Climate-Safe California Policy Summit
Thursday | August 05, 2021 | 9:30 am — 12:00 pm
The Climate-Safe California Policy Summit brings together scientists and policymakers to examine the opportunities for climate action in front of California lawmakers today. Grounded in the reality of climate impacts like drought and extreme heat, the Summit will cover proposed legislation in the areas of sustainable transportation, community energy resilience, nature-based carbon sequestration, and more.
Speakers will include:
Dr. Daniel Kammen is the 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. 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.
Senator Lena A. Gonzalez represents the 33rd District and it’s nearly 1 million residents in the South/Southeast Los Angeles and Long Beach areas. A strong voice for working families, advocating to improve working conditions and prioritizing the fight for a clean environment, digital inclusion, LGBTQ+, women’s rights and policies around economic vitality of small businesses.
Senator Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, has authored laws to accelerate the transition to zero-emission vehicles, expand solar net metering, mandate clean energy storage, increase the energy efficiency of buildings and appliances, and reform clean energy financing. She also co-authored SB 100, a landmark law that will move California to 100% renewable electricity by 2045.
Dr. Daniel Swain is a climate scientist focused on the dynamics and impacts of extreme events–including droughts, floods, storms, and wildfires–on a warming planet. Daniel holds joint appointments as a research scientist within UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, a research fellow in the Capacity Center for Climate and Weather Extremes at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and as the California Climate Fellow at The Nature Conservancy.