California Climate Policy — A New Template for the Americas?

Robert Collier

Part of the Spring 2011 Bay Area Latin American Forum

April 25, 2011

Event Description

California’s pathbreaking climate policies could increase both cooperation and tensions in the Americas. The state’s cap and trade policy is being eyed as a model by Canadian provinces and Mexico; its low-carbon fuel standard is a direct challenge to extra-heavy petroleum in Alberta and Venezuela; and influential U.S. foundations are spending millions to spread the new energy gospel throughout the Americas. 


Robert Collier is a visiting scholar at the Center for Environmental Public Policy at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy and a consultant to nonprofit organizations on climate and energy policy.