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APPENDIX D Agenda from the Summit on America’s Climate Choices March 30 - March 31, 2009 The National Academy of Sciences 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC PROGRAM March 30, 2009 8:30 am Welcome and Goals Albert Carnesale, Chancellor Emeritus of UCLA & Chair, Committee on America’s Climate Choices Ralph Cicerone, President, National Academy of Sciences 9:15 am session 1: Why is This sTudy needed? PersPecTives from sTudy sPonsors • The Honorable Alan Mollohan (D-WV), Chair, House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies • Jane Lubchenco, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator 10:00 am Break 10:30 am session 2: KeynoTe PersPecTives on climaTe chanGe • Robert Socolow, Princeton University • James J. Mulva, Chairman and CEO, ConocoPhillips 11:30 am session 3: WhaT informaTion does conGress need? vieWs from The hill • The Honorable Bart Gordon (D-TN) , Chair, House Committee on Science and Technology 12:00 Pm Lunch 113
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APPENDIX D 1:30 Pm session 4: The climaTe challenGe Moderator: Diana Liverman, University of Arizona & University of Oxford • Certainty and Uncertainty in Climate Science—Framing a Basis for Decisions: Susan Solomon, NOAA • Impacts —The Avoidable and the Unavoidable: Stephen Schneider, Stanford University • Panel discussion: Acting on the certain and the uncertain • Henry Jacoby, Massachusetts Institute of Technology • Fred Krupp, Environmental Defense Fund • Charles Holliday, DuPont 3:30 Pm Break 4:00 Pm session 5: The america’s climaTe choices sTudy: are We asKinG The riGhT QuesTions? Overview of tasks from the Committee and four Panels • Panel on Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change: Robert Fri, Resources for the Future • Panel on Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change: Katharine Jacobs, Arizona Water Institute • Panel on Advancing the Science of Climate Change: Pamela Matson, Stanford University • Panel on Informing Effective Decisions and Actions Related to Climate Change: Peter Raven, Missouri Botanical Garden • Committee on America’s Climate Choices: Albert Carnesale Panel Chairs respond to questions from the audience. Question/comment cards will be collected throughout this session. 5:30 Pm Informal Discussion with ACC Members in the Great Hall. Refreshments provided. 114
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Appendix D Tuesday, March 31 8:30 am session 6: KeynoTe PersPecTives on resPondinG To climaTe chanGe Introductions: Albert Carnesale • Mary Nichols, California Air Resources Board • Lorents G. Lorentsen, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 10:10 am session 7: WhaT sPecial challenGes aWaiT us? Moderator: William Chameides, Duke University & Vice Chair, Committee on America’s Climate Choices • Integrating a National Response into a Global Framework: The Honorable Eileen Claussen, Pew Center on Global Climate Change • Vulnerable Ecosystems: Carter Roberts, World Wildlife Fund • Vulnerable Populations & Human Health: Howard Frumkin, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention • Threats to National Security: R. James Woolsey, VantagePoint Venture Partners 12:15 Pm Lunch 1:30 Pm session 8: WhaT Tools are available To meeT The challenGes of climaTe chanGe? Moderator: Thomas Wilbanks, Oak Ridge National Laboratory • Technology Levers: Robert Socolow, Princeton University • Policy and Economic Levers: Jonathan Wiener, Duke University • Regional Impacts & National Assessments: Jerry Melillo, Marine Biological Laboratory • Panel discussion: • Jonathan Schrag, Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Inc. • Steve Nicholas, Institute for Sustainable Communities • Heidi Cullen, Climate Central 115
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APPENDIX D 4:30 Pm session 9: are We asKinG The riGhT QuesTions? (TaKe 2) Moderator: William Chameides • Committee and Panel Chairs and Vice-Chairs take comments and questions from the audience: Albert Carnesale, Robert Fri, Marilyn Brown, Katharine Jacobs, Thomas Wilbanks, Pamela Matson, Thomas Dietz, Peter Raven, Diana Liverman closinG remarKs: William Chameides, Duke University and Vice Chair, 5:15 Pm Committee on America’s Climate Choices 116