Silver Buckshot: Alternative Pathways Towards Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

June 24, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Event Co-sponsors: 
Global Sustainability and Resilience Program

The solution to climate change is often framed as a series of “silver bullets” – for the United States, comprehensive domestic legislation; for the rest of the world, a major international agreement led by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. These seemingly simple but in practice increasingly intractable goals are together supposed to establish a low carbon future.

The unprecedented scale and complexity of the climate challenge, however, suggests the need for a more flexible solution – “silver buckshot.” Smaller-scale, bottom-up alternatives to the UNFCCC process could help kick-start real progress towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This panel will explore the potential for such an alternative approach, in the domestic and global settings.

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5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Event Speakers List: 
  • Roger-Mark De Souza // Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience, Wilson Center
  • Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, CNA Corporation; Executive Director, CNA Military Advisory Board
  • Ruth Greenspan Bell // Public Policy Scholar
    Visiting Scholar, Environmental Law Institute
  • Jerome A. Chazen Professor of International Business and Co-Director of the Center for the Decision Sciences, Columbia University
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