Policy & Law

Preparing Farmers for a Changing Climate

In a presentation filmed October 29, 2013 at Yale, William Hohenstein, a forestry graduate of Duke University, discusses his role as Chairman of the USDA’s Global Change Task Force which includes representatives of thirteen USDA agencies and offices. Mr. Hohenstein serves on United States delegations to international negotiations on climate change. He has also has been a United States representative to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

"Nature's Trust", a talk with the author, Professor Mary Wood

With evidence mounting that climate change is severe, pervasive and perhaps irreversible, why is society not responding as if it were preparing for war?  Professor Mary Wood says it’s because we assume that environmental law will protect us. But unlike many other facets of society that are innovating in anticipation of a changed climate they accept is on the way, the law is not. 

IPCC and Shell. Agreement On the Need to Price Carbon?

Niel Golightly, Shell Oil’s VP for External Affairs, discusses his company’s practice of internally assuming a $40/ton price on carbon for their long-term planning needs.  IPCC Chairman Rajendra Pachauri responds with his thoughts on how a peer-reviewed study of the practice could significantly advance opportunities for implementing a price on carbon, the single measure which many feel could do more than anything else to get CO2 emissions under control.

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