Climate Change: Bringing Together Science, Policy and Business

Wednesday, June 4, 2008, 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.
Dirksen Senate Office Building 406

Introductory Remarks

Bob Peoples
Director of ACS Green Chemistry Institute


The changing climate is one of the hottest public policy topics of our day for the scientists who study it, as well as in the halls of Congress and the board rooms of major multinational companies.

Speakers, left to right:
Nikki Roy, Michael Oppenheimer, Keith Cole

As Congress considers legislation to limit greenhouse gas emissions, many in the private sector are also examining their role in mitigating and adapting to climate change. This briefing explored various perspectives among the scientific, policy, and business communities that will need to be carefully aligned to enable action this year or during the early days of the next administration.


American Chemical Society’s Science & the Congress Project

Featured Speakers

Manik Roy
Director of Congressional Affairs
Pew Center for Global Climate Change, moderating
Michael Oppenheimer
Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs,
Princeton University
Keith Cole
Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
General Motors Corporation
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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
The Pew Center on Global Climate Change
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  • Pew Center Report Outlines Adaptation Strategies for Business Community, press release, April 16, 2008.
  • Adapting to Climate Change: A Business Approach, A report prepared for the Pew Center on Global Climate Change by Frances G. Sussman and J. Randall Freed of ICF International, April 2008
  • Economy-wide Cap-and-Trade Proposals in the 110th Congress, Legislation Introduced as of Jan 2008
U.S. Climate Action Partnership
General Motors
Resources for the Future
  • Assessing U.S. Climate Policy Options: A Report Summarizing Work at RFF as part of the Inter-Industry U.S. Climate Policy Forum, A report prepared by Raymond Kopp and William Pizer, Senior Fellows at Resources for the Future, November 2007
Congressional Research Service
Chemistry & Engineering News
ACS Global Challenges Podcast