Climate Change

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.

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.

LA Metro’s Moving Beyond Sustainability Plan—Heather Repenning

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.

Nancy Sutley: What Does Building Back Better Mean For Climate & Clean Energy?

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Nancy Sutley

Just weeks ahead of the 2020 general election, Nancy Sutley shares her insights into crafting federal sustainability practice and her outlook on what a potential Biden administration might do on Day 1 to prioritize climate and clean energy.

OPR Director Kate Gordon on State’s Policy Challenge: Integrating Climate, Growth, Sustainability, Resilience & Equity for a Better Normal

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Kate Gordon

Kate Gordon, Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning & Research and chair of the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC), elaborates on the monumental task of aligning and integrating long-range planning on these issues across state agencies.

CARB Chair Mary Nichols on Pandemic's Confirmation of the Value of Clear Air

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Mary Nichols

With Shelter-in-Place the law statewide in response to the Coronavirus and California’s economy all but shuttered, major highways have been emptied and California’s air quality has never been betterVXNews, to better appreciate the significance of the aforementioned and to honor Earth Day 50, spoke with Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), on the effects & long-time implications of the transition to remote work on air quality.

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