Past Events

What Does Trump Mean for Climate Change Policy?

May 3, 2017

SCEPA's Economics of Climate Change speaker series hosted climate change experts to discuss the Trump administration's prospective exit from the Paris Agreement and potential rollback of the Obama administration's accomplishments on climate policy. The discussion focused on new climate science research, the position of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and concrete policy changes expected under the Trump Administration.


Michelle J. DePass
Dean, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, The New School
Tishman Professor of Environmental Policy and Management, The New School
Former EPA Assistant Administrator for International and Tribal Affairs 

Michael Oppenheimer 
Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Geosciences, Princeton University
Director, Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP) Program, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
Faculty Associate, Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences Program, Princeton Environmental Institute and Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

Peter Schlosser
Maurice Ewing and J. Lamar Worzel Professor of Geophysics & Chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University
Associate Director, Earth Institute at Columbia University

The event was hosted by SCEPA's Economics of Climate Change project, headed by economist Willi Semmler. It was generously supported by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and The New School's Tishman Center for Environment and Design (TEDC).