Meeting of the Minds Conference: The Innovations We Need for More Sustainable Cities
Revitalizing Transit in a Highly Motorized Emerging Metropolis: The Case of Mexico City with speaker Nancy Kete, Managing Director, EMBARQ, the WRI Center for Transport & the Environment, World Resources Institute.
The presentation is followed by a Q&A session.
Meeting of the Minds is a two-day leadership conference convened by the University of California, Berkeley College of Environmental Design, with the support of Toyota. The conference focus is on the new technologies, emerging urban designs and cleaner fuels.
Nancy Kete, a geographer, has always been
attracted to large-scale problems at the
energy/environment interface. Her academic
and professional work aimed at finding
solutions to the acid rain problem in North
America and resulted in the 1990 Clear Air Act
Amendments. She was the principal architect
of the acid rain control provisions of that law,
which represent the first large scale practical
application of a tradable emissions program.
She has been a senior policy adviser in the
US government on matters of air pollution,
global warming, and the interface of trade and
Kete has extensive negotiating experience, having been part of numerous US delegations to international environmental negotiations and having served as the Science Advisor for Environmental Affairs for the US Mission to the OECD, where she co-chaired the Joint Experts Group on Trade and Environment.
After resigning from the US government she directed the Climate, Energy and Pollution program for five years at the World Resources Institute, until she became managing director of EMBARQ.