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WEBINAR RECORDING: The Business Perspective on COP21 and the Carbon Economy
The December 2015 Paris Climate Agreement (COP21, or officially the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) represents a watershed in addressing climate change. Over 190 nations, supported by hundreds of citizen business and local governments, came together to craft an agreement that fundamentally recognizes the economic, social and environmental challenges posed by climate change.
Recorded live on Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET
This webinar will review the key elements of the agreement, issues still to be resolved and the critical role that the business community played in its design and implementation. We’ll also focus on what the agreement means to American companies, including those in the sustainable agricultural community. Finally, we’ll look at the emerging support here in the US – both in Congress and in state legislatures – for the idea of putting a price on carbon and how that might work.
Richard Eidlin is a Co-Founder and Vice President of Policy and Campaigns with the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), a national coalition of over 200,000 businesses committed to building a vibrant and sustainable economy. He directs ASBC’s policy and advocacy campaigns on Capitol Hill, the White House and to various regulatory agencies. He recently led a delegation of ASBC members to the COP21 Paris Climate Summit in December 2015.
Richard worked with the UN Environment Programme in the early 1990’s, worked for New York City government as a senior policy analyst and spent ten years working on the bleeding, and eventually the leading, edge of the solar energy industry. He teaches an Environmental Policy course as adjunct faculty at Denver University, serves on the Board of the Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center, and is a member of the Social Venture Network.
Michael Green is Executive Director of the Climate Action Business Association (CABA). Michael came to CABA as a seasoned advocate for climate policy and environmental action. Since 2012, he has served as a representative to the United Nations focusing on international climate science and policy. As an activist, he has played strategic roles in several of the largest national, as well as international campaigns dedicated to fighting climate change. He sits on the Board of Boston-area non-profits as well as a policy advisor to national business associations on topics ranging from energy policy to climate adaptation. Michael is a Northeastern University graduate with degrees in international affairs and environmental studies, course work at the University of Edinbrough’s MSc Program in Environmental Protection and Management and Harvard Business Schools CORe Program. He was most recently awarded as a Champion of Change work his work on Climate Change Equity by the White House.
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