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The Next Frontier of Climate Change: State and Local Action in Chicago

The New Republic

Friday, April 10, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)

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Climate Change Chicago
 
State and local politicians, especially those whose communities have suffered from the recent spike in extreme weather events, have been far quicker than Congress to embrace meaningful climate change policies. How are state and local actors in Illinois coming together to address climate change and implement new policies? Are these case studies and pockets of success enough to achieve broad-scale climate action in the coming years? What will it take to bring climate change to the forefront of policy debates?
 
On Friday, April 10The New Republic, in partnership with the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago, will host The Next Frontier of Climate Change: State and Local Action in Chicago at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business' Charles M. Harper Center.  The program, featuring EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, will address climate change action and implementation at the state and local level and shed light on the Administration's plan to introduce climate policy in 2015. 
 
Speaker confirmations include:
Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL 5th)
Jeffrey Ball, Scholar-in-Residence, Stanford University's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, and Contributor, The New Republic
Emma Berndt, Executive Director, Urban Energy and Sustainability Lab, University of Chicago
Amy Francetic, Chief Executive Officer, Clean Energy Trust
Katherine Gajewski, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Philadelphia
Michael Greenstone, Director, Energy Policy Institute at Chicago
Gabriel Pacyniak, Climate Change Mitigation Program Manager, Georgetown Climate Center, and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law
Doug Scott, Former ICC Chair and IEPA Head
 
Event Agenda
9:00am Guest Arrival and Registration
9:30am Welcome Remarks: Robert Brennan, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, The New Republic
9:35am: Introductory Remarks: Michael Quigley, Member, U.S. House of Representatives (D-IL 5th)
9:40am: Headline Interview: Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency interviewed by Jeffrey Ball, Scholar-in-Residence, Stanford University's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, and Contributor, The New Republic
10:05am: Audience Q&A
10:20am: Panel Discussion: City Approaches to Confronting Climate Change
Emma Berndt, Executive Director, Urban Energy and Sustainability Lab, University of Chicago
Katherine Gajewski, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Philadelphia
Amy Francetic, Chief Executive Officer, Clean Energy Trust
Gabriel Pacyniak, Climate Change Mitigation Program Manger, Georgetown Climate Center
Moderator: Jeffrey Ball, Scholar-in-Residence, Stanford University's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, and Contributor, The New Republic
10:55am Audience Q&A
11:10am: Panel Discussion: State Efforts to Implement Climate Legislation
Doug Scott, Former ICC Chair and IEPA Head, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Great Plains Institute
Michael Polsky, President and CEO, Invenergy
Moderator: Michael Greenstone, Director, Energy Policy Institute at Chicago
11:40am: Audience Q&A
11:55am: Closing Remarks
12:00pm: Event Conclusion
 
The Next Frontier of Climate Change: State and Local Action in Chicago will livestream to remote viewers who are unable to join us in person. 
 
 
Questions? Meredith Portnoy, mportnoy@tnr.com
 
For parking information and directions to the event venue, please refer here: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/full-time/admissions/visit/directions
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University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Harper Center, Room 104
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Friday, April 10, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)


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