Past Event: Breakfast Briefing: How Utah Can Thrive in a Clean Economy

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How Utah Can Survive — and Thrive — in a Greening Economy

With the rapid emergence in recent years of a “New Climate Economy,” many state and local economies face a basic challenge: Get onboard or get left behind. Such efforts are taking place around the world. In the U.S., innovations and other measures from the private sector, along with policy pressures and investments from the federal government, provide states with both challenges and a range of opportunities to capitalize on the transition to a greener economy.

We’ll discuss the pressures and incentives moving the public and private sector actors, related job-creating opportunities and efforts to mitigate negative impacts from the economic changes underway, including ways to boost rural parts of our state.

Our panelists include:

  • Rep. Melissa Ballard
  • Ginger Chinn, Vice President of Public Policy, Salt Lake Chamber
  • Rob Davies, Professor and Plant, Soils & Climate Program Coordinator at Utah State University
  • Sophie Hayes, Senior Staff Attorney at Western Resource Advocates
  • Tom Holst, Senior Energy Analyst, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

Thanks to our sponsors, Western Resource Advocates and the Utah Transit Authority, and to our host, Western Governors University, this event is free to the public.

Join us in person at Western Governors University for breakfast, a great conversation, and networking.

Register here.