California’s Impact on Climate Change

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Check-in starting at 11:30 a.m.; lunch and program running Noon – 1:30 p.m.

The School of Public Policy
University of Calgary Downtown Campus
5th Floor, 906 8th Ave S.W.

Melissa Jones, Chief Deputy Director, California Energy Commission

As the 8th largest economy on earth and with 34 million people, California has a major impact on global economic and political activity. Likewise, California’s climate policy could have a significant impact beyond its borders, especially with close neighbours and trading partners like Canada.

To understand the impact of California’s climate policy on domestic and international markets, Melissa Jones will discuss Senate Bill 32 – the Global Warming Solutions Act, requiring California to develop regulations and implement programs that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. Ms. Jones will also examine future political and regulatory trends vis a vis climate policy.

This event is a “must-attend” for anyone involved in climate change policy, energy or trade with the US.