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October 23, 2019 - 12:00pm

SIEPR and The Hamilton Project Policy Forum: Economic Policy Innovations to Combat Climate Change

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.   

For updates on the event, follow @SIEPR and @HamiltonProj, and join the conversation using #CombatClimateChange. 

Location: 

SIEPR Gunn Building

Koret-Taube Conference Center
366 Galvez St.
Stanford University

 

Admission: 

By Invitation Only 

Contact: 
Julia Huber
jmhuber@stanford.edu
650 725 1872
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October 23, 2019

12:00pm to 12:30pm
Registration Opens for General Audience and Media (Boxed Lunch Provided)
12:30pm to 12:35pm
Welcome: Kathryn Moler, Vice Provost and Dean of Research; Professor of Applied Physics and Physics
12:35pm to 12:40pm
Introduction: Robert E. Rubin, Former U.S. Treasury Secretary; Co-Chair Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations
12:40pm to 1:05pm
Keynote Remarks: Mary D. Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board
1:05pm to 2:00pm
Roundtable: Policy options to address climate change in the absence of a federal carbon price
Presenter(s) : 
  • Carolyn Fischer, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future
  • Lawrence Goulder, Shuzo Nishihara Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics, Stanford University
  • Nathaniel Keohane, Senior Vice President, Climate, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Nancy Sutley, Chief Sustainability and Economic Development Officer, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
  • Moderator: Charles Kolstad, Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR); Professor, Department of Economics, Stanford University

 

2:00pm to 2:10pm
Break
2:10pm to 3:05pm
Roundtable: How can policy encourage technological advances that can help mitigate the impact of climate change?
Presenter(s) : 
  • 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

 

3:05pm to 4:00pm
Roundtable: Which policy and regulatory changes would be possible after a carbon price is achieved?
Presenter(s) : 
  • Abigail Dillen, President, Earthjustice
  • Christy Goldfuss, Senior Vice President, Energy and Environmental Policy, Center for American Progress
  • Jerry Taylor, President, Niskanen Center 
  • Roberton Williams, Professor, Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland
  • Moderator: Jay Shambaugh, Director, The Hamilton Project, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution

 

4:00pm to 5:00pm
Networking Reception