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The	Paris	
Agreement	
•  “HOLD…THE	INCREASE	IN	GLOBAL	AVERAGE	TEMPERATURE	
[INCREASE]	TO	WELL	BELOW	2	°C		AND	PURSUE	EFFOR...
The	Paris	
Agreement	
•  GENERATES	BROAD	PARTICIPATION	
•  SIGNALS	THAT	THE	LOW-CARBON	TRANSITION	IS	INEVITABLE	
•  SETS	A...
THE AMBITION GAP
The	big	quesMon:	
How	do	we	increase	ambiMon?
U.S GDP and Primary Energy Consumption
(indexed to 1990 levels).
Uncertainty	at	the	federal	level
Clean	Power	Plan	ruling
Mid-term	review	of	fuel	
economy/GHG	standards
Mission	Innova*on	aims	to	reinvigorate	
and	accelerate	global	clean	energy	
innovaMon	with	the	objecMve	to	make	
clean	ene...
The	Climate	Decep4on	Dossiers	
Internal	Fossil	Fuel	Memos	Reveal	Decades	of	Corporate	Disinforma*on
The	big	quesMon:	
How	do	we	increase	ambiMon?
Expanding RGGI
Thank	You
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  1. 1. The Paris Agreement •  “HOLD…THE INCREASE IN GLOBAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE [INCREASE] TO WELL BELOW 2 °C AND PURSUE EFFORTS TO LIMIT THE … INCREASE TO 1.5 °C” •  A “DE FACTO CAP” COMPOSED OF INDIVIDUAL PLEDGES? •  REVIEW AND RATCHET •  MONITORING, REPORTING AND VERIFICATION
  2. 2. The Paris Agreement •  GENERATES BROAD PARTICIPATION •  SIGNALS THAT THE LOW-CARBON TRANSITION IS INEVITABLE •  SETS A BENCHMARK FOR POST-OBAMA CLIMATE POLICY
  3. 3. THE AMBITION GAP
  4. 4. The big quesMon: How do we increase ambiMon?
  5. 5. U.S GDP and Primary Energy Consumption (indexed to 1990 levels).
  6. 6. Uncertainty at the federal level
  7. 7. Clean Power Plan ruling
  8. 8. Mid-term review of fuel economy/GHG standards
  9. 9. Mission Innova*on aims to reinvigorate and accelerate global clean energy innovaMon with the objecMve to make clean energy widely affordable.
  10. 10. The Climate Decep4on Dossiers Internal Fossil Fuel Memos Reveal Decades of Corporate Disinforma*on
  11. 11. The big quesMon: How do we increase ambiMon?
  12. 12. Expanding RGGI
  13. 13. Thank You

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