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Panel at UW to Address Post-Paris Carbon Policy Wednesday

February 18, 2016

A sixth panelist has been added to a group of experts from academia, government and industry to 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. in Salons D and E of the UW Conference Center. Sponsors are UW’s School of Energy Resources and the Center for Global Studies, in cooperation with the Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies and the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources.

“The purpose of the event is to foster a frank conversation to students and the UW community about the status of international cooperation on carbon policy following the recent Paris negotiations; energy policy internationally and nationally; and strategies available to stakeholders to respond to these changes,” organizers say.

Joining the list of previously announced panelists is Jean L. Hull, former executive vice president and chief technical officer with Peabody Energy, and a member of the UW Energy Resources Council.

Other 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 at 5:30 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Family Room.

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