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California’s Climate Change Agenda

  • February 26, 2015
  • 4:00pm–5:30pm
  • Vanderbilt Hall, Room 214, 40 Washington Square South

Featured Speaker: Tim O’Connor, Senior Attorney and Director of California Climate Initiative, Environmental Defense Fund

Join us for a discussion of the nation’s most successful climate program. California operates the world’s first economy-wide Cap-and-Trade program, which has received a stamp of approval from both state and federal courts. Thanks to this innovative approach, the state has rebounded economically while reducing carbon pollution.

Featured speaker Tim O’Connor is a senior attorney and Director of Environmental Defense Fund’s California Climate Initiative in their San Francisco office. Since joining EDF in 2006, Mr. O’Connor has engaged state regulatory agencies and legislature on the implementation of AB 32 with particular focus on transportation fuels and vehicles, heavy industries, natural gas, and compliance instruments in market-based emission reduction programs. During this time, Mr. O’Connor has also managed EDF’s participation in both state and federal courts on issues related to climate, fuels and energy, both as a formal party and as amicus curiae.