The Emmett Center is
dedicated to studying and advancing law and policy solutions to the
climate change crisis. The Emmett Center works hand in hand with UCLA
School of Law's leading environmental faculty and programs, including
the Environmental Law Center, the Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic, and the Evan Frankel Environmental Law and Policy Program.
Cara Horowitz, '01, is the
Executive Director of the Emmett Center, in a position generously
funded by and named for the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation.
"Climate change is a
complex issue impacting us all. The Emmett Center will be an important
new research center studying the broadest scope of these issues and
generating new findings to further educate the public about climate
change concerns. Dan Emmett and his family are to be commended for their
forward-thinking philanthropy and for their contributions to UCLA's
research and teaching on the environment." — California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols
In August 2011, the Emmett Center examined
California's proposed cap-and-trade program. In this two-page recap, we
review the program as adopted and find our conclusions still apply:
the California Air Resources Board has designed a cap-and-trade program
that should avoid gaming and market manipulation problems sometimes seen
in other programs. Here, we highlight our report's top conclusions in light of developments in the trading program. You can find our original report here.
Forum | Science, Democracy, and Community Decisions on Fracking
July 25, 2013 | 2:00-5:00 pm | UCLA (room TBA)
Lecture & Panel | What Climate Change Means for LA: Likely Impacts and Proactive Policies
Together with the Union of Concerned Scientists and the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, the Emmett Center invites the public to a forum that will convene leading thinkers and key stakeholders for a candid discussion on how the best available science can help communities make informed decisions on hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") amidst the current expansion in drilling for shale oil and gas across the United States. RSVP here.
May 31, 2013 | 9:00 am (breakfast); 9:30-11:30 am (lecture) | UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, 2nd Floor, Rm. 2355
News | Emmett Center Advises Congressional Task Force on Federal Actions to Address Climate Change
Join us for a half-day seminar featuring groundbreaking climate prediction research by Alex Hall, UCLA climate scientist and professor, followed by a panel discussion with climate policy experts, including the Emmett Center's Cara Horowitz; J.R. DeShazo of the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation; and Jonathan Parfrey of Climate Resolve. RSVP here.
The Emmett Center was among the key organizations contacted in January 2013 by the U.S. Congress' Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change to provide its views on actions the federal government could take to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Read our response.
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