Assessing the Portfolio of Strategies to Address Climate Change: Legislative, Legal, Regulatory, and Diplomatic

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Date: Thursday, May 18, 2023
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Climate change is a serious global phenomenon that has become a top priority for the world to tackle. Most people agree on the general problem, but not the solutions. Governments, businesses, non-governmental organizations, and private individuals have advocated for a wide variety of strategies, including legislation, litigation, regulation, and diplomatic agreements. Local, national and international politics often skew perceptions of which strategies may have promise, and which are unlikely to prove valuable in the long run. A panel of experts debated these various approaches for tackling climate change, offering their thoughts on which strategies should continue to be the focal point for these global efforts and which ideas are better off being avoided.


  • Bill Bumpers – Former head of the Global Climate Practice, Baker Botts; Board Member of the Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART) and the Environmental Resources Trust


  • The Honorable Charlie Melançon, Former Louisiana Democratic Member of Congress, and House Energy and Commerce Committee member
  • Robert Perciasepe – Former EPA Deputy Administrator and former President and current Senior Adviser to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)
  • Phil Goldberg – Manufacturers’ Accountability Project Special Counsel
  • William Buzbee – Georgetown University Law School, Edward and Carole Walter Professor of Law

This forum is part of the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy’s Georgetown on the Hill series at which we convene policymakers, academics, and industry experts to discuss important economic policy issues of the day.