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Episode 244: More VERGE voices with NRDC's Gina McCarthy, California's Wade Crowfoot

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Week in Review

Stories discussed this week (4:20).

Features

VERGE 20 mainstage highlights (17:00) 

  • Kate Gordon, director of the California Governor’s office of planning and research on what a just transition means and why it’s different everywhere
  • Michael Tubbs, mayor of Stockton, California on financing the just transition
  • Wade Crowfoot, secretary of natural resources for the state of California on the value of protecting nature and why it’s a consequential thing to do for climate change; plus why resilience needs to go hand in hand with mitigation
  • Gina McCarthy, CEO of NRDC on the role of big business in climate action plus, a closing thought to make you hopeful

*Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere: "Curiosity," "As I Was Saying," "Sad Marimba Planet" and "Southside" 

*This episode was sponsored by WestRock

Resources galore

Lessons in resilience from the produce industry. Subject matter experts from Kwik Lok, Walmart and Second Harvest Food Bank join us at 1 p.m. EST Nov. 10 to discuss responding to disruption and how to balance food safety and security to minimize food waste.

Behavior change and the circular economy. How innovation and new business models alter people's relationship with waste. Join the discussion at 8 p.m. EST Nov. 12. 

Missing pieces of decarbonization. Join us for a discussion on how 100 percent renewable power can practically, affordably and quickly become a reality. Register for this webcast at 1 p.m. EST Nov. 19.

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