For decades, we have been watching the devastating effects that climate change has had on our environment. This global epidemic has moved from the outer reaches of our attention to endangering our homes and daily lives. Whether the threat is drought, fire, rising sea levels, agriculture loss, or storm intensity, the time for action is now.

The Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) is being held in multiple venues throughout San Francisco between September 12 and 14. This international event will bring together leaders and people from around the world to “Take Ambition to the Next Level.” It will be a moment to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors, and citizens with respect to climate action. It will also be a launch pad for deeper worldwide commitments and accelerated action from countries that can put the globe on track to prevent dangerous climate change and realize the historic Paris Agreement.

As a preeminent firm in the pursuit of action at the local, state, and federal levels to counteract climate change, we are excited to announce our engagement and attendance at this year’s GCAS. Not only will some of our climate change professionals be attending events at the Moscone Center, ESA’s cultural resources managers  are actively engaged in the planning and preparation for the Climate Heritage program, held at the California Historical Society.

The GCAS agenda is robust, to say the least, covering a vast array of important topics. In preparation, we have earmarked a few key topics that we are planning to attend. We look forward to seeing you there and sharing ideas for taking action in the face of climate change.

September 11 (pre-summit events)

· Local Governments go Fossil-Free for Clean & Sustainable Energy Future
· Climate Resilient Communities
· From Local to Global: How Homegrown Energy Programs are Greening the Golden State
· Building Resilience Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow

September 12

· Global Climate and Health Forum
· Real Estate Responds to the Climate Challenge: A Global Climate Action Summit Affiliate Event
· As a sponsor partner of the California Host Committee, ESA welcomes world leaders to the Climate Heritage Mobilization event

September 13

· Advancing City Climate Actions Targeting the Built Environment
· Roundtable on Corporate Sustainability Disclosure
· Advancing City Climate Actions Targeting the Built Environment
· Cities, Air Pollution, Climate Change and Health: Scaling Up Solutions

September 14

· Towards a Zero-Emission, Efficient, and Resilient Buildings and Construction Sector: Local Government Action from Around the World