Policy

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.

CA Workforce Development Board Jobs & Climate Action Plan: Putting California on the High Road

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Carol Zabin

The 2030 Jobs & Action Plan put forth by the California Workforce Development Board and written by the UC Berkeley Center for Labor and Education offers the State a vision for integrating economic and workforce development into major climate policies and programs.

CalEPA’s Jared Blumenfeld on Grounding COVID Recovery in Climate Action

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Jared Blumenfeld

California Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Jared Blumenfeld shares how his agency’s priorities have been impacted by the overlapping crises and continued federal antagonism to climate action. Secretary Blumenfeld reiterates Governor Newsom's commitment to ensuring safe and affordable rural drinking water supplies and opportunities to propel the state’s post-COVID economic recovery with clean jobs.

California Legislature Unveils $100 Billion Stimulus & Economic Recovery Plan

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Bob Hertzberg

Working groups from both houses of the California Legislature last week unveiled a $100 billion joint stimulus plan that proposes to put the state on a path toward an equitable and resilient economic recovery by raising revenues without raising taxes, which proponents assert will protect Californians and spur job creation during and even after the COVID-19 crisis.

Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy

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Rep. Mike Levin

Despite COVID-19’s drastic disruption of world trade and global economic activity, May of 2020 had the highest monthly average atmospheric CO2 concentrations ever recorded.

US Congressional Coalition Urges Support for Small Farms & Local Food Producers 

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Rep. Earl Blumenauer

For the US agriculture industry, the coronavirus has both revealed the fragility of food systems and the impacts of prioritizing agricultural commodities over local food sourcing and supply diversification.

C40 Chair & LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Kicks Off the Climate Decade at VX2020

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Eric Garcetti

Mayor Garcetti delivered remarks to an audience of over 400 global marketmakers on how cities, like Los Angeles, are demonstrating the transformative power of the green economy to drive robust and sustainable growth while embracing the existential imperative of this decade, the Climate Decade.

SLATE-Z's Effie Turnbull-Sanders on Community-Driven Development for Resilience & Sustainability in South LA

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Effie Turnbull Sanders

SLATE-Z's Effie Turnbull Sanders demonstrates how to best leverage private capital investment in South LA to create jobs and resilient, sustainable communities.

SCE's Carla Peterman on Balancing Risk, Impacts, & Costs of Catastrophic Wildfire

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Carla Peterman

Sr. VP of Regulatory Affairs for Southern California Edison, Carla Peterman, discusses regulatory solutions that balance the competing concerns of wildfire victims, ratepayers, and electric utilities.