Climate One: What is a Just Transition? (2/1/2020)

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Host: Greg Dalton

Guests:  Vien Truong, Principal, Truong & Associates; Darryl Molina Sarmiento, Executive Director, Communities for a Better Environment; Kevin de León, President pro Tempore Emeritus, California State Senate

Our nation’s dependence on fossil fuels has led to climate disruption and inequality. Underserved communities are the ones most harmed by pollution, lack of green space and heat-related illness. Transitioning to clean energy would seem to be the obvious answer. But in the process of trying to right old wrongs, do we risk leaving some communities behind? What does a just transition to a cleaner, greener economy look like? A conversation about the pathways to a clean and equitable economy with Kevin de León, president pro tempore emeritus of the California State Senate, Darryl Molina Sarmiento, executive director at Communities for a Better Environment, and Vien Truong, a senior climate justice advisor.

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