Thursday, July 12, 2007

Florida Summit on Global Climate Change: Live Webcast

Florida Summit on Global Climate Change, which features Robert F Kennedy , begins today. Watch a live webcast of the presentations and panel discussions here.
Today's schedule:
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Keynote Address by Governor Charlie Crist
Why Climate Change Matters to Florida and Essential Partnerships
9:40-10:15 a.m.
Climate Change Summit Press Conference
10:30-11:00 a.m.
Framing the Climate Change Challenge
Understanding the urgency of climate change and the need for greenhouse gas emissions reductions; understanding the sources of Florida's current greenhouse gas emissions.
11:15 -12:00 p.m.
Effective Ways to Reduce Greenhouse Gases
Energy Efficiency and Clean, Renewable Energy, including renewable energy portfolio standards, low carbon standards, building codes, demand side management programs, and other measures.
12:00 -12:45 p.m.
Transportation and Land Use Efficiency
Including clean car standards, alternative fuels, location efficiency programs, and other measures.
1:00 –2:00 p.m.
Luncheon with Keynote Address by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
"The Climate Challenge—Opportunity or Obsolescence?"
2:15 –3:15 p.m.
Agriculture and Forestry Conservation
Including land protection, bioenergy production, ethanol, waste energy recovery, and carbon sequestration programs.
3:15-5:00 p.m.
Success Stories from Emissions Reducing Entities
Actions by Other Nations:
Jill Duggan, Head of International Emissions Trading, United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Actions by States and Regions:
Dale Bryk, Senior Attorney, National Resources Defense Council, Director, Environmental Law Clinic
Kenneth A. Colburn, Center for Climate Strategies
Gina McCarthy, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
J. Jared Snyder, Assistant Commissioner for Air Resources, Climate Change and Energy, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Actions by Local Governments:
Manny Diaz, Mayor, City of Miami; Chair-Elect, U.S. Conference of Mayors
Carl Pope, Executive Director, Sierra Club
Harvey Ruvin, Clerk of Court, Miami-Dade County

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