Climate Change

May 7, 2017

'One Water LA' Update: Region's Progress On Building A Resilient Water Supply

Regional water leaders discuss the the One Water LA Plan, forthcoming in July, and a VerdeXchange-sponsored water charrette scheduled for June.

February 28, 2017

Gov. Brown Prioritizes California’s Water and Transportation Infrastructure Spending

At a recent press conference, Governor Brown said that Californians need to "belly up to the bar and start spending money" to fund resilient, climate-smart water, transportation, and energy infrastructure.

January 16, 2017

LA County’s First Chief Sustainability Officer To Regionally Advance Sustainability

Gary Gero was recently named CSO for LA County, tasked with developing a comprehensive, county-wide sustainability plan that charts a vision towards sustainable energy, water, transportation, and waste management.

August 19, 2016

Senator Fran Pavley – TPR Exit Interview Proves that with Focus and Leadership, Government Works

As Senator Pavley finishes her 16-year term limited stint in Sacramento, TPR sits down with the author of AB 32 and SB 32 to understand where climate, energy, and natural resource legislation stands today.

August 17, 2016

Climate Change Impacts on California's Water Supply Require MWD to Prioritize Differently

TPR checks in with Metropolitan Water District of Southern California General Manager Jeff Kightlinger on how water management continues to evolve in response to climate change and drought.

July 19, 2016

PACE Program Scaling to Help Finance Energy Upgrades

Cisco DeVries, CEO and President of Renew Financial LLC, joins TPR to discuss the impact of PACE financing for energy-efficiency and renewable energy improvements on private property.

May 27, 2016

Orange County Fire Chief Opines on a Fire Season Aggravated by Drought

Orange County Fire Chief Jeff Bowman provides insights on into the pressures facing California's urban fire departments and the steps they are taking to meet the challenges of increasingly large and volatile fires. 

October 29, 2015

China & US City Leaders Sign Historic Bilateral Climate Declaration in LA

TPR presents edited excerpts from a press event at the US-China Climate Leaders Summit, featuring a collection of US mayors and Governor Brown.

July 13, 2015

Gov. Brown: California Drought Only Foretaste of Climate Change Impacts

Austin Beutner and Governor Jerry Brown engage in a dialogue about the challenges of water governance in California, linking the current stresses on the system to future conditions that are expected to be far more severe.

June 9, 2015

Québec Minister Charged with ‘Fight Against Climate Change’ Touts Cap & Trade

David Heurtel speaks about the growing movement of subnational entities collaborating across countries in order to build an international green economy.

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