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The Arctic Gateway

When: 9th June 2022, 3:00pm – 4:30pm ET

Where: Online event

In recent years, traditional leadership roles for addressing environmental and climatic changes have shifted. While international fora and processes remain crucial for advancing national and federal-level climate action, sub-national actors have transformed and piloted new response approaches. In the United States, state-level efforts in California, Washington, and Oregon provide valuable lessons in how to develop long-term, economy-wide emission reduction plans, craft effective market-based programs, and encourage investments in equitable, integrated climate mitigation and resilience. U.S. states have always been an important environmental partner to the federal government. Today, the federal government has an opportunity to harness the lessons and progress of state-level action to advance national climate and environmental action.

Join the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment for a discussion with experts who are driving the development and implementation of these policies for a practical discussion on what works, what gaps in learning remain, and how to apply these lessons learned to guide federal climate policy development.

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