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Prospects for the US climate policy under the Biden Administration

How US climate policy is likely to evolve, and which international impacts can be expected?

Date: February 17, 2021, 5:00 pm Topic: Green economy

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Bruegel · Prospects for the US climate policy under the Biden Administration

During the presidential campaign, Joe Biden unveiled an ambitious climate agenda, promising to put the United States on an irreversible path to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 while creating millions of well-paying jobs. His ‘Plan for climate change and environmental justice’ includes proposals for 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2035, USD 2 trillion in green investments over four years, and a pledge to devote 40 percent of these investments to disadvantaged communities.

Given the relevance of such developments for global decarbonization efforts, with this event Bruegel prompted a discussion on how US climate policy is likely to evolve under the Biden administration, and which international impacts can be expected.

Schedule

Feb 17, 2021

17:00-18:00

Panel discussion

Chair: Simone Tagliapietra, Senior Fellow

Jason Bordoff, Founding Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

Kate Marvel, Associate Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Michael Mehling, Deputy Director of the Centre for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Robert N. Stavins, A. J. Meyer Professor of Energy and Economic Development, Harvard University

Leah Stokes, Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

18:00-18:30

Q&A

Speakers

Jason Bordoff

Founding Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

Kate Marvel

Associate Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Michael Mehling

Deputy Director of the Centre for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Robert N. Stavins

A. J. Meyer Professor of Energy and Economic Development, Harvard University

Leah Stokes

Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

Simone Tagliapietra

Senior Fellow

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Katja Knezevic

[email protected]

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