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Lawmaker Education & Advocacy Day (LEAD) on Carbon Pricing Introductory Webinar

Lawmaker Education & Advocacy Day (LEAD) on Carbon Pricing Introductory Webinar

About this event

In case you are unable to join live - all registrants will receive a recording and slides of this event.

With a cascade of new scientific findings and economic research showing the increasing impacts of climate change, an energized House of Representatives, and an increasing number of bipartisan carbon pricing bills introduced, now is the time for the business community (companies large and small) to collectively make its support for meaningful climate solutions unequivocal.

Companies from all over the country will gather in Washington, D.C. on May 21st and 22nd to make the business case for a strong and effective price on carbon. Organized by an unprecedented collaboration of NGOs, think tanks, trade associations, and other groups, this event will help to elevate and emphasize the private sector’s vision on building towards lasting, predictable, and effective climate solutions.

This webinar will review the logistics, details, and core messaging of the advocacy day, in addition to providing an opportunity to answer any questions you may have about the event. Noah Kaufman will also provide a basic overview of carbon pricing design and an analysis of the policy landscape related to carbon pricing proposals in Congress.

About the presenter

Dr. Noah Kaufman, Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy

Dr. Noah Kaufman joined the Center on Global Energy Policy as research scholar in January 2018. He is an economist who has worked on energy and climate change policy in both the public and private sectors.

At World Resource Institute, Noah led projects on carbon pricing, the economic impacts of climate policies, and long-term decarbonization strategies. Under President Obama, he served as the Deputy Associate Director of Energy & Climate Change at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

Previously, He was a Senior Consultant in the Environment Practice of NERA Economic Consulting.

Noah received his BS in economics, cum laude, from Duke University, and his PhD and MS in economics from the University of Texas at Austin, where his dissertation examined optimal policy responses to climate change.

He has published peer-reviewed journal articles on the social cost of carbon dioxide emissions and the role of risk aversion in environmental policy evaluations, among other topics.