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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: November 14, 2001
CONTACT: Craig Cheslog or Janet Graesser, Redefining Progress
510-444-3041

UN FOUNDATION PRESIDENT TIMOTHY E. WIRTH ADDED TO
NOV. 15 MARKET SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE AGENDA

OAKLAND, Calif.—UN Foundation President Timothy E. Wirth has been added to the agenda for the "Market Solutions to Climate Change: Strengthening the Economy and Securing Our Energy Future" conference to be held tomorrow in Washington, D.C.

The conference, sponsored by Redefining Progress, will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 in the Gold Room, 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Wirth will speak during lunch at 1:30 p.m. The luncheon, and a reception to follow the conference, will be held in the Rayburn HOB Foyer.

Wirth has been the president of the UN Foundation since its inception in 1998. He was the first Undersecretary for Global Affairs for the U.S. Department of State, a position he held from 1993-97. Wirth previously was a U.S. Representative (1975-87) and U.S. Senator (1987-93) from Colorado.

The conference's revised detailed agenda follows.

TimeAgenda
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.Registration
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.Opening Remarks:
  • Glenn Prickett
    Conservation International
  • Martha Phillips
    Board Member, Redefining Progress
  • Michel Gelobter
    Executive Director, Redefining Progress
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.Keynote Speaker
  • Dr. Harlan L. Watson
    Senior Climate Negotiator and Special Representative, U.S. Department of State
10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Panel: Policies to Strengthen the Economy and Secure Our Energy Future
  • Moderator: Mark Glickman
    Redefining Progress
  • "Grandfathered" vs. Auctioned Permits and Trading: Karen Palmer
    Resources for the Future
  • Corporate Tax Integration: Kevin Hassett
    American Enterprise Institute
  • Payroll Tax Reduction: Andrew Hoerner
    Center for a Sustainable Economy
  • SkyTrust: Lee Lane
    Americans for Equitable Climate Solutions
12:45 - 1:45 p.m.Lunch—Keynote Speakers (start 1:00 p.m.)
  • Introduction: Michel Gelobter
    Executive Director, Redefining Progress
  • Billy Pizer
    Senior Economist, President's Council of Economic Advisors
  • Timothy E. Wirth
    President, UN Foundation
2:00 - 3:15 p.m.Panel: Private Sector Initiatives to Limit Carbon Emissions
  • Introduction: Jerome Sayre
    Redefining Progress
  • Moderator: Glenn Prickett
    Executive Director, Center for Environmental Leadership in Business, Conservation International
  • Rebecca Eaton
    WWF, Climate Savers
  • Lisa Jacobsen
    Enron Corporation
  • Alice LeBlanc
    Environmental Finance Products
3:30 - 4:45 p.m.Panel: Financial Market Views of Carbon Risk
  • Moderator: Jerome Sayre
    Redefining Progress
  • Frank Dixon
    Innovest
  • Ilene Fiszel Bieler
    Citigroup
  • Julie Gorte
    Calvert Group
4:45 - 5:00 p.m.Closing Remarks
  • Michel Gelobter
    Executive Director, Redefining Progress
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Reception on Capitol Hill
Rayburn House Office Building Foyer
(Co-Sponsored with the Office of Representative Henry Waxman)

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