Climate-Safe California: A webinar series to get us to net-negative emissions by 2030

Join Joint Venture's Climate-Safe California initiative team for its new Climate-Safe California webinar series that will take a dive into the science, economics, policy, and technical aspects of our Climate-Safe California platform. 

In this series of webinars we will bring experts from across California to discuss the latest climate science, targets for emissions reductions based on that science, and the policies that will transition us away from fossil fuels, lead to sustainable mobility, decarbonizing buildings, and natural carbon sequestration.  We will also cover how to finance climate action at scale, and what a just transition to a clean economy that serves frontline communities looks like.

The series will culminate with a policy summit that will focus on new legislative and administrative policy needed this year to achieve the vision of Climate-Safe California.  

We invite everyone involved to contribute their expertise to the refinement of the policy platform. 

The first webinar with take place on January 26 at 10 am PST 

Ben Santer, an atmospheric scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will talk about the science behind our Climate-Safe targets.

Climate impacts are more severe than anticipated and are happening faster than anticipated. Join Joint Venture's Climate-Safe California initiative team for an in-depth review of the current science and the urgent need for accelerated action. Learn what targets for greenhouse gas reductions the science supports. We will offer a brief overview of the Climate-Safe California suite of policies that best address the climate crisis.

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Upcoming Webinars:

Webinar #2: Phasing Out Fossil Fuels: A Just Transition in the Oil, Gas and Refining Sectors

How do we transition away from fossil fuels while ensuring a just transition for workers? Speakers will discuss the current impacts of fossil fuel

production on frontline communities and what needs to be done to address them, a plan for decommissioning California refineries, and the possibility of enacting a fracking ban. What does the clean energy future look like?

Webinar #3: Power Local – Community Energy Systems for Sustainability, Reliability, and Equity

Involving local communities in how a  more distributed energy system is planned and deployed so that it serves their residences and business is essential. We must use Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) to keep critical facilities up and running during planned and unplanned outages, especially in low-income communities. This webinar will summarize the policies that we need to get to a more decentralized and resilient grid.

Webinar: #4: Clean Mobility – Driving to 2030 with Speed and Equity

This webinar will focus on mobility broadly defined. It will include experts on electric vehicles, public transit in the age of COVID, micromobility, and the policies that will transform the transportation sector.

Webinar #5: Natural Sequestration – The Key to Solving our Climate Crisis

It is not enough to reduce the carbon that we are putting in the atmosphere, we must also drawdown and sequester hundreds of millions of metric tons of carbon. This webinar will cover natural means of carbon sequestration through farming, ranching, habitat restoration, and discuss the prospects for a technological approach to sequestration.

Webinar #6: Funding Climate Action – A Bond and Beyond

We will not be able to achieve the decarbonizing of our economy at the speed required if we do not secure the funding to pay for the needed solutions outlined in this series. This could come from thoughtful taxes, fees, bonds, or other financial instruments, and policy that leverages large scale investment by private capital.

Webinar #7: Climate-Safe California Policy Summit

The series culminates with a 3-hour policy summit in which we will recap the lessons and proposals from the previous webinars, and dive deeply into the short term and long term strategy and policy solutions needed to accomplish Climate-Safe-California’s goals. A state senator will speak, there will be an update from the governor’s office, and key regulatory agencies will be represented.