The Global Climate Action Summit (Sept. 12-14) in San Francisco brought together government leaders, business executives and citizens from around the world, to mobilize and inspire deeper commitments by nonstate actors to the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. Stanford researchers and students hosted a number of events in connection with the summit to inform discussions around climate change impacts and policy.

Sept. 10, 2018

Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions Codirector Jim Leape joined the Carnegie Institution for Science’s Greg Asner for a discussion about “Decoding the Weather Machine,” a PBS NOVA film on climate change’s connection to extreme weather. 

Sept. 11, 2018

Science to Action Day” was held at the Exploratorium. Speakers included former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, California Gov. Jerry Brown and former Secretary of Homeland Security and President of the University of California system Janet Napolitano. Stanford's Pam Matson and Chris Field were on the organizing committee for this all-day event.

Stanford's Rob Jackson spoke at the Land-Energy Nexus in Climate Change Mitigation event, a special edition of the Low-Emissions Solutions Conference taking place alongside the Global Climate Action Summit n partnership with the University of California, Berkeley Lab and the University of San Francisco in addition to other local partners. 

Sept. 12, 2018

Students for a Sustainable Stanford hosted the “Student Climate Action Gathering” at the University of San Francisco. The event focused on supporting and empowering students to make sustainability inclusive and relevant on their campuses.

Sept. 13, 2018

Margaret Dyer-Chamberlain, Associate Vice Provost for Administration for Stanford Student Affairs, co-hosted a discussion on wasting less food as part of the many Global Climate Action Summit Faith-Rooted Affiliated Workshops at Grace Cathedral.

The Stanford Center for Innovation and Global Health (CIGH) and the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research cohosted an affiliated event at the W San Francisco with Harvard’s Center for Climate Health and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE). The event focused on children’s health as the measure of success when addressing climate solutions. Woods Senior Fellow and CIGH Director Michele Barry, former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Stanford Medical School’s Kari Nadeau and Stanford Center on Food Security and the Environment Director David Lobell were among the speakers. 

Sept. 14, 2018

Woods hosted an affiliated event at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. The panel discussion among experts focused on the “Endangerment Finding,” a 2009 EPA decision that found certain greenhouse gases endanger human health and welfare. The finding has served as a cornerstone of U.S. climate policy. Panelists included Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences professors Noah DiffenbaughDavid Lobell and Marshall Burke and The Wilson Center’s Sherri Goodman. Woods Director Chris Field moderated.