Climate Change Conferences (Summer)

Calling on Congress

An economy-wide carbon price is the single most powerful tool we have to reduce Americaโ€™s carbon pollution to net zero by 2050. Weโ€™re asking Congress to enact that powerful tool this year. Youโ€™ll get updates on whatโ€™s happening in Washington, D.C., from keynote speaker Adele Morris, economist at the Brookings Institution, and CCLโ€™s government affairs team.ย 

It Takes a Coalitionย 

Keynote speakers Jasmine Sanders, Executive Director of Our Climate, and Jerry Taylor, President of Niskanen Center, will share what their organizations are doing this year in support of climate solutions. At our breakout sessions, youโ€™ll have the opportunity to hear from faith groups, local leaders, businesses and more about their perspectives on the push for a price on carbon.ย 

Grassroots Actionย 

Grassroots action is at the heart of the push for a price on carbon. Citizensโ€™ Climate grassroots supporters span the United States and its diverse climates and interests. Together, weโ€™ll double down on the push for a price. Youโ€™ll be trained on actions you can take in your community, with the media, and with your member of Congress.

Additionally, we are offering 4 seminars on Sunday, June 13th at 1pm ET that will dive deeper into the topics than a regular conference breakout. Sign up for one when you register.

This Conference will be held on a video conferencing website called Airmeet. Registered attendees should expect an email with connection details on June 10th. For the best experience on Airmeet, we encourage you to join on a laptop or desktop computer, using Chrome as your internet browser (be sure it is up to date, version 79 or later). Click here to join us.

Featuring remarks from:

Jerry Taylor

Jerry Taylor is the president of the Niskanen Center. Prior to founding the Center in 2014, Taylor spent 23 years at the Cato Institute, where he served as director of natural resource studies, assistant editor of Regulation magazine, senior fellow, and then vice president. Before that, Taylor was the staff director for the energy and environment task force at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Over the past two decades, Mr. Taylor has been one of the prominent and influential libertarian voices in energy policy in Washington. He is the author of numerous policy studies, and has testified often before Congress. Mr. Taylor is routinely featured in prominent media outlets, including: The New Yorker, The Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Vox, New York Magazine, CNN, CQ Roll Call, and Politico.

Jasmine Sanders

Jasmine Sanders is the Executive Director of Our Climate, a climate change advocacy organization energized by its youth grassroots movement. Striving to raise awareness to the intersecting effects of climate change and the communities of color who are disproportionately affected, she utilizes the positivity that results from uplifting our youth to make a global impact. Previously, she managed the strategic initiatives and special projects for HIAS, wrote legislative briefs for the U.S. House of Representatives Science, Space and Technology Committee and fellowed for Terpstra Associates, a DC lobbying firm where she advocated on Capitol Hill for agricultural and environmental issues. She earned a graduate degree from the University of Essex with a MSc in Tropical Marine Biology and is a graduate from the University of South Alabama with a BS in Biology and a minor in Spanish.

Adele Morris

Adele Morris is the Joseph A. Pechman senior fellow in Economic Studies and the policy director for Climate and Energy Economics at the Brookings Institution. Her research informs critical decisions related to climate change, energy, and tax policy, and she is a leading global expert on the design of carbon pricing policies. She joined Brookings in July 2008 from the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) of the U.S. Congress. Before her work in Congress, Morris was the lead natural resource economist for the U.S. Treasury Department for nine years. Prior to joining the Treasury, she served as the senior economist for environmental affairs at the Presidentโ€™s Council of Economic Advisers during the development of the Kyoto Protocol. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University.

Program

Time Zone: EDT/Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Friday, June 11, 2021

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Sunday, June 13, 2021