January 16, 2007
Contact: Sibyl Nelson, (703) 516-0630
PEW CENTER ON GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE ANNOUNCES CALIFORNIA REPRESENTATION
Washington, DC—The Pew Center on Global Climate Change is pleased to announce that Joshua Bushinsky  will be representing the Pew Center in Sacramento as its Western Policy Coordinator. Western state action is becoming increasingly important to the national and international climate debate as states develop innovative policy approaches to climate change. As the Western Policy Coordinator, Bushinsky will bring the Pew Center's policy experience to the development of climate policy in California and the West, while facilitating the constructive engagement of the Pew Center's Business Environmental Leadership Council. He will also staff the California Environmental Protection Agency's Market Advisory Committee.
Mr. Bushinsky has worked as the State Solutions Fellow at the Pew Center for the past three years, providing technical support to state and regional initiatives, including the Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and the Western Governors' Clean and Diversified Energy Initiative. He also oversaw the production of the Pew Center's Climate Change 101 series of reports and has spoken extensively on state and regional climate policy. Mr. Bushinsky holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University.
The Pew Center was established in May 1998 by The Pew Charitable Trusts, one of the United States’ largest philanthropies and an influential voice in efforts to improve the quality of the environment. The Pew Center is an independent, nonprofit, and non-partisan organization dedicated to providing credible information, straight answers, and innovative solutions in the effort to address global climate change. The Pew Center is led by Eileen Claussen, the former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs.
The Center’s Business Environmental Leadership Council (BELC) is the largest U.S. based association of companies devoted to advancing solutions on climate change. The BELC comprises 42 major companies in diverse sectors, with combined market value exceeding $2.4 trillion and more than 3.3 million employees. Members lead by reducing emissions, developing climate-friendly technologies and services, and publicly supporting sound public policy. The Center accepts no funding from corporations.