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​Railtown: The Fight for the Los Angeles Metro Rail and the Future of the City

​Author Ethan Elkind, Climate Policy Associate for UCLA School of Law and Berkeley School of Law, discuss his new book on Los Angeles' history with rail transit, "Railtown: The Fight for the Los Angeles Metro Rail and the Future of the City."

US-Australian Dialogue on Water
US-Australian Dialogue on Water
Monday, January 13, 2014

​Australian and US Experts come together to challenge existing thinking on water issues and to explore twenty-first century solutions.

Senate Select Committee Hearing on Climate Change and AB 32 Implementation: California Climate Progress Update

​The next hearing of the Senate Select Committee on Climate Change and AB 32 Implementation will be held at UCLA Law School.

Workshop| REDD+ in California?
Workshop| REDD+ in California?
Friday, April 5, 2013

This all-day symposium will explore the potential benefits and challenges of linking programs in foreign jurisdictions directed at Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) to California’s cap-and-trade program as sources of offsets.

Conference | Climate Solutions for Los Angeles: Hot City, Cool Roofs

The City of Los Angeles, Climate Resolve, the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative, and the Emmett Center invite you to an exclusive conference that brings together experts, innovators, and policymakers to inform LA area leaders on cool roof technologies and how cool roofs can help LA survive and thrive in a changing climate.  Speakers include LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Emmett Center Executive Director Cara Horowitz, and Haley Gilbert of the Heat Island Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Lunch Talk | David Miller - Can A Lawyer/Mayor Succeed Against Climate Change Where Nations Have Failed?

Come hear how the world’s largest cities are combating and responding to climate change from David Miller, former Mayor of Toronto and Chair of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, and current Counsel of International Business and Sustainability at Aird & Berlis LLP.  Lunch provided!  Please RSVP here.

Symposium | Saving Public Transit
Symposium | Saving Public Transit
Friday, November 2, 2012

Public transit in California and the nation—including the shuttles, buses, and passenger rail that serve our communities—has been b​attered by recession and dwindling public sector budgets. At the same time, ridership in many areas has spiked. This conference will highlight the challenges facing transit and explore solutions to overcome them and develop a world-class transit system.

Local Agencies on the Cutting Edge: Emerging Challenges to Local Land Use Authority
Adapting to a Parched Future: Cities, Development, and the War for Water

​How will the shrinking supply of water for Southern California affect urban and suburban development in the Southland?  How should policymakers, water suppliers, local governments, and developers respond?  What new litigation and other risks do developers and water managers face in this new era?  And what, if anything, does this have to do with climate change?  Come join this discussion with a panel of water experts drawn from business, law, and government. 

SB 375 Workshop: Implementing California

On January 27, 2009, the Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment co-sponsored a discussion of SB 375, which has been called the state’s most important land-use law since the Coastal Act.​