When: Thursday, June 4th 5:30 – 6:45 PDT
On April 29th, Governor Brown issued an executive order to establish a new and aggressive California greenhouse gas reduction target of 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. A number of legislative proposals are currently being debated in Sacramento to reach these ambitious targets.
Join us for a webinar to learn about our State’s climate policy proposals and their potential benefits and limitations. Our speakers will talk about the current policy landscape, what the proposals do and don’t do, and how we can ensure stronger health protections in climate policy. Our second speaker, Curtis Below, will offer insight into the climate policy views held by critical swing legislators and their constituents, including Latinos, non-Latino swing voters, and small business leaders.
Parin Shah, Senior Strategist with the Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Prior to APEN, Parin was with Green For All where he worked with cities and counties on equity and environmental policy. In 2004, he founded the Urban Accords Institute, which in 2005 co-hosted the UN World Environment Day in San Francisco out of which was developed the Urban Environmental Accords – a road map for creating green cities. From 2000-2004 as the President of the Commission on the Environment for the City and County of San Francisco, he co-authored ground-breaking legislation on climate change, environmental justice, wetlands conservation & restoration, zero waste, green buildings and food security.
Curtis Below, Senior Vice President at Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3)
FM3 Researcher Curtis Below has brought his broad professional experience in the public, nonprofit and private sectors to FM3 in 2007. Since joining the firm he has provided qualitative and quantitative research and strategic advice to government agencies, non-profit organizations, businesses, and candidate and ballot measure campaigns at both the state and local levels. In the public sector, Curtis previously worked in the California State Legislature for then Assembly member Herb J. Wesson, Jr., specifically focusing on health, utilities and conservation issues. In the nonprofit sector, Curtis worked for the Environmental Defense Fund, focusing primarily on environmental health issues.
Moderated by Martha Dina Argüello of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles