Climate Week NYC is one of the only international climate summits taking place this year. The Pacific Coast Collaborative had 60 minutes in the middle of the highly anticipated summit to talk about how the region is shaping a green and just recovery from the global pandemic. This was an important opportunity to speak to a global audience about government leadership on climate action. Governments at all levels globally are committing to job-creating stimulus funding and infrastructure investments that also address the climate crisis, social justice and public health challenges worldwide.

As cities, states, and regions chart the path to recovery from the global pandemic — government leaders from the Pacific Coast shared how prioritizing a healthy green recovery with a social justice lens will create the future we need now.

Speakers included:

  • Washington Governor Jay Inslee
  • California Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis
  • Portland Mayor Wheeler
  • Vancouver Mayor Stewart

Moderated by:

  • Former Mayor of Vancouver Gregor Robertson

Click here to see video of the PCC presentation.