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Past · December 2, 2008

Emerging Issues in Climate Policy: Promoting Local Initiative, Addressing Impacts

December 2, 2008 · 12:00 am


With the passage of the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32), California has become a leader in national and international efforts to mitigate or limit the emission of the greenhouse gases that cause global warming. Yet as the state prepares to launch an ambitious plan to bring emissions down to 1990 levels by 2020, new policy challenges loom on the horizon. This conference unveils some of the latest research, and provides an opportunity for discussion and exchange with state and local climate policy leaders.
Moderator: Yvonne Hunter, Climate Change Program Director, Institute for Local Government
Presentation: Ellen Hanak, PPIC
Julia Burrows, Deputy City Manager and Economic Development Director, City of Roseville

Seth Fearey, Vice President and COO, Joint Venture: Silicon Valley; Director, Smart Valley Initiative
Julia Johnston, Senior Planner, The Governor's Office of Planning and Research
Moderator: Jay Lund, Ray B. Krone Professor of Environmental Engineering and Associate Director of the Center for Watershed Sciences, University of California, Davis
Presentation: Louise Bedsworth, PPIC
Anthony Brunello, Deputy Secretary, Climate Change and Energy, California Resources Agency

Steve Goldbeck, Deputy Director, Climate Change and Legislation, San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission
Gina Solomon, Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council
Moderator: Stuart Leavenworth, Sacramento Bee
Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi

Senator Bob Dutton, 31st District
Senator Loni Hancock, 9th District
Mayor Ron Loveridge, City of Riverside
This event is co-sponsored with the California Research Bureau.


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