2019 Policy Camp

Become a Climate Policy Expert

Go beyond the concepts

Across the world, the conversation is changing from whether we will act to how we will act. Prepare yourself for this phase and learn directly from the experts.

  • Dive deep into the technical aspects of greenhouse gas mitigation policy, including the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act and others.
  • Make more strategic advocacy decisions, and serve as a resource for your local community.
  • New this year: networking mixer event where attendees can meet with potential employers, graduate schools, and D.C. organizations.
  • Fellowship applications available for graduate and undergraduate students. See the FAQ below.

International Track

Students in the international track will explore how U.S. domestic policy interacts with other countries’ climate mitigation policies and international law. The countries of focus will include Mexico, Bangladesh, Canada, and China, which students will represent in an international negotiation scenario.

Domestic Track

Students in the domestic track will learn about the implementation of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, how it will interact with Clean Air Act regulations, and what states and municipalities might do to complement the policy to ensure a just transition to renewable energy systems.

Lead Instructor

Policy Camp is organized by Professor Ross Astoria, JD/PhD, who has more than 15 years of policy training and experience. Ross has been a CCL volunteer for over nine years and is presently serving as the chair of the CCL Board of Directors. Ross has published on carbon pricing and international trade law, California’s cap-and-trade system, and New York’s efforts to include low-income households in its energy transition. Professor Astoria was the lead textual consultant for the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019.

Instructors

Dr. Natasha DeJarnett, Research Coordinator, National Environmental Health Association

Dr. Peggy James, University of Wisconsin at Parkside

Dr. Farida C. Khan, University of Colorado

Dr. Mark Purdon, École des Sciences de la Gestion, Université du Québec à Montréal (ESG UQAM) & Institut québécois du carbone (IQCarbone)

Dr. Barry G. Rabe, University of Michigan

Catrina Rorke, Climate Leadership Council

Jeremy Schreifels, PhD, Resources for the Future

The Venue

Address

American University, Washington D.C.

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, D.C. 20016

Schedule of Events


Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

Who is Climate Policy Camp for?

Camp is designed for climate advocates who want to increase their ability to interact on some of the more technical policy questions which arise in their climate advocacy and to serve as a resource for other climate advocates in their community. No formal past experience with policy analysis is required, but familiarity with carbon fee and dividend policies and carbon pricing will be useful.

CCL volunteers approach each meeting with appreciation, respect, and gratitude. To ensure the Camp continues that approach, we encourage attendees to attend a CCL Climate Advocate Training session before the camp begins

Attendees must be 18 years of age by June 5, 2019 to participate in Climate Policy Camp.

Is there a registration fee?

The registration fee for Climate Policy Camp is $99 and includes light breakfast (June 6-7) and lunch (June 6-7). We have tickets available if you wish to lodge at American University in a dorm style room.

There will be five ticket types (please see Lodging section below for more detailed lodging information):

  • Regular Registration (no lodging): $99
  • Registration + (3 nights) Single Lodging: $375
  • Registration + (3 nights) Double Lodging: $330
  • Registration + (2 nights) Single Lodging: $285
  • Registration + (2 nights) Double Lodging: $255

Student Fellowships are available by application, see details below. Please email gro.e1569247398tamil1569247398csnez1569247398itic@1569247398xobni1569247398.ecne1569247398refno1569247398c1569247398 for assistance.

Registration closes Friday, May 10, 2019.

What is the Fellowship program for students?

We’re offering a CCL Climate Policy Fellowship for undergraduate and graduate students interested in attending Climate Policy Camp. Fellows will receive waived registration fee for the Policy Camp program as well as double lodging at American University. Upon completion of Climate Policy Camp, Fellows will be asked to hold a presentation in their community to share their learnings and experience.  Accepted Fellows will also receive a fee waiver for the Citizens’ Climate 10th Annual International Conference in D.C., June 9-11, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel which directly follows Policy Camp. You can find the application here. Applications must be completed by April 22, 2019. Email gro.e1569247398tamil1569247398csnez1569247398itic@1569247398xobni1569247398.ecne1569247398refno1569247398c1569247398 with any questions.

May I pay by check?

Yes. Once you chose your ticket type and proceed to complete your registration, choose the option “Pay by check.” Mail your check, made payable to Citizens’ Climate Education, to our office at 1330 Orange Ave, #309, Coronado, CA 92118. Please put “2019 Climate Policy Camp” in the memo. Your payment must be received by May 10, 2019.

