Chair's Lecture Series

The Chair of the California Air Resources Board is pleased to announce specially invited guests to speak on topical environmental subjects involving air pollution and global warming.

The below lectures are in chronological order. Select the lecture title link to access their presentations and video archives.


Is Nitrogen the Next Carbon?

Viney P. Aneja, Ph.D., Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University

February 28, 2018


Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States

Jim Williams, Ph.D., Energy and Environmental Economics (E3)

May 13, 2015


Air Pollution in Developing Mega-Cities - Something Old, Something New - Lessons from Los Angeles

David D. Parrish, Ph.D., Colorado Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

August 7, 2014 


Estimating the Costs and Benefits of Regulations: Lessons Learned from the Past 30 Years

Richard D. Morgenstern, Ph.D., Resources For the Future (RFF)

March 14, 2014


Climate Change and Los Angeles: A Close-up View of the Future

Alex Hall, Ph.D., Professor, University of California, Los Angeles

October 23, 2013


Climate Change: Its Impact on California’s Cities and Economy

Matthew E. Kahn, Ph.D., Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, and author of Climatopolis:  How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future

August 13, 2013


Black Carbon Reductions in California and its Implications for Regional and Global Climate Change Mitigation

Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Ph.D. and Lynn M. Russell, Ph.D., Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego.

July 23, 2013


Low Carbon Transportation: A Crucial Link to Economic and National Security

David L. Greene, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy, University of Tennessee and Corporate Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

September 4, 2012


We Are What We Eat and Breathe, and Build:
Preventing Chronic Diseases and Protecting the Environment by Building Healthy Communities

Richard Jackson, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health at UCLA.

July 11, 2012


California's Energy Future: The View to 2050

Jane C.S. Long, Ph.D., Associate Director at Large, and Fellow, Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

July 15, 2011

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