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What Happened at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit?

September 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$10 – $50

This month, 4,500 delegates from around the world converged in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS). Prime ministers, governors, mayors, and representatives of non-profits and corporations alike laid out ambitions and plans to turn the tide of climate change–regardless of whether each nation’s governments intended to honor the Paris accords.

Summit participants focused on taking five key areas of opportunity–Healthy Energy Systems, Inclusive Economic Growth, Sustainable Communities, Land & Ocean Stewardship, and Transformative Climate Investments–to the next level: scalable action.

Meanwhile, countless advocates, activists, elected officials, academics, economists, corporate leaders, artists, and engaged community members gathered at the hundreds of GCAS affiliate and side events to address global questions as well as local solutions. The array of topics ranged from decarbonizing buildings & transportation to the carbon sequestration potential of forests & working lands, and building resilience in the face of already-present climate change impacts to how climate action opens opportunities for equity & social justice.

But, what does it all mean?

Where do we go from here?

And, how do we become and support the women leading the way?

We’re calling all you Women of Action to join the conversation with Women’s Environmental Network at a GCAS debrief. Our panel of women representing an array of sectors and issue areas will be sharing their insights from inside and outside the Summit to engage all attendees in the conversations that matter most.


  • Laura Stachel, M.D., M.P.H. Executive Director and Co-Founder at We Care Solar
  • Lisa Craig Gautier, President and Board Secretary at Matter of Trust
  • Shahira Esmail, Climate Change & Sustainability Advisor at Climate Smart Group
  • Mary Creasman, CEO at California League of Conservation Voters

Also joining as guests of the board:

  • Shawn Rosenmoss, Manager of SF Carbon Fund, Development and Community Partnerships at the SF Department of the Environment
  • Kristen Tam, Former SF Youth Commissioner, President of Lowell High School’s ECO Club

Reserve your seat today. More details to follow.

Light snacks and beverages included.

** Tickets offered on a sliding scale, pay what you can or feel. All proceeds support continued programming and broad inclusivity of members therein.


San Francisco Department of the Environment
1455 Market Street, Floor 12
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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