Governor Releases Updated Schedule of Climate Conference


12-14-2011

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SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today released additional details on panel participants and the issues that will be covered at the Governor’s Conference on Extreme Climate Risks and California’s Future.

The conference will be held tomorrow, December 15, 2011 at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Due to space limitations, attendance is by invitation only. The entire conference will also be webcast live on Governor Brown’s website at www.gov.ca.gov and conference viewers can submit questions to conference speakers through this site.

Event registration will open at 8:30 a.m. and the conference will begin at 9:30 a.m. See below for additional media information, a full agenda with speech and panel times and parking information.

The Governor’s Conference on Extreme Climate Risks and California’s Future

Participants (partial list):
• California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
• Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
• Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, Chair of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
• Sir Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group
• Nancy Sutley, Chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality
Other participants include public safety, insurance industry, public health and climate change experts, emergency response officials, public utility experts and farmers.

Topics:
• California and the Global Climate Challenge
• Climate Change’s Human and Economic Impacts on California
• A National Perspective on Climate Action
• Climate Solutions to Protect California Communities and Help our Economy
• Perspectives on California's Leadership on Climate Change

Media interested in attending the conference should RSVP to Richard.Stapler@resources.ca.gov or call 916-653-9402. All press attendees must have current, valid media credentials.

A full agenda can be found here. Additional information is available at http://www.gov.ca.gov/ecrcf.php.

PARKING: Free, four hour on-street parking is available around the California Academy of Sciences. In addition, garage parking is available onsite for a fee.

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