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  What will the new young and diverse class just sworn into Congress do about climate change? The ambitious Green New Deal, which would create living wage jobs and drastically reduce carbon emissions, has been endorsed by dozens of members of Congress and activists across the country.

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The Global Climate Action Summit will be hosted here in San Francisco. World leaders will evaluate how far we’ve come since the Paris Agreement. The three-day event is co-chaired Governor Jerry Brown.

The eyes of the environmental world are on San Francisco, this week, where global leaders are gathering to talk about climate change. It’s a few years after the Paris Climate Agreement, and a year since President Donald Trump said the U.S. would pull out of the accord.

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  This week, California Governor Jerry Brown is co-chairing the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, which is bringing together business executives and politicians to discuss solutions to climate change. Many grassroots activists say the summit is too focused on market based approaches that do not prioritize people on the front lines, especially people of color and indigenous communities.

Tune in to KALW Thursday at 7pm for a conversation with environmentalist and entrepreneur Paul Hawken about his new book Drawdown: The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming.  

Hosted by The Nation's Mark Hertsgaard, this special program was recorded at this year's Bay Area Book Festival.