Washington, DC: US Climate Policy: What Can We Expect from Federal and State Initiatives?
October 26, 2011 6:30pm - 8:30pm
With Congressional action on climate change stalled for the indefinite future, experimentation by the states in shaping comprehensive approaches to dealing with the problem of climate change takes on central importance. As has been the case for many other environmental challenges, states have once again assumed a leadership role. In the area of climate change, states are well on track to demonstrating a market-based, business friendly, comprehensive climate change regulatory policy. Given the history of US environmental law, in which states have played the role of laboratory and incubator for national policy, the experiment about to get underway bears close examination. Michael Wara will explain the most important features of the US climate policy as well as address challenges that we can expect from federal and state initiatives.
There is a $10 registration fee per person for this event. Guests are allowed.