April 10, 2013, 12:00pm ET - 1:30pm ET
About This Event
Meanwhile, the nine northeastern states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI—the first mandatory carbon cap-and-trade system in the United States—are enjoying environmental and economic benefits as the cap-and-trade program enters its sixth year. Member states are experiencing stronger clean energy economies and are saving hundreds of millions of dollars in energy costs.
Internationally, Australia is planning to link with the EU emissions trading system in 2015 and conversations about linking with other markets are already underway.
This event will focus on the potential evolution of the U.S. economic and political relationship with the European Union, Australia, and Canada through the linking of carbon markets with markets in California and RGGI states. The event will feature a report from FORES, “Linking Emissions Trading Systems in EU and California,” by Lars Zetterberg, followed by a discussion about the advantages of linking carbon markets and the next steps for bilateral cooperation between the United States and the EU, Australia, and Canada.
Tom Perriello, President and CEO, Center for American Progress Action Fund; Counselor for Policy, Center for American Progress
Lars Zetterberg, Senior Scientist and Director, Business Development, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
Laurie Burt, President, Laurie Burt, LLC
Harinder Sidhu, First Assistant Secretary, International Climate Change Division of the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
Brian Turner, Assistant Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board
Rebecca Lefton, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress
A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.
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