The Next Frontier of Climate Change: State and Local Action in Chicago


April 10, 2015
9:30 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Agenda


Friday, April 10


9:30 am CDT Welcome and Introductory Remarks - The Next Frontier of Climate Change: State and Local Action in Chicago     Watch On-Demand
  • Robert Brennan, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, The New Republic
  • Michael Quigley, Member, U.S. House of Representatives (D-IL 5th)
9:40 am CDT Headline Interview: EPA's Gina McCarthy     Watch On-Demand
Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency interviewed by Jeffrey Ball, Scholar-in-Residence, Stanford University's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, and Contributor, The New Republic
10:20 am CDT City Approaches to Confronting Climate Change     Watch On-Demand
  • Emma Berndt, Executive Director, Urban Energy and Sustainability Lab, University of Chicago
  • Katherine Gajewski, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Philadelphia
  • Amy Francetic, Chief Executive Officer, Clean Energy Trust
  • Gabriel Pacyniak, Climate Change Mitigation Program Manger, Georgetown Climate Center
  • Moderator: Jeffrey Ball, Scholar-in-Residence, Stanford University's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, and Contributor, The New Republic
11:10 am CDT State Efforts to Implement Climate Legislation     Watch On-Demand
  • Doug Scott, Former ICC Chair and IEPA Head, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Great Plains Institute
  • Michael Polsky, President and CEO, Invenergy
  • Moderator: Michael Greenstone, Director, Energy Policy Institute at Chicago

About this conference


State and local politicians, especially those whose communities have suffered from the recent spike in extreme weather events, have been far quicker than Congress to embrace meaningful climate change policies. How are state and local actors in Illinois coming together to address climate change and implement new policies? Are these case studies and pockets of success enough to achieve broad-scale climate action in the coming years? What will it take to bring climate change to the forefront of policy debates?

On Friday, April 10, The New Republic, in partnership with the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago, will host The Next Frontier of Climate Change: State and Local Action in Chicago at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business' Charles M. Harper Center. The program, featuring EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, will address climate change action and implementation at the state and local level and shed light on the Administration's plan to introduce climate policy in 2015.

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