Leaders Convene for Two-Day Summit on State-Level Climate Action

Leaders Convene for Two-Day Summit on State-Level Climate Action

On October 10 and 11, 2006, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, in collaboration with the Pew Center on the States, hosted a workshop on state and regional action in response to climate change and released the first three in a new series of papers titled Climate Change 101: Understanding and Responding to Global Climate Change. Governor Brian Schweitzer (D-Montana), delivered the keynote address on Wednesday and other speakers at the two-day conference included:

  • Terry Tamminen, Special Assistant to the California Governor for Energy and Environmental Technologies,      
  • Steve Owens, Director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, and      
  • Bob Simon, Staff Director of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

As part of the two-day conference, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change and the Pew Center on the States also released the first three in a series of seven briefs entitled Climate Change 101. These papers are meant to be an accessible introduction to a variety of climate-related topics.

About the Partners

The Pew Center on Global Climate Change was established in May 1998 by The Pew Charitable Trusts, one of the United States' largest philanthropies and an influential voice in efforts to improve the quality of the environment. The Pew Center is an independent, nonprofit, and non-partisan organization dedicated to providing credible information, straight answers, and innovative solutions in the effort to address global climate change. The Pew Center is led by Eileen Claussen, the former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs.

The Pew Center on the States helps The Pew Charitable Trusts and its partners advance effective policy approaches to critical issues facing states. Drawing on its work at both the federal and state levels, the Trusts designed the Center to help key audiences better understand challenges and opportunities facing states and to assist leaders of all sectors in moving toward effective solutions.