Co-Chairs: Grant Davis, Sonoma County Water Agency; Robert C. Wilkinson, Ph.D., Earth Island Institute; & Diane Ross-Leech, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
The CED Long View Committee (LVC) was founded in honor of long-time CED friend and contributor Peter Schwartz of the Global Business Network who’s seminal work, The Art of the Long View helped to shape the long-term perspective taken by many of CED’s members in their approach to environmental policy solutions. Participants are drawn to the LVC because it is a unique forum for frank and honest discussion about California’s long-term, strategic-level environmental, economic, and resource management issues. The LVC is a committee of the CED Plenary that acts as an important vehicle for education and enhancement of the Plenary dialogue with respect to key resource management and infrastructure investment issues. Like our other working groups and committees, LVC expands the dialogue’s expertise and breadth by welcoming participants from non-CED organizations.
Companies like Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), Cisco Systems, Wine Institute, and BP collaborate with environmental leaders from organizations like the Sierra Club, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), as well as relevant state agencies like the California Business, Transportation & Housing Agency (BTH), the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), the California Energy Commission (CEC), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB). Together, they look for areas where consensus can be forged and solutions to California’s long-term policy concerns can be developed.
The LVC’s current issue agenda includes the following:
Past achievements include: