NABE Silicon Valley RoundTable

NABE Silicon Valley RoundTable

Calif. AB32 and the Proposed Cap and Trade Program for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction

Speaker(s):  Jasmin Ansar, Ph.D., Union of Concerned Scientists
Meeting date:  May 10, 2011

Dr. Ansar will provide an overview of the proposed cap and trade program being recommended to meet the requirements of California AB 32, also known as the California Global Warming Solutions Act.  Dr. Ansar will discuss:

  • Design features of the cap
  • Allocation of emissions allowances
  • Why economic justice groups are concerned
  • Monitoring proposals for evaluating the regulations and program

Jasmin Ansar is an economist with the Climate program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, a science-based nonprofit organization working to improve global environmental quality. The focus of her work is designing and advocating for effective global warming policies with particular emphasis on Western Climate Initiative proposals currently being reviewed in California.  Dr. Ansar is also a visiting Professor at the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business, Mills College, Oakland, and has taught Econometrics and Economics at the City University, London. She has a Diploma/MSc. in Econometrics and Economics and a PhD in Economics from the University of Southampton, England.

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