Please join the World Resources Institute (WRI) for a journalist-only climate change policy briefing next Friday that will arm you with fresh analysis and insight for this fall’s crowded climate agenda. WRI president Jonathan Lash will give an overview of domestic and international prospects for progress, and how they intersect. WRI’s new Climate and Energy Program Director, Jennifer Morgan, and our new China Country Director Zou Ji (bios attached) will provide unique insight into the UN climate negotiations and Chinese progress and thinking on climate action. This will be followed by a domestic policy panel. WRI analysts will deconstruct the American Clean Energy and Security Act (emission reductions, allowances, offsets, benefits to states etc) and our states policy team will dissect what federal climate legislators can learn from successful state climate actions
The briefing will be followed by a question and answer session and a happy hour for reporters to follow up individually with our climate experts.
Friday, September 18, 2009
3:00p.m.-to 5:00 p.m
Expert Briefings and Question & Answer Session
Happy Hour Reception
The World Resources Institute
10 G Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
(Metro: Red Line to Union Station)
RSVP by Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Jessica Forres, WRI media officer, +1(202) 729-7736, email@example.com
Stephanie Hanson, WRI Communications Associate, +1(202) 729-7641, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Morgan joined WRI in September 2009 as Director of its Climate and Energy Program. For the past three years, Morgan was director of the Climate Change Program at E3G (Third Generation Environmentalism), a London-based think-tank. During this time, she acted as a key advisor to the German government as well as advising former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair on his Breaking the Climate Deadlock project. Prior to E3G, she led the Global Climate Change Program at WWF, acting as chief spokesperson on climate change. As director, she doubled the size of WWF’s climate team and established a presence in several new countries, especially in the Asia Pacific region. In the U.S. she has worked for NRDC and the National Audubon Society.
Professor Zou Ji is WRI’s new Beijing-based China Country Director. Previously Vice Dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment at Renmin University, Zou Ji was also a member of the Chinese delegation to the negotiations of the Conference of Parties (CoP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Until recently, he also served as a member of the Climate Change Task Force advising the National Coordination Committee for Climate Change of China’s National Development and Reform Commission.
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