The State of Climate Change: A Local Perspective

December 12, 2013
8:30 - 11:00 am EST


Thursday, December 12

8:30 am EST Welcome Remarks - The State of Climate Change: A Local Perspective     Watch On-Demand
Frank Foer, Editor, The New Republic

Tom Perriello, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for American Progress Action Fund and Counselor for Policy, Center for American Progress
8:40 am EST Headline Interview with Mayors Brainard and Dixson     Watch On-Demand
Jim Brainard, Mayor of Carmel, IN and Bob Dixson, Mayor of Greensburg, KS interviewed by Frank Foer, Editor, The New Republic
9:25 am EST The Climate Movement's New Local Center of Gravity     Watch On-Demand
  • Vicki Arroyo, Executive Director, Georgetown Climate Center
  • Georges Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, American Public Health Association
  • Kathryn Clay, Executive Director, American Gas Foundation
  • Joe Goffman, Senior Counsel to the Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Moderator: Jonathan Cohn, Senior Editor, The New Republic
10:15 am EST Keynote Interview: Bill Ritter     Watch On-Demand
Bill Ritter, Former Governor of Colorado and Director, Center for the New Energy Economy, Colorado State University interviewed by Frank Foer, Editor, The New Republic

Closing Remarks: Frank Foer, Editor, The New Republic

About this conference

The battle over climate change, carbon pollution, and America's energy future is not confined to Congress. In fact, considerable progress is happening at the state and local level with 31 states, and DC, setting targets for renewable energy and over 1,000 mayors signing on to the US Conference of Mayors' Climate Protection Agreement. The policy debate is also migrating from Washington to the states as the EPA prepares a carbon pollution standard and begins the implementation process. Will the efforts at the state and local levels develop solutions that achieve the goals of the Climate Action Plan? Or will the uncompromising attitudes of the national debate trickle down and further roadblock climate change action?

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