Los Angeles Chosen To Host Green Leaders Summit - 2014

Global eco-sustainability summit to be held in Los Angeles, CA., from October 29 to November 1, 2014. Global leaders in eco-sustainability from government, business, technology, finance, and academics will meet to exchange ideas and develop sustainability solutions.

Online PR News – 19-May-2014 – Los Angeles, CA, May 15, 2014 – Green World City Organisation, an international sustainable cities consulting group and global think tank currently partnering with governments and companies on projects in over 120 countries, has announced that Los Angeles will be the site of their annual high-level pinnacle event - Green Leaders Summit 2014. The Summit is a four-day “working summit” that brings together global leaders in eco-sustainability from government, business, technology, finance, and academics. This year’s summit will be held from October 29 to November 1, 2014, with expected attendance to be one thousand delegates from around the world.

“Los Angeles was a natural choice for us,” said Green World City’s CEO Sein-Way Tan. “The State of California and the City of Los Angeles have earned a reputation as leaders in the field of eco-sustainability policy and actions.” Sein-Way Tan went on to point out that the city’s Sustainable Design Implementation Program, begun almost 20 years ago, has been a model for other cities around the world. The Summit’s Co-Chair, Alexandra Sokol added, “The Green Leaders Summit 2014 will be an exceptional opportunity for sustainability leaders from around the world to come together and take up the call to action to ignite faster implementation of solutions to global sustainability issues.”

Ms. Sokol further stated, “We are truly at a crisis point, but this year’s summit is about HOPE and about making this planet sustainable for future generations. It is our fervent hope that by fostering an action oriented climate for international collaboration, we will continue to build on last year’s event and help catalyze new global partnerships that will help secure this planet’s future.”

Green World City’s Director of Communications, Tom Cavanagh, said, “We are very excited by the response to this year’s Summit. This promises to be the biggest and best ever. We already have the Climate Reality Project signed as a major Track Partner. The UN-Habitat World Urban Campaign, US Green Build Council, and the Global Water Fund have also signed on as major Track Partners. We are also very happy to announce that famed oceanographic explorer Fabien Cousteau, grandson of Jacques Cousteau, of Mission-31 and Plant a Fish, as well as Stella Thomas, Managing Director of the Global Water Fund, are acting Track Partner Hosts and speakers for the summit’s Water Track.