Join NRCM and Colby College for a panel discussion on managing the risks from a changing climate.
When: Wednesday, March 19 from 12:00-1:15 p.m.
Where: Colby College, Waterville, Maine
Parker Reed Room, Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center
Climate change poses serious threats to Maine and our planet. Currently, there are a number of strategies for dealing with climate pollution. They include:
- The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) – a cap-and-trade program that has been extremely successful for Maine and our region;
- Carbon taxation – hear how this is different from RGGI;
- National carbon emission standards – these standards are now under development at EPA – learn more about what they would mean for our environment; and
- Climate adaptation strategies – how we can help reduce our vulnerabilities and enhance our resilience to the changing climate.
These approaches are now being used around the world, including right here in Maine. Join us to hear from experts on these different ways to address and deal with our changing climate.
Yoram Bauman (Panelist), Environmental economics PhD, author, authority on the British Columbia carbon tax, and member of the CarbonWA.org effort to bring a similar carbon tax to Washington State.
Dylan Voorhees (Panelist), Clean Energy Project Director for the Natural Resources Council of Maine and a key participant in the design of Maine’s RGGI law.
Jennifer Kiersted (Panelist), President, Jennifer Kierstead Consulting and Co-chair of the Mid-Maine Climate Adaptation Working Group.
Tom Tietenberg (Moderator), Mitchell Family Professor of Economics (Emeritus), Colby College and author or editor of eleven books including Emissions Trading, one of the most widely cited works on that topic. Tom Tietenberg also serves on NRCM’s Board of Directors.
Sponsored by: Colby College Goldfarb Center for Government and Public Policy, Colby College Department of Economics, Colby College Environmental Studies Program, and the Natural Resource Council of Maine.
This event is free and open to the public. For planning purposes, please RSVP to Emmie Theberge, NRCM Clean Energy Policy Advocate: firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 430-0105.