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Regardless of who wins the election in November, our next President will need to confront the reality of climate change. This conference at Stanford University will highlight strategies the next President might employ to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the United States’ pivot to a clean energy economy. The conference also will address difficult “governance” issues, including how the new President might structure the White House and Cabinet to implement climate change programs that cut across jurisdictional lines, and how to effectively partner with private sector innovators and investors.
The conference is sponsored by Stanford Law School, the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Precourt Institute for Energy, and the Stanford School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences, with the support of the Hewlett Foundation.
Seating is limited. Click here to register.
Webcast: Setting the Climate Agenda for the Next U.S. President
Event will be webcast live starting at 8:00am PDT May 6, 2016
We invite viewers to join the discussion: Tweet at #ClimatePOTUS45 @SLSPolicyLab.
Registration and continental breakfast
Welcome: Steve Denning, Chairman, Stanford University Board of Trustees
Panel 1: Setting a National Agenda for Addressing Climate Change
Former Governor of Michigan Jennifer Granholm
Former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz
Panel 2: Expanding the Clean Energy Economy — Powering the Research Agenda
Arun Majumdar – Co-Director, Stanford Precourt Institute on Energy; former Acting Undersecretary for Science and Energy, U.S. Department of Energy; former Director, ARPA-E, DOE
Jagdeep Bachher – Chief Investment Officer, University of California system; representing the UC system in Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Coalition
Panel 3: Expanding the Clean Energy Economy — Unleashing Competition in a Regulated Environment
Reed Hundt – Former Chairman, Federal Communications Commission; CEO, Coalition for Green Capital
Andy Karsner – Managing Partner, Emerson Collective; Senior Strategist, Google X; Stanford Precourt Energy Scholar & Former Assistant Secretary for Efficiency and Renewable Energy, DOE
Michael Picker – Chair, California Public Utilities Commission; former Senior Advisory for Renewable Energy for Governor Jerry Brown
12:30 p.m., Lunch
Panel 4: Financing Clean Energy Deployment
Nancy Pfund – Founder and Managing Partner, DBL Partners
Dan Reicher – Executive Director, Stanford Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance; former Assistant Secretary of Energy; former Director, Climate Change and Energy Initiatives, Google.
Panel 5: Filling in the Gaps: Additional Climate Change Challenges/Opportunities
David J. Hayes – Visiting Lecturer in Law, Stanford Law School; former Deputy Secretary, Department of the Interior
Kate Gordon – Vice Chair for Climate and Sustainable Urbanization, Paulson Institute; former VP for Energy Policy, Center for American Progress
Jim Connaughton – President and CEO, Nautilus Data Technologies; Board, former Chairman, White House Council on Environmental Quality
Panel 6: Organizing the Federal Government for Success
A discussion moderated by Larry Kramer, President, the Hewlett Foundation
John Podesta – former Chief of Staff for President Clinton; former Counselor to President Obama
William K. Reilly – Senior Advisor, TPG Capital; former Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
Steven Chu – Professor of Physics and Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Stanford University; former Secretary of the Department of Energy
5 p.m., Adjourn