Gov Jerry Brown on climate policy: ‘You need the coercive power of government to say ‘do this’


By: - Climate DepotDecember 7, 2015 7:49 PM with 11 comments

 

Published on Dec 7, 2015

Discussing the need for ‘revolutionary’ change to fight global warming, California Governor Jerry Brown tells billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer, “you need a law, you need a rule, you need the coercive power of government to say ‘do this.'”

Earth to Paris
Petit Palais
Paris, France
December 7, 2015

GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN: “Tom you used the phrase ‘policy – good policy’, but I want to unpack that term a little bit. Inside the policy, you need a law, you need a rule, you need the coercive power of government to say ‘do this.’ Now you have to be wise and don’t say something stupid or try to order something stupid, but the fact is the regulations supported by the laws drive innovation.”