The 4th National Climate Assessment and the recent United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report call for the public sector to make significant investments in order to prevent and mitigate climate change and its effects. The IPCC report found that climate change is occurring earlier and more rapidly than expected and that limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society. If we maintain the status quo, we only have 12 years before we will reach a global warming of 1.5°C.
On May 30, the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) will convene a group of experts to discuss many of the important public policies related to climate action that are currently under consideration at the local, state and federal level. The event will feature remarks by by Congressman Mike Levin (CA-49) and Lauren Faber O’Connor, Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Los Angeles. Gladys Limon, Executive Director of the California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA), will lead a power panel of thought leaders from government, industry, academia, community-based organizations and labor.