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 brings together several hundred local government staff, elected officials, and community organizations, so they can collaborate and learn from each other in their efforts to advance fair and equitable climate change and energy practices.

The forum will feature 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.

Join the Mentorship Program!

The Mentorship Program is intended to provide an environment that fosters learning and promotes personal and professional growth for professionals in the climate and energy sector.

As a Mentee, you will build lasting connections with energy and climate leaders from across the state and receive one-on-one guidance and support from a seasoned professional in your field of interest during the CCEC Forum. As a Mentor, you would act as a valuable resource to facilitate learning and growth for early professionals by sharing your experiences, knowledge, and wisdom, and help your mentee navigate the CCEC Forum in a way that supports and aligns with their professional goals and aspirations.

If you’re interested in becoming a mentor or mentee at the CCEC Forum, please join us at the forum and complete the mentorship application!

Why Attend?

Engage in interactive discussions with peers from across the state

Learn about the latest climate and energy news and opportunities

Connect with leaders pursuing cutting-edge climate initiatives

Exchange knowledge, best practices, and innovative strategies

What people thought about the 2021 forum…


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The Location

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, California

Hotel Website

Join us as a Sponsor!

Join us as a forum sponsor and enjoy benefits such as – a booth at the event, complimentary forum registrations, featured space in the forum program, webpage, emails blasts, a dedicated promotional blast and more!

Become a Promotional Partner!

Promotional Partners play a vital role in the overall success of the event by helping to spread the word about the Forum and encouraging hard-to-reach stakeholders to participate.

Engage with CCEC on social media! Tag us through the hashtag #CCEC22

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

Funders of CCEC

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
  • Anne 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

Thank you to our promotional partners for getting the word out about the Forum!