The First 100 Days: A Conversation with Joseph Aldy on Climate and Environmental Policy After the Election


Thursday, October 8, 2020, 1:30pm to 2:30pm



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The First 100 Days:
A Conversation with Joseph Aldy on Climate and Environmental Policy After the Election

1:30-2:30 P.M.

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Please join the Center for Public Leadership for a discussion on climate policy with Joseph 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 and the prospect for a climate-oriented economic stimulus bill in the event of a Biden victory. The program will be hosted by Rand Wentworth who teaches "Environmental Politics" at HKS and moderated by Emily Fry 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.

RSVP by 9:00 AM ET on Thursday, 10/8.


The First 100 Days: Climate and Environmental Policy After the Election

Prior to every U.S. presidential election, transition teams on both sides prepare policy proposals for the first 100 days. In this campaign, the candidates have voiced dramatically different views on climate change, environmental regulations, environmental racism and integrating climate goals in economic recovery. This series of workshops will look at potential risks and opportunities facing both transition teams in 2021. Is there room for collaboration on climate change, no matter who comes into power? Because this election will have a big impact on countries around the world, the workshop series will include perspectives of global environmental leaders. 

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