California already leads the nation in pursuing progressive environmentally minded policies and legislation. Under Mayor Eric Garcetti’s new plan, the city of Los Angeles wants to go a step further.
The Mayor announced this morning an ambitious plan to dramatically reduce the city’s carbon emissions, by mandate zero carbon for new buildings -- from office towers to homes -- by 2050. Also in the plan: the creation of a zero emissions transportation network, a zero carbon electricity grid, and by 2050, a Los Angeles that “won’t send a single piece of trash” to the landfill.
How achievable are these goals? Guest host Kyle Stokes talk to KPCC reporter Sharon McNary.
With guest host Kyle Stokes.
Cara Horowitz, co-executive director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law