Date: January 31, 2018

US Climate Change Policy: Are Politics, Fairness, and Cost Reconcilable?

Location: San Francisco


The next Climate Change and Energy (CC&E) Learning Group seminar will be held from 12:00-2:00 pm Pacific on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 in San Francisco.

The discussion will be led by Professor Larry Goulder, Shuzo Nishihara Professor in Environmental and Resource Economics at Stanford University.  Professor Goulder is a specialist in climate policy and economics and co-author of the upcoming book, “Confronting the Climate Challenge: U.S. Policy Options.” 

His remarks will explore how to achieve the competing goals of economic efficiency, fairness, and political feasibility, including:

  • The relative merits of alternative policies (carbon tax, cap&trade, efficiency standards) for combating climate change.
  • The overall economic impacts and the distribution of benefits and costs across key stakeholders.
  • The critical importance of “revenue recycling” to overcome political obstacles and ethical concerns.

This meeting, open to all members and friends of The Philanthropy Workshop, will be broadcast by video-conference as well.

Please contact Michelle Nelson at for more information or to register. Please indicate whether you plan to attend in-person or by video-conference.