The First 100 Days: A Conversation with Joseph Goffman on Climate and Environmental Policy After the Election
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2020
Please join the Center for Public Leadership for a discussion on climate policy with Joseph Goffman, Executive Director of the Environmental & Energy Law Program at Harvard Law School. Mr. Goffman will discuss coalition building and his role in shaping the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan. He will also describe his team’s tracking of recent environmental regulatory roll-backs and what a future administration could do to undo those roll-backs. The program will be hosted by Rand Wentworth who is the Louis and Gabrielle Bacon Senior Fellow in Environmental Leadership, and teaches "Environmental Politics" at HKS and moderated by Lia Cattaneo JD/MPP 2022.
MORE ABOUT JOSEPH GOFFMAN:
Joseph Goffman is Executive Director of the Environmental & Energy Law Program. Prior to his recent role as Democratic Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), he was Associate Assistant Administrator for Climate/Senior Counsel to the Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. His EPA tenure included work on the Clean Power Plan, the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, the Cross State Air Pollution Rule, the Oil and Gas New Source Performance Standards, and related air quality and climate change rules. During an earlier stint at EPW, he authored Title IV of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, pioneering the use of cap and trade in the program that tackled acid rain. His career also includes senior legal, policy and management positions at the Environmental Defense Fund.
* RSVP by 9:00 AM ET on Thursday, 10/22.
ABOUT THIS SERIES:
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