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Energy & Climate

Policy Options for Addressing Climate Change



DATE: Thursday, December 10th
TIME: 3:20 — 4:15PM EST
RSVP: Register here.

Climate policy is returning to the forefront in Washington as a new administration takes the helm.  The costs of inaction on climate change have been mounting, with potentially catastrophic consequences for human health and prosperity. Meanwhile, the burden of addressing the challenge remains daunting, as differences in risks, priorities, and cost-benefit tradeoffs across regions hinder coordinated action within the United States and around the world. This panel will focus on major policy mechanisms for addressing climate change and discuss opportunities for and barriers to implementation. This conversation will feature three climate policy experts who will discuss market-based strategies for reducing carbon emissions; the use of climate-control mechanisms such as carbon dioxide removal and solar modification; and policies to mitigate climate risk and promote adaptation.

Kate Gordon, Director, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, California
Trevor Houser, Partner, Rhodium Group
David Keith, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Roberton Williams, Professor, University of Maryland; Chief Economist, Climate Leadership Council

Gillian Tett, Chair of Editorial Board and Editor-at-Large, US, Financial Times

This panel is part of an event hosted by the Economic Strategy Group and coincides with the release of their third annual policy volume, Securing our Economic Future. Trevor Houser, partner of Rhodium Group, is author of a chapter in this year’s volume. The full event takes place from 2:00-4:30pm EST on Thursday, Dec 10. More information is available here.