Spring 2021

Biden Admin Executive Order on Climate-Related Financial Risk

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Gina McArthy

VX News share's the Biden Administration's May executive order on climate-related financial risk. The order directs National Climate Advisor, in coordination with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to develop a comprehensive, Government-wide strategy for identifying and addressing exposure to climate-related financial risks facing US financial institutions.

Outgoing Met GM Jeffrey Kightlinger on 15 years of Regional Water Leadership—Part 2

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Jeffrey Kightlinger

Jeffrey Kightlinger 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.

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

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Jake Levine

With $60 billion to invest through a variety of financial instruments, in this VX News interview, Chief Climate Officer for the US International Development Finance Corporation, Jake Levine shares how the DFC is totally rebalancing all of its investments towards clean energy and supporting climate adaptation, resilience, and economic development around the world.

Driving Canada’s Cleantech Innovation: Foresight’s CEO, Jeanette Jackson

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Jeanette Jackson

VX News asks CEO of Canada's most successful clean tech accelerator, Jeannette Jackson, to both elaborate on the nonprofit’s ecosystem-wide approach to supporting Canada’s transition to a net-zero economy through innovation and share the competitive advantages that Vancouver BC offers cleantech, agtech, and industrial innovation companies.

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

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Kerry C. Duggan

VX News interviews Kerry C. Duggan, who an Obama/Biden White House 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, shares her insights into the importance of local capacity building and place-based policymaking in order to Build Back Better.

MWD GM Jeffrey Kightlinger on 15 years of Regional Water Leadership

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Given Governor Newsom's May declaration of a drought emergency in 41 California counties, Kightlinger 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.

Stapleton & Mangham: USGBC-LA’s Net Zero Accelerator

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Recognizing that buildings remain a stubborn sector to decarbonize and one of the most difficult spaces to bring new technologies to market,  USGBC-LA 's Net-Zero Accelerator is a one-of-kind 7-month program that utilizes LA's resources as an innovation ecosystem to propel a cohort of pilot-ready technologies to market and drive measurable adoption of net-zero solutions.

SoCal Gas' Tanya Peacock on Renewable Natural Gas for Sustainable Transportation 

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Tanya Peacock

On April 21, MoveLA  convened a panel of experts from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors for a discussion on improving mobility and health through innovative transit technologies.

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