MEDIA ADVISORY: Arnold Schwarzenegger Gathers Diverse Group of Leaders to Search for Innovative Financing Solutions to Tackle Climate Change and Fulfill Paris Agreement

High-Level “Talanoa” chaired by Arnold Schwarzenegger

WHAT: The former California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is partnering with the Prime Minister of Fiji and COP23 President Frank Bainimarama to convene a meeting that brings together key actors and thought leaders to focus on the impact of sub-national financial systems, and to consider how joint public/private financing can support low-carbon and climate resilient infrastructure in developing nations.

This meeting is part of the Talanoa Dialogue, a global process requested by Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) to take stock of collective efforts to reduce emissions and build greater resilience, in line with the long-term goal of the Paris Agreement.

This event builds on the finance-themed Talanoa Dialogue held during Governor Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit last month. Recommendations from this event will be presented to political leaders at COP24 in Katowice, Poland in December.

WHO: The Talanoa will be chaired by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Participants will include Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama (via satellite link), singer and philanthropist Akon, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Fijian Ambassador to the U.S Solo Mara, former California State Senator Fran Pavley, LACI CEO Matt Petersen, CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, Terry Tamminen, Commissioner California Energy Commission, David Hochschild, Founder of the Global Environment Project Institute, Rampa Hormel, Climate Policy Initiative Executive Director Barbara Buchner and many others.

WHEN: October 25th, 2018, 9:30 a.m. PT – 11:30 a.m. PT

WHERE: Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) 525 S Hewitt, Los Angeles, CA 90013. For those wishing to join remotely, a livestream of the event will be available: http://schwarzeneggerinstitute.com/video/talanoa

REGISTRATION: Given that space will be limited in the room, we are asking media to RSVP by 5 p.m. PST on October 24th by emailing press@schwarzeneggerinstitue.com. Space will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Should there be space left on the day of the event, media who have not registered will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

PARKING: Parking is available onsite for a daily rate of $6. If the lot is full, you can find additional parking at Mateo Public Parking, 1262 Palmetto St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 for a daily rate of $16.