ARB to host conference on AB 32ís economic impact

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Nov. 16, 2006 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) will hold a conference on the economic impact modeling of greenhouse gas emission reduction market and non-market based strategies on November 29th in Sacramento.

The conference will bring together modeling experts, members of industry, environmental groups and government agencies who have an interest in the implementation of greenhouse gas policy in California.

The primary objective of the conference will be to collect information on methods and tools available that can be used by the ARB to better assess the economic impacts to California of implementing traditional regulatory approaches and non-traditional market-based approaches to controlling greenhouse gases.

In the morning, a series of experts will present and discuss their respective models followed by a question and answer period. The focus of these presentations will be on identifying the elements that are common among the various models along with highlighting the differences and explaining what these differences might mean in terms of the projected economic impacts.

In the afternoon, there will be a panel discussion that will cover two topics: 1) what are the pros and cons of using the different models to analyze economic impacts of greenhouse gas policy mitigation strategies and 2) what is the applicability of these models to analyzing the economic impacts of market based compliance strategy.

    Conference Details:
    November 29, 2006
    Coastal hearing Room, 2nd Floor
    Cal/EPA building
    1001 I Street
    Sacramento, CA 95812

The agenda for the conference will be posted on the climate change website located at www.arb.ca.gov/cc/cc.htm by November 17th, 2006. If you would like to receive an email notification when the agenda and other materials for this meeting is available, you can sign up for the list serve by going to http://www.arbv.ca.gov/listserv_grp.php?listtype=C0

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