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Key Regional Actors and Sector Opportunities for International Climate Change Cooperation

Conference Report
September 2015

This conference report examines key actors and sectors, processes and efforts, and political and economic drivers for international collective action on climate change.

The report is the product of a two-day workshop that took place May 27–28, 2015, in which the Stanley Foundation and Dr. Joshua W. Busby of The University of Texas at Austin brought together international participants from academic, government, policy, and research institutions.

Keynote Address, "Why Climate Action Needs Solution-Oriented Partnerships"
by Arunabha Ghosh, CEO of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water

Several of the participants wrote memos on their area of expertise, ranging from energy production issues in India to efforts to remove fossil-fuel subsidies. These memos provide an in-depth look at the issues considered over the course of the workshop:

"Prospects for Monitoring Carbon Emissions in China"
by Angel Hsu, Ph.D., Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

"Subnational Climate Leadership: California’s Efforts on the Road to Paris and Beyond"
by Aimee Barnes, Deputy Secretary for Border and Intergovernmental Relations, California Environmental Protection Agency

Framing Memo for the Workshop: “Key Regional Actors and Sector Opportunities for
International Climate Change Cooperation"

by Joshua W. Busby, Associate Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas-Austin

"Capping Coal Consumption and Reduce Carbon Emissions in China’s Industrial Sector"
by Luan Dong, China Coal Cap Project, Natural Resources Defense Council

"Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Reform: Critical Mass for Critical Change"
by Ivetta Gerasimchuk, Ph.D., Senior Researcher at the Global Subsidies Initiative
of the International Institute for Sustainable Development

"India’s Challenges of an HFC Phase Down"
by Anjali Jaiswal, Bhaskar Deol, and Shannon Dilley, NRDC

"Recent Developments In Climate Change Policy In Japan and a Discussion of Energy Efficiency"
by Yasuko Kameyama, Ph.D., National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan

"India's Power Sector and the Climate Challenge"
by Sarang Shidore

"Climate Change, Forests, and the Reprimarization of the Brazilian Economy"
by Fabiano Toni, Centro de Desenvolvimento Sustentável, Universidade de Brasília

"President Obama’s Climate Action Plan–Two Years Later"
by Michael Tubman, Director of Outreach, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

"Cities and Climate Change: Examining the Potential of Cities to Mitigate Global Climate Change"
by Alisa Zomer and Angel Hsu, Ph.D., Yale University
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