Jay Manning, a Cascadia Partner, was instrumental in helping the four jurisdictions reach this historic agreement. Jay has been supporting the four jurisdictions in the development of the Pacific Coast Climate and Energy agenda since joining Cascadia two years ago. With his exceptional experience in climate and energy issues, his deep understanding of intergovernmental agreements generally and the Pacific Coast Collaborative and his own relationships with key state and provincial leaders, Jay has been uniquely able to assist the states and Province as they worked together and develop this aggressive agenda.
Jay will continue assisting the jurisdictions as they move from plan development to implementation. Jay and the Cascadia team are available to assist businesses, local governments and other organizations that are facing the challenge of addressing climate change, reducing greenhouse gas emissions or otherwise preparing for climate impacts.
King 5 Seattle: (video link)
West Coast leaders sign pact to combat climate change, Oct. 28, 2013
Northwest Public Radio:
Oregon And Washington Governors Agree To New Controls On Carbon Emissions, Oct. 28, 2013