SAVE THE DATE: Super Pollutant Day – Maximising benefits from climate action



Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Time: 1:00pm to 8:00pm PST
Location: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Join the Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), Pisces Foundation, and ClimateWorks Foundation for Super Pollutant Day where two high level panels will present the scientific rationale for urgent action and benefits from reducing short-lived climate pollutants, and the commitments being made by all levels of government, the private sector, and civil society. The day will focus on climate actions that can:

  • Rapidly reduce the rate of warming
  • Prevent millions of premature deaths each year
  • Increase food and energy security
  • Help deliver the sustainable development goals

The day will celebrate fast action heroes with an award ceremony for the 2018 Climate and Clean Air Awards. From individual efforts to state and national policies, the honorees’ work helps transform attitudes, spark innovation, provide business opportunities, and improve lives and livelihoods.

Award recipients exemplify what climate action looks like. This year’s finalists include Leonardo DiCaprio, Nobel Prize Laureate Mario Molina, and other extraordinary people. Learn more about the award finalists here.

Speakers include:

The Hon. James Shaw, Minister for Climate Change, New Zealand
Erik Solheim, Head of the United Nations Environment Programme
Ricardo Lara, State Senator, California
Fran Pavley, Former State Senator, California
Professor Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Distinguished Professor of Climate and Atmospheric Sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego
Cesar Aguirre, Central California Environmental Justice Network
Durwood Zaelke, Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development

Additional participants to be confirmed.

Time Table
1:00pm – 2:15pm Opening and Panel 1: Super pollutants: Why we need to act now
2:15pm – 2:45pm Coffee Break
2:45pm – 3:45pm Panel 2: Commitments and action
3:45pm – 4:30pm Coffee Break
4:30pm – 6:00pm Climate and Clean Air Awards
6:00pm – 8:00pm Cocktail Reception


Super pollutant day is open to the public and media. Please register here.

Super pollutant day is organised by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, the Pisces Foundation, the ClimateWorks Foundation, and the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development.