Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

U.S. Climate Policy Outlook for 2021: What to Expect in the First Year

Date and Time
Friday, January 15, 2021 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar
U.S. Climate Policy Outlook for 2021: What to Expect in the First Year

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The Joe Biden-Kamala Harris Administration is poised to enter office on the back of an ambitious climate agenda, departing from four years in which the White House was largely indifferent or even antagonistic to climate priorities. On the surface, the Biden-Harris climate agenda sends powerful signals to the international community, to business and to sub-national governments. Beneath the surface, the agenda will face a number of challenges to implementation. So what can we expect to see in the Biden-Harris Administration’s first year?

In this first installment of the Canada-U.S. Climate Policy Series, U.S. policy insiders will share their insights on what elements of the Biden-Harris climate agenda will get prioritized in 2021. What sectors and industries will be targeted? What policy tools will be used? What hurdles will need to be overcome? And what does it all mean for the longer-term trajectory of climate policy under this Administration?

If you’re a decision maker, policy practitioner, business leader or climate advocate in Canada or the U.S., this webinar will provide valuable insights.

The Can-U.S. Climate Policy Series is brought to you by Smart Prosperity Institute at University of Ottawa, Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the Duke University Energy Initiative.

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Speakers

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  • Tim Profeta – Director, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University & Co-Chair of Climate 21 Project
  • Joe Kruger – Policy and Strategy Director, Georgetown Climate Center at Georgetown University
  • Ana Unruh Cohen – Staff Director, US House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
  • Stewart Elgie – Executive Chair, Smart Prosperity Institute & Professor of law and economics, University of Ottawa