California policymakers are developing a regulatory framework to spur economic recovery within the state in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. How can the strategic allocation of stimulus resources optimize inclusive job creation, incentivize sustainable infrastructure, and establish protocols for climate adaptation and resilience benefits? 

As policy dialogues on the deployment of capital reach a critical phase, gain insight on information that equips decision makers with the needed data to continue championing environmental, social and governance objectives.

California has made unparalleled progress on advancing towards climate targets. Learn how environmentally focused recovery models can accelerate statewide economic growth. Join UCLA researches for a discussion on designing a sustainable and resilient stimulus. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 PM PDT


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    J.R. DeShazo
    Director of the Luskin Center for Innovation at UCLA. He also is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Policy in the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA, where he is an expert in environmental economics and planning, as well as climate, energy, water and sustainable transportation policy. He holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from Harvard University and a M.Sc. in Economics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He was awarded Professor of the Year five times from 2001 to 2019 by the UCLA Masters Program in Public Policy. His recent research has focused on designing cost effective and equitable policies that incentivize clean technology adoption. He has previously advised the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation, the United Nations, McArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, among many state and local governmental agencies.