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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: September 5, 2001
CONTACT: Craig Cheslog, Redefining Progress
510-444-3041

SEPTEMBER 13 CONFERENCE TO EXAMINE
MARKET-BASED SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE

OAKLAND, Calif.—Redefining Progress will host a conference to examine "Market Solutions to Climate Change: Ending Business Uncertainty and Strengthening the Economy" from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

WHAT: "Market Solutions to Climate Change: Ending Business Uncertainty and Strengthening the Economy," a conference for business leaders, policy analysts, and policy makers. Conference panels will discuss "Recycling Carbon Revenues to Strengthen the Economy," "Private Sector Initiatives to Limit Greenhouse Emissions," and "Financial Market Views of Industry Exposure to Carbon Risk."

WHO: The conference's keynote speakers will include: Dr. R. Glenn Hubbard, Chairman, President's Council of Economic Advisors; The Honorable George Miller, U.S. House of Representatives; and Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute.

Confirmed panelists include: Ilene Fiszel Bieler, Citigroup; Paige Brown, Corporation for Enterprise Development; Frank Dixon, Innovest; William Gale, Brookings Institution; Michel Gelobter, Redefining Progress; Julie Gorte, Calvert Group; J. Andrew Hoerner, Center for a Sustainable Economy; Lisa Jacobsen, Enron; Alice LeBlanc, Environmental Finance Products; Gilbert Metcalf, Tufts University; Glenn Prickett, Conservation International; and Martin Smith, Entergy.

The conference is sponsored by Redefining Progress, a nonprofit policy organization based in Oakland, Calif. Redefining Progress is a leading proponent of environmentally effective and economically viable solutions to climate change.

WHY: "Climate change is one of the greatest challenges currently facing humanity. Fortunately, market-based approaches can allow the United States to join the fight against global warming while actually strengthening the economy in the long-run," said Redefining Progress Executive Director Michel Gelobter. "This conference will show that good policies can protect both the environment and the economy. During this conference business leaders and policymakers will have the chance to discuss the innovative policies and tools we can use in this effort."

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 13, from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

OTHER INFORMATION: Registration for the conference is $100 for corporations and $75 for nonprofits. Individuals may register on-line at the Redefining Progress web site (www.redefiningprogress.org) or by calling (510) 444-3041.

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