What Would US Climate Policy Look Like if People and Planet Truly Mattered?

Please note: This event begins at 6 pm PST.

In this talk, Basav Sen will discuss what a progressive internationalist agenda for US climate policy must look like in the years ahead for the US to truly become a good-faith partner to the rest of the world in addressing the climate crisis. He will dispel the myth that “Trump was the sole problem,” and that somehow returning to Obama-era policies will be good enough. He will examine various aspects of how the US engages with the rest of the world on climate – global impact of domestic emissions, US contributions to global climate mitigation and adaptation, US fossil fuel exports, bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, military and national security policy, and immigration – to demonstrate how US policy has always been at odds with true global cooperation and solidarity, and to propose what a truly internationalist climate policy might look like.

About Our Speaker: Basav Sen joined the Institute for Policy Studies as the Climate Justice Project Director in February 2017. His work focuses on climate solutions at the national, state, and local level that address racial, economic, gender and other forms of inequality. He is currently the Climate Policy Director at the Institute for Policy Studies.