Carbon Pricing, Bipartisanship, & Democracy with Mark Reynolds: 97% of climate scientists are convinced, based on the evidence, that man-made global warming is happening. There is almost the same degree of agreement amongst economists that the most effective way to treat the problem is with a steadily rising fee on carbon pollution emissions. This year the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act was introduced in the US House of Representatives, it was the first bipartisan carbon pricing bill in a decade. Recently, additional carbon pricing bills have been introduced in the House and Senate. Two of these bills are also bipartisan. Climate change has been one of the, if not the most, contentious issue in DC for some time. How do these bills get introduced?
Come join UCCD for this lecture and we will fill you in! About Mark Reynolds, Executive Director of Citizens' Climate Lobby: Mark Reynolds’ tenure at Citizens’ Climate Lobby has been marked by exceptionally rapid growth, with the organization doubling or tripling in size every year. During his years as a private sector trainer and consultant, Citizens’ Climate Education Executive Director Mark Reynolds worked to maximize personal and organizational effectiveness in a variety of fields. Today, he uses those skills to empower ordinary citizens to educate influential stakeholders about the benefits of national climate solutions. As a globally-recognized expert on helping disparate interests find common ground on energy, public policy, and the environment, Mark has appeared before the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, AREday, and Power Shift. He oversees a training curriculum that reaches tens of thousands of supporters every year, has been a frequent guest on TV and radio shows, and has written op-eds on climate solutions for 85 print journals, including the Houston Chronicle, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Des Moines Register, the Austin American-Statesman, and the Salt Lake Tribune. Mark also serves on multiple advisory boards, including the Climate Advocate Platform and Climate Cost Project.
UCCD has been a long-term member of the World Affairs Councils of America, and in 2006, UCCD began hosting Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series. This lecture series, in partnership with Westminster College, is designed to inform attendees about key foreign policy issues, to create a dialogue about timely topics, and to foster a globally savvy community. Our guest lecturers are leading authorities in their fields, coming from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds, and are nationally recognized authors, academics, and foreign affairs, experts. The impact of our lectures is the long-lasting understanding of the context of world affairs in our interconnected global society.
The Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series is hosted in partnership with Westminster College and is funded in part by The Price Family Foundation, Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP), and the Salt Lake City Arts, Culture, and Events fund. Mark Reynold's lecture is also sponsored by the Salt Lake chapter of the Citizens' Climate Lobby.
The World Affairs Lecture Series is free and open to the public. However, registration is required. https://markreynolds.eventbrite.com
All ages are welcome to attend, due to the content of the lecture, we recommend ages 12+.
Free parking is available on Westminster College campus after 5:00 p.m. A parking permit is not required. Click here to view the campus map. (This lecture is held in building #4. For optimal parking, we suggest parking lot C, as 1300 E is currently closed for construction.) Will refreshments be available before the lecture? UCCD invites the public to attend a small meet and greet reception with the guest lecturer at 6:00 pm; The lecture begins at 7:00 pm. We serve tiny savory and sweet bites, as well as water and other libations. However, we are not able to accommodate dietary restrictions. Food and beverages are not allowed in the lecture halls. How can I contact the organizer with any questions?