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2020

virtual

SAN DIEGO

CLIMATE SUMMIT

Photo by Huellas Volcánicas

August 27, 2020   |   9:00am - 3:45pm PST   |      anywhere
From inspiring stories of climate resilience to understanding how climate science is being integrated to inform and test on-the-ground solutions, the 2020 San Diego Climate Summit was an opportunity to showcase the climate hope emanating from our community.
Advancing resilience is dependent on strong partnerships and knowledge-sharing among colleagues, within communities, and between friends - our hope is that this gathering spurred inspiration for the important work that is being done both now and in the future.
 
 

The Climate Science Alliance acknowledges the Indigenous peoples on whose traditional territory we work. We honor the continued presence and resilience of Indigenous communities and nations today, and thank those we work with for your friendship and your good will in our efforts to collaborate.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Choose your own adventure!

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Calling all Climate Kids! 

Check out our Climate Kids Corner for fun and educational climate activities

Need a Dance Break?

Check out our

Party for the Planet Playlist

Explorer's Guide

All Summit content, including the pre-recorded videos and live panels, are hosted on our YouTube Channel and ready to watch anytime, anywhere

Esta sesión incluye contenido o interpretación en español

 
9:00 - 9:15 am
A STORY OF ADAPTATION:
Welcome to the 2020 San Diego Climate Summit
THIS SESSION SPONSORED BY:

Chairwoman Angela Elliott-Santos

MANZANITA BAND OF KUMEYAAY INDIANS
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Dr. Amber Pairis

CLIMATE SCIENCE ALLIANCE
THIS IS CLIMATE HOPE:
A Message From Our Leaders
9:15 - 9:35 am

Senator Toni Atkins

CALIFORNIA STATE SENATOR

Secretary Karen Ross

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE

Congressman Juan Vargas

51ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Dr. Louise Bedsworth

CALIFORNIA STRATEGIC GROWTH COUNCIL

Ann Marie Chischilly, Esq.

INSTITUTE FOR TRIBAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONALS

Secretary Wade Crowfoot

CALIFORNIA NATURAL RESOURCES AGENCY

Chairman Temet A. Aguilar

PAUMA BAND OF LUISEÑO INDIANS

Assemblymember Todd Gloria

78TH DISTRICT ASSEMBLY

Dr. Shasta Gaughen

PALA BAND OF MISSION INDIANS

Martha Aidé Escalante Garcia

CLIMATE KIDS MEXICO - PROGRAM MANAGER

Dr. Carolyn Enquist

SOUTHWEST CLIMATE ADAPTATION SCIENCE CENTER

Dr. Kelcey Stricker

CLIMATE SCIENCE ALLIANCE PARTNER

Nicolette Cooley

INSTITUTE FOR TRIBAL ENVRONMENTAL PROFESSIONALS - TRIBES & CLIMATE CHANGE PROGRAM
OPENING PLENARY -
The Recipe for Resilience: Climate, Community, and Culture

Dr. Isabel Rivera-Collazo

UCSD - SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY
Learn more about Dr. Rivera-Collazo's work on DUNAS, a collaborative project led by the Climate Science Alliance that weaves together climate, community, and cultural values to lay the groundwork for a more resilient future in Puerto Rico.
9:35 - 9:50 am
THIS PLENARY SPONSORED BY:
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9:50 - 10:00 am
COFFEE CUP CONTEST & MORNING REFLECTION
Summit Attendees virtually gathered for a reflection on the morning's messages.
10:00 - 11:00 am
PERSPECTIVES PANEL:
Building Resilience to Extremes
THIS PANEL SPONSORED BY:
MODERATED BY:

Dr. Shasta Gaughen

PALA BAND OF MISSION INDIANS

Audrey Carver

TUFTS UNIVERSITY

Dr. Dan Cayan

CALIFORNIA-NEVADA CLIMATE APPLICATIONS PROGRAM
UC SAN DIEGO

Laura Engeman

CALIFORNIA SEA GRANT
CENTER FOR CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS & ADAPTATION

Dr. Hugh Safford

US FOREST SERVICE
 
 
 
 
 
THE ART OF CLIMATE CONNECTION:
Hear From Our Artists
11:00 - 11:30 am
THIS SESSION SPONSORED BY:
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Telling Climate Science Stories with Art

SKYLAAR AMANN

Earthlings and Other Insights

EMILY CLARK

Sea Changes - Fish Faces

KIRA CARRILLO CORSER

Creating Natural Watercolors

SOFIA VICTORIA GONZALEZ

Exploring the SeaSCAPE Experiment

DR. NIGELLA HILLGARTH

A Garden Taught Me

LEAH KEANE

Making the Case for Climate Hope

ANDREW PITTMAN

Club de Fotógrafos de Naturaleza
Huellas Volcánicas de San Quintín

HUELLAS VOLCÁNICAS

Resilience: The Coffee Market in the Face of Climate Change

AUDREY CARVER

fun fact!

