Policy

USC Climate Forward: Navigating the Politics of Climate Change

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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.

Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom On What Will Drive His Policy Agenda

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Gov. Gavin Newsom

California Lieutenant Governor and gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom spoke about building an innovation economy, rapidly advancing transportation technologies, addressing the volatility of the tax system, and protecting California’s role as a leader on environmental protection.

DiCaprio Foundation CEO Terry Tamminen on Global Climate Action & California’s Bipartisan Progress

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Terry Tamminen

Tamminen provides an overview of the Foundation’s numerous initiatives, including investing in water security, funding litigation on behalf of the Public Trust Doctrine, and providing grants for marine and ocean projects.

Garcetti & Schwarzenegger Reframe the Climate Conversation

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At a recent talk hosted by the Creative Artist Agency Foundation, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger charted a path forward for climate action at the subnational level of government.

World Trade Leaders Opine On Uncertain Future of Trade At VX2017

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Vilma Martinez

How will business activities, especially in the clean tech and innovation sector, be affected by federal policies? At VX2017, VerdeXchange and the World Trade Center-Los Angeles convened political leaders to discuss the importance of trade and investment to the region and the United States in general.