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Students showcasing research posters at the 2015 GCEP Symposium

California’s Climate Action: Leadership from the States

January 23, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:00am
The National Press Club, Washington DC
Event Sponsor: 
Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Precourt Institute for Energy

California has implemented some of the toughest policies to curb GHG emissions in the country to confront climate change, recently extending until 2030 its landmark cap-and-trade program. In response to projections for future impacts, the state is also taking steps to adapt to a changing climate that will likely bring conditions for more frequent and severe droughts and wildfires. This event will provide insights into California’s commitment to tackling climate change and protecting its natural environment. Panelists will discuss the process for crafting and building support for the climate law and its impacts on industry as well as lessons to be drawn for similar efforts.


Kit Batten, Climate Resilience Chief, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Dallas Burtraw, The Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future

Michael Wara, Senior Research Scholar, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University


Chris Field, Perry L. McCarty Director and Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment