Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 8, 2018

How California Can Save the Amazon

An interesting opinion piece on the success of California’s environmental policies and the upcoming Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco

when Gov. Jerry Brown convenes the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, it will be a chance to mark the huge strides he has made on behalf of the climate, and measure how much remains to be done. Under his leadership, California has cut greenhouse gas emissions well ahead of its own ambitious targets while adding a million jobs and growing into the world’s fifth largest economy.

Read full article at Opinion | How California Can Save the Amazon – The New York Times

 

Biodiverse City Summit at the Global Climate Action Summit

September 10, 2018

Exploratorium, Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery & Terrace
Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street) San Francisco, CA 94111
The climate crisis is rivaled by the global biodiversity crisis. The solutions to both are  interdependent. Cities have, in large part, generated the climate and biodiversity crisis. Now, not only are they looked upon to find climate solutions, but they’re increasingly recognized as critical players for global species and ecosystem conservation and restoration. Since over half of the human population lives in cities, restoring urban biodiversity is critical for connecting everyone to nature where they live, and of course fundamental for climate resilience! Join the global environmental community in sharing urban nature conservation best practices and the latest thinking from San Francisco and other pioneering cities in the effort to achieve sustainable urban biodiversity and climate resilience.

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