Climate Change

November 7, 2014

EPA’s McCarthy: A US Climate Action Agenda Before 'The Wave Election'

Gina McCarthy makes the case that addressing climate change is a smart economic move.

March 6, 2014

Terry Tamminen’s R20 Regions of Climate Action: Global Policy Goals & Initiatives

Terry Tamminen, R20's Strategic Advisor to the Founding Chair, elaborates on R20's global role helping provinces and states become climate resilient.

March 6, 2014

MWD’s Kightlinger on Drought: Water in the Age of Uncertainty

Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, speaks on the history of MWD and its shift toward prioritizing increased water storage.

February 12, 2014

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Keynotes VerdeXchange’s VX2014

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti addressed the VerdeXchange VX2014 Conference in a luncheon plenary entitled, “Building Sustainable and Resilient Cities—Greener by Design.”

September 13, 2013

Congressman Earl Blumenauer Assesses Government's Short-Sighted Response to Natural Disasters and Climate Change

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and as the threats of climate change become more apparent, Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer explains why our current federal policy on natural disaster recovery is both fiscally unsustainable and life threatening.

March 4, 2013

Climate Resolve's Jonathan Parfrey Stresses Cool Roofs to Combat Urban Heat Island

TPR recently met with Jonathan Parfrey, executive director of Climate Resolve, to discuss cool roofs and the urban heat island effect in Los Angeles.

December 4, 2012

California Drops The Hammer On Inaugural Carbon Allowance Auction

In the following edited transcript, CARB chairwoman Mary Nichols reports the results of California’s first-ever carbon allowance auction, taking questions from the Sacramento Bee, the San Jose Mercury News, the San Francisco Chronicle, and others.

December 4, 2012

WWLA? Is Superstorm Sandy A Wakeup Call for California’s Coast?

In a recent installment of Which Way LA?, Warren Olney and guests Chad Nelsen, Environmental Director for the Surfrider Foundation, Brian Brennan, Venutra City Councilman and Costal Commissioner, and David Kiff, City Manager of Newport, discuss what’s being done to fortify California’s coast against rising ocean levels.

September 24, 2012

Cleantech Investor Tom Rand on Parallels of California and Canada's Clean Tech Markets & Government Initiatives

Tom Rand, Cleantech Practice, Lead Advisor at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Canada, discusses how markets are beginning to reflect the realities of climate change and what parallels exist between cleantech investment in California and Canada. Rand notes that industries across all sectors, from mining to forestry to manufacture, will have to plan carefully to reduce carbon emissions as part of staying flexible with an economy responding to climate change.

November 3, 2011

Environmental Defense's Jim Marston on the Carbon War Room's Goals & Priorities

Jim Marston of the Environmental Defense Fund details his involvement with Richard Branson's Carbon War Room, a entrepreneurial environmental think-tank aimed at tackling global warming through market-driven solutions. The Planning Report asks Marston how he identifies barriers to change and how he's developed financing mechanisms for energy efficient building upgrades.

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