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Reducing Emissions By Pricing Carbon

September 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

“Reducing Emissions by Pricing Carbon: How Microsoft and Yale are leading the charge,” is a panel discussion on Internal Carbon Funds co-hosted by the Boston Green Ribbon Commission and Boston University.

From college campuses to Davos, carbon pricing is a policy instrument regarded by climate scientists, economists, and political and business leaders as an important part of efforts to mitigate global climate change.

Participating in the panel are,

Microsoft’s Liz Willmott will explain how in its first five years the company’s carbon pricing program changed the company’s culture, reduced carbon emissions by 9.5 million metric tons, purchased more than 14M MWh of renewable energy, helped reduce energy consumption more than 10% across the Redmond campus, and impacted more than 7 million peoples’ lives in emerging nations. Liz is Microsoft’s environmental sustainability program manager.

Yale’s Casey Pickett will present the experience and results of the Yale 2015/2016 pilot program and what comes next, following the leadership decision to use the campus as a test bed for carbon pricing. Casey is Director of the Carbon Charge at Yale.

BU’s Kenneth Pucker will discuss effective carbon pricing and organizational behavior based on accurate measurement of climate impacts. Ken is the former COO of Timberland and Lecturer, Organizational Behavior, at the Questrom School of Business.

ProPublica’s Andrew Revkin will moderate. Andy is Senior Reporter on Climate Change at ProPublica and former environmental reporter at The New York Times, where he wrote the Dot Earth Blog.

This event is free and open to the public. We apologize for the scheduling conflict with Rosh Hashanah, but, unfortunately, this was the only date in the fall that could accommodate all four speakers.



September 21, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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