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In recent months, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have introduced legislation to address the climate crisis, including two bipartisan carbon pricing bills, a comprehensive clean energy standard and an array of competing proposals. Meanwhile, climate action has joined healthcare and immigration as a leading issue for voters in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
Join World Resources Institute for a rich discussion on how to advance policies in the United States that respond to the scale of the climate challenge. New York Times reporter Lisa Friedman will moderate a conversation with Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL), sponsor of the Stemming Warming and Augmenting Pay Act, and Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY), Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change.
The conversation will be followed by a panel of energy and climate experts that will examine the best opportunities to drive innovation and make the necessary investments to achieve a net-zero future. Distinguished panelists will explore the potential and limits of carbon pricing to rapidly curb emissions, tax incentives to spur funding for climate-smart infrastructure and transportation and much more.
**Rhiana Gunn-Wright, Policy Director, New Consensus
**Katherine Hamilton, Chair, 38 North Solutions
**Kevin Kennedy, Senior Fellow, U.S. Climate Initiative, World Resources Institute
**Lisa Friedman, Reporter, New York Times (moderator)
James A. Harmon Conference Center World Resources Institute Suite 800
10 G St, NE