April 5, 2007 E-Newsletter

In This Issue:

  • Supreme Court Decision in EPA vs. Massachusetts
  • PewCenter testifies before the House Ways and Means Committee
  • Harvard Business Review on Pew Center's Corporate Strategies That Address Climate Change report
  • States News: Western Regional Climate Action Initiative
  • Speech: Eileen Claussen addresses Xeriscape Council of New Mexico
  • Pew Center opens California office
  • New content: Updated Facts and Figures, Business and Climate News
  • Eileen Claussen named Woman of the Year by the Women's Council on Energy & the Environment
  • IPCC to release latest Assessment April 6
  • Upcoming Conference: Climate 2050, Montreal Canada (October 24-26, 2007)

Summary of Supreme Court Decision in EPA vs. Massachusetts

On April, 2nd, the Supreme Court ruled in a landmark decision that the EPA has a right to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. Read the summary and analysis.


Pew Center testifies before House Committee on Ways and Means

On February 28, 2007, Pew Center President, Eileen Claussen, testified before the House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means. Ms. Claussen outlined what the U.S. must do to reduce the risks posed by global climate change. Read her testimony.


Harvard Business Review on PewCenter Report: Corporate Strategies That Address Climate Change

The Harvard Business Review says the PewCenter's 2006 Report, Getting Ahead of the Curve: Corporate Strategies That Address Climate Change, "... warrants a considered look". Read why and view a copy of the report.


States News: Western Regional Climate Action Initiative

In February, Arizona, California, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington, established the Western Regional Climate Action Initiative. The states joint effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change will set a regional emissions target within six months, and by August 2008 will establish a market-based system to aid in meeting the target.

For more information on what is going on in the states - including New Mexico's newest steps toward clean energy and Minnesota's Renewable Portfolio Standard - visit the States' Latest News Section.


Eileen Claussen's remarks at the Xeriscape Council of New Mexico's Annual Conference

Ms. Claussen's comments focus on the politics of climate change and how the political landscape in the U.S. is changing in favor of stronger action to protect the climate. Read the full speech, “Climate Change Politics: A Landscape Transformed"


Pew Center opens California office

In response to growing western states' action on climate change, the PewCenter's Joshua Bushinsky now serves as Western Policy Coordinator. Read more about our expansion


Updated Facts and Figures

The Pew Center has updated its Facts & Figures section with the latest data on the science of climate change and its observed impacts, along with updated U.S. emissions figures. See the most recent information


Updated Business and Climate News

The PewCenter is a founding member of the United States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), an unprecedented alliance of leading non-governmental organizations and major corporations.

View a summary of recent business-related climate issues and resources for businesses


Eileen Claussen named Woman of the Year by the Women's Council on Energy & the Environment

The Women's Council on Energy and the Environment named Pew Center President, Eileen Claussen, as their 2007 Woman of the Year. Read more


IPCC to release latest Assessment April 6

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will release the summary of its latest assessment report on Friday, April 6, 2007. This report focuses on climate change impacts including how warming in specific regions may affect agriculture, coastal areas, ecosystems, human health, industries and water supplies. It will also detail options for societies to adapt to climate change. Read the Pew Center's summary and analysis


Upcoming Conference

October 24 - 26, 2007

Montreal, Canada

Conference in conjunction with Veolia Environment Institute (France) and the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy (Canada):

"Climate 2050: Technology and Policy Solutions"

Read more about the Conference