ADVISORY: Secretary Vilsack to Address Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry at CAP

Washington, D.C. — On Thursday, May 12, 2016, the Center for American Progress will host an event with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on the topic of enhancing climate-smart agriculture and forestry in United States. He will deliver keynote remarks, with a panel discussion to follow.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture—as a science-based agency with strong working ties to the agriculture and forestry sectors—occupies a unique position in the nation’s efforts to respond to climate change. The department is creating innovative strategies and platforms to reduce pollution while also assisting efforts to adapt to the intensifying effects of climate change such as drought, wildfires, extreme temperatures, and increased occurrences of pests. Its efforts to reduce emissions through sustainable and measurable practices will help meet national climate commitments, secure the nation’s food supply, and support various agricultural and forestry industries.

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WHO:

Welcoming remarks:
Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy, Center for American Progress

Keynote:
Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Featured panelists:
Chris Policinski, President and CEO, Land O’Lakes Inc.
Timothy Punke, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Weyerhaeuser
Suzy Friedman, Senior Director, Agricultural Sustainability, Environmental Defense Fund

Moderated by:
Greg Dotson, Vice President for Energy Policy, Center for American Progress

WHEN:

Thursday, May 12, 2016
10:00 a.m. ET – 11:00 a.m. ET

WHERE:

Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

For more information on this topic or to speak with an expert, contact Liz Bartolomeo at or 202.481.8151.