Former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez

Fabian Nunez

Former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nune

The Fall 2011 Don Edwards Lecture — with presenting sponsor PG&E — featured Fabian Nunez, former speaker of the California State Assembly. Nunez presented “The Most Progressive Climate Change Law in the World: How We Got It and Where Do We Go from Here?” In 2006, the legislature passed and Governor Schwarzenegger signed Assembly Bill 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act, which set the 2020 greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal into law. In 2010, AB 32 survived an initiative challenge (Proposition 23). Former Speaker Nunez will tell us the inside story about the process by which California’s AB 32 was passed, how the policy was formed, its progress to date and challenges of the future. This event was free and open to the public thanks to the sponsorship of The Hispanic Foundation and Latino Leadership Alliance, Cesar E. Chavez Community Action Center, Mineta Transportation Institute, the departments of Political Science, History, Environmental Studies, and Mexican American Studies, the College of Social Sciences, and the Commonwealth Club of California/Silicon Valley. 

Date: October 19, 2011
Location: Morris Dailey Auditorium