"California Climate Policies - Local and Global Leadership?" Wednesday, 10/11. 5:45-8:45pm, San Francisco

  • 11 October 2017
  • Start time : 05:45 PM
  • End time : 08:45 PM
  • Event Host : Women in Cleantech and Sustainability
  • Event Location : Sandbox Suites, 404 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA, 94017, United States
 "California Climate Policies - Local and Global Leadership?" Wednesday, 10/11. 5:45-8:45pm, San Francisco
Event Description

"This year in California, it felt like one step forward and two steps back for climate protection and environmental policy. Governor Brown committed the state to upholding the Paris Accord even when Trump backed out, extended the cap and trade program, and authorized millions for electric vehicle incentives. But in the same year, an energy storage initiative and bill that would require California to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2045 couldn't make it out of committee.

What do CA climate policies mean and look like after cap and trade being signed by Gov. Jerry Brown? Will California lead nationally -- and globally?

Join us as our panelists, coming from different backgrounds, explore how California is shaping a cleaner future for our state, and how California is leading others in our country, and the world, to protect both people and planet from the harmful effects of climate change."

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Women in Cleantech and Sustainability
  • Agenda
    • 5:45: Doors open - networking
      6:10: Announcements
      6:15: Panel starts
      7:40: Q&A
      7:55: Close panel
      8:00-8:25: Networking
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Panelists:

      Mary Solecki
      Mary Solecki is the Western States Advocate for Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), covering state legislative and regulatory issues in California, Oregon and Washington.

      Larissa Koehler
      As an attorney with EDF’s California Clean Energy team, Larissa engages in multiple regulatory proceedings at the California Public Utilities Commission, including those around electric vehicles and distributed energy resources, to break down barriers to accelerating clean energy in the state.

      Danielle Fugere
      Danielle Fugere, President & Chief Counsel, leads As You Sow’s program teams in creating lasting social and environmental change through shareholder advocacy and legal initiatives.

      Dana Zartner
      Dana Zartner is currently an Association Professor and Chair of the International Studies Department at the University of San Francisco. Professor Zartner specializes in international and comparative law, with a focus on environmental protections and human rights.

      Leila Salazar-Lopez
      Leila is a mother; proud Chicana-Latina woman; and passionate defender of Mother Earth, the Amazon, indigenous rights and climate justice. Since 2015 she has served as the Executive Director of Amazon Watch, leading the organization in its work to protect and defend the bio-cultural and climate integrity of the Amazon rainforest by advancing indigenous peoples' rights, territories, and solutions, including solar for energy, communications and transport in the Amazon.


      Lisa Ann Pinkerton
      Lisa Ann Pinkerton is founder of Women In Cleantech & Sustainability, a San Francisco Bay Area group dedicated to the advancement of women in various environmental and technology sectors. She is also Founder and President of Technica Communications, where she handles marketing, social media, content production and public relations for cleantech and biotech startups.

      Marcela Cabrera Luna
      Marcela’s leadership has involved roles with engagement operations/partnerships, PM, policy, corporate social responsibility and marketing. She has worked with startups, NGO’s and Fortune 500 technology companies in the Silicon Valley.
  • Event type
    • Panel Discussion

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