California Climate Lobby Day 2023

Sacramento, California
Capitol Building in Sacramento

After a day of discussing ideas to accelerate climate policies in California, join us in taking action by speaking directly to policymakers and their staff! On April 12, 2023, the day after the California Climate Policy Summit, The Climate Center and our partners are leading a day of advocacy at state legislative offices. This is … Read more

California Climate Policy Summit 2023

Holiday Inn Downtown-Arena, 300 J Street, Sacramento, California, 95814
The Climate Center Board Member Dr. Venise Curry moderates a panel at the California Climate Policy Summit 2023. Photo by Lara Abduraman / Survival Media Agency.

Thank you to the nearly 300 people who joined us in Sacramento on April 11! Videos, photos, panel transcripts, and more are now available at the links below. Video, slides and transcripts View and download presentations and panel transcripts Photos from the 2023 California Climate Policy Summit All photos by Lara Abduraman from Survival Media … Read more

Community Meeting About a New Choice in Electricity Service for Fresno

SEIU Local 521, 5228 East Pine Avenue, Fresno, CA 93727

In response to high electricity costs, the Fresno city council is evaluating energy service options for Fresno residents, including Community Choice Energy.  At this meeting, we will learn about Community Choice Energy, a not-for-profit local program that provides electricity service as a choice apart from PG&E electricity service. With Community Choice Energy, PG&E continues to … Read more

Building Electrification – Stories from the Home Front

Dunseith Street in Oakland

This webinar explored the barriers and opportunities to electrifying California’s homes and buildings. With a focus on lower-income residents and economically-challenged businesses, speakers addressed both political and financial solutions that can help the state transition to clean, healthy homes and buildings. Presentations and Resources Speakers

A Climate-Safe Vision for California’s Heavy Duty Vehicle Fleets

Man with truck fleet.

This webinar focused on the heavy duty vehicle sector, one of California’s biggest decarbonization challenges. Presenters shared stories from the frontlines about impacts on community health and well-being as well as opportunities for transforming heavy duty fleets. This webinar asked the question: what is the best way to transition heavy duty vehicles, including those used … Read more

Business Network Breakfast — Vehicles and the Grid

Zoom

Connect with business leaders like you who are passionate about sustainability, and hear from our guest speakers, who will be outlining the incredible opportunity to bring the power of electric vehicle storage to bear as an asset in the grid for the future. Stephen Lassiter, Policy Director at SunRun, and Rani Murali, EV-Grid Integration & Energy Services Project Management Analyst at Ford Motor Company will discuss their companies’ ambitious partnership to accelerate Vehicle to Grid integration.

Building Resilience to Extreme Heat in California

Last year, the City of Los Angeles spearheaded an innovative community engagement process around the question, “What are you most worried about regarding climate change impacts?” Led by the Climate Emergency Mobilization Office (CEMO) and involving hundreds of stakeholders, the resulting answer was extreme heat. What can be done to address the serious threat that … Read more

Building a Resilient and Equitable Grid for the Future

This is the second webinar in the Envisioning a Climate-Safe California: Stories and Solutions series. This webinar presented a vision for the future of California’s electricity system and highlighted the people and organizations working to create it. We explored the role of local governments, Community Choice Agencies (CCAs), and others in helping to plan for … Read more

The Climate Center at COP 27

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
Ellie Cohen and Vincent Wiraatmadja at COP 27

At COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt in 2022, there was a historic, eleventh-hour agreement by the countries of the world to establish a “loss and damage” fund. For the first time, the world’s largest historic climate polluters, led by the United States, are acknowledging the need to formally address climate justice and establish funding mechanisms … Read more

The Real Impact of the Climate Crisis – Stories from the Frontlines

Neighborhood Oil Drilling Near School

This is the first webinar in the Envisioning a Climate-Safe California: Stories and Solutions series. As the consequences of inaction begin to mount, the human impacts of the climate crisis become more clear. We must ground ourselves in how our policymaking helps — or harms — people and communities as we forge the path toward … Read more