Forum: A Bipartisan Climate Change Solution

Wed, March 8 at 5:00 – 6:30 pm
JHU Washington, DC Center – Rome Auditorium
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036

The Energy, Resources and Environment (ERE) Program at the JHU School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the SAIS Energy & Environment Club presents a discussion on a carbon fee and dividend program. The discussion will be followed by a light reception.

To attend, RSVP at SAISEREGlobal@jhu.edu

Discussion Speakers

The discussion will include the following experts: 

Moderator: Irving Mintzer, Professor, Energy, Resources and Environment Program: Dr. Mintzer is an internationally recognized expert on energy technologies as well as on the impacts of climate change on human societies and natural ecosystems. Dr. Mintzer has been involved in the international negotiations related to energy, global climate change, and stratospheric ozone depletion for the last 30 years.

Marc Hafstead, Fellow, Resources for the Future: Dr. Hafstead’s research spans environmental and macroeconomics, with an emphasis on developing detailed dynamic general equilibrium models. Within environmental economics, he models the effects of alternative environmental policies such as carbon taxes, cap-and-trade programs, and clean energy standards in economies with multiple non-environmental frictions and distortions on key outcomes such as emissions reductions, welfare, and employment.

Noah Kaufman, Climate Economist, World Resources Institute: Dr. Kaufman is an economist for the U.S. Climate Initiative in the Global Climate Program. The focus of his work is on carbon pricing, pathways to deep decarbonization, and the economic impacts of climate change. He has previously served as Deputy Associate Director of Energy & Climate Change at the White House Council on Environmental Quality and as a Senior Consultant at NERA Economic Consulting.

Adele Morris, Senior Fellow & Policy Director, Climate and Energy Economics Project: Dr. Morris’ expertise and interests include the economics of policies related to climate change, energy, natural resources, and public finance. She joined Brookings in July 2008 from the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) of the U.S. Congress, where she spent a year as a Senior Economist covering energy and climate issues. Before the JEC, Dr. Morris served nine years with the U.S. Treasury Department as its chief natural resource economist, working on climate, energy, agriculture, and radio spectrum issues. On assignment to the U.S. Department of State in 2000, she was the lead U.S. negotiator on land use and forestry issues in the international climate change treaty process.

Danny Richter, Legislative & Science Director, Citizens’ Climate Lobby:  Dr. Richter has his PhD in Oceanography. He helped draft CCL’s proposed legislation for a revenue neutral carbon tax and oversees CCL’s engagement with Congress. This has included support for the Republican Climate Resolution (H. Res. 424), and the formation of the Climate Solutions Caucus in the House. Dr. Richter has also been the primary point of contact for 3 studies CCL has released concerning their Carbon Fee and Dividend proposal.

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