Judgment in Paris: Federal Climate Change Legislation Then – Global Impact Now

The Leadership Institute kicked off the 2016 new year with Representative Mike Thompson joining the Speakers Series. The evening talk found Representative Thompson discussing the history of climate change legislation, specifically on the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 and the events leading from then to the historic agreement in Paris.

Did you miss the event? Then you can watch Representative Thompson's recorded discussion on climate change legislation here.

Congressman Mike Thompson represents California’s 5th Congressional District which includes parts of Contra Costa, Lake, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties. As an avid outdoorsman, Thompson is committed to preserving beautiful lands. Thompson was awarded the Sierra Club’s Edgar Wayburn Award for passing legislation that permanently protects 273,000 acres of wilderness in Northern California. The award is given in recognition of service to the environment by a person in government. Thompson was joined by other Sierra Club award winners, including former Vice President Al Gore and author and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman.

Visit our Speakers Series page to see who will be joining us next time.