SIEPR and The Hamilton Project Policy Forum: Economic Policy Innovations to Combat Climate Change
On October 23, SIEPR and The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution will co-convene a forum to explore economic policy innovations to combat climate change. The event will feature keynote remarks by Mary D. Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board, and opening remarks from Robert E. Rubin, former U.S. Treasury Secretary, and Kathryn Moler, vice provost and dean of research and professor of applied physics, Stanford University.
The event will also include three roundtable discussions that will concentrate on policy options to address climate change in the absence of a federal carbon price, how policy can encourage technological advances to mitigate the impact of climate change, and environmental policy and regulatory possibilities once a carbon price is achieved.
Roundtable panelists will include Nancy Sutley, chief sustainability and economic development officer, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power; Christy Goldfuss, senior vice president, energy and environmental policy, Center for American Progress; Abigail Dillen, president, Earthjustice; Jerry Taylor, president, Niskanen Center; Nathaniel Keohane, senior vice president, climate, Environmental Defense Fund; Etosha Cave, co-founder and chief scientific officer, Opus 12; Chris Field, Perry L. McCarty Director, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for interdisciplinary environmental studies, Stanford University; Lawrence Goulder, Shuzo Nishihara professor of environmental and resource economics, Stanford University; Lucas Davis, Jeffrey A. Jacobs distinguished professor in business and technology, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley; and Lauren Sommer, science and environment reporter, KQED Public Radio, among other distinguished experts and scholars.
By Invitation Only
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Registration Opens for General Audience and Media (Boxed Lunch Provided)
Welcome: Kathryn Moler, Vice Provost, Dean of Research and Professor of Applied Physics and Physics, Stanford University
Introduction: Robert E. Rubin, Former U.S. Treasury Secretary; Co-Chair Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations
Keynote Remarks: Mary D. Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board
Roundtable: Policy options to address climate change in the absence of a federal carbon price
Carolyn Fischer, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future
Lawrence Goulder, Senior Fellow, Steering Committee Member, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR); Shuzo Nishihara Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics, Stanford University
Nathaniel Keohane, Senior Vice President, Climate, Environmental Defense Fund
Nancy Sutley, Chief Sustainability Officer, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Moderator: Charles Kolstad, Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR); Professor, by courtesy, of Economics, Stanford University
Roundtable: How can policy encourage technological advances that can help mitigate the impact of climate change?
Etosha Cave, Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Opus 12
Lucas Davis, Jeffrey A. Jacobs Distinguished Professor in Business and Technology, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Chris Field, Perry L. McCarty Director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies at Stanford University
Ryan Nunn, Policy Director, The Hamilton Project, Fellow, Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution
Moderator: Lauren Sommer, Science and Environment Reporter, KQED Public Radio
Roundtable: Which policy and regulatory changes would be possible after a carbon price is achieved?
Abigail Dillen, President, Earthjustice
Christy Goldfuss, Senior Vice President, Energy and Environmental Policy, Center for American Progress
Jerry Taylor, President, Niskanen Center
Roberton C. Williams III, Professor, University of Maryland, Chief Economist, Climate Leadership Council; University Fellow, Resources for the Future
Moderator: Jay Shambaugh, Director, The Hamilton Project, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution