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.
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.