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Global Sustainability Forum: Climate Economics for Decision Makers

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About the event: Dr. Allen Fawcett is the Chief of EPA’s Climate Economics Branch (CEB) and has many years of experience preforming climate economic analyses and communicating the results to decision makers. CEB’s mission is to advance the science of climate economics to inform decision makers at all levels. Achieving this mission requires developing, maintaining and utilizing a suite of models to engage with the climate economics community and publish research in order to be ready when decision makers have questions. This talk will cover several key examples including analyses of the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill, analyses in support of negotiations ahead of the Paris agreement, and the U.S. Midcentury Strategy.

About the speaker: Dr. Fawcett collaborated with the US State Department on analysis ahead of the Paris negotiations leading to the paper "Can Paris pledges avert severe climate change?" (Fawcett et al. Science 2015), and with the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) developing the US Midcentury Strategy, and he served on the US delegation to the 48th Session of the IPCC for the approval of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees C. Allen led EPA's economic analysis of cap and trade bills in the 110th and 111th US Congress. Allen co-chaired the EMF 24 and 32 model respectively. Allen previously served as the Deputy Associate Director for Energy and Climate at CEQ from 2010-2011. Allen joined EPA in 2003 after receiving his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Texas.

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