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America's Zero Carbon Action Plan Launch Webinar
Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 12:00
Tuesday, October 27, 2020. 12:00 PM. America's Zero Carbon Action Plan Launch Webinar. Gordon McCord & David Victor, UC San Diego; Vicki Arroyo, Georgetown Climate Center; Ryan Jones, Evolved Energy Research; Robert Pollin, U Mass-Amherst; Michael Gerrard, Columbia University; John Dernbach, Widener, University; Christian Braneon & Cynthia Rosenzweig, NASA; Jeffrey Sachs & Elena Crete, SDSN. Sponsored by SDSN USA and School of Global Policy and Strategy. Register here.
Project chairs will present the key recommendations and pathways from the Plan, which was developed through a consortium of over 100 experts who have developed a policy toolkit linked to a comprehensive, quantitatively-based strategy to achieve zero-carbon emissions in the United States by 2050 in line with the IPCC recommendations, the Paris Climate Agreement, and the Sustainable Development Goals. The plan is unlike any other in that it is based on both an energy and infrastructure model, and an economic model to project the job implications of the transition. The document aligns the technology transformation with economic levers, and provides a cadre of policy recommendations to get America to net zero emissions by 2050. The plan will be delivered to Congress and the Executive Administration in November.
Moderation by Dan Esty, Yale University
12:00 - Welcome and Project Background: Gordon McCord & David Victor, UC San Diego
12:05 - Report Methods, Headlines and Key Recommendations: Vicki Arroyo, Georgetown Climate Center
12:20 - Pathway to Decarbonization: Ryan Jones, Evolved Energy Research
12:25 - Jobs and a Just Transition: Robert Pollin, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
12:35 - Federal Policy Recommendations: Michael Gerrard, Columbia Law School & John Dernbach, Widener University Commonwealth Law School
12:45 - State & City Policy Recommendations: Christian Braneon & Cynthia Rosenzweig, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
12:55 - Implementation, Implications, and Next Steps: Jeffrey Sachs & Elena Crete, SDSN
1:05 - 25 minutes of Q&A