San Francisco
via Zoom
San Francisco, CA
United States of America

Join the RCAT Network and the Global Climate Pledge for the second Zoom program in the newly-created Climate Conversations series. This month will feature a conversation with moderator and RCAT Leader, Gary H. White, and his special guest, Dr. Karl Hausker, Senior Fellow with the World Resources Institute (WRI) Climate Program. Their conversation will focus on six key takeaways from the recently released IPCC Sixth Assessment Working Group ll report, which dealt with the urgent challenge of climate change mitigation.

In his work at WRI, Dr. Hausker leads the analysis and modeling of climate mitigation, net-zero emissions, electricity market design, and the social cost of carbon. He lectures widely around the world on these and other climate change topics. Dr. Hausker has worked for more than three decades in the fields of climate change, energy, and the environment. He has consulted with legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government, numerous research institutions, and a variety of environmental NGOs. He has also led projects for the governmental agencies USAID, USEPA, Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Western Climate Initiative, and California Air Resources Board.

Prior to working at WRI, Dr. Hausker was a Vice President at the consulting firm, ICF International. He served as Deputy Director at the Center for Climate Strategies as a Principal with Hagler Bailly. Dr. Hausker served the Clinton administration as Deputy Assistant Administrator in the EPA Policy Office and represented the EPA at the very first United Nations Congress of the Parties (COP-1) in 1995 in Berlin. Last, he served as the Chief Economist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Dr. Hausker holds an M.P.P and Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Cornell University.

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