The First 100 Days: A Conversation with Joe Aldy on Climate and Environmental Policy in the Biden Administration


Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


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Please join the Center for Public Leadership for a discussion on climate policy with Joe Aldy, Professor of the Practice of Public Policy at HKS. Drawing on his experience with the 2008 presidential transition, Aldy will discuss the role of transition teams in the Biden administration. The program will be hosted by Rand Wentworth, the Louis and Gabrielle Bacon Senior Fellow in Environmental Leadership, and moderated by Claire Henly MPP 2021.



Joe Aldy is a leading environmental economist whose research focuses on climate change policy and energy policy. Aldy was previously Special Assistant to the President for Energy and Environment in the Obama Administration (2009-2010) when he served on the presidential transition team and negotiated with Capitol Hill to include $90 billion for green goals in the Recovery Act.



The First 100 Days: Climate and Environmental Policy in the Biden Administration

Prior to every U.S. presidential election, transition teams prepare policy proposals for the first 100 days. Throughout this year’s campaign, the candidates voiced dramatically different views on climate change, environmental regulations, racism and integrating climate goals in economic recovery.  This series of workshops will look at potential risks and opportunities for action on climate change by the Biden administration. 

Led by: Rand Wentworth, Louis and Gabrielle Bacon Senior Fellow in Environmental Leadership; President Emeritus of the Land Trust Alliance.

Hosts: Bacon Environmental Fellowship at the Center for Public Leadership; Environment and Natural Resource Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Climate, Energy & Environment PIC (CEE-PIC), a student organization at HKS.


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This event is open to HKS students, faculty, and staff. The session will be recorded, and may be posted to YouTube and/or CPL's social media channels. Attendees must register for this event using the registration link above. Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodation or who have questions about access, please contact in advance of the session.