GCAS Panel: Climate Action is Female

  Climate Action is Female

Climate Action is Female: How Women Are Supercharging Local Leadership for Climate Solutions

An Official Affiliate Event of the Global Climate Action Summit, San Francisco, CA

Heather Toney and son Devin

Climate solutions are bubbling up on the local level, often led by women leaders. This panel discussion will highlight the groundbreaking work of women taking action on climate change at the local level, including mayors, community activists, and other women leaders.

The panel will by led by Heather McTeer Toney, who served as the first African-American, first female, and youngest mayor of Greenville, MS. In 2014, she was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as Regional Administrator for Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Southeast Region. She is a senior advisor on local government for Moms Clean Air Force.

Tune in! Watch a livestream of the event starting at 12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. PT

WHEN: Friday, September 14, 2018

WHERE: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Building (525 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco CA 94102)


  • Silvia Marcon, Head of the Chair's Office, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.

  • Dominique Browning, Co-founder and Senior Director, Moms Clean Air Force

  • Na’taki Osborne Jelks, environmentalist, activist, and educator based in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Samantha Paradis, mayor of Belfast, Maine, and registered nurse.


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