Policy

California Legislature Unveils $100 Billion Stimulus & Economic Recovery Plan

Issue: 
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

Issue: 
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 

Issue: 
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

Issue: 
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

Issue: 
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.

Implementing LA’s Green New Deal Without Economic & Worker Displacement 

Issue: 
Susana Reyes

Los Angeles sustainability leaders discuss preventing displacement as cities rapidly enact policies and takes actions necessary to decarbonize in time to stave off the worst impacts of climate change.

USC Climate Forward: Navigating the Politics of Climate Change

Issue: 
Kevin De León

Without federal leadership to address the realities of global climate change, the responsibility has fallen largely on states, cities, and the private sector to implement the system change necessary to stave off the worst effects of a warming planet.