November 9, 2018 10:00 am-12:30 pm
Community Partners, 2nd Floor, Suite C
In September 2018, thousands of global, regional and local leaders from all sectors convened in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit. Much of the focus centered on the sub-national role, lifting up where states, regions and cities can increase leadership to meet climate, sustainability and equity goals. From Southern California, a broad cross-section of local leaders joined in these historic conversations and are now carrying the work forward here locally.
The Southern California Grantmakers Environmental Funders Peer Group invites funders to a special debrief on the Global Climate Action Summit, with a focus on what’s next for Southern California. In the region, climate change is a cross-cutting crisis that also provides opportunity in the fields of public health, community and economic development, education, arts and communications. It impacts everyone, with disproportionate impacts in low-income communities of color. Learn about local initiatives to develop of clean energy, stormwater capture, local food production, community engagement, transit oriented communities and low-carbon transportation options such as transit, bicycling and walking.
This convening will bring together the leadership from several local leaders from multiple sectors, all who attended the Global Climate Action Summit, to share their experiences and recommendations for how Southern California can move forward. You’ll learn how they’re working in partnership across organizations and silos to help create thriving, climate resilient communities working towards a just transition. You’ll also have an opportunity to connect and learn from other funders supporting this work in Southern California. After the formal program, we invite you to continue informal conversations over lunch, which will be served.