SAVE THE DATE: Super Pollutant Day and the 2018 Climate & Clean Air Awards Ceremony

Both events will take place during the Global Climate Action Summit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on Tuesday, 11 September.

Join us for Super Pollutant Day where two high level panels will present the scientific rationale for urgent action and benefits from reducing short-lived climate pollutants, and the commitments being made by all levels of government, the private sector, and civil society.

The day will focus on climate actions that can:

  • Rapidly reduce the rate of warming
  • Prevent millions of premature deaths each year
  • Increase food and energy security
  • Help deliver the sustainable development goals

The day will celebrate fast action heroes with an award ceremony for the 2018 Climate and Clean Air Awards. From individual efforts to state and national policies, the honorees’ work helps transform attitudes, spark innovation, provide business opportunities, and improve lives and livelihoods.

Award recipients exemplify what climate action looks like. This year’s finalists include Leonardo DiCaprio, Nobel Prize Laureate Mario Molina, and other extraordinary people. Learn more about the award finalists here.

Watch live!

The day's events will be livestreamed starting from 13:00 PST. Watch below or on YouTube.

Speakers include:

  • The Hon. James Shaw, Minister for Climate Change, New Zealand
  • The Hon. Inia Seruiratu, Minister for Agriculture, Rural & Maritime Development, and National Disaster Management, Fiji and Fijian COP23 Presidency High-Level Champion for Global Climate Action
  • Erik Solheim, Head of the United Nations Environment Programme
  • Ricardo Lara, State Senator, California
  • Fran Pavley, Former State Senator, California
  • Professor Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Distinguished Professor of Climate and Atmospheric Sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego
  • Cesar Aguirre, Central California Environmental Justice Network
  • Durwood Zaelke, Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development

Additional participants to be confirmed.

Time table
1:00pm – 2:15pm Opening and Panel 1: Super pollutants: Why we need to act now
2:15pm – 2:45pm Coffee Break
2:45pm – 3:45pm Panel 2: Commitments and action
3:45pm – 4:30pm Coffee Break
4:30pm – 6:00pm Climate and Clean Air Awards
6:00pm – 8:00pm Cocktail Reception



Super pollutant day is open to the public and media.

Super pollutant day is organised by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, the Pisces Foundation, the ClimateWorks Foundation, and the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development.

Expert assistance

Our Expert Assistance is a no-cost service that connects you to an extensive network of professionals for consultation and advice on a range of short-lived climate pollution issues and policies.  

Experts will provide guidance on technological options, mitigation measures (like those carried out by our initiatives), funding opportunities, application of measurement tools, and policy development.

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