Sustainable LA Grand Challenge and UCLA partners to host affiliate event at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, CA

August 29, 2018
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September 12, 2018 at 5:00 PM | Paul Hastings, San Francisco, CA

On September 12, 2018, the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC), in partnership with the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law and the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability (LARC), will host an Affiliate Event at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, CA.  The event will focus on efforts in L.A. and in other megacities to identify technological, policy, management, and legal solutions to address problems caused by climate change and population growth.

Moderated by Cara Horowitz, co-executive director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law, the event will feature several speakers including Mark Gold, the associate vice chancellor for environment and sustainability at UCLA and lead of the SLA GC, Laurel Hunt, the executive director of Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability, and Barbara Norman, foundation chair of urban and regional planning in the faculty of business, government and law at the University of Canberra. Los Angeles Major Eric Garcetti, co-chair of the L.A. Sustainability Leadership Council, has been invited to attend and deliver remarks.

The Global Climate Action Summit hosts climate leaders from around the world with a mission to renew and strengthen global commitments to addressing the challenges of climate change. The United Nations Foundation provides strategic, fundraising and communications support for the Summit.

Read more about the event via the Global Climate Action Summit Affiliate Events Page. The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP.