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Climate policy briefing at RFF, November 28

Posted by Daniel Hall on November 19, 2007

There will be a briefing at Resources for the Future next week that will serve as the rollout event for a new report on U.S. climate policy. From the website:

Resources for the Future organized the U.S. Climate Policy Forum in May 2006 to analyze and make findings regarding policies to address global climate change. … The Forum’s objective is to provide legislators with well-vetted, detailed policy options; important criteria for policy assessment; and well-articulated concerns (specifying the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches), from which effective federal policy might be crafted.

The report, Assessing U.S. Climate Policy Options: A report summarizing work at RFF as part of the inter-industry U.S. Climate Policy Forum, represents the culmination of the Forum process. Written by independent RFF scholars and informed by a year-long dialogue with Forum participants who provided feedback and recommended areas of focus, the report encompasses 15 issue briefs, detailing policy questions and concerns in key areas related to greenhouse gas emissions and legislative proposals to curb them. It is designed, first and foremost, to present information objectively and to focus on those aspects of federal policy design that are most important.

Please RSVP by November 19 to Lisa Mihalik, at 202-328-5177 or by email:

This report, and the process that fed into it, has been one of my major projects for the last year, so this is personally exciting for me. A lot of thoughtful analysis from a number of scholars at RFF has gone into writing the report. I encourage those in the DC area who are interested in federal-level climate mitigation policy to come. There are more details at the website.

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