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The urgency for policy action in reducing emissions is as prevalent as ever as California witnesses the impacts of climate change and record breaking wildfires. Dr. Austin Brown speaks with Dan Gearino in an interview for Inside Climate News on the the correlation between research, policy communities, and climate disasters.
A review by the Policy Institute’s Austin Brown, Kelly Fleming and Hannah Safford exploring the available technologies and key challenges for electrification of the transportation sector. Electrification is necessary to fight the current impacts of transportation on climate change, and is possible with current and future technologies, infrastructure and policy.
Director of the Policy Institute, Austin Brown, talks on shelter-in-place directives influence on society, the environment and transportation. Austin discusses lessons to be taken into consideration for environmental policy actions post COVID-19 recovery.
Could COVID-19 change how people travel for good? Capital Public Radio discussed the question with the Policy Institute’s Austin Brown.
The BBC and Capital Public Radio recently turned to the Policy Institute’s Austin Brown and Colin Murphy for insight on what current events may mean for the future of sustainable transportation.
The Policy Institute, working with the UC Institute of Transportation Studies, will lead a major study for the California Environmental Protection Agency to help steer the state towards its goal of carbon neutrality by 2045.
Writing for leading legal website Law360, the Policy Institute’s Gordon Anderson and Austin Brown argue that without intervention from policymakers, arbitration could become the default mechanism for resolving disputes surrounding automated vehicles. The result, they warn, would be a legal playing field steeply tilted towards manufacturers.
A new advisory group will help ensure that social and environmental justice considerations are deeply integrated into climate research initiatives and policy proposals at all stages.
The Policy Institute is a core partner of the Global New Mobility Coalition (GNMC): an international group of more than 100 experts, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and companies working together on deploying creative mobility solutions across the world.