Governors' Global Climate Summit 3: Building the Green Economy, 2010 at UC Davis

at the Mondavi Center at UC Davis | November 15-16, 2010




Co-hosted by: Global Subnational Leaders and Partners
In Partnership with the United Nations Development Programme &
United Nations Environment Programme
Co-sponsored by UC Davis


St. Helena, California
A California Grown Experience:
Long Meadow Ranch Farm Tour and Oil Tasting and Presentation by Ted Hall, Owner & Founder
(Separate Registration Required)
Wine Tasting, Olive Oil Tasting & Dinner at the Culinary Institute of America, Napa Valley (Separate Registration Required)

Dr. Thomas Lovejoy, Biodiversity Chair, Heinz Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment


Ballroom, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento
California-China Roundtable Event

The California-China Roundtable's four expert panels will discuss China’s move towards a low-Carbon economy, the competition that is building to lead the world in developing clean technology, the application of those technologies to the rapidly growing transportation sector and the importance of continued cooperation between California and China in these areas.


Mondavi Winery
Mondavi Winery Luncheon
(Separate Registration Required)
Graciously hosted by the Robert Mondavi Winery

UC Davis

UC Davis Environmental and Energy Showcase: Cutting-Edge Global Solutions for Creating a Sustainable Planet
(Separate Registration Required)

The Governors' Global Climate Summit 3 is a feast of offerings designed to expand collaboration to stimulate economic growth, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, create green jobs, promote clean energy, and address climate change. UC Davis experts in environment, agriculture, transportation and business will offer easily digestible snapshots of research on key scientific and policy challenges. A Networking Reception and opportunity to view posters and speak to experts about their work will follow the presentations. Following the reception, participants will Tour 3 of our outstanding facilities - The Biomass Digester, LEED Brewery and Olive Oil Center (sampling included).


Lobby, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento
Green Carpet Roll Out - Check In Begins
4:00PM-5:30PM Youth Advisory Council Meeting (Private)

Capitol View Room, Sacramento Hyatt
Welcome Reception

Remarks by: Glenn Prickett, Chief External Affairs Officer, The Nature Conservancy


Mondavi Center Tent
Registration Open

Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center
SIDE EVENT: Carbon Markets: Opportunities for Land Based Offsets

Land based offsets offer great opportunities for use in emerging compliance markets. Agricultural and wetlands based offsets are beginning to emerge as potential contenders for protocol development. Agricultural offsets hold the potential to provide funding for sustainable land management practices while reducing emissions of carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide. Wetlands based efforts may also have multiple co-benefits, including habitat preservation and restoration and potential subsidence reversal. This panel will discuss issues that must be addressed in order to include these land based offsets as part of a carbon market, for compliance purposes. Issues to be addressed include: scientific and technical data needs, legal structures, incorporation of sectoral based approaches and the needed links between ongoing technical and policy efforts.

Moderator: Ernie Shea, Director, 25 x’25 Project
Toyin Adetunji, National Programme Officer, Nigerian National Programme for Food Security, Delta State, Nigeria
Cynthia Cory, Director of Environmental Affairs, California Farm Bureau Federation
Gary Gero, President, Climate Action Reserve
Dr. Louise Jackson, Professor and Extension Specialist, UC Davis Mike Sweeney, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy in California
Dr. Tom Tomich, W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems, UC Davis

8:00AM-7:00PM Global Pavilion Open

Global Pavilion
Green Solutions Showcase

Tours leave from the Global Pavilion Entrance
Davis Green Study Tours
(Separate Registration Required)

Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

Climate Refugee

Welcome by: Dr. Linda Katehi, Chancellor UC Davis

Opening Remarks by: Secretary Linda Adams, California Environmental Protection Agency


Remarks by: Secretary George Shultz, Former Secretary of State, United States

Environmental Address by: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Remarks By: Harrison Ford, Actor and Environmentalist

Remarks by: Deepak Chopra, Author and Physician

Excerpts from Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World. Produced by Julie Bergman Sender and Stuart Sender. Directed by Stuart Sender. Inspired by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

Plenary Conversation

Despite the disappointing outcome of COP15 and the lingering effects of the global recession, the world continues to move toward a low-carbon future. Driven by the urgency of mitigating the effects of global warming and the equally urgent need for robust economic recovery, leaders in policy, business, and technology see the emerging green-tech economy as the greatest opportunity of this century, with expected growth of over $2 trillion annually by the next decade.

