Governor Brown to Participate in United Nations, Climate Week NYC and Yale Climate Conference Events, Meet with Premiers of Quebec and Ontario in Canada Next Week


9-15-2017

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced he will participate next week in events connected to Climate Week NYC 2017, the 72nd Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, and the Yale Climate Conference in New Haven, Connecticut before traveling to Quebec City, Canada to meet with the premiers of Quebec and Ontario.

During the week, the Governor is expected to discuss subnational climate leadership at the United Nations, deliver remarks at the opening of Climate Week NYC 2017, welcome new members to the Under2 Coalition, announce new details regarding the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit, convene a meeting of U.S. Climate Alliance governors, join global climate leaders at the Yale Climate Conference and meet with the premiers of Quebec and Ontario to expand climate cooperation between California and Canadian provinces.

In June, Governor Brown was named Special Advisor for States and Regions ahead of this year's UN Climate Change Conference (COP 23) by Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama - incoming president of COP 23. This followed meetings with China's President Xi Jinping during the Governor's week-long trip to China and with Germany's top environmental official, Minister Barbara Hendricks, in San Francisco. Earlier this month, Governor Brown attended the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, where he called for deeper Trans-Pacific collaboration on climate change.

Governor Brown continues to build strong coalitions of partners committed to curbing carbon pollution in both the United States through the U.S. Climate Alliance and around the globe with the Under2 Coalition. Governor Brown also launched America's Pledge on climate change with Michael Bloomberg earlier this year to help compile and quantify the actions of states, cities and businesses in the United States to drive down their greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement. In September 2018, the State of California will convene the world's climate leaders in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit, where representatives from subnational governments, businesses, investors and civil society will gather with the direct goal of supporting the Paris Agreement.

In November, the Governor will take part in a number of international events in Europe focused on fighting global warming, including a climate symposium organized by the Vatican and this year's United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany.

Next week's itinerary is below (schedule subject to change; all times local; other high-level meetings will be added during the trip):

Monday, September 18

Climate Week NYC 2017 Opening Ceremony
Governor Brown will deliver remarks at the Climate Week NYC 2017 Opening Ceremony organized by the Climate Group.
When: Monday, September 18, 2017 at approx. 9:00 a.m. EDT.
Where: The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Ave at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016
**NOTE: For information regarding media access and credentialing, please contact Nazneen Nawaz at nnawaz@theclimategroup.org. Background information on the event can be found here.

C40 Cities "C40 Talks" Local Climate Action Discussion
Hosted by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Governor Brown will join NextGen Founder and President Tom Steyer for a conversation about climate leadership from cities, states, regions and businesses.
When: Monday, September 18, 2017 at approx. 11:10 a.m. EDT.
Where: New York Times Conference Center, 620 8th Ave., New York, NY 10018 (Entrance on 41st St. between 7th and 8th Aves.)
**NOTE: For information regarding media access and credentialing, please contact media@c40.org. A livestream will be available on Facebook and background information on the event can be found here.

United Nations Meeting on Non-State Climate Action
Governor Brown will meet privately with United Nations officials to discuss global action from non-state actors.
When: Monday, September 18, 2017 at approx. 12:00 p.m. EDT.
Where: United Nations Headquarters, Room 7, 405 East 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10017
**NOTE: Credentialed media may photograph the top of the private meeting. Information regarding media access and credentialing is available here.

World Economic Forum Accelerating Climate Action Plenary Session
Hosted by the World Economic Forum, Governor Brown will discuss the importance of partnerships between nations and U.S. states committed to the Paris Agreement with France's Minister of Ecology Nicolas Hulot and World Economic Forum head of industries Cheryl Martin.
When: Monday, September 18, 2017 at approx. 4:25 p.m. EDT.
Where: Convene Conference Center 730 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016
**NOTE: For information regarding media access and credentialing, please contact Danella Debel at danella.debel@gov.ca.gov. Background information on the event can be found here.

Tuesday, September 19

Yale Climate Conference
Governor Brown will join Washington Governor Inslee, World Bank President Dr. Jim Kim and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo on a panel discussion moderated by former Secretary of State John Kerry at the Yale Climate Conference about city, state and regional efforts around the world to combat climate change.
When: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at approx. 10:30 a.m. EDT.
Where: Yale University, Woolsey Hall, 500 College St., New Haven, CT 06511
**NOTE: The event is open to invited guests and credentialed media only. For information regarding media access and credentialing, please contact Maureen Farrell at kerry.initiative@yale.edu. Background information on the event can be found here.

Wednesday, September 20

U.S. Climate Alliance Media Availability
Governor Brown will join governors from the U.S. Climate Alliance to discuss the latest efforts of this coalition of U.S. states that remain committed to meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement.
When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at approx. 12:30 p.m. EDT.
Where: New York Governor's Office, 633 Third Avenue, 38th Floor, New York, NY 10017.
**NOTE: For information regarding media access and credentialing, please contact Ben Rubin at brubin@climatenexus.org or 917-749-3694

Bloomberg Global Business Forum
Governor Brown will join Michael Bloomberg and other climate leaders to discuss state action on climate, including the upcoming 2018 Global Climate Action Summit.
When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at approx. 1:30 p.m. EDT
Where: The Plaza Hotel, 768 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019
**NOTE: This event is open to credentialed media only. For information regarding media access, event location and credentialing, please contact press@bloombergGBF.com. Background information on the Bloomberg Global Business Forum can be found here. Global Climate Action Summit information is available here.

Thursday, September 21

We the Future: Accelerating Sustainable Development Solutions - Courage on Climate Action
Hosted by the Skoll Foundation and the United Nations Foundation, Governor Brown will join Skoll Foundation President and CEO Sally Osberg to discuss California's climate leadership at an event focused on highlighting models to help achieve progress towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
When: Thursday, September 21, 2017 at approx. 10:25 a.m. EDT
Where: TED Theater, 330 Hudson St. New York, NY 10013
**NOTE: Background information on the event can be found here.

Friday, September 22

Media Availability with Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne
Following their meeting, Governor Brown will hold a media availability with Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to discuss further climate cooperation between California and the Canadian provinces.
When: Friday, September 22, 2017 at approx. 9:45 a.m. EDT
Where: Centre des congr�s de Qu�bec, Room 306B, 1000 Boulevard Ren�-L�vesque E, Ville de Qu�bec, QC G1A 1B4, Canada
**NOTE: Room 301A opens for journalists at 6:00 a.m. EDT. The media availability is open to credentialed media only. For information regarding media access and credentialing, please contact �milie Lord at emilie.lord@mce-sct.gouv.qc.ca.

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