The Cooler Heads Coalition invites you to a Congressional Staff and Media Briefing on The European Union’s Climate Policies: The Effects of the Global Financial Crisis and other Realities with Dr. Gabriel Calzada
King Juan Carlos University
and Instituto Juan de Mariana, Madrid
Friday, November 14th
1334, Longworth House Office Building
Please RSVP by e-mail to [email protected].
Please call William Yeatman at (202) 331-2270 for further information.
The European Union’s Climate Policies:
The Effects of the Global Financial Crisis and other Realities
Calzada will discuss the current state of the European Union’s efforts
to meet its Kyoto targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to
negotiate a second round of reductions to take effect in 2013. He will
pay special attention to the effects the current financial crisis and
economic downturn are having on climate policy, the negative impacts of
the “green” jobs bubble in Spain, the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme,
and the breakdown of consensus between EU member nations on what should
About the Speaker
Calzada is Associate Professor of Economics at the King Juan Carlos
University in Spain and Visiting Professor at the Universidad Francisco
Marroquin. He founded and is President of the free market think tank
Instituto Juan de Mariana. He is also Vice-Director of the Austrian
School-oriented scholarly Procesos de Mercado and a Fellow of the
Centre for the New Europe. Dr. Calzada is a frequent broadcaster on
national television and radio in Spain and has written extensively for
popular newspapers and scholarly journals. He currently writes
regularly for three major Spanish publications—Expansion, El Mundo, and
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