Event

Confronting the Climate Crisis: Western AGs Respond

An arid landscape with a blue sky and clouds.
  • Friday, October 29, 2021
  • Online Event

The State Impact Cen­ter host­ed West­ern AGs, includ­ing Cal­i­for­nia AG Rob Bon­ta and Ore­gon AG Ellen Rosen­blum, to dis­cuss their work address­ing the cli­mate cri­sis, pro­mot­ing envi­ron­men­tal jus­tice, and bring­ing the pub­lic health and eco­nom­ic ben­e­fits of those poli­cies to their states. They spoke about the impact of cli­mate change in the West and explored how the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment can and should affir­ma­tive­ly sup­port state-lev­el cli­mate poli­cies and pro­grams. The event took place in advance of the UN Cli­mate Change Con­fer­ence in Glas­gow and also built on the Center’s report from the spring, Fol­low the Lead­ers: States Set Path to Accel­er­ate U.S. Cli­mate Progress.

Wel­come

Bethany Davis Noll

Bethany Davis Noll

Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, State Ener­gy & Envi­ron­men­tal Impact Center

Intro­duc­tion

Lisa Garcia

Lisa Gar­cia

Direc­tor of Fix, the Cli­mate Solu­tions Lab at Grist

Dis­cus­sion

AG Rob Bonta

AG Rob Bonta

Cal­i­for­nia Attor­ney General

AG Ellen Rosenblum

AG Ellen Rosenblum

Ore­gon Attor­ney General

Jim Jones

Jim Jones

Co-Mod­er­a­tor

For­mer Ida­ho Attor­ney General

Gladys Limón

Gladys Limón

Co-Mod­er­a­tor

Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Cal­i­for­nia Envi­ron­men­tal Jus­tice Alliance