Are scholarships available for registration, travel, and hotel expenses?

We strive to keep registration low to make it possible for as many people who want to attend to be able to do so. To request a registration discount or fee waiver, please email gro.e1569247398tamil1569247398csnez1569247398itic@1569247398xobni1569247398.ecne1569247398refno1569247398c1569247398.

For financial support to offset travel and lodging for the conference, we recommend talking with your Group Leader or State or Regional Coordinator about local fundraising efforts. You might also check out these online fundraising resources on CCL Community.

Are meals included in the registration fee?

Light breakfast (such as muffins, danish, fruit, and coffee) will be served June 6-7, and lunch will be served on June 6-7. All other meals are on your own. American University’s dining hall will be open during meal hours. There is a Subway and Starbucks on campus, and other dining options off campus.

Program and Agenda

What is the difference between the International and Domestic Tracks?

International Track

Students in the international track will explore how U.S. domestic policy interacts with other countries’ climate mitigation policies and international law. The countries of focus will include Mexico, Bangladesh, Canada, and China, which students will represent in an international negotiation scenario.

Domestic Track

Students in the domestic track will learn about the implementation of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, how it will interact with Clean Air Act regulations, and what states and municipalities might do to complement the policy to ensure a just transition to renewable energy systems.

Stay tuned for information about a special Page on CCL Community to find your Camp study materials and ability to connect with other Camp attendees.

No matter which track you choose, this year we have added an Introduction to Carbon Pricing session on Wednesday evening so you will be ready to jump in to your Track Breakouts.

When should I plan to arrive?

Policy Camp introduction and orientation will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 5. Plan to arrive and sign in beginning at 3 p.m. on June 5. If you are staying in the dorm rooms, check in will be 3 p.m. (we’ll be sending more details about the dorm rooms as the event gets closer).

Where can I find study materials for Policy Camp?

You can find study materials and other information needed for Policy Camp on the CCL Community Policy Camp group page (will need to log-in to participate in discussion).

Is there an app with the event schedule?

If you have a smartphone, you could download the mobile app. You can even set your notifications to alert you when updates are made.

  • In your app store, search for “Grenadine Event Guide” and download the app.
  • Once downloaded, open the app and enter in the event code: CCLCamp2019
  • From the menu on the bottom, you can access the schedule, speakers, and other event information.

Lodging

How do I reserve a dorm room suite accommodation at American University?

How do I reserve a dorm room suite accommodation at American University?

Since the program will be concluding in the evening on Friday, June 7, you have the option to lodge at American University for two or three nights.

Four lodging options will be available at American University:

  • 3 nights Single Loding: dorm style suite. One single bed with restroom; maximum occupancy is 1 person. For Policy Camp Registration and to stay for three nights (nights of June 5, 6, & 7) in a single dorm, choose the “Registration + (3 nights) Single Lodging” ticket for $375.
  • 3 nights Double Lodging: dorm style suite, 2 single beds, with a restroom to share with a roommate, maximum occupancy is 2 people. For Policy Camp Registration and to stay for three nights (nights of June 5, 6, & 7) in a double dorm, choose the “Registration + (3 nights) Double Lodging” ticket for $330 (per room mate).
    • We will not be placing roommates, but we will help coordinate roommate-finding. You can find a roommate before or after you register. If you find a roommate on your own before you register, please put your roommate’s name on your registration in the “Requested Roommate” blank. If you need help finding a roommate after you register, please put “need roommate” in the “Requested Roommate” blank, and we will contact you following your registration to help pair you with another attendee.
  • 2 nights Single Loding: dorm style suite. One single bed with restroom; maximum occupancy is 1 person. For Policy Camp Registration and to stay for two nights (nights of June 5 & 6) in a single dorm, choose the “Registration + (2 nights) Single Lodging” ticket for $285.
  • 2 nights Double Lodging: dorm style suite, 2 single beds, with a restroom to share with a roommate, maximum occupancy is 2 people. For Policy Camp Registration and to stay for two nights (nights of June 5 & 6) in a double dorm, choose the “Registration + (2 nights) Double Lodging” ticket for $255 (per room mate).
    • We will not be placing roommates, but we will help coordinate roommate-finding. You can find a roommate before or after you register. If you find a roommate on your own before you register, please put your roommate’s name on your registration in the “Requested Roommate” blank. If you need help finding a roommate after you register, please put “need roommate” in the “Requested Roommate” blank, and we will contact you following your registration to help pair you with another attendee.

