Climate News Roundup: June 6-10

Posted by on June 11, 2017

City, State, Global Climate News

Local and Global Leadership: California Governor Jerry Brown was appointed as special advisor for states and regions for the UN Climate Change Conference.

“We look forward to Governor Brown’s help in mobilising like-minded leaders from around the world in support of our goal to achieve concrete outcomes at COP23.” – Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama

Cleaner Ports: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia signed a declaration with zero-emission goals for the San Pedro ports (LA Times).

“Some folks have questioned our commitment. We’re here to put it down on paper.” – Mayor Eric Garcetti

Cooler Streets: The city continues its efforts to cool streets.

Reading List

“In the Face of Trump’s Anti-Climate Change Policies, L.A. and Long Beach Push for Greener Ports” (LA Times editorial board)

“Climate Change is Shrinking the Colorado River” (Brad Udall and Jonathan Overpeck, The Conversation)

“Trump is Dropping out of the Paris Agreement, But the Rest of Us Don’t Have To” (The Times Editorial Board, LA Times)

“Why California’s Climate Change Fight Is Also About Public Health” (Justin Worland, Time magazine)