LA's New Low Carbon Diet: what AB 32 means for Los Angeles
This day-long symposium at UCLA will focus on the response of actors in the L.A. region and identify the open questions faced by governments, industry, and communities. The goals of this event are to explore the specific responses of the region and to lay the groundwork for future collaborative initiatives and research that will help all of us in the Los Angeles region to meet our obligations.
Friday, March 06, 2009
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
De Neve Commons Auditorium
351 Charles E. Young Drive West
Keynote Address by Mary Nichols
Chair of the California Air Resources Board
Keynote Address by Fran Pavley
State Senator & Author of AB 32
The California Air Resources Board recently adopted the proposed Scoping Plan for implementing AB32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act. We in Southern California are at a critical point in determining how businesses, government agencies, and community organizations will respond, and we face new and unprecedented challenges in making required greenhouse gas reductions.
Panel discussions will focus on
- Emissions reduction measures for key regulated sectors, highlighting regional challenges and opportunities
- Emissions reduction measures for key production sectors, highlighting regional challenges and opportunities
- Identifying the region’s key needs for improving AB 32 implementation
- Identifying ways for public, private, non-profit and academic sectors to work together to achieve carbon emission reductions, including what UCLA can do to help.
Confirmed panelists include
- David Abel, Chairman and Managing Partner, VerdeXchange
- Yoram Cohen, Professor of Chemical Engineering, UCLA
- Cecilia Estolano, CEO, Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency
- William Fulton, Publisher, California Planning and Development Report & Principal, DCE Planning
- Mary Leslie, President, Los Angeles Business Council
- Mary Luevano, Policy and Legislative Affairs Director, Global Green USA
- Jerilyn Lopez Mendoza, Vice President, Port of LA Board of Harbor Commissioners & Policy Director, Environmental Defense Fund
- David Nahai, CEO and General Manager, LA Department of Water and Power
- Pamela O'Connor, METRO Board Member and Santa Monica City Councilmember
- Jonathan Parfrey, Director, Green LA & Commissioner, LA Department of Water and Power
- Rod Spackman, Manager, Chevron USA
- Sven Thesen, Operational Manager, Better Place
Who should attend
- Business leaders and industry representatives who are reducing GHG emissions or are regulated under AB 32
- Government representatives involved in GHG emissions and climate planning
- Regional representatives and regulators with responsibilities to reduce, measure, and track GHG emissions
- Community leaders with an interest in GHG emissions reduction targets and strategies
- Non-governmental representatives with methods and solutions for meeting AB32 goals
- Academic leaders and researchers
To register, follow this link.
Please note that the first 200 people to RSVP will be eligible for a complimentary lunch courtesy of the Evan Frankel Environmental Law and Policy Program at the UCLA School of Law. There is a cafeteria one floor below the DeNeve Auditorium where meals can be purchased at the front desk for $9.50.
Directions to De Neve Auditorium. Parking will be available in Lot 8, just South of De Neve and also accessible from Westwood Plaza.
Cosponsored by Leaders in Sustainability and the Sustainable Urban Network and UCLA Extension Public Policy Program.
Download File: LowCarbLA_Agenda.pdf
Sponsor(s): UCLA Sustainability, Center for Climate Change Solutions, Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, UCLA School of Law Evan Frankel Environmental Law and Policy Program