Moderated by: Eric Pooley, Deputy Editor, Bloomberg BusinessWeek

  • Premier Gordon Campbell, British Columbia, Canada
  • Governor Jennifer Granholm, Michigan, United States
  • Secretary George Shultz, Former Secretary of State, United States
  • Chair Nancy Sutley, White House Council on Environmental Quality, United States
  • Paul Odili, Delta State, Nigeria

Global Pavilion and Green Solutions Showcase

Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center
SIDE EVENT: Adaptation and Water

Adaptation to climate change has become a crucial concern around the globe as sea levels rise, temperatures climb and water supplies become less reliable. No matter what path we take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, some degree of adaptation to human induced climate change will be necessary. Throughout the globe, from India to Australia, countries and regions have already begun to cope with changes to rainfall patterns which have led to both floods and droughts, reducing the availability of safe drinking water, leading to food shortages and destroying homes and livelihoods of some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. The public and private sectors will need to work collaboratively in order to address the potentially huge human and ecological damages that may result. Panelists will address the policy and technical tools that are necessary to cope with changes in water distribution. These range from technological fixes related to water supply management, to holistic changes to agricultural practices, to basic changes in how and where people may live in the coming century.

CalAdapt adaption planning tool – presented by Amy Luers, Senior Environment Program Manager, Google, Inc.

Moderator: Dr. Jeffrey Mount, Professor, Geology, UC Davis

Andy Lipkis, Founder and President, TreePeople
Noel Perry, Founder, Next 10
Dr. Pamela Ronald, Professor, Plant Pathology, UC Davis
Dr. Penny Sacket, Chief Scientist, Australia David Waskow, Climate Change Program Director, Oxfam America
Rebecca Shaw, Associate State Director, The Nature Conservancy

(Please enjoy your lunch in the Global Pavilion before this event.)


Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center
Global Tour: Innovations & Solutions

Tck Tck Tck by Oxfam America

Remarks by: William McDonough, Founding Principal of William McDonough and Partners

A Conversation with:
Jim Davis, President, Chevron Energy Solutions
Bryan Walsh, Environment Columnist, TIME Magazine

Host: Mary Nichols, Chairman, of the California Air Resources Board

Green projects are already being implemented at large scale all over the world, demonstrating the feasibility of actions to combat climate change and build green economies. They can serve as a model for national and international actors seeking a global solution. Who are the leaders in the green transformation and what are some of the solutions?

Innovative Solutions: A Conversation
Moderated by: Bryan Walsh, Environment Columnist for TIME Magazine

  • Dr. Thomas Becker, Vice President of Government Affairs, BMW Group
  • Jim Davis, President, Chevron Energy Solutions
  • Gene Rodrigues, Director of Customer Energy Efficiency, Southern California Edison

Regional Participants
    Becoming the fastest growing cleantech superpower.
    KEYNOTE: Director General Gao Guangsheng, Climate Division of National Development Reform Comission. China
    MODERATED BY: Donald Speagle, Deputy Secretary, National Reform and Climate Change Group, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria, Australia
    • Governor Gwen Garcia, Cebu, Philippines
    • Director General Jin Soo Lee, Investment & Industry Deliberation, Gyeonggi, South Korea
    • Director General Teruyuki Ohno, Tokyo Environment Bureau, Tokyo, Japan
    • Dr. Penny D Sackett, Chief Scientist, Australia
    • Deputy Secretary-General Liaoyuan Ye, Yunnan, China
    Transitioning from fossil fuel dependence to becoming a clean energy powerhouse and lessons of being an early mover in decarbonizing the economy.
    KEYNOTE: President Michèle Sabban, Assembly of European Regions, Ile de France, France
    MODERATED BY: President Ali Belhaj, Région de l'Oriental, Morocco
    • Liliane Daniel-Abboud Ashkar, Educator, Israel
    • Governor Celestin Kabahizi, Western Province, Rwanda
    • Dr. Thomas Becker, Vice President Governmental Affairs of BMW
    • Queen's Commissioner Leen Verbeek, Flevoland, Netherlands
    Highlight the power of working from the ground up to transition to a low carbon economy. KEYNOTE: Governor Jim Doyle, Wisconsin, USA
    MODERATOR: Bryan Walsh, Environment Columnist, TIME Magazine
    • Prefect Gustavo Baroja, Pichincha, Ecuador
    • Premier Gordon Campbell, British Columbia, Canada
    • Dr. Adrián Fernández, President of the National Institute of Ecology, Mexico
    • Amy Fraenkel, Regional Director for North America, United Nations Environment Programme
    • Governor Juan Sabines, Chiapas, Mexico

Session Wrap Up: Mary Nichols, Chairman of the California Air Resources Board

Global Pavilion

Governor's Economic and Environmental Leadership Awards Ceremony and Reception

Co-hosted by The Nature Conservancy

The Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award Program is California's highest environmental honor. The program recognizes individuals, organizations, and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made notable, voluntary contributions in conserving California’s precious resources, protecting and enhancing our environment, building public-private partnerships and strengthening the State's economy.


Ballroom, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento
SIDE EVENT: International Cleantech Alliance Reception
Co-hosted the Bay Area Council and Green Technology Leadership Group

The "International Clean Tech Reception" will bring together major clean tech industry representatives and low-carb (carbon that is) eats to highlight clean tech opportunities in California and abroad to provide an opportunity for networking among conference participants. There will also be special announcements of partnerships among cleantech organizations in California and from around the world.


