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Reenergizing Climate Action on Capitol Hill: A Bipartisan Conversation with Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL) and Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY)

Climate change has reemerged as a top priority on Capitol Hill — and the conversation has matured from whether to take action to how.

Join the conversation: #Reenergizing

In recent months, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have introduced legislation to address the climate crisis, including two bipartisan carbon pricing bills, a comprehensive clean energy standard and an array of competing proposals.  Meanwhile, climate action has joined healthcare and immigration as a leading issue for voters in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Join World Resources Institute on September 19 for a rich discussion on how to advance policies in the United States that respond to the scale of the climate challenge. New York Times reporter Lisa Friedman will moderate a conversation with Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL), sponsor of the Stemming Warming and Augmenting Pay Act, and Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY), Chair of the House Energy and Commerce  Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change.

The conversation will be followed by a panel of energy and climate experts that will examine the best opportunities to drive innovation and make the necessary investments to achieve a net-zero future. Distinguished panelists will explore the potential and limits of carbon pricing to rapidly curb emissions, tax incentives to spur funding for climate-smart infrastructure and transportation and much more.

Panelists

  • Rhiana Gunn-WrightPolicy Director, New Consensus
  • Katherine Hamilton, Chair, 38 North Solutions
  • Kevin KennedySenior Fellow, U.S. Climate Initiative, World Resources Institute
  • Charles Hernick, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions
  • Lisa Friedman, Reporter, New York Times (moderator)

These conversations will be followed by Q&A sessions. The event is open to the public and members of the media.

Questions? Please email Matt Herbert

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