With Global Climate Action Summit, Paris Comes to San Francisco 

But perhaps more important are the events organizing around it.

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The Sol2Sol coalition will also host two conferences. On Monday, Sept. 10, members of more than 150 participating organizations from frontline communities all over the country will share information and "start networking local solutions into solutions with national impacts," said Wong. Those solutions include indigenous land rights, food sovereignty, zero waste, public transportation, universal healthcare, racial and gender justice, and more.

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the same groups will host a Sol2Sol Summit, open to the public, to "showcase our interlinked solutions," said Wong. "We're thinking about it as kind of like a festival, with panels, demonstrations, interactive exhibits, and cultural performances."

Demonstrations throughout the week will protest "climate capitalism," the Bank of Montreal's funding of the proposed Oakland coal terminal, and more. Some of these will include "nonviolent direct action."

The activist events around the summit will emphasize imminent danger of climate catastrophe and the need for immediate, drastic action — but they also carry a positive message, said Wong. "In this moment of climate crisis it's easy to feel hopeless, but there are a lot of things we can do to make the transition to a more viable world, by coming together as a community," he said. "We want folks to be excited by that." 



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