Upcoming Events: Climate One

Tue 6/16

Christiana Figueres: The Road to Paris

Date: Tue, June 16, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Can world leaders cut a climate deal when they meet in Paris in December? Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Barack Obama have energized the negotiations with their pact to grow the two biggest economies while cutting carbon pollution. Other countries are advancing their plans to do the same. California is out front and upping its game. One big question is how fossil fuel companies flex their clout. What are the prospects for an agreement with teeth? Can any deal survive being dragged into the U.S. presidential election? A conversation about the politics of a global economic treaty.

Tue 6/30

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Almonds and Lawns

Date: Tue, June 30, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
A discussion about a dry year.

Ellen Hanak, Director, Water Policy, Public Policy Institute of California
Felicia Marcus, Chair, California State Water Resources Board
Paul Wenger, President, California Farm Bureau Federation
Marguerite Young, Director, Ward 3, East Bay Municipal Utility District Board

With the severity of California’s drought starting to sink in, urban and agricultural users are sparring over who should do more to step up. Lawns are getting killed. Should almond trees be next? Alfalfa or cotton? Is Governor Brown’s plan a good one? Is he playing favorites?

A discussion about a dry year and what could be a long, dry run in our semi-arid state.

Thu 7/16

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Greening Asia

Date: Thu, July 16, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
With two of Asia’s most respected journalists

Mark Clifford, Executive Director, Asia Business Council; Author, The Greening of Asia
Orville Schell, Director, Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society New York; Former Dean, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley

Asia’s booming economies have thrived following the well-trodden path of “industrialize now and clean up later.” Citizens and companies realize that the time to clean up is now. Dirty air, foul water and hellishly overcrowded cities are threatening to choke the continent's impressive prosperity. From solar and wind power to green buildings and electric cars, Asian companies have the cash, technology and government support to disrupt markets and solve social problems, ranging from local air and water pollution to climate change.

Join us for a conversation with two of Asia’s most respected journalists about the future of sustainable business in the world’s most vibrant economies.