Effective climate action is about speed and magnitude of change both of which are in short supply. But there is a way forward…Cities generate 70% of the planet’s carbon emissions with 70% of this coming from its residents. The path to saving the planet runs through cities and us. What would it look like to empower the world’s cities and citizens to achieve the planet’s boldest climate goal — carbon neutrality by 2030 without offsets?
Well we’re about to find out. A climate moonshot strategy was launched by Cool City Challenge in January. They awarded multi-sector teams in three California cities — Los Angeles, Irvine and Petaluma — $1 million plus consulting support to execute their climate moonshot plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 without carbon offsets. At the end of the talk David will interview representatives from the Cool City Challenge winning cities.
Presented by: David Gershon
David Gershon, CEO of Empowerment Institute and author of “Social Change 2.0: A Blueprint for Reinventing Our World,” created the Cool City Challenge building on his four decades of social change innovation.