What is a Just Transition?

Our nation’s dependence on fossil fuels has led to climate disruption and inequality. Underserved communities are the ones most harmed by pollution, lack of green space and heat-related illness. Transitioning to clean energy would seem to be the obvious answer. But in the process of trying to right old wrongs, do we risk leaving some communities behind? What does a just transition to a cleaner, greener economy look like? Visit climateone.org/watch-and-listen/podcasts for more information on today's episode. Guests: Vien Truong, Principal, Truong & Associates Darryl Molina Sarmiento, Executive Director, Communities for a Better Environment Kevin de León, President pro Tempore Emeritus, California State Senate This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on January 14, 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

by Climate One