Archive Tag: Ecosystem Health

UCLA’s Ted Parson talks biodiversity and the U.N. report on KPCC’s “Take Two”

Ted Parson, faculty co-director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA, was interviewed on KPCC-FM’s Take Two about the United Nations assessment on biodiversity and ecosystem services. The report, which was released in summary form on May 6, 2019, details the effects of human activity on habitats, ecosystems, and species. In the segment, Parson reminded listeners that human impact on biodiversity goes beyond climate change: “A lot of people, when they think of environmental threats happening, think only of climate change. But it’s important to understand that climate change is just one of several big, nasty global problems.”

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The LA County Chief Sustainability Office released a “Discussion Draft” of the first-ever county sustainability plan entitled “OurCounty” on Friday, April 5. The plan seeks to equitably address a range of sustainability challenges facing Los Angeles County including energy use, water sourcing, transportation infrastructure, workforce development, housing, and air quality. 

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UCLA sponsored content about the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC) in the March 12, 2019 issue of The Washington Post. The article highlights how the City of Los Angeles is incorporating technologies developed by the campus to increase renewable energy, maximize local water supplies and enhance ecosystem health.

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