Inauguration to Earth Day: Implications of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Climate Policy in the First 100 Days

April 19

12:00pm - 1:00pm

VIRTUAL LOCATION

Audience: Alumni,  Current Student,  Faculty,  Staff

The Biden-Harris Administration has set out an ambitious national plan to address climate change, pledging to build a more equitable, resilient, carbon-free U.S. economy by 2050. Since Inauguration Day, the Administration has signed Executive Order 13990 aimed at tackling the climate crisis and has started assembling a whole-of-government climate team. The Administration also rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement and announced it will host a world leaders’ summit on April 22, signaling a resolve to reinstate the U.S. as a global leader on climate action. Hosted by the Environmental Sustainability Initiative and the Scrivner Institute of Public Policy at the Korbel School, Dean Fritz Mayer will moderate a discussion of specific climate policy actions by the Administration in its first 100 days, with implications from the local to the international level. Dean Mayer will be joined by Dr. Tim Profeta, Director of the Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University; Manik "Nikki" Roy, Climate Change and Environment Policy Director for Rep. Diana DeGette; and Vickie Patton, General Counsel for Environmental Defense Fund.

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