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Media Advisory: Global Business, Government and Agricultural Leaders to Identify Path Forward on Climate at Forest, Food & Land Day

Representatives from all sectors of the global economy will highlight land use as a solution to climate change at the Global Climate Action Summit

San Francisco, CA – WEBWIRE

The founding organizations of the 30X30 Forests, Food and Land Challenge will host a day-long forum bringing together farmers and ranchers, foresters, chefs, Indigenous Peoples, business leaders, elected officials and more who are committed to better land use in the fight against climate change.

30X30 is part of the Land and Ocean Stewardship Challenge, one of the five key challenges of the Global Climate Action Summit. It calls for action to improve food production and consumption, better conserve forests and habitats, use land more efficiently and sustainably, and work across all sectors of the economy to deliver up to 30% of the climate solutions needed by 2030.

During Forests, Food & Land Day, speakers will showcase progress that has been made to date on 30X30 as well as outline ambitions for the future – all with the goal of helping keep on track with the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement. The day’s session will lay out current barriers to efficient land use and identify key strategies and pathways to change.


Forests, Food & Land Day: Meeting the 30X30 Challenge


  • Frances Seymour, Senior Fellow at World Resources Institute
  • Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Global Lead for Climate and Energy at WWF
  • Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, Costa Rican Minister of Environment
  • Aristoteles Sandoval, Governor of Jalisco
  • Representatives from companies and organizations including Unilever, Mars, California EPA, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Blue Hill Farm, and many more.

Event speakers and attendees will be available for interviews and there will be a green room for media use.


Herbst Theatre
San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center
401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102


September 12, 2018 from 8:00am-5:15pm PDT 

  • 8:40am-12:10pm – Opening remarks and panels
  • 12:10pm-1:25pm – Lunch provided
  • 1:25pm-5:15pm – Panels, fireside chats, and closing remarks

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About the 30X30 Forests, Food and Land Challenge
How we use land for agriculture, forestry and other purposes has a greater impact on climate change than any other sector of the economy except energy—yet, land-related solutions receive less than 3% of climate funding. The 30X30 challenge calls on businesses, states, city and local governments, and global citizens to take action to improve forest and habitat conservation, food production and consumption, and land use to work together to deliver up to 30% of the climate solutions needed by 2030. For more information, visit

About the Global Climate Action Summit
The Global Climate Action Summit will take place from September 12 to 14, 2018 in San Francisco under the theme ’Taking Ambition to the Next Level.’  To keep warming well below 2 degrees C, and ideally 1.5 degrees C – temperatures that could lead to catastrophic consequences – worldwide emissions must start trending down by 2020. The Summit will showcase climate action around the world, along with bold new commitments, to give world leaders the confidence they need to go even further by 2020 to meet the Paris Climate Agreement goals. The Summit’s five headline challenge areas are Healthy Energy Systems; Inclusive Economic Growth; Sustainable Communities; Land and Ocean Stewardship and Transformative Climate Investments.  Many partners are supporting the Summit and the mobilization in advance including Climate Group; the Global Covenant of Mayors; Ceres, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group; BSR; We Mean Business; CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project; WWF; and Mission 2020. For more information, #StepUp2018

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