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Submitted on June 12, 2021 - 12pm

Newly confirmed MWD GM Adel Hagekhalil reflects on his experiences in water infrastructure at the local and regional level and shares his bold agenda for the regional agency going forward.

Gina McArthy
Submitted on June 11, 2021 - 1pm

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.

Jeffrey Kightlinger
Submitted on June 11, 2021 - 11am

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.

Jake Levine
Submitted on June 11, 2021 - 11am

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.

Jeanette Jackson
Submitted on June 8, 2021 - 9pm

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.

Submitted on June 8, 2021 - 8pm

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.

Submitted on June 8, 2021 - 8pm

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.

Submitted on June 8, 2021 - 8pm

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.

Tanya Peacock
Submitted on June 8, 2021 - 8pm

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.

Eric Garcetti
Submitted on April 21, 2021 - 8am

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti kicked off Earth week on Monday with  his 2021 State of the City Address, in which he committed to accelerating LA's plans for decarbonizing its power supply by 2035.

Submitted on April 21, 2021 - 7am

With limitations continuing on indoor gathering and activities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors to the parks and open spaces managed by the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority in Los Angeles County increased 400 percent in 2020.

Submitted on April 20, 2021 - 10pm

In September 2020, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) adopted Connect SoCal—the Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy that envisions how the region will plan for and balance future mobility and housing needs with economic, environmental and public health goals over the next 25 years.

Adel Hagekhalil
Submitted on April 5, 2021 - 2pm

VXNews interviewed Adel Hagekhalil to elaborate on how StreetsLA leveraged resources and partnerships in a year of budget scarcity to continue its work to transform LA’s streets into urban oases that provide shade, stormwater capture, active transportation, urban cooling and more for communities across the City.

Submitted on April 5, 2021 - 1pm

VX News excerpts A Better Road to the Future, the International Road Federation and McKinsey & Co's survey of the global road sector for a comprehensive view of trends and best practices to ensure road networks best fulfill the transportation needs of the people and economies they serve.

Submitted on April 5, 2021 - 12pm

VX News marks US Infrastructure Week and kicks off Earth Month with this interview with LA Metro's Heather Repenning, executive officer of Metro’s Department of Environmental Compliance and Sustainability, to offer her a platform to share her important work at the LA County transit agency.

John Shegerian
Submitted on March 29, 2021 - 12am

VX News interviewed ERI Executive Chairman, John Shegerian, on how ERI has evolved to be a global leader in responsible e-waste recycling by realizing the opportunities and global partnerships to be found in the transition from a take, make, and dispose linear model of extractive consumption, to one based on the principles of a circular economy.

Alan Lowenthal
Submitted on March 29, 2021 - 12am

This week Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) introduced the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act—a federal legislative approach that aims to reduce emissions from plastic waste by changing the incentives of the industry and shifting the burden of plastic pollution cleanup to product manufacturers.

Michael Méndez
Submitted on February 5, 2021 - 12pm

VX News interviewed UC Irvine Professor—and recent appointee to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board—Michael Méndez about what lessons Los Angeles and California can provide to policymakers in Washington D.C on climate action and environmental justice.

Laura Friedman
Submitted on February 5, 2021 - 12pm

New California Assembly Transportation Committee Chair, Laura Friedman, shares with VX News her policy priorities for reducing emissions, eliminating traffic fatalities, and improving the connectivity of urban regional light rail in Southern California.

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