Session Five: Reconnecting the United States with the World
National Conference on Climate Governance
December 12, 2008
11:15AM - 11:15AM (EST)
11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Any unilateral American efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions face inherent limits in deterring climate change, raising the question of multi-national or international collaboration. State experience suggests ever-expanding commitment to policy experimentation, while also anticipating the expansion of federal involvement. This session drew lessons from outside the U.S., most notably from the European Union, and considered the prospects for regional and international re-engagement in a post-Kyoto world.
Daniel Plafcan, College of Engineering, University of Virginia
Kathryn Harrison, University of British Columbia
Alastair Totty, First Secretary, National Climate Change Team, British Embassy (DC)
The National Conference on Climate Governance was made possible by grants from WestWind Foundation; Muhlenberg College; the Center for Local, State and Urban Policy at the University of Michigan's Gerald Ford School of Public Policy; Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation; Altria Group, Inc.; and an anonymous Charlottesville foundation.