resilience

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.

June 15, 2021

Outgoing MWD GM Jeffrey Kightlinger on 15 Years Of Regional Water Leadership

TPR finds it timely to shares this exit interview with outgoing MWD GM Jeffrey Kightlinger who reflects on his 15-year consensus-building tenure leading the region's efforts to secure and enhance local water supplies and invest in climate-resilient water infrastructure.

June 14, 2021

New MWD GM Adel Hagekhalil Commits To “One Water” Agenda

TPR is proud to share this timely interview with Metropolitan Water District's newly confirmed General Manager, Adel Hagekhalil.

June 14, 2021

Climate Resolve’s Jonathan Parfrey on Prioritizing Extreme Heat Resilience

TPR sat down with Jonathan Parfrey, Executive Director of Climate Resolve, to reflect on what is and is not likely to be included in the California Comeback Plan and what that reveals about the state’s climate priorities.

May 20, 2021

‘The Time is Now’: Natural Resources Undersecretary Angela Barranco on Multi-Benefit Infrastructure Investments

TPR interviewed Angela Barranco, undersecretary at the California Natural Resources Agency to share how California, and especially Los Angeles, is leveraging resources to maximize state and federal investments in local climate resilience and multi-benefit infrastructure.

April 1, 2021

LA Metro’s Moving Beyond Sustainability Plan—Heather Repenning

LA Metro's Heather Repenning highlights Metro’s Moving Beyond Sustainability Plan for integrating sustainability into all aspects of decision-making and execution at Metro and efforts to ensure equitable and sustainable mobility choices for transit-dependent residents across LA County.

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.

June 2, 2020

SoCalGas President Maryam Brown on Meeting State’s GHG Reduction Goals

Maryam Brown shares her insight into the impacts of shelter-in-place policies on commercial and residential gas consumption, as well as the company’s role and progress on decarbonizing California’s energy supply.

April 19, 2020

Is Rick Cole's Resignation as Santa Monica City Manager a Canary in the Coal Mine for All Cities?

Rick Cole on the existential challenges cities must grapple to be a leading city in the 21st century and shares Santa Monica's incredible achievements during his 5 years as city manager and the sacrifices that remain as the city endures the challenges of COVID-19.

April 1, 2020

Stay Home, Stay Healthy: Enforcing Social Distancing in Washington State

As the first state in the nation to confirm cases of COVID-19, the course of action taken in Washington by Gov. Inslee served a model and barometer nationwide.

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