SLAC Colloquium Series

SLAC Colloquium Series


Colloquium Detail

Climate Change and Green House Gases Emissions

Date: 10/20/2008

Dr. Christopher Busch's
Union of Concerned Scientists Chris Busch, Ph.D., is an economist in the Union of Concerned Scientists' Climate Program, and has worked on global warming solutions for over a decade. His current work focuses on the implementation of Assembly Bill 32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act, and the Western Climate Initiative. In particular, Chris works to advance UCS' policy positions on effective and fair design of cap-and-trade programs as a component of economy-wide efforts reduce the pollution that causes global warming. In 2006, Chris co-authored the report

Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in California ( while with UC Berkeley's California Climate Change Center. Previously, Chris served as a Senior Research Associate in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's International Energy Studies Group. He also worked in the Lab's Appliance and Lighting Standards Group. Chris holds two graduate degrees from Berkeley, a Ph.D. in environmental economics from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and a master's degree in public policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy.

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