Climate Change

June 15, 2020

Bloomberg's Liam Denning: Fighting Climate Change Means Fighting Racial Injustice

Bloomberg columnist Liam Denning describes the ways in which the fight for climate change and racial justice are closely intertwined, revealing how communities of color are disproportionately harmed by the effects of climate change, particularly air quality

April 24, 2020

CARB Chair Mary Nichols on Pandemic’s Confirmation of the Value of Clear Air

Chair Nichols points to the need for global collaboration and science-based decision-making as keys to navigating both the immediate COVID-19 public health crisis as well as the more slow-moving existential threat posed by climate change and air pollution.

April 1, 2020

Too Soon to Say! Coronavirus Impacts on Planning, Investment & Regulation of Urban Mobility

Gabe Klein and Abby Abel opine on the impacts of social distancing —from mass layoffs and stay at home orders to empty freeways, vacant train stations, and cancelled flights— and whether current circumstances are challenging the assumptions and principles behind their firm's change-making work in smart urban mobility.

February 16, 2020

C40 Chair & LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Kicks Off the Climate Decade at VX2020

Mayor Garcetti delivers remarks on how cities, like Los Angeles, are demonstrating the transformative power of the green economy to drive robust and sustainable growth while embracing the existential imperative of this decade, the Climate Decade.

October 3, 2019

City of Santa Monica: Modeling Effective Local Climate Action in Alignment with C40 Goals

City Manager Rick Cole outlines Santa Monica's actions and policies to realize the city's ambitious C40 goals.

August 29, 2019

Implementing LA’s Green New Deal Without Economic & Worker Displacement 

WUF presents a conversation on the need to prevent the economic and existential displacement of communities and workers as the city rapidly enacts policies and takes actions necessary to decarbonize LA.

June 13, 2019

CPUC's Transition to a Resilience Agency: Commissioner Cliff Rechtschaffen

Commissioner Cliff Rechtschaffen details how the California Public Utilities Commission is moving to play an active role in climate adaptation, resilience, and public safety.

June 10, 2019

The Case for a Clean Energy Financing Clearinghouse: Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Tim McRae of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group illustrates how California could leverage private investment and the federal Opportunity Zone program for climate action and social equity.

April 29, 2019

USC Climate Forward: Navigating the Politics of Climate Change

Robert Shrum, former CA State Senator Kevin de León, former US Representative Bob Inglis, NYT’s Lisa Friedman, Helena CEO, Henry Elkus, and Assoc. Prof. of Climate Science, Jean Emile-Geay, discuss mustering the political will for national climate action.

April 15, 2019

VX 2019: Commercializing Carbon-to-Value Innovations

In this VX2019 Panel, Christine Harada, Bob Savage, Marcius Extavour, and Jim McDermott examine the challenge of commercializing innovative “carbon-to-value” technologies and their potential to transform industries, policy regimes, and climate action paradigms.

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