Government officials and other stakeholders discussed how state and federal governments can work together to promote low-carbon solutions and build resilience to the consequences of climate change.
The Georgetown University Law Center hosted this event, which examines climate-related activities at the state and local levels and how federal policy can support them, as well as policies to advance electric vehicle deployment and multi-state efforts relating to the power sector, industrial facilities and sustainable transportation.
Gina McCarthy, assistant administrator of the Office of Air and Radiation at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, gave the afternoon keynote address. She is suggested to be the most likely candidate for the next EPA administrator.
Jonathan Powers, White House Council on Environmental Quality federal environmental executive, spoke in the afternoon.