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ADVISORY: EPA Administrator to Deliver Keynote Speech on the Economics of Climate Change/First of a series of addresses focused on economic opportunity, cost of inaction

Release Date: 09/24/2014
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WASHINGTON – On Thursday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will give a keynote speech on the economic needs for acting on climate change at the Resources for the Future (RFF) Policy Leadership Forum in Washington, DC. This will be the first in a series of addresses where McCarthy will make the case about the economic opportunity and the cost of inaction when it comes to climate change. McCarthy’s remarks Thursday will focus on how we can turn our climate challenge into an opportunity to modernize our power sector, lay the foundation for a low-carbon economy, and fuel growth for decades to come. A world-leading economy depends on a healthy environment and a safe climate, which is why this past June, EPA proposed the Clean Power Plan to cut carbon pollution from our largest source, power plants. The RFF Policy Leadership Forum can be attended in person at the RFF Conference Center or via live webcast.

WHEN: Thursday, September 25
10 a.m. EDT

WHO: U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

WHAT: Keynote speech on the economics for acting on climate

WHERE: RFF First Floor Conference Center

      1616 P St. NW
Washington, DC 20036

RSVP: Media wishing to attend the forum should email David Cohen at People looking to follow the webcast are asked to RSVP.