Past Seminar

Federal Policies to Reduce Federal Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Jun 18, 2008 Video

About the Event

Federal Policies to Reduce U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Emissions Targets, Regulatory Design, and Broader Policy Goals
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
8:00am - 4:00pm

1st Floor Conference Room
Resources for the Future
1616 P St. NW
Washington, DC 20036

Policymakers in the United States confront a number of important choices as they consider policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. How can a U.S. climate policy target be derived from long-term stabilization goals? How will the choice of key features in U.S. climate policy affect the level of reductions achieved and the costs of achieving them? What are the broader objectives - beyond emissions reductions - that the United States may have for domestic climate policy?

This one-day workshop featured panelists who have used climate economics modeling to address these questions. Panelists in the first two sessions discussed U.S. domestic mitigation targets in the context of global stabilization goals and the key design features which will determine the impact of climate policy. Panelists in the final session looked beyond the modeling to take a broader view of U.S. climate policy objectives - including policies for technology development and global participation - and discussed the institutional challenges of implementing legislation.

Video, Audio, and Presentations

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Audio (mp3): Session 1, Session 2, Session 3  

Session 1: Selecting a Climate Policy Target for the United States  8:15 - 10:15am

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  • William A. Pizer, University Fellow, Susan B. King Professor and Associate Dean for Programs, Sanford School of Public Policy, and Faculty Fellow, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University
  • Howard K. Gruenspecht, Resident Scholar
  • Raymond J. Kopp, Vice President for Energy and Climate; and Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future