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MEDIA ADVISORY: Meet with lawmakers, activists, and scientists at the California Climate Policy Summit 2023

Dr. J Mijin Cha at the California Climate Policy Summit 2022
Dr. J Mijin Cha addresses the crowd at the 2022 California Climate Policy Summit. Photo by Karen Preuss.

SACRAMENTO — The second annual California Climate Policy Summit, hosted by The Climate Center on April 11, 2023, will bring together elected and business leaders, policy experts, activists, and environmental justice advocates to build support for climate policy commensurate with what science demands. 

What: Our preliminary agenda includes presentations by scientists, lawmakers, and activists, as well as in-depth breakout sessions focused on oil and gas extraction, sustainable mobility, natural carbon sequestration, grid reliability, electric vehicles, and climate impacts on public health. The Summit will focus on key climate bills before the California legislature this session, including bills related to energy resilience, fossil fuel divestment, accelerated climate targets, and more. Speakers will be available for interviews during breaks throughout the day.

Who: Speakers include Nalleli Cobo, Goldman Prize winner and founder of People Not Pozos; Senator Lena A. Gonzalez, 33rd District; Siva Gunda, Vice Chair of the California Energy Commission; Amanda Hansen, Deputy Secretary for Climate Change at the California Natural Resources Agency; Dr. Dan Kammen, Distinguished Professor of Sustainability at UC Berkeley; Anthony Myint, Executive Director of Zero Foodprint; Lauren Sanchez, Senior Climate Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom; and Senator Henry Stern, 27th District. The full list of speakers is available here (additional speakers to be announced). 

When: April 11, 2023, 9am – 5pm PST, followed by a reception from 5 – 6:30pm PST.

Where: Holiday Inn Downtown-Arena, 300 J Street, Sacramento, California, 95814.

Register: Register here. Ticket fees are waived for members of the media, use discount code “PRESS” at checkout. Registration for this event is required. 


Contact: Ryan Schleeter, Communications Director, The Climate Center: ryan@theclimatecenter.org, (415) 342-2386

About The Climate Center: 

The Climate Center is a climate and energy policy nonprofit working to rapidly reduce climate pollution at scale, starting in California. We are a think-tank, do-tank working to turn bold ideas into action for a climate-safe future. Our flagship Climate-Safe California campaign is a unique and comprehensive effort to make California the first state in the nation to reach carbon negative. www.theclimatecenter.org