Mondavi Center Tent

Registration Open

Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center

SIDE EVENT: International Forestry and Carbon Markets

Forests have a critical role to play in the challenge of climate change. The significance of deforestation emissions has brought the issue to the forefront of climate policy discussions at the international, national, and subnational levels. For California's cap-and-trade program, sector-based credits from avoided deforestation are a potentially promising opportunity for covered entities to reduce compliance costs while ensuring net reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere. This panel will address how the carbon market can offer incentives to protect the world’s forests, profile early success stories, and discuss what is needed in order to scale up this approach.

Moderator: Dr. William Boyd, University of Colorado and Governors Climate and Forest Taskforce Secretariat

Secretary Evelia Rivera Arriaga, Secretary of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Campeche, Mexico
Louis Blumberg, Director, California Climate Change Team, The Nature Conservancy
Dr. David Cleaves, Climate Change Advisor to the Chief of the US Forest Service
John Nickerson, Director of Forestry, Climate Action Reserve


Conference center Ballroom A/B/C

Energy Efficiency: How California Continues to Beat the Rest of the US
Presentation by Dr. Art Rosenfeld, Father of Energy Efficiency and former Chairman of the of California Energy Commission

Since the 1973 OPEC oil embargo, California agencies and government have collaborated to improve efficiency and reduce pollution. Dr. Art Rosenfeld, the California father of energy efficiency, will discuss innovative policies including the first and most aggressive US appliance and building energy efficiency standards that have lead California to consistently lead the rest of the United States in energy efficiency. He will also explore other innovative strategies to reduce energy consumption including "decoupling" of utility profits from sales, "decoupling plus", public interest energy research and development, public help for commercializing emerging technologies, the "loading order" and a new recognized way to delay climate change-the white roof.

9:00AM-1:30PM Global Pavilion Open

Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

Aga Khan Development Network Video and Opening Remarks by David Boyer, Senior Director Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Fund for the Environment

Remarks by: Mayor Kevin Johnson, Sacramento, California

Live Satellite Conversation between Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, California and Prime Minister David Cameron, United Kingdom
Moderated by: Anne Thompson, Chief Environmental Affairs Correspondent, NBC News


Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center


Host: Terry Tamminen, Pegasus Capital Advisors, R20 Strategic Advisor

Opening Conversation:
Dr. Steven C. Currall, Dean, UC Davis School of Management with guest thought leaders:

  • Seethapathy Chander, Chair of the Energy Committee, Asian Development Bank
  • Craig Cogut, Pegasus Capital Advisors, R20 Financial Advisor
  • Ambassador Richard Jones, Deputy Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, Paris, France

Capitalizing the Green Dream: The Path to Global Success
To avoid the worst effects of climate change, the world must shift to a clean energy economy within the space of only a few decades. Policymakers around the world are rolling out economic stimulus packages that promote green investment, but longer term, comprehensive policies are still needed. Most experts agree that annual investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency, carbon capture and storage need to reach half a trillion dollars by 2030. Public money alone will not be enough. It is vital for policymakers to engage the private sector to invest in low-carbon technologies and infrastructure. What are the opportunities and challenges of investing in cleantech? How can policymakers and the private sector engage to "Capitalize the Green Dream"?

Moderated by: Eric Pooley, Deputy Editor, Bloomberg BusinessWeek
  • Mark Cackler, Manager, Agriculture and Rural Development Department, Sustainable Development at the World Bank
  • Al Carey, President and CEO, Frito Lay
  • Governor Sansiu Lamido, Federal Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria
  • Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, Director General of The Energy and Resources Institute

Closing Remarks by: Fahad Al Attiya, Chairman, Qatar National Food Security Programme


Global Pavilion


Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center


Host: Bonnie Reiss, California Secretary of Education

Performance by: Musicians of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Remarks by: Charlotte Shultz, Chief of Protocol for the State of California

Video Message from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

Remarks by: Reta Jo Lewis, Special Representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs at the US State Department

Remarks by: Vice Governor He Duanqi, Yunnan, China

Climate change is a global issue that transcends political boundaries and requires international action at all levels. Increasingly, subnational and local governments as well as the private sector are rising to meet the climate challenge, and showing that both bottom-up and top-down solutions are needed. As global leaders look to spur action at the international level and create strong green economies, innovative new partnerships, like R20 will bring together subnational governments, businesses, NGOs and academia from around the world to facilitate implementation of low-carbon and climate resilient projects and policies.

Moderated by: Anne Thompson, NBC

  • Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and other special guests

Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center


Regional governments can help bring solutions to global problems like climate change and build strong economies while doing so, especially when they work together in new institutions that measure progress and share solutions. R20 will continue the legacy of Governors’ Global Climate Summit.