The UC Berkeley and UCLA Schools of Law are holding a free public conference at UC Berkeley on Friday, December 2nd to discuss local government climate change policies. Conference speakers include some of the state’s top policy, business, and environmental leaders, who will report on promising ways that cities and counties can address climate change and clear the path to a local clean energy future. The two law schools present this conference as part of the Business and Climate Change Research Initiative, which develops policies to help California’s businesses thrive in an era of climate change. For the California lawyers out there, this event is approved for 6.25 MCLE credits.
Agenda, registration (including for simulcast), web videos, and more can be found here.
As a preview of what to expect at the conference, check out this short video of Meea Kang, an affordable housing developer with Domus Development and also the president of the California Infill Builders Association. Meea will be presenting at the conference on best practices for local governments developing sustainable land use plans (a topic covered in two white papers from the Business and Climate Change Research Initiative: Removing the Roadblocks and Plan for the Future). In this video, Meea talks about one of her most successful infill projects and how local government officials can help make more of them happen. I’ll post more videos from conference participants over the coming days.