Archive Tag: Climate Change

Sustainable LA Grand Challenge and UCLA partners hosted an affiliate event at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, CA on September 12, 2018.

From September 12 – 14, 2018 hundreds of climate leaders from around the world convened in San Francisco, CA, at the Global Climate Action Summit to collaborate on climate solutions. On September 12, 2018, the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC) participated in the Read more

Los Angeles has the opportunity to act as a climate leader and set an example for other megacities.
Thriving in a hotter Los Angeles: Can L.A. model sustainability for the world’s megacities? And what can it learn from others?
September 12, 2018 at 5:00 PM | Paul Hastings, San Francisco, CA

On September 12, 2018, the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC), in partnership with the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law and the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability (LARC), will host an Affiliate Event at the Global Climate Action Read more

Rising temperatures in Los Angeles are causing concern over the heat related impacts of climate change.
UCLA Newsroom

The Luskin Center for Innovation (LCI) was part of two winning partnership grants totaling $4.1M awarded by the California Strategic Growth Council. The grants aim to build climate resilience in disadvantaged communities. Continue Read more

Smoke rising off of the Mendocino Complex fire, the largest fire in state history.

With over 600,000 California acres scorched as of early August 2018 and 17 large fires still burning, UCLA researchers who have been conducting research on California wildfires, share their expertise in the media about this year’s unprecedented wildfire season. Selected information from these interviews is featured below. Read more

Wildfires like the one pictured above have been increasing in California due to climate change.

Glen MacDonald, the John Muir Memorial Chair in Geography at UCLA, was interviewed during a segment of the KCRW radio show Press Play. Professor MacDonald shared a study on global changes in fire weather, which indicates that, “there has been an increase globally in the type of weather that produces fires and particularly in terms of the length of the fire season.” Read more