Climate Change Strategy Session
Mayor Villaraigosa organized a special assembly to determine the key issues to bring to the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
Mayor Villaraigosa assembled environmental experts and policy makers to determine the essential matters to address at the United Nations Climate Change Conference and Climate Summit for Mayors, scheduled to take place in Copenhagen. Institute of the Environment Director Glen MacDonald, IoE Academic Director Cully Nordby, and IoE and Electrical Engineering Department Professor Diana Huffaker participated in the event, offering insight on the imperative issues to present at the summits.
Topics covered included the current progress made by Los Angeles in its climate change strategy and the challenges the City faces. The majority agreed that L.A. cities will be the driving force in climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts. There was also consensus that the Los Angeles Climate Action Plan, along with the aggressive and effective measures taken by the City on everything from clean ports to renewable energy and water conservation, should be showcased, demonstrating that L.A. is a leader in tackling the challenges posed by climate change.
UCLA’s progress on the sustainability and greenhouse gas reduction front was also discussed, recognizing that the campus represents a small city within the larger city of Los Angeles. The mayor also noted that in the development and implementation of climate change solutions in Los Angeles, “Getting help on the education campaign is going to be important.” Proclaiming, “We are going to lead the Green Revolution,” Mayor Villaraigosa heads to Copenhagen.
Published: Wednesday, December 09, 2009