When: Tuesday, 4 December 2018 at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST)

Despite the current ambivalence of the United States towards the Paris Agreement, national and local jurisdictions across the globe remain committed, and they are seeking ways to increase the ambition and effectiveness of their climate policies. One way forward could be limiting the production — not just the consumption — of coal, gas and oil.

In a new paper in Nature Climate Change, three SEI scientists describe the rationale for, and CO2 emissions implications of, limiting oil production. Seven countries have recently imposed such limits, and the authors develop a case study for a potential addition to this group, the U.S. state of California.

In this webinar, SEI scientists Peter Erickson and Georgia Piggot will describe what they found: that by ceasing the issuance of permits for new oil wells, California could reduce global CO­­2 emissions substantially and also enhance environmental justice in the state.  They will describe how these findings may apply beyond California, including discussing how fossil fuel supply could be addressed under the UNFCCC, based on another recent paper they have in the Climate Policy journal.

There will be a Q&A session after the presentation.


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