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Bryson Symposium on Climate and Energy Policy

Thursday, March 1, 2018
3:00pm to 5:30pm
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How can local, state, and regional action drive progress toward national climate and energy goals?

California has been a leader in climate and energy policy for decades, from the development of fuel economy and energy efficiency standards to pathbreaking clean energy research to the passage of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. The state's influence is likely to expand further as the United States increasingly relies on local and state policy to achieve targeted reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

The Bryson Symposium on Climate and Energy Policy, organized by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, will draw on the diverse experiences of several California leaders to explore how new research and innovations in both public policy and scientific research are contributing to the mitigation of climate change.


  • Ralph Cavanagh
    Co-Director, Energy Program, NRDC

  • Nathan S. Lewis
    George L. Argyros Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology

  • Mary Nichols
    Chairman, California Air Resources Board

  • Ronald O. Nichols
    President, Southern California Edison

  • Thomas F. Rosenbaum
    President, California Institute of Technology

  • Maxine L. Savitz
    General Manager for Technology Partnerships, retired, Honeywell, Inc.; formerly Co-Vice Chair, President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

The event will be followed by a reception in the Beckman Institute Courtyard.

All members of the Caltech community are invited. The event is free, but registration is required.