CAP and Trade: Environmental InJustice?
Danae Hernández-Cortés, Assistant Professor at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society & School of Sustainability at Arizona State University
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
7:00 – 8:00pm Eastern (4:00-5:00pm Pacific)
Join us for a webinar with special guest, Danae Hernández-Cortés, Assistant Professor at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society & School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. During the 60-minute webinar, Professor Hernández-Cortés will discuss solutions to address climate change, such as California’s cap-and-trade program, and if these programs work as intended.
Environmental groups argue that California’s landmark cap-and-trade law has done little to address climate change and is actually harming lower-income areas and communities most affected by pollution. This presentation will explore cap-and-trade policy and some of the main causes of environmental disparities across demographic groups and the role of environmental policies in decreasing or increasing these disparities. Professor Hernández-Cortés will present the results of research that examines whether the program is working as intended.
Following a 45 minute presentation, Professor Hernández-Cortés will take Q&A from the audience. The webinar is scheduled to last 60 minutes
Guest Speaker: Danae Hernández-Cortés is an Assistant Professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the School of Sustainability. She joined ASU from the University of California Santa Barbara, where she received her doctorate in economics with an emphasis in environmental science. Hernández-Cortés’ research explores equitable energy transitions, environmental justice and environmental economics.