Summit Recording
Where do we go from here for United Climate Actions and Justice? 2021
The sixth and final summit in our 2021 six-part community-built online education and collaboration series.
Where do we go from here for United Climate Actions and Justice November 2021 Summit Recording



9:05 AM Cheryl Davila,Chair CEMTF & Former Councilmember

Land Acknowledgement

9:10 AM Corrina Gould,Tribal Chair/ Confederated Villages of Lisjan/Co Director Sogorea Te Land Trust

Greetings & Updates From

9:15 AM Congresswoman Barbara Lee

9:30 AM Pamela Price, Civil Rights Attorney

Introducing the Day

9:45 AM Amos White, Vice Chair, CEMTF

Panels & Speakers

9:50 AM COP26 Inside / Outside Perspectives

Armando Davila, Co-Founder CEMTF

Sarah Diefendorf, CEMTF Steering Committee

Elaine McCarty,CEMTF Steering & Legislative Committees

10:35 AM Break

10:40 AM Councilmember Paul Koretz, City of Los Angeles

Cool Blocks Initiative

11:00 AM  Keya Chatterjee, Executive Director US Climate Action Network

Arm in Arm

Wrap Up & Closing Remarks

11:40 AM Elaine McCarty,CEMTF Steering & Legislative Committees

11:45 AM Jack Lucero Fleck, CEMTF Steering and Planning & Logistic Committee

11:50 AM Cheryl Davila

Speaker Bios

Cheryl Davila 

Founder & Chair, CEMTF Steering, Fundraising Committees

Former Councilmember 

As a Councilmember for the City of Berkeley, Cheryl was a champion for the climate. Under her leadership the Climate Emergency Declaration passed unanimously in June 2018 which was the sixth in the world. Now over 2006 governments around the world have since declared climate emergencies. 

Cheryl founded CEMTF in 2019. Did you know the prohibition of natural gas infrastructure in new buildings came out of the CEMTF? True. 

Corrina Gould

Tribal Chair, Confederated Villages of Lisjan

Co Director, Sogorea Te Land Trust

Corrina Gould is the Tribal leader of the Confederated Villages of Lisjan. The Tribes territory is inclusive of five Bay Area Counties and her current work includes protection of Sacred Sites, the creation of the first Urban  Indigenous Women-led Land Trust in the Country with the specific goal of rematriation, tribal revitalization and saving the West Berkeley Shellmound.


Amos White 

Vice Chair, CEMTF Steering & Outreach Committees

Amos White is Vice Chair of the CEMTF and Founder and Chief Planting Officer with 100K Trees for Humanity, an urban reforestation nonprofit. He is a member of the California Urban Forestry Advisory Council and chairs the Climate Emergency Mobilization Committee of CASA - the City of Alameda's environmental task force. He co-authored the Climate Emergency Declaration Resolutions for the City of Alameda and for Alameda County; is Lead Organizer with ACLU People Power of Alameda, former CORO Fellows Program graduate in Leadership and Public Affairs, 92-LA, and former Ohio Youth Conservation Corps member.  Amos is the 2021 Award Recipient of two California Urban Forestry Council awards.


Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Congresswoman Barbara Lee has represented the East Bay in Congress since 1998.  Prior to that she served as a staff person to Congressman Ron Dellums from 1975 to 1987, rising from intern to chief of staff.  She was elected to the California Assembly in 1990 and the State Senate in 1996.  In 2001, Congresswoman Lee received national attention as the only Member of Congress to oppose the authorization for the use of military force in the wake of the horrific events on September 11th. She was an outspoken opponent of the Iraq War.  Throughout her career she has fought to end poverty, defend LGBT rights, defeat the punitive “three strikes law”, advocate for women, education, pro-choice, healthcare and environmental protection.  She recognizes the urgency of the climate crisis and has been a strong supporter of CEMTF.

