MAYOR BREED ANNOUNCES SF CLIMATE WEEK 2024
The San Francisco Environment Department will join Climatebase to host the City’s second annual week-long climate event this April
San Francisco, CA – Today, Mayor London N. Breed announced that San Francisco will host SF Climate Week 2024, a week-long environmental celebration from April 21 to April 27 that will emphasize the role of unity, innovation, community, and technology in creating a sustainable future among individuals, businesses, community organizations and entrepreneurs focused on climate solutions. The event comes on the heels of the successful Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference last November where world leaders discussed global climate action and sustainability.
SF Climate Week 2024 will play a crucial role in advancing discussions and actions on climate change. Events are scheduled throughout the day and across the City. From fireside chats to social events or industry panels, there are several ways San Franciscans can join the climate action movement, including scheduled runs, nature hikes, bike tours, and multiple opportunities to appreciate the rich biodiversity that San Francisco has to offer. Additionally, there will be entrepreneur round tables, with opportunities to connect with Venture Capitalists to pitch climate tech solutions and business plans.
"San Francisco's spirit of innovation is unrivaled and SF Climate Week presents a unique opportunity for collaboration among a variety of organizations and individuals to generate new ideas and bold climate solutions," said Mayor London N. Breed. "SF Climate Week isn’t just a series of events. We are providing a platform to encourage dialogue and collaboration that can bridge the gap between business, political, and advocacy leaders, and help cultivate important connections that will pave the way for a brighter, more sustainable San Francisco."
In 2023, the first SF Climate Week was one of the largest climate gatherings in the world. SF Climate Week 2024 will have more events, more opportunities to get involved, and ultimately build a larger coalition to advance climate action. Most importantly, this year’s event will take the City’s annual celebration of the environment a step further not only by addressing climate change, but fostering climate innovation, supporting new markets, and enhancing overall resilience – all essential elements for creating sustained and sustainable economic growth.
This 2nd annual Climate Week will again be organized by Climatebase in partnership with the San Francisco Environment Department.
"Our team at Climatebase is thrilled to organize San Francisco Climate Week for the second year in a row to showcase our community’s ambition and commitment towards addressing the urgent challenges of climate change, both locally and globally” said Evan Hynes, CEO and Co-founder of Climatebase. “In 2023, the first annual SF Climate Week was a tremendous success and attracted more than 7,000 attendees across over 100 events.”
“San Francisco has a rich history of environmentalism and entrepreneurialism that has consistently shaped the world. From tech giants to startups, from community activists to policymakers, this city has been at the forefront of movements that challenge the status quo, said Tyrone Jue, Director of the San Francisco Environment Department. “In the face of the climate crisis, now more than ever, our business and community leaders must continue leading the charge with groundbreaking initiatives and visionary approaches.”
Just like San Francisco is emerging as the world’s leader in AI technology, the City is already an epicenter for climate tech. Entrepreneur round tables, executive panels, and similar events will provide an additional platform for various climate partners, including the business community, to come together, collaborate, and exchange ideas on sustainable practices. This format ensures that SF Climate Week will be more than just an environmental celebration; it will be a gathering of minds, drawing upon the City's legacy of innovation and leadership, and uniting people from diverse backgrounds and sectors to spark ideas that address the most pressing issues of our time.
"Our City has long been a leader in sustainability, from being the first city in the nation to establish a food composting program, to now being home to billions in venture capital funding to support innovators in sustainability. San Francisco's innovative spirit, especially in addressing climate change, reflects the shared commitment of our residents, employees, and employers to build a sustainable, inclusive, and inspiring future for our community," said Rodney Fong, President & CEO, of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.
Businesses and residents are encouraged to participate in this year’s SF Climate Week. To learn more about opportunities to get involved, organize, or host an event, please visit sfclimateweek.org.
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