The Emmett Center is
dedicated to studying and advancing law and policy solutions to the
climate change crisis. The Emmett Center works hand in hand with UCLA
School of Law's leading environmental faculty and programs, including
the Environmental Law Center, the Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic, and the Evan Frankel Environmental Law and Policy Program.
Cara Horowitz, '01, is the
Executive Director of the Emmett Center, in a position generously
funded by and named for the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation.
"Climate change is a
complex issue impacting us all. The Emmett Center will be an important
new research center studying the broadest scope of these issues and
generating new findings to further educate the public about climate
change concerns. Dan Emmett and his family are to be commended for their
forward-thinking philanthropy and for their contributions to UCLA's
research and teaching on the environment." — California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols
In August 2011, the Emmett Center examined
California's proposed cap-and-trade program. In this two-page recap, we
review the program as adopted and find our conclusions still apply:
the California Air Resources Board has designed a cap-and-trade program
that should avoid gaming and market manipulation problems sometimes seen
in other programs. Here, we highlight our report's top conclusions in light of developments in the trading program. You can find our original report here.
Lecture | Arnold C. Harberger Lecture on Economic Development with Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University
April 25, 2013 | 5:00 pm | Korn Convocation Hall, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Jeffrey D. Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet
Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and
Management at Columbia University. He is Special Advisor to United
Nations Secretary-General on the Millennium Development
Goals. He also has
authored three New York Times bestsellers in the past seven years, including The Price of Civilization (2011). Professor Sachs is widely considered to be the world’s leading expert
on economic development and the fight against poverty. For more than a quarter century he has advised dozens of
heads of state and governments on economic strategy, in the Americas,
Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The Emmett Center is co-sponsoring this event with the UCLA Anderson School's Center for Global Management. EVENT REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON MARCH 14, 2013.
This all-day symposium will explore the potential benefits and
challenges of linking programs in foreign jurisdictions directed at Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) to
California’s cap-and-trade program as sources of offsets. See the Full Agenda. Using the
recently released REDD Offset Working Group draft recommendations on
this topic as a springboard, the program will include speakers from
government, academia, the NGO community, and foreign subnational
governments. It will focus, in particular, on regulatory design
elements and the legal and institutional mechanisms that would be
required to enable California to recognize emissions reductions from
jurisdictional REDD programs as offsets under California’s cap-and-trade
program. Soliciting public feedback on the REDD Offset Working Group draft report will be a primary aim of the symposium. Register here.
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