CPUC Event 9/29: Climate Change Science, Mitigation and Adaptation through Thought Leaders Series


The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today announced that its next Thought Leaders Speaker Series will feature Stanford University Professor Chris B. Field and Senior Research Associate Dr. Katherine J. Mach of Carnegie Science’s Department of Global Ecology as part of a lively discussion on a wide range of climate change topics from the current science, to the Paris Treaty and the next Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, to the imperatives of mitigation and adaptation actions. The session will be introduced and moderated by CPUC Commissioner Liane M. Randolph.


WHEN:          Thursday, September 29, 2016, 3 p.m.–5 p.m.

WHERE:       CPUC Auditorium, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco; also available in real time and archived via video webcast at: www.californiaadmin.com/cpuc.shtml

WHO:             –     Liane M. Randolph, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission

–          Christopher B. Field, Director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies

–          Dr. Katharine J. Mach, Senior Research Associate, Carnegie Science’s Department of Global Ecology


The CPUC hosts the Thought Leaders Speaker Series to stimulate thought and discussion of some of the most pressing challenges facing California utility regulators and the private sector industries impacted by state policies. Leading experts from around the world take center stage to offer their expertise and vision in areas such as communications, energy, water, transportation, the environment, green jobs, and more.


This event is free and open to the public.

Although a quorum of Commissioners may be in attendance, no CPUC action will be taken at this event.

For more information on Thought Leaders, including archived video webcasts of prior Thought Leaders events, please visit www.cpuc.ca.gov/ThoughtLeaders.

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