Climate Policy Camp

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Become a Climate Policy Expert

Go beyond the concepts

Across the world, the conversation is changing from whether we will act to how we will act. Prepare yourself for this phase and learn directly from the experts.

  • Dive deep into the technical aspects of greenhouse gas mitigation policy, including the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act and others.
  • Make more strategic advocacy decisions, and serve as a resource for your local community.
  • New this year: networking mixer event where attendees can meet with potential employers, graduate schools, and D.C. organizations.
  • Fellowship applications available for graduate and undergraduate students. See the FAQ below.

International Track

Students in the international track will explore how U.S. domestic policy interacts with other countries’ climate mitigation policies and international law. The countries of focus will include Mexico, Bangladesh, Canada, and China, which students will represent in an international negotiation scenario.

Domestic Track

Students in the domestic track will learn about the implementation of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, how it will interact with Clean Air Act regulations, and what states and municipalities might do to complement the policy to ensure a just transition to renewable energy systems.

Lead Instructor

Policy Camp is organized by Professor Ross Astoria, JD/PhD, who has more than 15 years of policy training and experience. Ross has been a CCL volunteer for over nine years and is presently serving as the chair of the CCL Board of Directors. Ross has published on carbon pricing and international trade law, California’s cap-and-trade system, and New York’s efforts to include low-income households in its energy transition. Professor Astoria was the lead textual consultant for the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019.


Dr. Barry G. Rabe, University of Michigan

Dr. Peggy James, University of Wisconsin at Parkside

Dr. Farida C. Khan, University of Colorado

Mark Purdon, Executive Director, IQCarbone

Catrina Rorke, Climate Leadership Council


American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington DC 20016

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