Image source does not exist News Release: 2013-08-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: UCLA professor/author to speak on Climate Change: Its Impact on California’s Cities and Economy

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Date:08/12/2013

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MEDIA ADVISORY: UCLA professor/author to speak on Climate Change: Its Impact on California’s Cities and Economy


Noted economist to deliver Chair’s Lecture Tuesday, Aug. 20, in Sacramento


SACRAMENTO - On Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, the Air Resources Board Chairman’s Lecture Series presents, “Climate Change: Its Impact on California’s Cities and Economy.”

WHO: Matthew E. Kahn, Ph.D., Professor, UCLA, and author of “Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future.”

WHAT: California’s unique urban quality of life entices millions to live and work here. But how will climate change impact our quality of life — and how could it impact California’s economy?

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at 12 p.m.

WHERE: Coastal Hearing Room, 2nd Floor, Cal/EPA Building, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA, 95814

Matthew E. Kahn, a leading educator in the field of environmental economics, will discuss these and other questions:

•    What new business opportunities do these anticipated challenges create?

•    Could capitalism help us to cope with many of the new problems we have unleashed?

•    How does California's path breaking AB 32 carbon mitigation legislation help the state to adapt to changing conditions?

•    Could California's willingness to be the “green guinea pig” help to identify cost- effective policies that can be enacted all around the world?

•    Will California benefit from being a ‘first-mover?’

The lecture is webcast. Check the external WEBCAST calendar at http://www.calepa.ca.gov/broadcast/?bdo=1

For more information, go to: http://www.arb.ca.gov/research/lectures/lectures.htm

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