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Fordham Climate Economics and Energy Finance Symposium 2012

Fordham Climate Economics and Energy Finance Symposium 2012

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Program for the 2012 Fordham Climate Economics and Energy Finance Symposium
Program for the 2012 Fordham Climate Economics and Energy Finance Symposium

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Climate Change Economics and Energy Finance SymposiumMarch 1, 2012Event Program
Breakfast and Registration 8:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.Welcome and IntroductionIftekhar Hasan
, Professor of Finance and the E.Gerald Corrigan Chair of International Business andFinance, Fordham University
8:50 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.Review of the Scientific Research and EvidenceSris Chatterjee
, Fordham University, Moderator
Jan Dash
, Fordham University
Anthony Broccoli
, Rutgers University
Bruce Kahn
, Deutsche Bank 
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m
.
This panel will explore the evolving area of scientific research and evidence concerningclimate change and the environment, including obstacles to science communication.
Political and Legislative DevelopmentsJoan M. Bondareff 
, Blank Rome LLP, Moderator
Peter Peyser
, Blank Rome Government Relations LLC 
Friederich Soltau
, United Nations
10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
 Efforts to address climate change transcend any one country, or any one government,and these efforts are particularly in focus during this U.S. election year. This panel will present and discuss significant political and legislative developments related to climatechange, both domestically and abroad.
 
 
Climate Change Economics and Energy Finance Symposium March 1, 2012
 
Lunch and Keynote SpeechesDonna Rapaccioli
, Dean of the Gabelli School of Business and Dean of the Business Faculty
 
Fordham University
 Edgar Bronfman Jr.
,
 
General Partner, AccretiveLLCExecutive Chairman, Global Thermostat, LLC
Graciela Chichilnisky
, COO, Global Thermostat,LLCProfessor of Economics, Columbia University
11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.Robert Fuest
, COO & Head of Investment ResearchLandor & Fuest Capital Managers, LLCFordham Wall Street Council
Federal and State RegulationSheila Foster
, Fordham University School of Law,Moderator
 Professor Michael B. Gerrard
, Columbia University
Joseph A. Siegel
, U.S. EPA Region 2
Gernot Wagner
, Environmental Defense Fund
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m
.
Several regulatory agencies, particularly the EPA, are playing a pivotal role in promulgating and enforcing rules to mitigate activities contributing to climate change.Will these rules be effective and necessary to mitigate climate change, or will they imposeexcessively burdensome economic costs that can weaken an already fragile economy?This panel will discuss these and related matters in the area of agency regulation of activities impacting climate change.
 
 
Climate Change Economics and Energy Finance Symposium March 1, 2012
 
Markets and FinanceCarlos E. Gutierrez
, Blank Rome LLP, Moderator
Addison Armstrong
, Tradition Energy
 Ehud I. Ronn
, University of Texas at Austin
Ralph Daley
, EnXco
Vanessa Stewart
, Soltage
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Properly functioning markets for energy products and derivatives, including renewableenergy certificates, are crucial for the efficient development of energy facilities and renewable energy resources. This group of panelists will address how these markets function and how they may be improved to foster the development of new energyresources.
Mitigation and ApplicationsNicholas A. Giannasca
, Blank Rome LLP,Moderator
Curtis Ravenel
, Bloomberg L.P.
Stuart Gruskin
, Gruskin Gordon
Rana Mukerji
, New York Independent SystemOperator Inc.
Jon Hartnett
, EnerNOC, Inc.
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 A number of policies, programs and technologies have been implemented to stimulate the production of new, more “clean” energy resources or to facilitate the more efficient useof existing energy facilities and resources. Our panelists will present an overview of howwell corporate sustainability programs can work, how grid operators are addressingclimate change through demand response and other measures, and what role new naturalgas supplies will play in achieving significant emission reductions.
Closing RemarksMichael Pirson
, Faculty of Management Systems,Fordham University
Cocktail Reception (Faculty Dining Room) 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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