2020 California Environmental Assembly
PCL will continue our Emerging Leaders Panel as a way to bring young advocates into the environmental policy conversation and provide those without a voice with a place to discuss their perspective on a more sustainable future and the work we can do to get there. Registration for Assembly scholarships will be open in the Fall.
Join the Planning and Conservation League on at the McGeorge School of Law for the annual California Environmental Assembly.
What: Planning and Conservation League’s 2020 California Environmental Assembly
When: January 25th, 2020
Where: McGeorge School of Law
Who: Leading local and state elected officials, agency representatives, nonprofit and community leaders, attorneys, planners, and business representatives
2020 Assembly Schedule
2020 Assembly Program
2020 CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL ASSEMBLY
Our Climate Crisis: Beyond Seawalls and Electric Vehicles
McGeorge School of Law
January 25th, 2020
WELCOME – Main Lecture Hall
OPENING PLENARY SESSION (Main Hall)
Reaction to Governor Newsom's Water Resilience Portfolio
By the end of 2019 Governor Newsom will issue his vision for California's water future. Hear reaction to the Governor's Portfolio from agricultural, urban, enviro and environmental justice representatives.
Moderator - Jonas Minton,Senior Water Policy Advisor, Planning and Conservation League
Marguerite Patil, Special Assistant to the General Manager, Contra Costa Water District
Alex Biering, Government Affairs and Communications Manager, Friant Water Authority
Eric Wesselman, Executive Director, Friends of the River
Jennifer Clary, Programs Manager, Clean Water Action
Land Use and Transportation: How to Achieve Our Housing and Climate Goals Together
California’s new Governor has put forth extremely ambitious housing goals for the state 3.5 million homes in the next ten years. We applaud the Governor for this focus on housing, but PCL believes that our housing goals should not be defined by production numbers alone and that it is imperative that the State’s housing goals are aligned with California’s goals for climate, health, and equity as well. Achieving all of these goals holistically in addressing our housing shortage demands consideration of where our housing is and who it will serve, not solely the sheer number of units a jurisdiction can produce.
California Legal Cases
Phasing Out Oil and Gas: Is it Legal to Keep it in the Ground?
LUNCH SESSION (Main Hall): Keynote Speaker
The Impact of Climate Change on California Agriculture: What It Means to All of Us
Securing the Future of California's Living Diversity
In 2018, California launched the Biodiversity Initiative –a historic commitment to saving the web of life that underpins our health and prosperity. Already, this initiative is reshaping how we build a better future --500 California biodiversity scientists have signed “A Charter to Secure the Future of California’s Native Biodiversity,” agencies are urgently scoping how they can contribute to the change, and Governor Newsom’s administration recently budgeted $18.6M toward ambitious biodiversity projects such as the effort to seed bank all of California’s plants and end plant extinction in the Golden State. This panel will explore how we can ensure resilient biodiversity in the face of climate change.
CEQA 2.0: Progress and Updates
The Impact of Climate Change on Our Communities
CLOSING PLENARY SESSION (Main Hall)
Closing Speaker and CivicSpark Emerging Leaders
Hosts & Partners
National Wildlife Federation
Kevin K. Johnson, A Professional Law Corporation
Andy Sawyer & Carol Bingham
California Wildlife Foundation/California Oaks
Marin Conservation League
Friends, Artists and Neighbors of Elkhorn Slough