This presentation will provide an overview of US climate policy and will examine the various pressures that are contributing to the movement toward a federal policy. Ms. Claussen will discuss the role of states and the business community in the crafting of a national climate policy in the US, as well as offering some insight into this years' Presidential election. Ms. Claussen will discuss important design elements of a successful cap and trade program and offer insights on the European Union's trading system. Finally, Ms. Claussen will talk about the likelihood and timing of a US cap and trade policy.
- *Co-hosted by RIETI; Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI); and Ministry of the Environment (MOE)
- Title: "U.S. Climate Change Policy: Where We Are and Where We Are Headed"
- Date: Friday, April 4th, 2008
- Time: 12:15-13:45 (Registration desk and seminar room open at 12:00)
- Speaker: Eileen CLAUSSEN (President, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change)
- Commentator: YAMAGUCHI Mitsutsune (Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo)
- Moderator: KAWAGUCHI Yoriko (Member, the House of Councillors)
- Language: English / Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
- Venue: RIETI's seminar room (METI Annex 11th floor, 1121)
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Hon. Eileen CLAUSSEN 's profile
Eileen Claussen is the President of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change and Strategies for the Global Environment. Ms. Claussen is the former Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs.
Prior to joining the Department of State, Ms. Claussen served for three years as a Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Global Environmental Affairs at the National Security Council. She has also served as Chairman of the United Nations Multilateral Montreal Protocol Fund.
Ms. Claussen was Director of Atmospheric Programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where she was responsible for activities related to the depletion of the ozone layer; Title IV of the Clean Air Act; and the EPA’s energy efficiency programs, including the Green Lights program and the Energy Star program.
Ms. Claussen is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and is the recipient of the Department of State’s Career Achievement Award, and the Distinguished Executive Award for Sustained Extraordinary Accomplishment. She also served as the Timothy Atkeson Scholar in Residence at Yale University.