A History of Climate Change Policy: Evolution, Devolution, Revolution
Department:WWS Office of Public Affairs and Communications
Audience:Open to the Public
Eileen Claussen, executive-in-residence at Elon University’s Martha and Spencer Love School of Business and founder and first president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, will present a public talk titled, "A History of Climate Change Policy: Evolution, Devolution, Revolution," at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Robertson Hall, Princeton University. Claussen is visiting the Wilson School as part of its Dean’s Innovation Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Initiative.
The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) is the successor to the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, which Claussen founded in 1998. The institute has been ranked consistently among the top environmental think tanks in the world.
Prior to founding the Center, Claussen was the assistant secretary of state for oceans and international environmental and scientific affairs. She also served as a special assistant to the president for global environmental affairs at the National Security Council, and as director of the Office of Atmospheric Programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In these capacities, she represented the United States in international negotiations on climate change, the depletion of the ozone layer and on forests and fisheries. She also was responsible for domestic regulations under Titles IV and VI of the Clean Air Act and for the development of the Energy Star Program.
Claussen received her bachelor’s degree from George Washington University, her master’s degree from the University of Virginia and an honorary doctor of science degree from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom.
Claussen is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Singapore Energy Advisory Committee and the Advisory Board of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford.
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