The push for extreme climate policy continues at a fever pitch at the state, federal, and international levels. COP28, the United Nations Climate Change Conference that happened recently in Dubai, had ambitious goals to accelerate the climate justice agenda and perform a Global Stocktake assessment of the Paris Agreement. Nationally, the Biden administration is finalizing sweeping new regulations that will restrict energy use and limit individual freedom, implementing the so-called the Inflation Reduction Act, and advancing its whole-of-government agenda with directives to prioritize climate policy across federal agencies. While New York continues to double down on the 2019 Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) and its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 85 percent by 2050, NYC faces increasing risks of blackouts. 

Please join CEI Research Fellow Patricia Patnode and New York environmental policy expert James Hanley for a private luncheon on how they are combatting extreme climate policies in New York, Washington, D.C., and abroad, in conversation with CEI President Kent Lassman.

Executive Order 14008 Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad 
“It is the policy of my Administration to organize and deploy the full capacity of its agencies to combat the climate crisis to implement a Government-wide approach that reduces climate pollution in every sector of the economy; increases resilience to the impacts of climate change; protects public health; conserves our lands, waters, and biodiversity; delivers environmental justice; and spurs well-paying union jobs and economic growth, especially through innovation, commercialization, and deployment of clean energy technologies and infrastructure. Successfully meeting these challenges will require the Federal Government to pursue such a coordinated approach from planning to implementation, couples with substantive engagement by stakeholders, including State, local, and Tribal governments.”

When: 12:30 – 2:00 pm ​​​​​​
Thursday, January 11, 2024

Where: Union League Club
38 E 37th Street, New York, NY 10016

This is a private event. Questions? Email [email protected]

Patricia Patnode is a Research Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Patricia is a regular contributor for The Cedar Rapids Gazette and The Conservator, and has also been featured in USA Today, the Washington Examiner and Discourse Magazine. She received a BA from Loras College in her home state of Iowa. Patricia is also a Junior Fellow for the Independent Women’s Forum.

James E. Hanley is a former fellow at the Empire Center for Public Policy, where he led the center’s work on energy and environmental policy, including closely monitoring how the state proposes to implement the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), making sure the true costs are known, and suggesting alternative ways to achieve some of those goals. Previously, he was an Associate Professor of Political Science at Adrian College and an E. C. Harwood Visiting Fellow at the American Institute of Economic Research. Hanley has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Oregon. 

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