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Sunday, October 22 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Cities, States, Regions and Civil Society Leading on Climate Change
In light of the lack of significant action by many national governments and the Trump administration's climate denial and active torpedoing of the Paris Climate Accords, many cities, states, regions and citizens' groups around the world are taking matters into their own hands with very creative and promising approaches. With: Amanda Brown-Stevens, Executive Director of the Bay Area Resilience By Design Challenge; Andy Lipkis, founder/President of TreePeople in Los Angeles; Alexa Kleysteuber, Deputy Secretary for Border and Intergovernmental Relations for CalEPA. Hosted by Teo Grossman, Senior Director of Programs & Research, Bioneers.

Workshop Speakers
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Amanda Brown-Stevens

Amanda Brown-Stevens has a long, highly effective track record in local, municipal and regional conservation and infrastructure development throughout California. Currently Managing Director of the Bay Area Resilient by Design Challenge, she previously worked with the Trust for P... Read More →
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Teo Grossman

Teo Grossman, Senior Director of Programs and Research at Bioneers, previously worked on a range of projects from federal range management to state-level assessments of long-range planning to applied research on topics including climate change adaptation, ecosystem services, biodiversity, and ecological networks. A Doris Duke Conservation Fellow during graduate school, Teo holds an MS in Environmental Science... Read More →
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Alexa Kleysteuber

Alexa Kleysteuber, Deputy Secretary for Border and Intergovernmental Relations for California EPA since 2016, previously served as a policy advisor to the Independent Association of Latin America and the Caribbean (a negotiation group under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change). Prior to that her jobs included working for the UN Development Programme and several positions at... Read More →
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Andy Lipkis

Andy Lipkis, a seminal figure in the “citizen urban forestry” movement, founded the groundbreaking organization Tree People in Los Angeles In 1973 as a teenager, and is still its President. An award-winning practical visionary who has dedicated his life to making cities safe, hea... Read More →


Sunday October 22, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Sausalito Room
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