In the run-up to international climate talks being held in Paris, lawmakers from various countries put their chips on the table. Rather than a top down approach, each country offered its unique approach for tackling greenhouse gas emissions. In the United States, for instance, the Clean Power Plan is the cornerstone for cutting emissions from the power sector. And the Chinese government recently announced plans for a cap-and-trade program that will begin in 2017.
After the Paris talks conclude, experts from Bloomberg Intelligence and the Carnegie Endowment came together to discuss:
- Overview of the Paris climate agreement
- Expectations for policy evolution in 2016 and beyond
- Overview of legal challenges to U.S. climate polices
- Climate and the 2016 U.S. election
- Implications for oil & gas producers
- Implications for electric utilities