Climate Change Sessions at Hobby Policy Conference

August 12th, 2008

From the Center for Public Policy Priorities, an Austin-based public policy think tank:

Please join Environmental Defense and the Center for Public Policy Priorities on September 19 in Austin for lunch and a discussion of the effect of potential political responses to climate change on low-income families.

Bob Greenstein, executive director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, D.C., will give a presentation during lunch on the impact of a cap-and-trade approach on low-income people and communities.

Following the lunch, Senator Rodney Ellis, Ramon Alvarez of Environmental Defense, Cyrus Reed of the Sierra Club, and Dick Lavine of CPPP will engage in a panel discussion on the measures needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the consequences of creating caps on emission. This workshop combines the expertise in environmental policy of Environmental Defense and the Sierra Club with CPPP’s focus on low- and moderate-income Texas families and on the state budget. Senator Ellis will offer his insider’s view of the possibility for action on climate change by the 81st Legislature.

This session is part of CPPP’s 2008 William P. Hobby Policy Conference. The conference is September 18-19 at the Doubletree Hotel in Austin. Click here for more information and to register for the conference.