SAN FRANCISCO — Global Climate Action Summit, first of three days; co-chaired by Gov. Jerry Brown, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, UN Climate Change Exec. Secty. Patricia Espinosa, Mahindra Group CEO Anand Mahindra and China’s Special Representative for Climate Change Affairs Xie Zhenhua; political leaders, academics, entertainers and others address “healthy energy systems, inclusive economic growth, sustainable communities, land and ocean stewardship and transformative climate investments.” Daylong, Moscone Center South. Contact: 916 445 4571.
Related events Wednesday
SAN FRANCISCO — Regional Transportation Policy Forum, hosted by Pacific Coast Collaborative Governors and mayors (California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia), participants discuss the collaborative’s “low-carbon transportation vision and roadmap.” 8 a.m., 555 Market St. Contact: Ryann Child 206 792 4083.
SAN FRANCISCO — “High-Level Forum on India Climate Actions,” sponsored by Natural Resources Defense Institute and others, participants discuss “a suite of initiatives planned or underway in India, including renewable energy projects, the National Solar Mission, the National Cooling Action Plan,” etc. 8:30 a.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St. Contact: Kari Birdseye 415 875 8243.
Listed speakers include: Chair Mary Nichols, CA Air Resources Board.
SAN FRANCISCO — Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones addresses “Finance, Business and Climate Resilience: Physical Climate Risks and Opportunities” hosted by Bank of America and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. 9:30 a.m., 555 California St. Contact: 916 492 3566.
Later, Jones attends former Vice Pres. Al Gore’s address at Principles for Responsible Investing’s “PRI In Person,” 1:30 p.m., Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission St.; and attends Michael Bloomberg’s reception, 5:30 p.m., Museum of Modern Art, 151 3rd St.
SAN FRANCISCO — UC Pres. Janet Napolitano addresses “an audience of about 300 leaders” at “We Are Still In” forum, discusses “the crucial role research universities play in the fight against climate change and share exciting announcements about the future” of the University Climate Change Coalition. 12:20 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr. Contact: 510 987 9200.
SAN FRANCISCO — Treasurer John Chiang joins conference opening hosted by Principles for Responsible Investment, an “investor initiative in partnership with the UNEP Finance Initiative and UN Global Compact” and is “the world’s leading independent proponent of responsible investing.” 1 p.m., Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission St. Contact: 916 653 2995.
Later, Chiang attends “Growing the US Green Bonds Market” event hosted by Milken Institute, 5 p.m., Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St.
SAN FRANCISCO — “The End of Coal: Subnational Governments Going from Coal to Clean,” sponsored by Powering Past Coal Alliance and Bloomberg Philanthropies, governmental representatives from Canada, the United Kingdom and others discuss “the challenges and opportunities faced by communities transitioning away from coal,” also premieres 12-minute film “Common Sense, Common Ground” on a “coal phase-out in Washington state.” 2:30 p.m., Merchant’s Exchange Club, 75 Leidesdorff St. Contact: Kate Walter, Kate.Walter@international.gc.ca.
SAN FRANCISCO — “California Stories: Grounded Perspectives on Climate Policies and Actions,” sponsored by the California State Assembly and Atlantic Council, Speaker Anthony Rendon and others discuss making “the abstract, 50,000 foot level global discussion on climate more immediate to people at home” and lessons California can “offer to the rest of the country and the world.” 3 p.m., Offices of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, 1 Market St., Ste. 1900. Contact: Kevin Liao 916 319 2063.
Listed speakers: Speaker Anthony Rendon; former US Rep. Ellen Tauscher; Asms. Richard Bloom, Todd Gloria, Monique Limón, Eloise Gómez Reyes, Joaquin Arambula and Chad Mayes; John Morton (moderator), Atlantic Council.
SAN FRANCISCO — Lyft hosts meeting on “smart climate and clean energy policies, and how they are being used to drive economic growth and create new jobs across the country,” says event “comes on the heels of E2’s recent economic reports that found there are now 3.2 million clean energy jobs across the US, with over 500,000 in renewable energy technologies alone.” 3 p.m., Lyft Headquarters, 185 Berry St. Contact: Michael Timberlake 202 289 2407.
Listed speakers include: Pres. John Zimmer, Lyft; Secty. Matt Rodriquez, Cal/EPA; Carla Peterman, CA Public Utilities Commission; former Sen. Fran Pavley.
Related events Thursday
SAN FRANCISCO — Members of Consumer Watchdog and others call on Gov. Jerry Brown to “limit oil drilling within a couple thousand feet of homes and schools,” says “the world needs to know that while Governor Brown has talked out against climate change he has permitted 20,000 oil wells.” 7 a.m., Jessie Square, 736 Mission St. Contact: Jamie Court, email@example.com.
SAN FRANCISCO — Natural Resources Secty. John Laird, United Nations Envoy Peter Thomson and others discuss protecting against ocean acidification. 8 a.m., Aquarium of the Bay, Pier 39. Contact: Ryann Child 206 792 4083.
SAN FRANCISCO — World Energy makes “big announcement” on “the heels of the Natural Resource Defense Council’s climate assessment,” also discuss “decarbonization in the transportation industry,” speakers include Bryan Sherbacow, World Energy and Janet Lamkin, United Airlines California Region. 3:30 p.m., The Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell St. Contact: Sarah Pollo 916 410 7506.
Followed by second panel and announcement by Janet Lamkin, United Airlines California Region, 4 p.m., Moscone Center South.
SAN FRANCISCO — Sen. Bob Wieckowski attends reception sponsored by Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and Resilient Design. 5 p.m., 302 Folsom St. Contact: Jeff Barbosa 916 651 4010.
Related events Friday
SAN FRANCISCO — Treasurer John Chiang and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti make “major announcement about a program designed to spur resilient economic investments in hundreds of distressed neighborhoods within cities and communities across the state of California,” say “success will largely depend on how Californians are counted in the upcoming 2020 US Census.” 8 a.m., UC Hastings College of the Law, 200 McAllister St. Contact: 916 653 2995.
Later, Chiang joins panel discussion hosted by Royal Norwegian Embassy DC and Norwegian Consulate SF, discusses green financing and “integrating climate risk assessment into state finances,” 2:30 p.m., 1394 Masonic Ave.