How can a mid-sized city fight climate change? Sacramento seeks to answer
Environmental, business and government leaders from around the world are gathering in San Francisco this week for Gov. Jerry Brown's Global Climate Action Summit. It's a celebration of all the work that has been done to fight climate change and a forum to press for more action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and live up to the historic Paris Agreement.
Mayor Darrell Steinberg will be joining leaders from the Australian capital city of Canberra to host an affiliate event in San Francisco on Sept. 14 focusing on what mid-sized cities can do to transition to a clean economy and achieve zero net carbon emissions by mid century.
Besides Mayor Steinberg and Minister Shane Rattenbury of Canberra, speakers will include Lord Mayor Frank Jensen of Copenhagen and Maria Magdalena Ruiz Mejia, Guadalajara's Secretary of Environment and Regional Development.
The event will culminate in the signing of a document in which the attending leaders will pledge to pursue policies that will allow their cities to achieve Carbon Zero status. This document will be presented to the governor’s office.
Sacramento's will be one of hundreds of affiliate events being held throughout the Bay Area in conjunction with the Climate Action Summit.