According to a recently released Sloan Foundation document,
“Efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions may have at
least as much impact on major U.S. industries over the next couple
of decades as globalization has had over the last twenty years or
so. Climate change itself may also have a substantial effect on
The Sloan Foundation Industry Study Centers network, of which
CPBIS is a member, is “in a unique position to help U.S.
industries start to study how they will be impacted by climate
change and possible GHG reduction regulations and how they can most
efficiently respond. To start this process, the network will
convene a workshop on ‘U.S. Industry and Climate Change:
Impacts, Policies, and Responses.’”
(For possible climate change legislative scenarios, see the white
paper prepared for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce,
posted on the CPBIS Web site at:
The workshop will be held April 4-5 in Berkeley California.
CPBIS will be represented by Jacqueline McNutt, executive director,
and George Weyerhaeuser, chairman of the CPBIS Board of Executives,
both of whom will actively participate in the program. Other
industries participating in the workshop include aluminum,
electricity, food and motor vehicles.