C4S Convenings

To date, C4S has held four key events which were attended by over 200 participants across government, academic, and private industry with the goal to collaborate and form multi-sectoral partnerships to provide research expertise that helps California meet its climate goals:


  • November 18, 2019, UC San Diego: Bending the Curve, Overarching Solutions for a Rapidly Warming California - A Public-Private Brainstorm
  • September 13, 2018: San Francisco: Global Climate Acton Summit breakfast session of California universities.
  • July 31, 2018, Stanford University: Strategizing topics in scalable solutions.
  • April 4, 2018, Sacramento: Governmental leadership in C4S.
  • March 3, 2018, UC San Diego: Strategizing topics in scalable solutions.

Global Climate Action Summit

The California Collaborative for Climate Change Solutions (C4S) was amply represented at the Global Climate Action Summit, held September 12-14 in San Francisco. UC President Janet Napolitano — who has made climate neutrality a top priority for the 10-campus university system — spoke alongside several C4S researchers at summit events, focusing on the unique role that research universities are playing in combating climate change.


UC Carbon and Climate Neutrality Summit

The UC Carbon and Climate Neutrality Summit, held Oct. 26-27 at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, drew participants ranging from Gov. Jerry Brown, UC President Janet Napolitano, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and university chancellors to Nobel Prize winner Mario Molina and summit organizer and renowned Scripps climate and atmospheric scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan.