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Reenergizing Climate Action on Capitol Hill

  • 750 First Street Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)

Climate change has reemerged as a top priority on Capitol Hill -- and the conversation has matured from whether to take action to how. In the past year we have seen two Republican-sponsored bills on climate change and the emergence of the Green New Deal, sparking a lively debate about the future of climate action in Congress in the context of economic and social policy. At the same time, climate change is poised to be front-and-center in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Join World Resources Institute on April 8 for a dynamic dialogue on how to advance policies in the United States that respond to the scale of the climate challenge. Axios reporter Amy Harder will moderate a keynote conversation with Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL), who leads the newly created House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.

This will be followed by an interview with former Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), co-founder of the Climate Solutions Caucus, and a panel of energy and climate experts that will dive deeper on what Congress can do in the near-term to shift the U.S. electricity system toward cleaner sources of power.

Panelists

  • Rachel Cleetus, Policy Director, Union of Concerned Scientists

  • Mary Anne Hitt, Director, Beyond Coal Campaign, Sierra Club

  • Dan Lashof, Director, World Resources Institute U.S.

  • Karen Palmer, Senior Fellow and Director, Future of Power Initiative, Resources for the Future

  • Amy Harder, Reporter, Axios (moderator)

The panel will be followed by a Q&A session. The event is open to the public and members of the media.