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Building Resilience, Advancing Solutions: Policy Opportunities and Challenges

Kenneth Kimmell, President, Union of Concerned Scientists
Wednesday, June 18 @ 11:00am


Ken Kimmell, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists, will discuss how increased coastal flooding and other climate impacts underscore the need for immediate climate action.

Drawing upon his experience as the former commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and the former chair of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), Kimmell will explain how a strong commitment to renewables and energy efficiency can successfully lead to a substantial reduction in global warming emissions. He will also address the urgent need for a price on carbon and discuss how the EPA’s newly proposed rule to regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants could be strengthened, and how an ambitious rule could lead to a more widespread acceptance of carbon pricing.