Latest Campaign Podcast Explores How Housing Policy is Climate Policy

The Opportunity Starts at Home multisector affordable homes campaign released its latest podcast episode with Dr. Daniel Kammen, one of the world’s leading energy experts, on the intersections between housing policy and climate policy.  He discusses how the lack of housing affordability significantly contributes to transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions. He also addresses policy solutions, the Green New Deal, the urgency of the situation, and how housing and climate advocates can better partner together.

Dr. Kammen is a distinguished professor of energy at UC Berkeley, where he holds appointments in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the Department of Nuclear Engineering. He is a former science envoy for the U.S. State Department, appointed during the Obama administration. Dr. Kammen was a coordinating lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for its report on man-made global warming. He was a chief specialist for renewable energy and energy efficiency at the World Bank and served in a variety of roles on global energy and other initiatives, including at the Energy Department and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Listen to the full conversation here.

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