Our focus will be on the intersection between a carbon price to address greenhouse gas emissions and today's politics at the federal level. Dr. Danny Richter of the Citizens' Climate Lobby will highlight the major features of policies before Congress, and talk about significant shifts in support for this idea both from the business community and from other countries. He will also highlight economic research framing the policy debate and where to find it for those who would like to read more.
This event is free to NCAC-USAEE members. The Zoom link will be in the confirmation email from NCAC-USAEE after you register. Non-members can sign up for membership at: https://www.ncac-usaee.org/membership and then sign-up for the event at https://www.ncac-usaee.org/event-4370675 -- 2021 membership entitles participation for the remainder of the year. The recording and presentation will be posted in the Members Only section, visible after you log into NCAC-USAEE.
Danny Richter joined the staff of Citizens' Climate Lobby after five years as a volunteer, finishing his PhD in Oceanography and being paid to do scientific research on all seven continents. As CCL's first staffer in DC, Danny established that office and now is Vice President of Government Affairs, responsible for interfacing with Congress, other organizations and researchers. Since joining staff in 2013, CCL has grown from 2,000 supporters to 200,000 supporters and has played an important role in making sure members of Congress are hearing from their constituents about the importance of acting big on climate. More info can be found at: www.citizensclimatelobby.org https://citizensclimateeducation.org
Rita Beale, President of NCAC-USAEE, will host the event.