The pandemic has proved the importance of public parks for our physical and mental well-being, as well as the environmental health of our communities. During this watershed moment, new funding and initiatives offer an opportunity to improve access to public spaces for all. This discussion illuminates new pathways to increase park equity in Los Angeles and beyond. This session is part of the UCLA Luskin Summit series.

Wildfires ravaged an unprecedented amount of California in the past 12 months. This session explores the impacts of wildfires on health, low-income housing, and small water systems, as well as highlight innovative tactics to increase resiliency, especially for populations that are most vulnerable to wildfire. This session is part of the UCLA Luskin Summit series.

Community choice in energy is transforming California’s electricity sector while transitioning the Golden State to carbon-free energy and serving as an effective tool for climate action. Community choice aggregators (CCAs) offer communities control over their electricity purchasing decisions. This webinar features new research and a discussion with energy leaders.

Understanding the impacts of climate change on conflicts between and within nations, as well as on the U.S. military, is critical to inform climate action. Check out this engaging conversation with U.S. government and academic leaders from October, 2020 that summarizes these impacts and proposes national and foreign policies to ensure a more sustainable future.

This full-day symposium on September 21st, 2020 highlighted recent research measuring the impacts of climate change, particularly on vulnerable populations and communities. This event fostered cross-disciplinary dialogue between researchers and served to improve our collective understanding of the climate adaptation research landscape to help inform adaptation and resiliency policies.

This webinar in June, 2020 explored how organizations in the San Joaquin Valley are innovating with local governments to adapt in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through their responses, the organizations are providing vital clean transportation, environmental, and food security services to in-need households, as well as larger community economic benefits.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, policymakers are drafting the largest economic stimulus packages in history. These policies offer a tremendous opportunity to invest in sustainability-related initiatives. This webinar in May, 2020 examined how we can leverage environmental investment opportunities with economic stimuli during the pandemic.