California Climate Policy Summit 2023 Agenda, Slides, and Transcripts

Plenary Session

Breakout Sessions

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Phasing Out Polluting Fuels and Sustainable Mobility

Oil and Gas Extraction in California: The Frontline of Climate JusticeModerator: Woody Little, Last Chance Alliance

Ann Alexander, Natural Resources Defense Council
Nalleli Cobo, People Not Pozos
Senator Lena Gonzalez, D33 
Kobi Naseck, VISIÓN

Panel transcript

Ann Alexander slides (PDF)
Refineries: A Key to Climate Justice and the Managed Decline of Oil in CaliforniaModerator: Clair Brown, Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley, Refinery Transition Working Group

Greg Karras, Community Energy reSource
Alicia Rivera, CBE
Faraz Rizvi, Asian Pacific Environmental Network

Panel transcript

Greg Karras slides (PDF)

Alicia Rivera slides (PDF)
Sustainable Mobility:
Clean Transportation for All
Moderator: Naomi Doerner Nelson\Nygard

Ruben Aronin, Better World Group
Román Partida-Lopez, Greenlining Inst.
Michael Pimentel, ED,CA Public Trans Assoc.

Panel transcript

Better World Group slides (PDF)

Natural Carbon Removal

The State of State Programs for Natural and Working LandsModerator: Paul Mason (PFT)

Matt Botill – CARB
Amanda Hansen – CNRA
Rachel Wagoner – CalRecycle
Michael Wolff – CDFA

Panel transcript

Matt Botill slides (PDF)

Michael Wolff slides (PDF)
Implementation: What’s Happening on the GroundModerator: Jonathan Wachter (CCI)

Amanda Begley – TreePeople
Cam Tredennick – CARCD
Bruce Saito – CA Conservation Corps

Panel transcript

Amanda Begley slides (PDF)

Bruce Saito slides (PDF)
Funding Opportunities for Scaling Up Natural Carbon SequestrationModerator: Sydney Chamberlin (TNC)

Marie Liu – Speaker’s office
Anthony Myint – Zero Foodprint 
Phil Saksa (replaced Zach Knight) – Blue Forest 

Panel transcript

Marie Liu slides (PDF)

Blue Forest slides (PDF)Anthony Myint slides (PDF)

Policy Trends: Health and Key Levers

Climate Change Impacts on HealthModerator: Board Member Venise Curry, M.D.

Barbara Sattler, R.N., DrPH, FAAN, Professor, University of San Francisco  
Dr. Arianne Teherani, Co-founder, University of California (UC) Center on Climate Change, Health and Equity 
Asm. Luz Rivas (District 43)

Panel transcript

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It’s Time for Cap and Trade ReformModerator: Katelyn Roedner Sutter, EDF

Danny Cullenward
Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi
Amee Raval, Asian Pacific Environmental Network

Panel transcript

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What Role Should Hydrogen Play in California’s Energy Future?Moderator: Dr. Lewis Fulton

Angelina Galiteva, Renewables 100 and CAISO
Sasan Saadat, Earthjustice
Joe Sullivan, IBEW

Panel transcript

– No slides presented.

Grid for the Future

Harnessing EVs to Enhance Grid Reliability and ResilienceModerator: Angelina Galiteva, CAISO

Daniel Barad, Union of Concerned Scientists
Steve Letendre, Nuvve
John Sarter, DCBEL
Patrick Sterns, Sunpower

– Due to a technical error, a transcript for this panel is not available. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Presentation starts at slide 4 (PDF)
Microgrids as Resilience Solutions Moderator: Allie Detrio, Microgrid Resources Coalition,

Selena Feliciano, Energy Democracy Project
Erin Weber Kiel, Sunnova

– Due to a technical error, a transcript for this panel is not available. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Presentation starts at slide 31 (PDF)
Projects and Policy Moderator: Ardi Arian, Renewable America

Teresa Cheng, Sierra Club
Jin Noh, California Energy Storage Alliance
Joanne O’Neill, Clean Power Alliance

Panel transcript

Presentation starts at slide 54 (PDF)