september, 2018

13sep5:00 pm7:00 pmTranformative Climate Action - Perspectives from the Federal, State and City Level5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Contemporary Jewish Museum, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Hall Event Organized By: German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety Event Type:ResilienceAudience:Open to the Public


Event Details

Transformation towards a carbon-neutral world will require action from a diverse range of stakeholders and all levels of governance. Local governments will continue to drive transitions towards carbon-neutrality and climate resilience, yet still face substantial hurdles. These themes will frame an interactive panel discussion hosted by the German Ministry of Environment (BMU). The panel brings together diverse perspectives from around the world from federal, state/province, and city-level governments as well as key influencers in fostering city-level climate action.

The Paris Agreement, the 2030 Agenda’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Habitat III’s New Urban Agenda (NUA) all recognize, address and emphasize the crucial role of sub-national actors in sustainable development and climate action. Exchanging experiences and cooperating at the international, regional, national and local level is critical to taking ambition on climate to the next level. This affiliate event will focus on how to strategically support transformative climate action at all levels to ensure the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The interactive format will invite opportunity for Global Climate Action Summit participants to share ideas and get involved in the discussion and the movement towards transformative climate action.

The program will include:

5:00pm to 5:30pm – Networking over light snacks and refreshments

5:30pm to 7:00pm – A panel and interactive discussions with the audience, including: an opening keynote address by State Secretary Jochen Flasbarth, German Ministry for the Environment; a panel with representatives at the federal, state and/or city-level from Canada, Costa Rica, Germany, South Africa, the United States, among others (panelists tbc)

The event is open to the public and free of charge. All Global Climate Action Summit participants are encouraged to attend. Due to limited space, we kindly request that participants register via this link. Entrance to the event without registration cannot be guaranteed.


(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Contemporary Jewish Museum, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Hall

736 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103


German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety