Climate One at The Commonwealth ClubAuthor: Climate One at The Commonwealth Club
21 Sep 2018

Climate One at The Commonwealth Club

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Greg Dalton is changing the conversation on energy, economy and the environment by offering candid discussion from climate scientists, policymakers, activists, and concerned citizens. By gathering inspiring, credible, and compelling information, he provides an essential resource to change-makers looking to make a difference.

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    Farm to Table 2.0: Chefs Cutting Carbon

    Can a menu at a fancy restaurant be a map for solving the climate challenge? A handful of high-end chefs are using their restaurants to show how innovative grazing and growing practices can cut carbon pollution. Anthony Myint, asks “What would it look like if you had ... environmentalism right up there with deliciousness, as your top priorities?” Dominique Crenn, a two Michelin star chef, pushes to move beyond the restaurateurs who she says only pay lip service to responsibly sourcing their food. Theirs is an uncompromising approach to cutting carbon while maintaining the best of the best.

    Gwyneth Borden
    Executive Director, Golden Gate Restaurant Association

    Dominique Crenn
    Chef and Owner, Atelier Crenn

    Anthony Myint
    Chef and Co-owner, The Perennial

  • Posted on 15 Sep 2018

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    Let's Talk Solutions: Global Climate Action Summit

    On the eve of the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), we started the conversation about how solutions could be led by states, cities, businesses and NGOs.

    The Paris Climate Accord was successful in bringing together the entire world around a common goal. But as Gina McCarthy points out, “We need to get together and figure out how you address and drive solutions to climate that actually end up in not just a cleaner and healthier and more sustainable world, but one that’s more just.”

    This event is in partnership with Cool Effect, Capital Public Radio and the Global Climate Action Summit.

    Marisa de Belloy
    CEO, Cool Effect; Executive Director, Overlook International Foundation

    Gina McCarthy
    Director, The Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    Bill McKibben

    Tom Steyer
    Founder and President, NextGen America

    Gloria Walton
    President and CEO, Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education

  • Posted on 14 Sep 2018

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    Climate Gentrification

    Solutions to the climate crisis include driving cleaner cars, planting more trees, eating less meat. But how do our housing choices factor into this?

    Where we build housing and how close it is to mass transit has a big impact on our carbon footprint. Plans to green our cities should include new, urban housing that’s convenient to transportation. But this runs the risk of boosting the real estate market and gentrifying the neighborhood out of the reach of all but the wealthy. Can we build smart and affordable at the same time?

    Ann Cheng
    Transportation expert at TransForm

    Isela Gracian
    President of the East LA Community Corporation

    Rachel Swan
    City Hall reporter with the San Francisco Chronicle

    Scott Wiener
    State senator representing San Francisco, Daly City and Colma

  • Posted on 07 Sep 2018

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    Carbon Captives: The Human Experience

    Fossil fuels have helped bring people out of poverty around the world, and many people working in the industry are proud of their contribution. William Vollmann writes about the lives of laborers and executives in different parts of the vast fossil fuel system. Discussing an alternative path for these communities, National Director of Green for All Michelle Romero advocates, “for some, retraining is a viable option and for others nearing retirement...maybe providing a benefit package that will help.” Explore the lives of those who remain captives of an economy run on carbon.

    Michelle Romero
    National Director, Green For All

    William Vollmann
    Author, No Good Alternative: Volume 2 of Carbon Ideologies

  • Posted on 01 Sep 2018

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    Permanently Temporary: Living with Rising Seas

    The reality of permanent change along the shoreline is starting to slowly sink in. Recent studies indicate that vulnerability to changing tides is starting to be reflected in property markets around the country. And now cities are grappling with how to build roads, airports and other infrastructure for a very uncertain future. How fast and how high will the tides rise? No one knows for sure but every new forecast tends to be faster and higher than scientists predicted just a few years ago.

    Elaine Forbes
    Executive Director, Port of San Francisco

    Nahal Ghoghaie
    Bay Area Program Lead, The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water

    Larry Goldzband
    Executive Director, Bay Conservation and Development Commission

  • Posted on 25 Aug 2018


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