Presented in collaboration with the Salisbury Association Land Trust
Climate investment and innovation is the single best way to jumpstart economic growth. The idea that climate action is somehow undercutting America’s economy lies behind the current administration’s rollback of climate regulations. That is a recipe for slowing down innovation and giving up our best opportunity to drive growth.
The reversal of US action to stabilize the climate, stokes a partisan divide on climate action and American politics generally that is threatening for the long-run future of the country and the world. Post President Trump, what are the prospects for an inclusive politics in support of climate stabilization and sustainability?
Eban Goodstein directs Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College.. Professor Goodstein holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. in Geology from Williams College. Goodstein is the author of three books: Economics and the Environment, Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction: How Passion and Politics Can Stop Global Warming, and The Trade-off Myth: Fact and Fiction about Jobs and the Environment . He has testified in Congress on the employment impacts of environmental regulation. He serves on the editorial board of Sustainability: The Journal of Record, has been an Advisor to Chevrolet on their Clean Energy Initiative, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Follett Corporation. In recent years, Goodstein coordinated a series of national educational events around climate change, engaging over 2,500 c schools in solutions-based dialog