The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce - San Diego is proud to present Nicole Capretz as our keynote speaker for the Green Connections Forum!
Recently hailed as “Voice of the Year” by Voice of San Diego, Nicole Capretz is the chief architect of San Diego’s groundbreaking Climate Action Plan, and...
…the one constant voice behind the plan – and the one who most often told the public how it would work, why it would work and why it was necessary, was Nicole Capretz.
The Executive Director of Climate Action Campaign, Capretz and her organization have been are being recognized nationally and internationally for their path breaking work in developing the plan.
San Diego’s Climate Action Plan, approved in late December, is historic in its ambition, scope and character. As The Guardian notes, San Diego is the largest US city to commit to using 100% renewable energy by 2035. Overall, through a wide variety of transportation, building, waste, water and other measures, the aim is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. Underscoring the entire plan is the fact that it is legally binding—and San Diego is among a small number of pioneering cities to make their climate plan binding.
San Diego’s Climate Action Plan is among the most far-ranging and ambitious, encompassing guidelines for:
“We have an opportunity to improve the lives of every San Diegan in all of our neighborhoods. This plan reflects our duty to preserve our children’s future and hand down a San Diego that is cleaner than it was when we received it. San Diego’s next chapter starts here.” – Kevin L. Faulconer, Mayor of City of San Diego on the Climate Action Plan
The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce San Diego, The San Diego French-American Chamber of Commerce, The German-American Chamber of Commerce California and The Finnish-American Chamber of Commerce San Diego are pleased to welcome you to the 2016 edition of the annual European Business Mixer.
This year’s topic
Why Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership will be particularly beneficial for small and mid-sized companies in Europe and in the U.S.
Speaker Kimberly Benson
Kimberly Benson is the President of Zenaida Global, a company which provides advisory services to exporters in the areas of distribution, marketing and finance. Prior she served as Vice President of Cange International Inc., an export management company and consulting firm. In 2007 she was appointed jointly by the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to serve on the Industry Trade Advisory Committee for Small and Minority Business in Washington DC, a committee focused on U.S. trade policy.