Climate Action 2050: What’s Really Needed to Achieve Local and State Goals
As a community and as a state, we have ambitious targets for reducing the emissions that cause global warming. But what will it actually take to achieve those targets? What strategies and actions will make the biggest differences? What role must our community play?
Join climate change leaders Timothy Burroughs, City of Berkeley Climate Action Coordinator, and Wade Crowfoot, Deputy Director, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and former Director of Climate Change Initiatives to Gavin Newsom, as they provide the latest analysis of the path to 2050.
About the Presenters:
In his role as Climate Action Coordinator at the City of Berkeley, Timothy Burroughs engages the community and the City government in the design and implementation of effective greenhouse gas emissions reduction and climate adaptation strategies. Timothy led the development of the Berkeley Climate Action Plan, which was adopted by City Council in June 2009, and manages the implementation of the plan.Before working for the City of Berkeley, Timothy worked for a non-profit organization focused on assisting cities throughout the nation to develop climate action strategies. He has also worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Climate Change Division, and served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer. Timothy lives in Berkeley with his wife, son, and three beehives.
Wade Crowfoot joined Governor Jerry Brown’s administration in May 2011 where he serves as Deputy Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR). He works to advance the Governor’s renewable energy goals and ensure strong land use planning throughout the state. Prior to joining Governor Brown’s Administration, Wade served as Regional Director for the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). In that role, he led EDF’s 40 western regional staff and worked with leaders throughout California to establish and implement key climate,
water and oceans policy. He also served as senior environmental advisor to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. There, he advanced landmark energy, transportation and waste policies and managed the Mayor’s state and federal environmental agendas. Mr. Crowfoot has held senior-level positions for other elected officials and worked in the fields of public opinion research and urban economic development.
Time: 7pm – 9pm.
Location: Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way, Berkeley.
Info: 510-548-2220 240, debra [at] ecologycenter.org,http://www.ecologycenter.org/climatechange/.