BAAQMD 2009 Climate Action Leadership Summit
Access resources & materials from this regional summit of local Bay Area leaders, including an excerpt from Thomas Friedman’s keynote address.
In May 2009, the Air District hosted a Climate Action Leadership Summit with the goal of accelerating implementation of policies and projects in the Bay Area to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. At the Summit, world-renowned journalist Thomas Friedman, author of “Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution – and How It Can Renew America,” delivered a keynote address that emphasized the power of local governments in pushing a greener economy for the region and country. Summit attendees then participated in hands-on working sessions targeted to local governments on implementing climate solutions and building capacity to address state climate legislation.
Following the Summit, the Air District Board of Directors added climate protection to the Air District’s mission, signaling its commitment to pursuing greenhouse gas reduction through all District programs and initiatives.
- Excerpt from Thomas Friedman’s keynote address,
Breakout Session Presentations
The 2009 Summit featured nine breakout sessions focused on climate action and planning. View presentations and resources from the sessions below.
Elected Officials’ Dialogue: Paying for It All
- Stimulus Opportunities for Local Governments
- EPA resources for local governments, http://epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-programs/state-and-local/showcase.html
SB 375: A Bottom-Up Approach
General Plans or Climate Action Plans: Which Way to Go?
- Guidance from the California Attorney General’s Office
- Challenges and Strategies in Addressing Climate Change in GPs and CAPs
Rising Seas: Preparing for Climate Change
Equip your Climate Action Toolbox
Elected Officials’ Dialogue: Technology and the Green Economy
Come and Get It: Sustainable Financing Districts
- CityFirst Financing Model, Renewfund.com