By holding the 2020 San Diego Climate Summit virtually, we saved an estimated 12 metric tonnes of CO2 from going into the atmosphere.
This was equivalent to planting 308 trees!
(source: TerraPass)

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
PERSPECTIVES PANEL:
Building Resilient Ecosystems
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THIS PANEL SPONSORED BY:
MODERATED BY:

Dr. Shasta Gaughen

PALA BAND OF MISSION INDIANS

Dr. Megan Jennings

SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

Mirna Borrego Lazalde

TERRA PENINSULAR

Connor Magee

CLIMATE SCIENCE ALLIANCE

Dr. Charlie de la Rosa

SAN DIEGO ZOO INSTITUTE FOR CONSERVATION RESEARCH

Dr. Sula Vanderplank

PRONATURA NOROESTE A.C.
LUNCH BREAK:
Explore Resilient Roots
Need ideas for a climate-smart lunch? Check out some fun recipes in our Resilient Roots Cook Book and hear from Secretary Karen Ross at the California Department of Food and Agriculture on what gives her Climate Hope. We invite you to check out the several new resources on climate impacts to the Food System that the Climate Science Alliance has compiled for producers, educators, and community members. Enjoy your lunch!
12:30 - 1:00 pm

Secretary Karen Ross

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

Resilient Roots Cook Book

THIS SESSION SPONSORED BY:
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From the Ground Up

FARMER PROFILES

2020 Climate Change Consortium for Specialty Crops

CLIMATE ADAPTATION LEADERS
Hear What Gives Them Hope
1:00 - 1:30 pm
THIS SESSION SPONSORED BY:
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Dr. Isabel Rivera-Collazo

UCSD - SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Anna Lucia López Avedoy

CLIMATE KIDS - MEXICO

Kurt Broz

PALA ENVIRONMENTAL DEPARTMENT

Ana Lutz-Johnson

SAN DIEGUITO RIVER VALLEY CONSERVANCY

Manzanita Environmental Department

MANZANITA BAND OF KUMEYAAY INDIANS

Audrey Carver

CLIMATE SCIENCE ALLIANCE AFFILIATED ARTIST

Andrew Pittman and Lizette Valencia-Pittman

CONDOR VISUAL MEDIA
1:30 - 2:30 pm
PERSPECTIVES PANEL:
Building Resilient Communities
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THIS PANEL SPONSORED BY:
MODERATED BY:

Dr. Shasta Gaughen

PALA BAND OF MISSION INDIANS

Nicolette Cooley

INSTITUTE FOR TRIBAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONALS - TRIBES & CLIMATE CHANGE PROGRAM

Dorette Quintana English

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Will Madrigal, Jr.

CLIMATE SCIENCE ALLIANCE

Dr. Kristin VanderMolen

DESERT RESEARCH INSTITUTE
 
 
 
 
 
2:30 - 3:15 pm
BUILDING OUR CLIMATE COMMUNITY
Workshops and Conversations
THIS SESSION SPONSORED BY:
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Opportunities for Adaptation:
SDG&E Climate Initiatives

BRIAN D'AGOSTINO, San Diego Gas & Electric

Temalpakh: From the Earth. For the People.

JOHN PARADA, Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians

Tribal Climate Health Project:
Coping with Crisis

DR. SHASTA GAUGHEN, Pala Band of Mission Indians

Understanding Tribal Climate Resilience

Moderated by:
ALTHEA WALKER, Southwest CASC - AIHEC
Panelists:
JOHN C. PARADA,
Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians
LISA GOVER,
Campo Band of Kumeyaay Indians
CYNTHIA NAHA,
Santo Domingo Pueblo
NICOLETTE COOLEY,
Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals
CORWIN CARROLL,
BIA - Pathways Program, University of Arizona
DR. SHASTA GAUGHEN,
Pala Band of Mission Indians
DR. SHARON HAUSAM,
Pueblo of Laguna
MARTHA AIDÉ ESCALANTE GARCIA, Climate Kids - Mexico

¡La Vida Silvestre, el Cambio Climático, y Tú!

 ANNA LUCIA LÓPEZ AVEDOY, Climate Kids - Mexico

New Mexico Tribal
Resiliency Action Network

CYNTHIA NAHA, Santo Domingo Pueblo

Carbon Sink Demonstration Project:
Pauma Tribal Farm

CONNOR MAGEE, Climate Science Alliance

Create Climate Hope Vision Boards

JOAN GREEN, Green Art Labs

2020 Climate Change Consortium Overview

CONNOR MAGEE, Climate Science Alliance

Building Resilience in Our Communities

AMERICAN INDIAN STUDENT INITIATIVES, U of A

Connecting Wildlands & Communities

DR. MEGAN JENNINGS, San Diego State University

Regional Adaptation Needs Assessment

DARBI BERRY, SD Regional Climate Collaborative

Teach Climate Science Virtually

DR. JEANETTE MCCONNELL, NSF CAICE

CA-Nevada Drought & Climate Outlook

DR. JULIE KALANSKY, CNAP
3:15 - 3:45 pm
CLIMATE HOPE: Final Thoughts and Reflection
Join other Summit attendees on sharing your thoughts from today.
We invite you to tell us - What are you excited about? What questions remain? What will you do next?

Final Thoughts

ANDREW PITTMAN, Condor Visual Media
THIS SESSION SPONSORED BY:
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