Climate Change Policy

GreenXchange ’07: Governor Bill Richardson Calls for Strong Federal Leadership on Climate Change

Bill Richardson

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson speaks passionately about the disconnect between the federal government’s current global warming policies and the level of commitment it will take for the United States to become a global leader in the resolving this challenge.

Greenxchange: Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster Answers: 'What Public Policies Best Incent Renewable Energy?'

Mayor Foste

Mayor Bob Foster has worked with the California Energy Commission, Southern California Edison, and as the chief of staff for the California State Senate’s Energy Committee. Now, with jurisdiction over one of the nation’s largest port complexes, Mayor Foster is shaping policy at one of California’s most critical carbon hotspots.

‘The AB 32 Challenge’: Southern California Leadership Council/LAEDC Report Lists Implementation Options For Business Leaders

The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation and its seven-county Southern California Leadership Council recently released a report entitled, “The AB 32 Challenge: Reducing California’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions," including the following excerpts from the report’s introduction and a chapter entitled, “Business Principles for Implementing AB 32.”

Ventura City Manager Rick Cole Surveys Green Clout of Local Government to Transform 'The Way We Live'

The City of Ventura, beautifully situated on the Pacific Ocean, has built sustainability into the way it plans and builds.

With state leaders like Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown stealing much of the spotlight for their efforts to make California the leader in carbon emissions mitigation, the actions of smaller jurisdictions often go unnoticed, despite the fact that they are often on the front lines of climate change mitigation strategies.

From Bali: Mayor Michael Bloomberg Puts New York, U.S. on Front Line of Worldwide Response to Climate Change Threat

Mayor Bloomberg

At last month's U.N. Conference on Climate Change in Bali, Indonesia New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has put forward one of the world's most ambitious agendas for green urban living, appealed the world's leaders to engage with the leadership of local governments.

AB 32 Author Fran Pavley Chairs Panel on Public Policy as Green Marketplace Driver of Change

Nancy Sutley

AB 32 Author Fran Pavley leads a panel at the GreenXchange Global Marketplace Conference about legislation driving the emergence of the new green market for sustainability, featuring Nancy Sutley, Pedro Pizzaro, and Lorraine White.

Trucost's 'Carbon Counts' Report Assists Fund Managers Seeking to Control Carbon Emissions Risk

Public concern over global warming has presented companies of all sizes with a mandate to account for, and reduce, their greenhouse gas emissions. Still emerging, however, are the legal and fiscal implications of carbon emissions caused by corporations.

U.K.'s John Hutton Argues for Well-Regulated Markets to Meet Challenges of Climate Change

John Hutton

John Hutton secretary of state for the U.K.'s Department of Business, Enterprise, and Regulatory Reform details some of the ways that the U.K. and California have served to develop complimentary, groundbreaking legislation and technologies that are leading the world in the fight against climate change.