Science to Action Day

September 11, 2018

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Exploratorium
Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green St)
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 528-4444

Directions and Parking Information

Check-in Process:

Walk through the outdoor walkway directly to the Fisher Bay Observatory Entrance.


Click here for map to the Check-in Entrance

 

Interested in attending? There are a limited number of spaces still available. Please fill out this brief questionnaire to indicate your interest, and we’ll be in touch with an invitation, space permitting.

 

About

The 2018 Global Climate Action Summit will bring people together from around the world to showcase climate action and inspire deeper commitments from national governments, and one another, in support of the Paris Agreement.

A Dialogue on How Science is Supporting Climate Action

The American Geophysical Union and California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research are hosting a one-day event at the Global Climate Action Summit to focus on how research, across natural and social sciences, is advancing climate action on the ground and how science can continue to support more ambitious action on climate change. Science to Action Day will bring together researchers, businesses, subnational governments, and other stakeholders undertaking climate action.

Featuring Summit Challenge Areas

And

Goals

  • Have climate scientist and decision makers build connections that will accelerate science-to-action
  • Outline a science-to-action agenda that describes how we together can better leverage science for decisions and planning and what kind of research we can do to better support decisions and planning in the future.
  • Deliver to the Summit commitment from the science community on how we can support adaptation and mitigation actions.

Key Questions

  • What has been accomplished in different venues (e.g., subnational, business, industry, research…)?
  • What do recent advances in science and research mean for action and decision?
  • What needs to happen now to make that research more usable? What research still needs to happen to support current and upcoming actions and decisions?
  • What can we commit to, and what will it take?

Science to Action Declaration

A Declaration from the Participants in Science to Action Day to participants in The Global Climate Action Summit

 

Agenda

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8:30 – 8:50         (Fisher Bay Observatory)

Welcome

Christine McEntee, Executive Director and CEO, AGU

Ken Alex, Senior Advisor to Governor Brown and Director, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research

Chris Flink, Executive Director, Exploratorium

 

8:50 – 9:00         (Fisher Bay Observatory)                          

The Challenge – A New Hope for Climate

Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute

 

9:05 – 10:10      (Fisher Bay Observatory)            

Perspectives on Science to Action

  • Rich Sorkin, Jupiter Intelligence
  • Amber Mace, California Council on Science and Technology
  • Lynn Scarlett, The Nature Conservancy
  • Markus Terho, Sitra
  • Honorable Esteban Rodas, Mayor of the City of Quito (Invited)

Moderator: Amy Luers, Future Earth

 

10:15 – 10:55     (Fisher Bay Observatory)            

Keynote

Gina McCarthy, Former EPA Administrator, Director of the Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Introduction by Matthew Rodriquez, Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency

 

10:55 – 11:05                 

Transition – walk to your choice of Break Out Sessions (Fisher Bay Observatory or Kanbar Forum)

 

11:05 – 12:05    (2 locations – Fisher Bay Observatory & Kanbar Forum)

 

Challenge Area 1: Healthy Energy Systems (Fisher Bay Observatory)

Stage Setting: Adam Zurofsky, State of New York, Deputy Secretary of Energy

Panelists:

  • Mary Ann Piette, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Tim Doherty, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
  • Roland Kroebel, Agriculture Canada

Moderator: Jim Byrne, University of Lethbridge

Challenge Area 1 Speaker Bios  (pdf)

 

Challenge Area 2: Inclusive Economic Growth (Kanbar Forum)

Stage Setting: Sarah White, California Workforce Development Board (invited)

Panelists:

  • Dee Lawrence, Cool Effect and Project Mirador
  • Darlene Chiu Bryant, China:SF
  • Alessandra Jerolleman, Jacksonville State University

Moderator: Chris Brown, PolicyLink

 

12:05-12:45       (Fisher Bay Observatory & Terrace)        

Lunch

Boxed Lunches Available in the Observatory

 

12:50 – 1:50 (2 locations – Fisher Bay Observatory & Kanbar Forum)             

                           

Challenge Area 3: Sustainable Communities (Fisher Bay Observatory)

Panelists:

  • Kif Scheuer, Local Government Commission
  • Julie Cerqueira, US Climate Alliance

Moderator: Missy Stults, City of Ann Arbor

 

Challenge Area 4: Land and Ocean Stewardship (Kanbar Forum)

Stage Setting: Sybil Seitzinger, University of Victoria

Panelists:

  • Pamela Matson, The Woods Institute, Stanford University
  • Margaret Leinen, University of California, San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Peter Kareiva, University of California, Los Angeles

Moderator: Chris Field, Stanford University

 

1:55 – 2:55 (2 locations – Fisher Bay Observatory & Kanbar Forum)             

 

Challenge Area 5: Transformative Climate Investment: Adaptation (Fisher Bay Observatory)

Stage Setting: Bruce Guile, New Advisory Group

Panelists:

  • Mark Stacey, University of California, Berkeley
  • Stephen Luby, The Woods Institute and the Freeman Spogli Institute, Stanford University
  • Benjamin Lee Preston, RAND Corporation
  • Jonathan Jarvis, UC Berkeley Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity
  • Derek Butts, Workday, Inc.
  • Kari Christine Nadeau, Sean N. Parker Center at Stanford University
  • Patrick Gonzalez, UC Berkeley

Moderator: Bruce Guile, The New Advisory Group

Challenge Area 5 Speaker Bios (pdf)

 

Assessment: An Evolving Tool to Support Action (Kanbar Forum)

Stage Setting: Katharine Mach, Stanford University

Panelists:

  • Seth Schultz – Urban Breakthroughs (invited)
  • Kathy Jacobs, University of Arizona
  • Louise Bedsworth, California Strategic Growth Council
  • Andrew Jones, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Moderator: Richard Moss, Columbia University/U of Maryland

 

2:55 – 3:05         Transition time – Walk to Kanbar Forum

 

3:05 – 3:15         (Kanbar Forum)

The Role of the University in Advancing Climate Action

Janet Napolitano, President, The University of California

 

3:15 – 4:00         (Kanbar Forum)

Call to Action: Initiatives to Catalyze and Support Climate Action

Moderator: Ben Houlton, University of California, Davis

  • Thriving Earth Exchange (Raj Pandya, American Geophysical Union)
  • Applied Climate Assessment (Richard Moss)
  • Global Environmental Measurement and Monitoring Network (GEMM) (Tom Baer, Stanford University)
  • Hope for the Coast Pledge (Sarah Newkirk, The Nature Conservancy)
  • Earth Challenge 2020 (Kathleen Rogers, Earth Day Network)
  • The Accelerator: A Joint Venture of UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (William Collins, UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Closing Call to Action: Eric Davidson, President, AGU

 

4:00 – 5:00

Optional:

  • Explore exhibits and demonstrations in the museum with guidance from Exploratorium Explainers

 

Click here for printable agenda

 

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Science to Action Day

September 11, 2018

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Exploratorium
Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green St)
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 528-4444

Directions and Parking Information

Check-in Process:

Walk through the outdoor walkway directly to the Fisher Bay Observatory Entrance.


Click here for map to the Check-in Entrance

 

Interested in attending? There are a limited number of spaces still available. Please fill out this brief questionnaire to indicate your interest, and we’ll be in touch with an invitation, space permitting.