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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: November 1, 2001
CONTACT: Craig Cheslog, Redefining Progress
510-444-3041

NOVEMBER 15TH CONFERENCE TO EXAMINE HOW MARKET-BASED SOLUTIONS
TO CLIMATE CHANGE CAN STRENGTHEN THE ECONOMY AND SECURE OUR ENERGY FUTURE

OAKLAND, Calif.—Redefining Progress will host a conference to examine "Market Solutions to Climate Change: Strengthening our Economy and Securing our Energy Future" from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 15th, in the Gold Room, 2168 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

WHAT: "Market Solutions to Climate Change: Strengthening our Economy and Securing our Energy Future," is a conference for business leaders, policy makers and policy analysts. Conference panels will discuss "Policies to Strengthen the Economy and Secure our Energy Future," "Private Sector Initiatives to Limit Greenhouse Emissions," and "Financial Market Views of Industry Exposure to Carbon Risk."

WHO: The conference's keynote speaker is Dr. Harlan Watson, Senior Climate Negotiator and Special Representative for the U.S. Department of State.

Confirmed panelists include: Ilene Fiszel Bieler, Citigroup; Dallas Burtraw, Resources for the Future; Rebecca Eaton, World Wildlife Federation-Climate Savers; Frank Dixon, Innovest; Michel Gelobter, Redefining Progress; Julie Gorte, Calvert Group; Kevin Hassett, American Enterprise Institute; Andrew Hoerner, Center for a Sustainable Economy; Lisa Jacobson, Enron; Lee Lane, Americans for Equitable Climate Solutions; Alice LeBlanc, Environmental Finance Products; Martha Phillips, Redefining Progress; and Glenn Prickett, Conservation International.

WHEN: Thursday, November 15, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Gold Room, 2168 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

WHY: "Climate change is one of the greatest challenges currently facing humanity. The choices we make about climate change in the coming months will have significant implications for our energy security. The path we take can enhance-or if we choose poorly, detract-from our long-term economic vitality and our society's well being," said Redefining Progress Executive Director Michel Gelobter. "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."

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.

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.

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