Vision 2022: When California Leads, the World Soon Follows

Move California and SPUR presented 'Vision 2022: When California Leads, the World Soon Follows' on October 1, 2020. Speakers included leaders who have been responsible for formulating California's world-leading climate strategies over the past decade as well as key environmental and environmental justice advocates. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION DECK.

The program discusses the possible statewide ballot measure to finish cleaning our air and help roll back climate change. In just the first decade the measure we will talk about could generate $30 billion in funding to use for incentives and infrastructure investments—and it could generate $70 billion over two decades.

With this funding California could:

#1: Meet the challenge set out in the 2018 IPCC Special Report and within a decade halt the progress of global warming and turn climate change around by

a) Investing in the accelerated deployment of zero-emission vehicles of all kinds and other advanced technologies, and 

b) Dramatically reducing short-lived climate pollutants. These "super pollutants" cause 40% of global warming but decay much more quickly than CO2.

#2: Finish cleaning California's air by dramatically reducing diesel emissions to ensure the attainment of federal clean air standards. Diesel technologies are the most prevalent source of the most harmful air pollution—which especially burdens disadvantaged communities near freeways and ports.

#3: Advance social equity and justice by identifying investments that can improve the health of people living in disadvantaged communities, and create jobs and opportunities that boost the economic vitality of these communities as air pollution and GHG emissions are reduced.

The conversation included an opening and presentation by Nick Josefowitz (SPUR) and Denny Zane (Move California).

Speakers included:

  • Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board (CARB)
  • Senator Fran Pavley (retired)
  • Kevin De Leon, LA City Councilmember-Elect, President Pro Tempore Emeritus of the California State Senate
  • Senator Nancy Skinner, California Senate Majority Whip
  • Terry Tamminen, President of 7th Generation Advisors
  • Randall Winston, formerly Executive Director of the Strategic Growth Council

In the second hour of the conversation we turned to our nonprofit partners for their comments on what they heard our state leaders say:

  • Bill Magavern, Coalition for Clean Air
  • Chanell Fletcher, Executive Director of ClimatePlan
  • Chione Lucina Muñoz Flegal, Managing Director, PolicyLink
  • Alvaro Sanchez, Environmental Equity Director, Greenlining Institute
  • Mary Creasman, CEO of the California League of Conservation Voters

You can watch the full and unedited Zoomposium below or read the transcript by clicking here.

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