13th Annual California Climate & Energy Forum

Accelerating Climate Action & Advancing Justice

September 21 – 22, 2022 • San Diego, CA

The in person 13th Annual California Climate & Energy Forum #CCEC22 brought together several hundred local government staff, elected officials, and community organizations, so they could collaborate and learn from each other in their efforts to advance fair and equitable climate change and energy practices.

The forum featured engaging sessions, expert plenaries and keynotes, and new innovative activities to help climate and energy leaders and practitioners connect to learn about innovative projects and strategies, share best practices, and troubleshoot challenges.

2022 Forum Theme: Accelerating Climate Action & Advancing Justice

The consequences of an extractive fossil fuel economy are here, but so are the solutions. As we work to implement climate and energy solutions, there are dual needs: an urgency to meet our goals and a need to do so in an inclusive, conscientious way without leaving anyone behind. So as we accelerate climate and energy action with new strategies and technologies, how can we create time for the tough and meaningful discussions we need to have? How do we ensure that solutions advance justice and include historically and presently disadvantaged communities? Through this forum, we are looking to engage local governments, state agencies, organizations, and any interested practitioners to facilitate sharing best practices, tools and ideas on how to approach our statewide and local goals effectively.

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Thank you to our Sponsors for making the CCEC Forum possible!


Thank you to our Advisory Committee for helping to shape the Forum!

  • Karen Kristiansson, BayREN
  • Angie Hacker, California Climate & Energy Collaborative
  • Nils strindberg, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Fabiola Lao, Center for Sustainable Energy
  • Adrienne Etherton, City of Brisbane
  • Molly Marcussen, City of Chico
  • Kerry Daane Loux, City of Davis
  • Ann Kloose, City of Fresno
  • Rene Mendez, City of Gonzales
  • Kristyn Payne, City of Long Beach
  • Alejandra Tellez, County of Ventura
  • Pam Bold, High Sierra Energy Foundation
  • Jose Bravo, Just Transition Alliance
  • Marianne Bithell, Redwood Coast Energy Authority
  • Susan Freedman, San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
  • Eddie Price, San Diego Urban Sustainability Coalition
  • Sophia Sousa, San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG)
  • Courtney Kalashian, San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization
  • Katey Ford, Sierra Business Council
  • Lujuana Medina, SoCalREN
  • Traci Hukill, State Treasurer’s Office
  • Lou Jacobson, Willdan