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Panel at UW to Address Post-Paris Carbon Policy Feb. 24

February 11, 2016

Experts from academia, government and industry will discuss implications and opportunities stemming from the recent international agreement on carbon emissions Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the University of Wyoming.

“Post-Paris Carbon Policy: Implications and Opportunities for the U.S. and the Globe” will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the UW Conference Center. Sponsors are UW’s School of Energy Resources, the Center for Global Studies and the Center for Law and Energy.

Panelists will discuss the status of international cooperation on carbon policy following the recent negotiations in Paris; national energy policy; the need to address the reality of carbon regulation in the United States; and strategies available to adjust to these changes.

Panelists are:

-- Ricardo “Rick” Nogueira, climate finance team leader in the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Change.

-- Charles “Chuck” Mason, the H.A. “Dave” True Chair in Petroleum and Natural Gas Economics in UW’s Department of Economics and Finance.

-- Sam Kalen, the Winston S. Howard Distinguished Professor of Law in the UW College of Law and co-director of the Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies.

-- David Lawrence, chairman of Lawrence Energy Group LLC and chairman of the Yale Climate and Energy Institute Advisory Board.

-- Michele Betsill, professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at Colorado State University, and co-leader of the Environmental Governance Working Group.

Jean Garrison, director of the Center for Global Studies and professor of international studies and political science at UW, will moderate the discussion.

A second panel discussion, “Regulating Carbon in Coal Country and Beyond: Local, National and International Considerations,” is planned April 4.

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