California Climate Policy — A New Template for the Americas?

Robert Collier

Part of the Spring 2011 Bay Area Latin American Forum

April 25, 2011

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Event Description

California’s pathbreaking climate policies could increase both cooperation and tensions in the Americas. The state’s cap and trade policy is being eyed as a model by Canadian provinces and Mexico; its low-carbon fuel standard is a direct challenge to extra-heavy petroleum in Alberta and Venezuela; and influential U.S. foundations are spending millions to spread the new energy gospel throughout the Americas. 


Robert Collier is a visiting scholar at the Center for Environmental Public Policy at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy and a consultant to nonprofit organizations on climate and energy policy.