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Climate Change Policy in North America: Reasons for Optimism

Despite setbacks in the November 2010 elections, policies to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are advancing on multiple fronts in North America. Jim will discuss EPA rules targeting coal power plants and other large GHG emitters; new cap and trade policies in California, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec; the RGGI cap-and-trade program in the Northeast; the status of the Western Climate Initiative and Midwest Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord; stakeholder pressure on corporations to reduce emissions; and more.

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