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Advancing Climate Equity: State Regulations and Strategies for Local Governments


About the Webinar

Is your community/jurisdiction starting to think about climate equity and how to incorporate environmental justice? Interested in learning best practices for advancing environmental justice? Are you updating your general plan? 

Join our webinar and hear from local agencies that are leading the way on how to develop and implement environmental justice. Additionally, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research will talk about local government’s requirement to develop an Environmental Justice Element as part of their General Plan updates under California Senate Bill 1000 (Leyva, 2016). Cities, Counties, and Special Districts seeking to learn more about, improve, or start addressing environmental justice and climate equity are encouraged to attend.

Event Recording

Per the request of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Office of Planning and Research, this recording is only available by email request. Please contact Roberto C. Torres at if you’d like to receive a link to the video. Thank you.


Advancing Climate Equity: State Regs & Strategies for Local Governments Webinar Slides


  • Leila Hakimizadeh, Planning and Land Use Manager, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
  • William R. Nelson, Principal Planner, Contra Costa County Department of Conservation and Development
  • Moriah Saldaña, Climate Action Program Manager, City of San Diego Sustainability and Mobility Department

This session was moderated by Roberto Carlos Torres, Senior Program Manager, Institute for Local Government.

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