of the Legislative Environmental Caucus.

Saturday, September 15

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

sampling local drinks, tastes and activism

Speakers at 7pm

 

College of Marin

Diamond Center Gymnasium,

700 College Ave., Kentfield

The Marin Action Showcase starts at 5:30. Please use the order notes box at checkout to let us know if you will be attending the Showcase. Dismiss