SACRAMENTO - On Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, the Air Resources Board Chairman’s Lecture Series presents, “Climate Change: Its Impact on California’s Cities and Economy.”
WHO: Matthew E. Kahn, Ph.D., Professor, UCLA, and author of “Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future.”
WHAT: California’s unique urban quality of life entices millions to live and work here. But how will climate change impact our quality of life — and how could it impact California’s economy?
WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at 12 p.m.
WHERE: Coastal Hearing Room, 2nd Floor, Cal/EPA Building, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA, 95814
Matthew E. Kahn, a leading educator in the field of environmental economics, will discuss these and other questions:
• What new business opportunities do these anticipated challenges create?
• Could capitalism help us to cope with many of the new problems we have unleashed?
• How does California's path breaking AB 32 carbon mitigation legislation help the state to adapt to changing conditions?
• Could California's willingness to be the “green guinea pig” help to identify cost- effective policies that can be enacted all around the world?
• Will California benefit from being a ‘first-mover?’
CARB is the lead agency in California for cleaning up the air and fighting climate change to attain and maintain health-based air quality standards. Its mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through the effective reduction of air and climate pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy.