Eric Garcetti

LA Mayor Garcetti and UK Consul General Cloke on the Value of FDI & Growth of a Sports Economy

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Last month, the World Trade Center Los Angeles and the LA County Economic Development Corporation hosted its 6th annual Select LA Investment Summit to provide international and local business leaders with insights into the region’s investment ecosystem and opportunities for foreign direct investment (FDI). VX News shares these opening remarks by LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and British Consul General in Los Angeles, Emily Cloke, who elaborate on the strategic advant

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.

Japan & SoCalGas: Harnessing Hydrogen & the Olympic Spirit for a Clean Energy Future

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Maryam Brown

VX News excerpts Akira Muto, the Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles, Maryam Brown, President of SoCalGas, and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Hydrogen Energy Ministerial Meeting remarks reflecting on the partnerships—and Olympic spirit—powering the global pursuit of hydrogen technology solutions for a clean energy future.

VX2019: LA Mayor Garcetti, DiCaprio CEO Tamminen & SMMC ED Edmiston on "Rebuilding Right"

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Eric Garcetti

VX2019 convened regional leaders on climate change, environmental protection, and sustainable development to discuss how communities can rebuild after disasters.

Mayor Garcetti Intro of Al Gore’s Milken Global Conference Sustainability Revolution Remarks

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Mayor Eric Garcetti

At the Milken Global Conference 2018, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti introduced former Vice President Al Gore to present on “The Sustainability Revolution: Seizing the Investment Opportunity of Our Generation.”

VX Hosts Ontario Premier Wynne in Discussion with California Climate & Energy Leaders

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Kathleen Wynne

On November 3, VerdeXchange Institute co-hosted Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, welcoming her to LACI's La Kretz Innovation Campus for a conversation with CARB's Mayor Nichols and former California ISO Chair Bob Foster, moderated by Waterloo Innovation Summit Chair David Fransen. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti opened the program. Here, VX News presents edited excerpts from the conversation.

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

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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.

Optimism Trumps Reality: Gold Lauds LA City’s Sustainability Plan

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Mark Gold

In early April, Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled the City of Los Angeles’s first-ever sustainability plan. Here VX News offers commentary from Mark Gold, Acting Director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and a VerdeXchange Conference speaker. Gold helped craft the plan and offers his perspective on its goals ranging from water to greenhouse-gas emission reduction. This comes just days after the UCLA IOE gave LA County a C+ on its environmental report card. The Sustainable City pLAn is excerpted here, as well.

USGS Dr. Lucy Jones Advises City of Los Angeles on Resiliency and ‘The Big One’

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In order to improve Los Angeles’ earthquake preparedness, Mayor Eric Garcetti has brought in the US Geological Survey’s world-renowned Dr. Lucy Jones as his Science Advisor for Seismic Safety to create a resiliency report. Jones spoke with VerdeXchange News to describe the document’s scope and purpose. The interview was conducted in anticipation of its release in December. (Link to final report here: (https://www.socalgrantmakers.org/sites/default/files/files/news/Earthqua...) Jones explained the particular risks facing the city during a natural disaster, from water to housing stock, with a focus on the economic repercussions of “The Big One.”

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