Thursday, March 28 – 4:00-6:00pm
Down Home Kitchen, 100 Main St, Montpelier
Join us for the conversation at 4pm followed by a happy hour from 5:15 to 6:00.
Next up for the Leveraging Change Speaker Series: a conversation about how to prioritize equity in the design of economy-wide decarbonization policies. We welcome back our neighbors to the north to discuss how they designed Quebec’s participation in the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) to prioritize equity–including income, geography, and more.
Please RSVP by filling out the form to the right.
Stéphane Legros, a climate policy specialist within the Carbon Market Division, will discuss how both the comprehensive policy and specific decisions about revenue investments from WCI were designed to ensure equity across income levels and rural populations. Karen Glitman, with the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) and an EAN Senior Fellow, will moderate the conversation, drawing on the results of her recent research about how Vermont can learn from other jurisdictions in designing equitable decarbonization policies.
Join us on March 28th from 4:00-6:00pm at Down Home Kitchen in Montpelier (100 Main St). RSVP on the right hand side of this page!
Stéphane Legros is a senior policy advisor at the Carbon Market Division for the Ministry of Environment and Fight Against Climate Change of Québec, and coordinator of the market monitoring, strategies, and development team – a group responsible for overseeing the linkage of the Québec cap and trade system with other partner jurisdictions.
He has been involved in the climate change file for five years now, and is part of the team that is responsible for the development and implementation of Québec’s Cap-and-Trade Program, including its linkage with other programs – such as with California’s program through the Western Climate Initiative.
Karen Glitman is the Senior Manager for Market Development and Policy at the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE). Karen Glitman was most recently the Policy Lead for Microgrids at the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC). With more than 20 years of policy advocacy and public service experience, Karen came to VEIC in 2011 as its first Director of Transportation Efficiency, and then served as Director of Strategy, Policy, and Public Affairs before serving as the Director of Efficiency Vermont. Prior to joining VEIC, Karen was the Director of the University of Vermont’s National University Transportation Center and interim co-Director of its Transportation Research Center. She served as the Vermont Clean Cities Coalition Coordinator; held the positions of Director of Policy and Planning, Deputy Secretary, and Acting Secretary at the Vermont Agency of Transportation; and served as a member of the Vermont House of Representatives. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Vermont and is a member of the Vermont Bar.