september, 2018

12sep5:00 pm7:00 pmThriving in a Hotter Los Angeles: Can L.A. Model Sustainability for the World’s Megacities? And What Can it Learn From Others?5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Paul Hastings Event Organized By: Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, UCLA School of Law Event Type:Education,Renewable Energy,Science,WaterAudience:Open to the Public

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The challenges posed by a hotter Los Angeles are monumental and daunting, and they echo challenges that will be felt by cities around the globe. Globally, about 6 billion people are expected to live in cities by 2050. Questions about how megacities become more sustainable while dealing with climate change and population growth are urgent and important.

This event will explore efforts in L.A. and in other megacities to find the technological, policy, management, and legal solutions to these challenges. By successfully demonstrating sustainability practices, Los Angeles has a unique opportunity to serve as a leader and example for megacities across the globe looking to reduce the impacts of climate change. It also has a tremendous amount to learn from other cities around the globe.

Embracing these opportunities, UCLA launched the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, a novel and ambitious campus-wide research endeavor to tackle sustainability in Los Angeles County through innovations in science, technology, law and policy. The Sustainable LA Grand Challenge aligns faculty, researchers, students, partner institutions, managers, policymakers, and community stakeholders to achieve three key goals in Los Angeles County by 2050:

1) Power 100 percent of energy and transportation needs with renewable energy.

2) Obtain 100 percent of water supply from sources within Los Angeles County.

3) Enhance ecosystem health together with human health and wellbeing.

The UCLA Sustainable LA team has been tapped to create L.A. County’s first-ever County sustainability plan and is undertaking groundbreaking research in partnership with local leaders in the areas of energy, water, and biodiversity.  Our panel will examine the challenges of creating sustainable and resilient megacities, drawing lessons from UCLA’s Sustainable LA Grand Challenge that can be applied around the world, and asking what lessons we can draw from other cities’ experiences.  Speakers will include:

*Mark Gold, Associate Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability, UCLA

*Laurel Hunt, Executive Director, Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability (LARC)

*Barbara Norman, Foundation Chair of Urban and Regional Planning in the Faculty of Business, Government and Law, University of Canberra

*Moderator: Cara Horowitz, Co-Executive Director, Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, UCLA School of Law

Event is open to the public and will include a reception.  RSVP link to come.

Sponsored by:

UCLA Sustainable L.A. Grand Challenge

Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, UCLA School of Law

Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability (LARC)

Time

(Wednesday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location

Paul Hastings

101 California Street, Forty-Eighth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111

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