Candidates Climate Change Forum

Spokane Candidates Climate Change Forum

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What do local candidates for office think about climate change? How will it affect your vote in November? To aid citizens in their democratic deliberations, Gonzaga’s Institute for Climate, Water, and the Environment is proud to host the Spokane Candidates Climate Change Forum on the first Wednesday each October. 

The Climate Forum has been hosted annually since 2019 and is a non-partisan space where candidates for local office can share with local voters and citizens what they would or would not do or support if elected to office. 


2024 Spokane Candidates Climate Change Forum


Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2024
Time: 6:00pm (Pacific Time)
Location: The Globe Room, Gonzaga University & Live streaming (link sent day of). Visitors to campus are asked to follow all Campus Visitor Guidelines.
Forum moderator: Dr. Brian G. Henning, Director, Gonzaga Institute for Climate, Water, and the Environment


Offices and candidates who will be invited will be updated after the primary election concludes August 6, 2024. 

Past candidate climate change fora were recorded and are available on our YouTube channel on a separate playlist.

Our Co-sponsors

350 Spokane

Building an effective movement for climate action in the greater Spokane area, promoting a just transition to 100% fossil-free energy and a low-carbon economy that works for everyone.

The Lands Council

We preserve and revitalize Inland Northwest forests, water, and wildlife through advocacy, education, effective action, and community engagement.

Spokane Riverkeeper

Works to protect the Spokane river’s ecological health, its aesthetic integrity and the public uses of the river for future generations of our community.

Sunrise Movement Spokane

Sunrise is a movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process.

Community Building

We host, inspire, and catalyze social change in the Spokane region. We create and maintain a beautiful collection of brick and mortar environments that enhance connectivity and human dignity.


Works to encourage healthy, equitable and opportunity-rich communities, and to protect our farmlands, forests and water resources through wise land use policies and practices.

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Inland Northwest Land Conservancy

The Conservancy works with our community to identify and protect special places throughout the region, protecting private lands through legal agreements with landowners.

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Environmental Studies and Sciences

The Environmental Studies and Sciences Program connects science with study of the historical, social, ethical, legal and political issues that affect our natural world and how we interact with it.