California State Assemblymember Laura Friedman, Mike Young of the California League of Conservation Voters, and I recently published this op-ed in The Revelator discussing the importance of California’s opportunity to lead for biodiversity.
We say, “It’s becoming increasingly clear that we can’t solve our drought, or the myriad other environmental crises, without protecting our ecosystems. And we can’t protect our ecosystems without acknowledging that this work is globally connected. That’s why we — as a member of California’s State Assembly, the political and organizing director of the California League of Conservation Voters, and an environmental policy advisor and community leader — believe our state must become a leading force for engagement in the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).”
Read our full op-ed HERE.