May 5, 2020 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Reaching 2030 climate goals for transportation emissions requires both electrifying more vehicles and reducing driving. Join us for a funder briefing on how our allies in Washington are working to ensure that both electrification and mode shift are included in Congress’ coronavirus recovery and stimulus packages. Advocates have secured $25 billion for transit so far and are now focused on making sure the funds will be deployed for the good of all and in climate friendly ways.
The funder briefing, Advancing Clean and Green Transportation in Coronavirus Recovery, takes place at 1 p.m. PST / 4 p.m. ET on May 5. Come learn about work to date and how funders can support work on future stimulus packages. We’ll explore the idea of creating a shared set of priorities. The briefing is co-hosted by the Climate and Energy Funders Group and TFN.
Registration will be live shortly.
- Jonna Hamilton from Union of Concerned Scientists will share how they’re framing the need for clean transportation moving forward.
- Corinne Kisner, executive director of National Association of City Transportation Officials will provide on-the-ground perspective on how cities are responding to budget challenges, cuts in transit service and creating more space for physical distancing.
- Beth Osborne, director of Transportation for America will share strategies for advancing a green transportation agenda in upcoming bills.
- Moderated by John Mitterholzer, senior program officer for The George Gund Foundation, who serves on the design committee for TFN’s Sustainable Mobility and Equitable Access funder collaborative.