Climate Change

August 25, 2021

Rep. Earl Blumenauer on Infrastructure & Climate Risk

TPR spoke with US Congressman Earl Blumenauer, who sits on the House Ways & Means Committee, for insights on the now-pending $1 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act.

June 29, 2021

The View From Detroit: Fmr. White House Adviser Kerry C. Duggan On Local Capacity Building

TPR interviews Kerry C. Duggan, who as an Obama administration official spent 6.5 years embedded into Detroit City Hall to provide technical assistance to the city during and after its municipal bankruptcy in 2013. Duggan underlines the importance of local capacity building and place-based policymaking in efforts to Build Back Better.

June 29, 2021

US Development Finance Corporation’s First Chief Climate Officer—Jake Levine on Slingshotting Global Development Beyond Fossil Fuels

Jake Levine was appointed to serve as the first Chief Climate Officer of the US Development Finance Corporation tasked with guiding the agency to a net-zero portfolio by 2040. With $60 billion to invest through a variety of financial instruments, in this TPR interview, Levine shares how the DFC is totally rebalancing its investments towards clean energy and supporting climate adaptation, resilience, and economic development globally.

April 1, 2021

LA100: The Los Angeles 100% Renewable Energy Study

To assist the City of Los Angeles in meeting its ambitious clean energy goals, the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power commissioned the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to provide the city with the analysis necessary to ensure a cost-effective, emissions-reducing and reliable path to 100% renewable energy. TPR excerpts here some of the study's key findings.

February 26, 2021

Cities Have Leading Role in Achieving A Carbon-Free Future—David Miller, Fmr. Toronto Mayor & C40 Chair

David Miller, the former mayor of Toronto and C40’s Chairman—and now Director of International Diplomacy for C40 Cities—showcases how cities, even in the absence of national leadership, are equipped to take on climate change and have enacted policies and practices to move the needle on global emissions.

October 19, 2020

Nancy Sutley: What Does Building Back Better Mean For Climate & Clean Energy?

Nancy Sutley shares her insights into crafting federal sustainability practice and her outlook on what a potential Biden administration might do on Day 1 to prioritize climate and clean energy.

October 8, 2020

OPR Director Kate Gordon on State’s Policy Challenge: Integrating Climate, Growth, Sustainability, Resilience & Equity to Fashion a New & Better Normal

OPR Director & SGC Chair Kate Gordon emphasizes the accountability included in SGC's recently adopted Racial Equity Resolution and the continuing need for robust stakeholder engagement in planning to avoid one-size-fits-none solutions.

August 26, 2020

CalEPA’s Jared Blumenfeld on Grounding COVID Recovery in Climate Action

CalEPA Secretary Jared Blumenfeld reiterates Governor Newsom's commitment to ensuring safe and affordable rural drinking water supplies and opportunities to propel the state’s post-COVID economic recovery with clean jobs.

July 13, 2020

Investors Growing Interest in ESG Accountability & Return to Work Challenges: ERM’s Mike Wallace

ERM Partner Mike Wallace to discuss how investors are responding to the business interruptions caused by the COVID pandemic and paying increasing attention to the value of future planning, risk management, and the human and environmental benefits that result.

July 7, 2020

Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy

Rep. Mike Levin here introduces excerpts from the congressional Climate Crisis Action Plan for TPR readers.

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