Pamela Price 


Pamela Price was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She joined the civil rights movement when she was 13 years old. She is a survivor of the Ohio juvenile justice and foster care systems. She graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Political Science in 1978. While at Yale, she spent her Junior Year Abroad in Dares-Salaam, Tanzania, East Africa.

Every year since 2004, Price has been named one of the top 5% of Northern California “Super Lawyers” by San Francisco Magazine. Price has received numerous awards including the African-American Policy Forum’s Pauli Murray Trailblazer Award (2018), the National Lawyers Guild Bay Area Chapter Champion of Justice (2016). In 2017, she was honored by Assemblymember Rob Bonta and the California Legislature as the Woman of the Year for Assembly District 18.


Elaine McCarty

Chair, CEMTF Steering & Legislative Committees 

Elaine’s current work as Associate Director of Environmental Finance Center West (EFC West) is focused on using stakeholder tools to engage vulnerable communities on climate change and other environmental issues such as water and waste.

Armando Kirkwood Davila

Co-Founder CEMTF, Activist

Armando Davila is an artist, community and event organizer, facilitator, strategist and thought leader. He initiated and led the campaign to declare climate emergencies in the Bay Area for The Climate Mobilization.

He is currently working to found the Regenerative Policy Institute which will create a policy vehicle and lobbying force for regenerative practices.


Sarah Diefendorf

CEMTF Fundraising & Steering Committees

Sarah is a member of the CEMTF Steering and Fundraising committees and also Director of the Environmental Finance Center West @ Earth Island Institute ( For approximately 15 years Sarah has worked with Native American Tribes throughout the American Southwest to help build their green economies by supporting strategic, solid waste and recycling, climate vulnerability and adaptation, and water protection planning.  She also serves as a Leadership and Communications trainer for the Environmental Finance Center Network for which she has honed and implemented a wide variety of capacity-building tools in her professional and training life to enable individual and community growth and success.  In addition, Sarah has served as an Expert Witness for the USEPA National Environmental Finance Advisory Board and is co-founder of Women’s Climate Centers International (  


Councilmember Paul Koretz 

City of Los Angeles, Council District 5

Councilmember Paul Koretz represents the 5th District of Los Angeles. Environmentally, he is best known for: being the first Councilmember to call for LA to move beyond coal and natural gas power, banning plastic bags, closing down the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, establishing efforts to protect biodiversity and wildlife habitat connectivity, co-launching the effort to phase out neighborhood oil drilling, instituting the world’s first Climate Emergency Mobilization Office, centered on environmental justice, and launching Regenerate LA, a healthy soils jobs program targeting carbon sequestration (the storage of carbon) as a means to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.


Jack Lucero Fleck

CEMTF Steering, Planning & Logistics Committee

Jack Lucero Fleck is a longtime peace and justice activist now working with 350 Bay Area, where he was a co-founder in 2012. Jack retired after 25 years at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency where he served as the City’s top traffic engineer. He now works to fight climate change as an activist and author.

Keya Chattergee 

US Climate Action Network (USCAN)

Keya Chatterjee is Executive Director of USCAN, and author of the book The Zero Footprint Baby: How to Save the Planet While Raising a Healthy Baby. Her work focuses on building an inclusive movement in support of climate action. Keya's commentary on climate change policy and sustainability issues has been quoted in dozens of media outlets including USA Today, the New York Times, Fox News, the Associated Press, The Washington Post, and NBC Nightly News. Prior to joining USCAN, Keya served as Senior Director for Renewable Energy and Footprint Outreach at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), where she worked for eight years. Before that, Keya was a Climate Change Specialist at USAID. Keya also worked at NASA headquarters for four years, communicating research results on climate change. Keya was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco from 1998 to 2000. She served on the board of the Washington Area Bicycling Association from 2013 to 2021. Keya received her Master's degree in Environmental Science, and her Bachelor's in Environmental Science and Spanish from the University of Virginia. Photo © Erica Flock