COP 28, The UN Climate Conference 2023

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Andy Katz SquareAndy Katz was our speaker on COP 28, the United Nations Climate Conference held in Expo City, Dubai, UAE at the end of 2023.

Andy is an environmental and workers’ rights attorney, a Lecturer at the UC Berkeley School of Law, and is a former Chair of the Sierra Club California. Prior to his election to the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) Board, he served for five years as a member of the City of Berkeley Zoning Adjustments Board. He is currently Chair of the Berkeley Community Health Commission.  He has supported EBMUD’s efforts to expand water conservation programs and recycled water projects, protect water quality, and expand efforts to protect our climate, including EBMUD’s policy to reduce water system emissions to zero by 2030, appropriately sited solar energy on watershed lands, and converting food scraps into renewable energy. He initiated the policies protecting tenants in apartment buildings from water service termination, and expanding eligibility and outreach for the Customer Assistance Program, which provides affordable rates for low-income households.  He has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of City Planning degree from UC Berkeley, a law degree from Santa Clara University, and lives in Berkeley.


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