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Governors Leading the Way on Climate Action
January 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
As the climate crisis intensifies and federal inaction remains, governors across the nation are taking matters into their own hands. A bipartisan coalition of 25 governors, known as the U.S. Climate Alliance, have committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, and Hawaii Governor David Ige are three governors who have prioritized climate action since coming into office.
Join us for a webinar on gubernatorial action on climate change, featuring the executive-branch officials leading climate efforts. From Minnesota, Environmental Quality Board Executive Director Will Seuffert will speak on the state’s recent executive order to create a Subcabinet on Climate Change. Representing New Mexico, Sustainability and Resilience Officer Laura Tabor and Environmental Protections Director Sandra Ely will discuss the state’s recent emission-reduction recommendations, which evaluates the adoption of an economy-wide cap-and-trade program. From Hawaii, Anukriti Hittle, who helps lead Hawaii’s climate change mitigation and adaptation work at the Department of Land and Natural Resources, will discuss some of the state’s recent initiatives. From Maryland, Department of Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles will provide an overview of what the state is currently doing to address the climate crisis. This critical and candid conversation will dive into what three states are currently working on, and what the future may hold.