Check-in to the dorm room starts at 3 p.m. on June 5, and check-out is by 12 p.m. on June 7 or 8.

If you have any questions, please email gro.e1569247398tamil1569247398csnez1569247398itic@1569247398xobni1569247398.ecne1569247398refno1569247398c1569247398

What does the dorm room suite include?

American University dorms are a cost effective option for lodging during Camp. Please keep in mind the dorms rooms include the bare essentials; they are not hotel rooms. The room includes a twin size bed, armoire, desk, and a bathroom (shared with your roommate if you are in a double). The room comes with basic linens (sheets, blanket, small bath towel, and hand towel). The room does NOT include any toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc.) please plan to bring your own toiletries and bath linens if you prefer larger bath towels. Laundry facilities are available on campus; you can load funds onto your dorm room card to use the machines.

 

 

 

 

What if I plan on staying at American University other than the nights of June 5-7?

If you plan on staying on campus for only a partial number of nights, please contact gro.e1569247398tamil1569247398csnez1569247398itic@1569247398xobni1569247398.ecne1569247398refno1569247398c1569247398 for assistance. Please put Policy Camp Lodging in the subject line.

Are there other lodging accommodations nearby?

A list of nearby hotels from Hotels.com.

Hostels (rates vary between $26-$40/night for dorm style accommodations)

You also might consider renting through Airbnb.

Some DC area CCL volunteers are offering rooms in their home for conference attendees to stay with them. If you are interested in this option, a volunteer-managed homestay portal website has been established to match up hosts and guests. Find helpful instructions for using the portal here.

Travel

Is there a subway/rail system near the University?

Yes, D.C.’s rail service is called Metro. The Red Line stops at Tenleytown/AU Station which is several blocks away from the campus. Check out this DC Metro Trip Planner for additional information. We suggest using the shuttle offered by American University. Outside of the Tenleytown/AU Station there is American University shuttle stop, the shuttle can bring you to the University Campus. Ask the shuttle bus driver to help you to get off at the main quad stop. You can find more information about the shuttle and download the StreetEagle App to track the buses: http://www.american.edu/finance/facilities/Shuttle.cfm

Will parking be available at American University?

The University’s pay-as-you-go parking areas will be available for $2/hour or $16/daily rates. Or, you can pay for a parking permit in advance using AU’s Parking Portal and print out a pass to place on your dashboard. Find more information: http://www.american.edu/finance/publicsafety/parking/

If I am attending the 10th Annual Citizens’ Climate International Conference, how do I get from American University to the Conference venue (Omni Shoreham Hotel)?

Take AU’s shuttle bus (give yourself some time to catch the bus, the buses run less frequently during the summer hours) to the Tenleytown/AU Station Metro Station, take the Metro’s Red Line going towards Glenmont to the Woodley Park station (three stops). Walk two blocks to the Omni Shoreham Hotel by heading out of the Woodley Park station at its 24th Street NW & Connecticut Ave exit and proceed down Calvert Street. Omni Shoreham Hotel: 2500 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20008. The quickest option would be to use ride sharing service such as Uber or Lyft.

Is there a way to offset my carbon emissions for my travel to Policy Camp?

Volunteers wishing to offset their carbon footprint from traveling to and from the Camp can do so via the United Airlines’ CarbonChoice program if you are flying via United, or use common carbon offset programs like Carbonfund or TerraPass to support projects designed to help reduce greenhouse gases.

Other

Is there a list of restaurants near the hotel?

Nearby restaurants can be found on Yelp.com.

If I am a college student, am I eligible to earn college credits by completing the Policy Camp?

Policy Camp will be an intensive learning experience which may qualify you to earn college credits. It is up to you to inquire about this at your college/university to find a professor who may sponsor your independent study. Undergraduates interested in earning independent study credits for their participation at Camp can find more information here.

What attire is appropriate for the Policy Camp?

Casual attire is just fine for camp programming; dress comfortably. You may decide to dress in business attire for the networking mixer on Wed. June 5th.

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