Governor's Conference on Extreme Climate Risks and California's Future
"It's time for courage, it's time for creativity and it's time for boldness to tackle climate change."
- Governor Brown, Sept 13, 2011
On December 15, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and environmental, business and public health and safety leaders came together at The Governor's Conference on Extreme Climate Risks and California's Future.
The Governor's Conference focused on the threats of unpredictable and extreme weather events on the state's economy, business sectors, public health and natural resources. Attendees discussed the best ways to prepare and protect our state and adapt to these growing risks.
The Governor's Conference built on the findings of a United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report outlining the link between global warming, extreme weather events and their economic impact.
Through 2012, complementary events are being held throughout the state to provide for in-depth review of certain extreme weather threats and potential solutions.