12th Annual California Climate & Energy Forum – 3-19 August 2021 - Clean Coalition

12th Annual California Climate & Energy Forum – 3-19 August 2021

The Clean Coalition is a partner organization for this virtual forum, which will take place 3-19 August 2021.

The 12th Annual California Climate & Energy Forum (formerly known as the Annual SEEC Forum) features a new brand, but the same purpose: to foster knowledge exchange and collaboration amongst local climate and energy practitioners to advance fair and equitable climate change and energy practices.  Join us from August 3-19, 2021 as we work together to help all communities meet our 2030 climate goals. The CCEC Forum will center on implementing equitable energy efficiency solutions for underserved, under-resourced and disproportionately affected communities to ensure a just transition towards a clean energy future.

The virtual CCEC Forum will be designed to be highly interactive, engaging, and solutions-oriented. Participants will learn about innovative best practices, case studies, tools, and resources while engaging in discussions around accelerating action in their own communities, regardless of their stage in the process.

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Transforming Tomorrow Together

Weaving recovery, equity, and public health into local energy and climate work.  

The dilemmas of 2020 are not yet behind us. From ongoing budgetary challenges to the systemic issues of racism and environmental injustice that have been illuminated, together local climate and energy practitioners must take decisive action to create a brighter, cleaner, and safer tomorrow for all. Making meaningful progress towards our clean energy vision requires us to embrace the challenging task of advancing holistic energy efficiency solutions, creating authentic relationships with communities, and lifting up viable climate and energy strategies that deliver tangible benefits. Promising pathways continue to emerge for local governments to strengthen their ongoing efforts with new partnerships, resources, policy solutions, and recovery strategies.

The virtual forum will focus on pivotal opportunities for local climate and energy practitioners to address the climate crisis in ways that result in lasting, institutional changes centered around equity and community wellbeing. The forum will create space to recognize the reality that people in our communities are living in today from the effects of climate change, historic and ongoing systemic inequities, COVID-19 impacts, and beyond. By doing so, local governments can focus on these interconnected issues to highlight local solutions and catalyze transformative change through collaboration.

The 12th Annual CCEC Forum, taking place in August 2021, will feature topics weaving recovery, equity and public health into local climate and energy work. The forum will spotlight progress and best practices through the tracks of  Holistic Climate/Energy Planning and Readiness, Equitable Decarbonization, and Just Clean Energy Transition. We invite you to join fellow climate and energy practitioners from across California to collaborate on Transforming Tomorrow Together.

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