climate action

Mayor Eric Garcetti State of the City 2021: LA to have 100% Carbon-Free Grid by 2035

Eric Garcetti

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.

UC Irvine's Michael Méndez on an Environmental Justice Agenda for 2021

Michael Méndez

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.

CA Workforce Development Board Jobs & Climate Action Plan: Putting California on the High Road

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Carol Zabin

The 2030 Jobs & Action Plan put forth by the California Workforce Development Board and written by the UC Berkeley Center for Labor and Education offers the State a vision for integrating economic and workforce development into major climate policies and programs.

CalEPA’s Jared Blumenfeld on Grounding COVID Recovery in Climate Action

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Jared Blumenfeld

California Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Jared Blumenfeld shares how his agency’s priorities have been impacted by the overlapping crises and continued federal antagonism to climate action. Secretary Blumenfeld reiterates Governor Newsom's commitment to ensuring safe and affordable rural drinking water supplies and opportunities to propel the state’s post-COVID economic recovery with clean jobs.

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

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Eric Garcetti

Mayor Garcetti delivered remarks to an audience of over 400 global marketmakers 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.

CARB's Mary Nichols Addresses Automaker's  Split Support for California's Emissions Waiver

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Mary Nichols

CARB's Mary Nichols addresses the state’s ongoing regulatory battles with the federal government over the California's efforts on air quality and climate action.

USC Climate Forward: Navigating the Politics of Climate Change

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Kevin De León

Without federal leadership to address the realities of global climate change, the responsibility has fallen largely on states, cities, and the private sector to implement the system change necessary to stave off the worst effects of a warming planet.

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