New U.S. Leadership, Next Steps on Climate Change: Cross Sector Insights and Recommendations to Guide a New Administration


In the year leading up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Stanford scholars led by former deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes have collaborated through the Climate Change Implementation Project to gather policy and governance ideas for how the next President of the United States might address climate change at the outset of his or her Presidency.

Through a series of workshops and conferences, an interdisciplinary and cross-sector group of experts have identified policy tools that the next President might employ to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the United States’ pivot to a clean energy economy. Papers, recommendations and summaries of the series' events have been compiled for release to both candidates' transition teams in advance of the 2016 election.

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