Emissions Policies: Quantifying Impacts & Analyzing Strategies

Date:
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Location:
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Alfred Lerner Hall, Jed D. Satow Room (5th floor)

Contact:
Theresa E. Hernandez, climate@ei.columbia.edu

RSVP:
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Event Description:
Speakers: Scott Barrett, Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Mary-Elena Carr, Associate Director, Columbia Climate Center, the Earth Institute, Columbia University; Mark Fulton, Managing Director, Global Head of Climate Change Investment Research, Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors; Michael Gerrard, Director, Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School

The Earth Institute's Columbia Climate Center presents "Emissions Policies: Quantifying Impacts & Analyzing Strategies," with Scott Barrett, Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Mary-Elena Carr, Associate Director, Columbia Climate Center at the Earth Institute, Columbia University; Mark Fulton, Managing Director, Global Head of Climate Change Investment Research, Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors; and Michael Gerrard, Director, Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School.

Free & open to the public. Registration Required.

Policies to lower anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, and ultimately to mitigate climate change, are now in place around the world. These policies can be grouped into two basic categories: economy-wide emission reduction targets that provide an overarching goal to achieve for emission reductions and sector specific approaches that delineate specific requirements for changes in energy use, the source of most GHG emissions worldwide.

How effectively do current policies meet the emissions pathway of 450 ppm? How large is the gap between what we are doing and what we need to do? Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors (DBCCA), with research from the Columbia Climate Center (CCC), has published a study that quantifies the impact of more than 300 policies on emissions and energy use. The results provide insight into the interactions between and the relative efficacy of the two categories of policy, with important implications for the private sector.

This event presents a brief overview of an emissions model that assesses the impacts of policies; an analysis of implications for the private sector and for investment; and an assessment of challenges posed by the two different policy approaches. This event is part of Climate Week NYC.

For more information on the Columbia Climate Center visit http://climate.columbia.edu

For more information on the Earth Institute visit www.earth.columbia.edu

For more information about Climate Week NYC visit www.climateweeknyc.org

Sponsors:
Earth Institute

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