The Geopolitics of Climate Change: Visions and Policies for a Sustainable Future

In October and November, the United Kingdom will host the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties. This important meeting comes as countries around the world seek to address the vast challenges climate change brings for human flourishing. Which countries have developed particularly salient strategies? What roles might technology play in transitioning to cleaner energy? What are some of the competing visions for better energy policy? 

Join the Keough School community for this in-depth presentation with green energy innovator and advocate Bill Hederman—a followup to his earlier public talk. Get an insider’s look at the challenges and opportunities that await policymakers on the path to a greener energy future, and explore major policy proposals for accelerating the shift away from fossil fuels.

William F. Hederman

Bill Hederman has fought on the front lines of energy and environment technology and policy battles for four decades, starting with the Arab oil embargo of the 1970s. He has served as an energy researcher, become a nationally prominent energy analyst, and emerged as an international leading executive for government, NGOs, and the private sector.

Following the California electricity crisis in 2001, Hederman led the formation of the Office of Market Oversight and Investigations at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, restoring public, congressional, and investor confidence in the integrity of energy markets. He also served as the first energy and science budget analyst for the US Congressional Budget Office and as an advisor at the US Department of Energy, helping Ukraine transition away from dependence on Russian natural gas. He remains a tireless advocate for transitioning to a more sustainable energy future.

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