CCS Presents Subnational Climate Planning and Analysis Advancements at U.S. State Department UNFCCC COP18 Side Event
Friday, November 30, 2012
CCS President and CEO Tom Peterson participated in a side event at the U.S. Center during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) 18 international climate negotiations in Doha, Qatar with the U.S. State Department’s Special Representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs Reta Jo Lewis. Titled “Actions at the Local Level: Integrating Energy, Climate Change, and Economic Development,” the event took place at 6pm on Thursday, December 6.
CCS presented its recent comprehensive climate, energy, and economic planning, analysis, and implementation work with US states and regions, as well as its recent Security and Investment Project (SIP) International Energy Workshop (IEW) paper “Developing and Assessing Economic, Energy, and Climate Security and Investment Options for the US.” The paper analyzes the decline in projections of US carbon emissions and identifies existing US local, state and federal government policies — not cheap natural gas or the economic downturn — as the largest driver behind this decline in emissions. The study also identifies 20 new federal, state, and local actions in the US to advance energy, economic, and climate security as climate policy enters the spotlight again.