In an interview timed to correspond with the United Nations Climate Change Summit, Cara Horowitz, co-executive director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the UCLA School of Law, discussed California’s role in fighting the global climate crisis on KPCC’s Take Two.
At the UN Climate Change Summit, Governor Newsom affirmed California’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions. Under Governor Newsom, California has remained on the front lines of the fight to protect clean car standards nationally, but Horowitz notes the state still needs to make serious steps to reduce its fossil fuel supplies. In the segment, Horowitz emphasizes that California has a responsibility as a leader and role model in environmental policy, and “it’s really not enough anymore to focus on climate mitigation policies, that we really have to start to tackle fossil fuel supplies.”
Listen to Horowitz’s interview at the 06:31 mark.