The New Economy of Energy and Climate

Thursday October 8, 2009

We are delighted to follow up our September forum with a more detailed discussion of economic options in addressing climate change, presented by Dr. Rachel Cleetus, an economist with the Climate program at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).

At UCS, she designs and advocates for effective global warming policies at the regional, state, federal, and international levels, including both market- (e.g. cap & trade) and sector- (e.g. efficiency, energy/clean technology R&D) based approaches. She also analyzes the economic costs of inaction on climate change.

Rachel is a co-author of a recent UCS study analyzing U.S. options to cut global warming emissions: Climate 2030: A National Blueprint for a Clean Energy Economy

Presenter: Dr. Rachel Cleetus, Climate Economist of Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)

Dr. Cleetus holds an M.A and a Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University. Prior to joining UCS, she worked as a consultant for the World Wildlife Fund, on the links between sustainable development, trade, and ecosystems in Asia and Africa, and for the Tellus Institute, under the mentorship of Steve Bernow.