Climate Leaders Live: What's next for WA in 2021?
November 12, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
This Event is part of our Climate Leaders Live series.
In 2019, Washington passed the groundbreaking Clean Energy Transformation Act ensuring that our state will have 100% clean power by 2045. In 2020, we set ambitious and necessary greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. Still we have yet to address our state’s largest and problematic source of climate and air pollution: transportation emissions. During this election we are seeing climate pushed to the forefront of the many serious issues we face—will Washington be able to continue to lead by example and take action on transportation and climate pollution in 2021?
The 2021 legislative session is already shaping up to be challenging and unique: it will be virtual and held against the backdrop of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and a budget shortfall. So what does this mean for climate action and passage of a transportation budget package? How do we prioritize issues of climate and equity while pursuing funding for our existing transportation needs?
Join Climate Solutions, Transportation Choices Coalition, and Front & Centered for a debrief of election results, overview of climate and equity priorities for Washington in 2021, and a deep dive into funding and creating the clean, just, and equitable transportation system we need.