Climate Change Policy

China & US City Leaders Sign Historic Bilateral Climate Declaration in LA

Mayor Eric Garcetti

Mayor Eric Garcetti and Governor Jerry Brown welcomed mayors and governors from across China and the United States to Los Angeles in September to sign the US-China Climate Leaders Declaration. The document focuses on the role of sub-national governments in setting ambitious climate-change goals and then meeting those targets. Here, VX News presents edited excerpts from a press event at the US-China Climate Leaders Summit, featuring a collection of US mayors and Governor Brown.

VX2011 California Luncheon Plenary--AB 32: Sustaining California’s Climate Change Leadership Role in North America: Opportunities, Challenges, and Lessons Learned

Presidents Obama, Clinton Speak With One Voice on Global Warming, Energy

President Obama

Comments from an interview of President Bill Clinton on September 11, 2002, about the potential of cleantech to create a safer country and a more economically and environmentally sustainable country, supplemented by remarks and coverage of President Obama on Earth Day 2009.

California Assemblyman Paul Krekorian Assumes Chair of New Select Committee on Renewable Energy


Paul Krekorian VXN: Karen Bass, the Speaker of the Assembly, recently named you as assistant majority leader and appointed you as the first chair to the newly created Select Committee on Renewable Energy. Elaborate on what such responsibilities include.

IWLA’s Patty Senecal Details Los Angeles, Long Beach Port Clean Truck Plans—Key Differences May Trigger Litigation

Patty Senecal

Patty Senecal explains important disparities in the Clean Trucks plans between the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and how these disparities may delay the benefits of the ports’ Clean Air Action Plan.

RAND Releases Report: ‘Identifying and Reducing Climate Change Vulnerabilities in Water-Management Plans’

The RAND Corporation's recently released research brief, entitled “Identifying and Reducing Climate-Change Vulnerabilities in Water-Management Plans,” describes how California utilities can anticipate the effects of climate change to manage regional water supplies.