Climate Change

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.

The View From Detroit: Fmr. White House Adviser Kerry C. Duggan on Local Capacity Building

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Kerry C. Duggan

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.

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, 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.