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Bard Center for Environmental Policy Presents

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
National Climate Seminar: Renewables, Efficiency and Carbon Pricing
Albee B102
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Rachel Cleetus, Lead Economist and Climate Policy Manager, Union of Concerned Scientists

On March 2nd, we will be speaking with Rachel Cleetus, Lead Economist, Union of Concerned Scientists about Renewables, Efficiency and Carbon Pricing. Rachel designs and advocates for effective global warming policies at the federal, regional, state, and international levels. These policies include market-based approaches (such as cap-and-trade programs) and complementary, sector-based approaches (such as efficiency, renewable energy, and clean technology research and development). She also analyzes the economic costs of inaction on climate change. 

"Our energy policy needs to integrate climate, public health, and development goals, i.e. the imperative to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy with clean energy access for all."  Rachel Cleetus, UCS

Watch the archived webinar here.


Bard Center for Environmental Policy hosts National Climate Seminar, a webinar series, at 12pm EST. This year the series focuses on The Power Dialog featuring Bard CEP staff, faculty and students interviewing preeminent policy and science educators from leading universities and advocacy organizations regarding the recent hurdles facing the President's Clean Power Plan. Listeners can watch live or listen to past podcasts here. Past speakers have included thought leaders from, Sierra Club, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and many more. 
The Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability offer masters programs in Environmental Policy, Climate Science and Policy, and Sustainable Business. The Bard Center for Environmental Policy's career-focused, science based, interdisciplinary masters of science programs are located in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.  The rigorous first year coursework, followed by a required 4-6 month immersive internship, culminates with a Master’s Capstone Project and a 93% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation. Graduates are currently pursuing careers in many fields such as: alternative energy, international Development, advocacy/lobbying, conservation, research, and strategic consulting. For more 

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Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Location: Albee B102