Meeting the Climate Change Challenge: A Review of Recent US Reports

March 21, 2021

Meeting the Climate Change Challenge: A Review of Recent US Reports

There have been several important reports recently that cover potential US solutions to the climate change crisis. This free webinar features 10 prominent authors of 4 US-focused decarbonization reports who will share their findings covering multiple economic sectors. Attendees will learn about each report and be able to compare and contrast key findings and policy recommendations. Each report will include: 40 minutes to summarize key findings and 15-minutes for moderated Q&A.

Agenda and Confirmed Speakers:
- Susan Tierney, Senior Advisor at Analysis Group, Chair of ClimateWorks Foundation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Accelerating the US Clean Energy Transformation: Challenges and Solutions by Sector, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI is a Joint Institute of University of Colorado Boulder and National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
- Charles F. Kutscher, Fellow and Senior Research Associate, RASEI
- Jeffrey S. Logan, Assoc. Director, RASEI; Chief Analyst at National Renewable Energy Laboratory

11:00 am - Noon
Accelerating Decarbonization of the US Energy System, National Academies of Sciences
- Professor Stephen Pacala, Director of the Princeton Environmental Institute
- Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher, Director of Climate Policy Lab at Fletcher School of Tufts University

Noon - 1:00 pm
America's Zero Carbon Plan, Sustainable Development Solutions Network
- Professor Jeffrey Sachs, President of Sustainable Development Solutions Network
- Dan Esty, Hillhouse Professor at Yale University
- Elena Crete, Manager at Sustainable Development Solutions Network

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Clean Energy for Biden's Policy Recommendations, Clean Energy for Biden
- Zoe Elizabeth, Senior Energy Consultant at Silicon Valley Clean Energy
- Carmen Best, Director of Policy and Emerging Markets at Recurve
- Nicole Pavia, Senior Analyst at Energy Futures Initiative