Climate Forward 2021 - Day 4

Friday, April 23 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

This is a past event.

In celebration of Earth Day, the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future, and GRoW@Annenberg are hosting a series of conversations around advancing climate change issues. A slate of political figures, academics, scientists, policy, and industry experts will address climate change through the lenses of social justice, business, communication, and politics as we look ahead to the priorities of President Biden’s Administration.

Each of the four days will focus on a different policy area that is critical to advancing climate change solutions.

Day 4 - Legislative Roundtable: Climate Change in L.A

After launching LA’s Green New Deal, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti promised to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45% and to lead LA to become the No. 1 solar city in the country. Recently, a majority of the USC Academic Senate voted in favor of divesting $277 million in fossil fuel assets. How should Southern California move forward on climate issues? What are the roles of local institutions and leaders in reducing the impact of climate change?


  • Ben Allen - California Senator, District 26 
  • Dominique Hargreaves - Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti 
  • Gary Gero -Chief Sustainability Officer, County of Los Angeles
  • Sydney Kamlager - California Senator, District 30 
  • Robert M. Shrum (Moderator) - Director, USC Center for the Political Future; Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics

CLICK HERE to watch the video for "Climate Forward 2021: Day 4- Legislative Roundtable: Climate Change in L.A. 4/23/2021". 

In partnership with the USC Staff Assembly Environment and Safety Committee, Office of Sustainability, USC Dornsife Environmental Studies Program, USC Employee Gateway, and Unruh Associates.

The discussion will be live-streamed on the CPF Facebook page. Email for questions.

Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop, Event Highlights


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus


humanities, Politics, Dornsife, Wrigley Institute, POIR, cpf, USC_Earth

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