Friday, December 26, 2008

Woodrow Wilson Center series on North American climate governance in January

Please join the Canada Institute and the Environmental Change and Security Program for

 

Governing the Climate: Lessons from the National Conference on Climate Governance

 

featuring

 

Barry Rabe, University of Michigan

 

Leigh Raymond, Purdue University

 

Stacy VanDeveer, University of New Hampshire

 

Henrik Selin, Boston University

 

Christopher Borick, Muhlenberg College

 

 

Monday, January 12, 2009
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
6th Floor Flom Auditorium
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

 

Seating is limited. Please RSVP to [email protected].

 

President-Elect Barack Obama has pledged to address the looming threat posed by global warming. Yet successfully addressing this challenge will require serious deliberation of governance options. While conventional thinking continues to hold global warming as an issue to be dealt with at the international level, the United States and other countries have learned that reducing carbon emissions within a nation requires a high level of cooperation and coordination at the sub-national levels of government. Given the unexpectedly large role state and local authorities have had to date, the precise role and leadership of the federal government to address climate change in the United States is a timely subject for discussion.      

 

Please join the Canada Institute and the Environmental Change and Security Program for a panel discussion on North American climate governance. The panel will comprise five leading climate change scholars whose work was recently featured at the National Conference on Climate Governance at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. This session is supported by the Stockholm Environment Institute, reflecting its interests in promoting trans-Atlantic understanding on climate change.

 

Barry Rabe of the University of Michigan will examine congressional capacity to forge coherent climate legislation; Leigh Raymond of Purdue University will assess the challenges involved in the development of a carbon cap-and-trade system; Stacy VanDeveer of the University of New Hampshire and Henrik Selin of Boston University will discuss the direction of U.S. re-engagement with the world on climate change; and Christopher Borick of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion will speak on changing public attitudes toward climate change.

 

Location: Woodrow Wilson Center at the Ronald Reagan Building: 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW ("Federal Triangle" stop on Blue/Orange Line), 6th Floor Flom Auditorium. A map to the Center is available at www.wilsoncenter.org/directions. Note: Due to heightened security, entrance to the building will be restricted and photo identification is required. Please allow additional time to pass through security.

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