Past Event

Book Talk: Making Climate Policy Work

December 16, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

The Center on Global Energy Policy will host Dr. Danny Cullenward, Policy Director at CarbonPlan and lecturer at Stanford Law School, and Dr. David G. Victor, Professor of International Relations at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego and co-lead of the initiative on energy and climate at the Brookings Institution, for a discussion of their new book, Making Climate Policy Work. Following their presentation, they will be joined by Dr. Jessica Green, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto, and Dr. Varun Sivaram, CGEP Senior Research Scholar, for a conversation moderated by Jason Bordoff, CGEP Founding Director.

From the publisher:

“For decades, the world’s governments have struggled to move from talk to action on climate. Many now hope that growing public concern will lead to greater policy ambition, but the most widely promoted strategy to address the climate crisis – the use of market-based programs – hasn’t been working and isn’t ready to scale.

Danny Cullenward and David Victor show how the politics of creating and maintaining market-based policies render them ineffective nearly everywhere they have been applied. Reforms can help around the margins, but markets’ problems are structural and won’t disappear with increasing demand for climate solutions. Facing that reality requires relying more heavily on smart regulation and industrial policy – government-led strategies – to catalyze the transformation that markets promise, but rarely deliver.”


This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend. For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Artealia Gilliard ([email protected]) or Genna Morton ([email protected]).

For more information about the event, please contact Caitlin Norfleet or Nicolina DueMogensen ([email protected]).

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