Climate Change Post-Copenhagen: What's Plan B?Wednesday, April 28, 2010 / 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Peter Passell, Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; Editor, The Milken Institute Review
Bryan Hannegan, Vice President, Environment and Renewables, Electric Power Research Institute
Matthew Kahn, Professor, Institute of the Environment, Department of Economics and Department of Public Policy, University of California, Los Angeles
Matt Petersen, President and CEO, Global Green USA
Joel Smith, Principal, Stratus Consulting
Michael Walsh , Executive Vice President, Chicago Climate Exchange
While the world moved a bit closer to a coordinated effort to contain climate change, the Copenhagen summit last December made it all too clear that we will have to overcome deep divisions on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (and how to apportion the cost of doing so). This panel evaluates where we now stand and the prospects for moving forward expeditiously. Equally important, it considers a topic on which considerable progress was made at Copenhagen: mitigating the consequences of climate change. Panelists discussed how to cope with risks ranging from rising sea levels to radical changes in weather patterns, and how to manage the effort in countries that lack the resources to do it on their own.