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Webinar: Transforming Transportation in America's Zero Carbon Action Plan

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Thursday, 29 October 2020, 3:00

Thursday, October 29, 2020. 3:00 PM. Webinar: Transforming Transportation in America's Zero Carbon Action Plan.  Dan Sperling, UC-Davis; Lew Fulton, UC-Davis; Vicki Arroyo, Georgetown Climate Center; Robert Noland, Rutgers University; Lisa Aultman-Hall, University of Vermont; Jonathan Rubin, University of Maine;  Austin Brown, UC-Davis. Sponsored by Georgetown Climate Center and UC-Davis Institute of Transportation Studies. Register here. 

Climate change represents a profound policy challenge to America and the world – requiring a response at a sweeping scale and with unprecedented speed centered on remaking the energy foundations of our society. The move to a clean and renewable energy future must be advanced at the same time America works to recover from the most serious pandemic in a century and the parallel economic collapse triggered by Covid-19.

In response to this challenge, the USA Network of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has produced America's Zero-Carbon Action Plan (ZCAP), a comprehensive policy report that presents a strategic plan to create a carbon-neutral economy for the United States by 2050, anchored in key findings from a previous SDSN report, Achieving Carbon Neutrality in the United States. The ZCAP was designed by a cohort of more than 100 researchers and 19 Chairs who make up the Zero Carbon Consortium, who are experts in their fields of climate change policy; clean energy pathways modeling; industrial policy high-employment green economies; legislative and regulatory policy; electricity (power) generation; transportation; industry; buildings; sustainable land-use; and sustainable materials management.

This webinar will focus on Chapter 5.2 of the ZCAP report: Accelerating Deep Decarbonization in the U.S. Transportation Sector. The authors and contributors will speak on details of the chapter.