Gil Duran

Former Spokesman for Gov. Jerry Brown and Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Gil Duran spent over a decade in California politics and has served a communications strategist and spokesman for Governor Jerry Brown, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and Attorney General Kamala Harris. He also worked at Fenton Communications and served as an advisor to billionaire climate advocate Tom Steyer. He currently is a partner at FrameLab Communications, a consultancy he founded with Dr. George Lakoff.

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A Paris Progress Report

In June 2017, President Trump announced his plan to withdraw the country from the 2015 Paris Climate Accord, claiming it disadvantaged the United States. The symbolism of the American government’s retreat overshadowed the reality that the U.S. business community has embraced a low-carbon future. “We committed under Paris to do nothing we weren’t gonna do anyway and that we aren’t doing anyway,” says former Sierra Club chairman Carl Pope. Many countries have also reaffirmed their commitments to the Paris agreement. But how much progress has really been made, both at home and abroad?