On Wednesday, April 15, The New Republic, in partnership with the College of William & Mary's Environmental Science and Policy program, will host "The Next Frontier of Climate Change: State and Local Action in Virginia" at The Visual Arts Center of Richmond in the Dominion Room on the second floor. The program will address climate change action and implementation at the state and local level and shed light on the Obama administration's plan to introduce climate policy in 2015.
State and local politicians, especially those whose communities have suffered from the recent spike in extreme weather events, have been far quicker than Congress to embrace and implement meaningful climate change policies. How are state and local actors in Virginia coming together to address climate change and implement new policies? Are these case studies and pockets of success enough to achieve broad-scale climate action in the coming years? What will it take to bring climate change to the forefront of policy debates?
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Terry McAuliffe, Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia; Christy Goldfuss, Managing Director, White House Council on Environmental Quality; Angela Navarro, Staff Attorney and Leader of the Energy Efficiency Program, Virginia Office, Southern Environmental Law Center; Olga Torres, President, Hampton Roads Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Jeffrey Ball, Scholar-in-Residence, Stanford University’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance and Contributor, The New Republic