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Dem Govs Get It Done: Gov. Sisolak Appoints Nevada’s First-Ever Senior Climate Advisor

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Continuing his strong commitment to fighting climate change, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak appointed the state’s first-ever Senior Climate Advisor, Dr. Kristen Averyt. In the unprecedented new position, Dr. Averyt will be responsible for coordinating climate policies across the state and identifying ways for Nevada to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The role also includes seeking out unique economic opportunities in clean energy and climate solutions that will create new, good-paying jobs and spur economic growth in addition to increasing climate resiliency for the state.

Gov. Sisolak has championed a bold approach to fighting climate change throughout his time as governor. He recently signed landmark legislation to adopt clean car standards for Nevada, which includes strengthening vehicle emissions standards while increasing access to electric and hybrid vehicles. Gov. Sisolak also unveiled one-of-the-kind carbon mapping technology, making Nevada the first state in the nation to track carbon emissions in real-time in order to reduce emissions.

“Gov. Sisolak understands the existential threat the climate crisis poses to each and every Nevadan, which is why he’s taking unprecedented action to fight climate change,” said DGA Senior Communications Advisor Christina Amestoy. “He also understands that tackling climate change presents a unique opportunity to create countless good-paying jobs and economic growth. In implementing bold, creative solutions to the climate crisis that will also spur economic development, Gov. Sisolak is building the groundwork for a strong economy — not just for this generation, but for generations to come.”