Forum: Climate Policy without the US Government

Tues, April 25 at 5:00 - 7:00 pm
JHU Washington, DC Center - Rome Building, Room 812
1619 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036

Hosted by the Energy, Resources and Environment (ERE) program at the JHU School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), this Global Leaders Forum wil discuss how progress on climate can proceed at the city, state and international levels without support from the US government.

A light reception will follow the discussion. RSVP to attend: email

About the Topic

With the rejection of US government support for climate policies under the Trump administration, is progress on climate still possible in the US at the city and state levels? What are the prospects internationally for advances in mitigating global warming without US governmental participation? Can expansion of renewable energies play a major role?

Please plan to join us for this discussion with Dr. John Byrne and moderated by Wil Kohl, ERE Senior Adviser.

Meet the Presenter

Dr. John Byrne is Distinguished Professor and Center Director at the University of Delaware Center for Energy and Environmental Policy and Chairman and President of the Foundation for Renewable Energy & Environment. As a renowned authority on climate change, his work focuses on sustainable development and energy policy, with an emphasis on solar power and energy conservation. He conceived the Sustainable Energy Utility, a first-of-its kind nonprofit agency.

Dr. Byrne served as a contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 and created the first American graduate and undergraduate degrees in the combined field of energy and environmental policy.

Dr. Byrne holds a PhD and MA in Urban Affairs and Public Policy and a BA in Economics from the University of Delaware.

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