Pew Center Workshop on the Environmental Impacts of Climate Change


Monday, July 17, 2000

8:00 p.m.  
Informal gathering at Marriott at Metro Center Regatta Bar  (1st Floor)

Tuesday, July 18, 2000

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. 
Workshop registration and continental breakfast for all participants in the Marriott’s London Room (Lobby Level)

9:00 – 9:10 a.m. 
Welcome and Introduction: Eileen Claussen, President, Pew Center on Global Climate Change

9:10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
FIRST WORKSHOP SESSION - "Environmental Impacts of Climate Change"
Chair: Joel Smith, Stratus Consulting, Inc.

  •  “What do we really know about future U.S. climate change?”
    Tom Wigley, National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • “Ecosystems and Global Climate Change: A Review of Potential Impacts on U.S. Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biodiversity”
    Jay Malcolm, University of Toronto, Faculty of Forestry
    Lou Pitelka, University of Maryland, Appalachian Laboratory 

Coffee Break - 10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

  • “The Impacts of Climatic Change on Animals”
    Terry Root, University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources and Environment 
  • “Aquatic Ecosystems and Global Climate Change”
    LeRoy Poff, Colorado State University, Department of Biology
  • “Human Health and Global Climate Change: A Review of Potential Impacts in the United States”
    John Balbus, George Washington University, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health  

1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Lunch -  Marriott at Metro Center Regatta Bar  (1st Floor)

2:15 – 5:30 p.m.
SECOND WORKSHOP SESSION - "Synthesis and Regional Trends of Impacts"
Chair: Jerry Melillo, Marine Biological Laboratory, Ecosystems Center

  • "Climate Change Impacts on the United States: The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change"
    Tony Janetos, World Resources Institute  
  • “Lessons from the California Impacts Assessment – Where do we go from here?”
    Robert Wilkinson, University of California, Santa Barbara  

Coffee Break - 3:30 – 3:45 p.m.

  • “A Synthesis of the Potential Impacts of Climate Change in the United States”
    Joel Smith, Stratus Consulting, Inc.

Open discussion, all workshop participants

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
Reception in Executive Boardroom (2nd Floor)

7:30 – 9:00 p.m. 
Dinner in the Marriott’s Montreal Room (2nd Floor)
Dinner Speaker: Eileen Claussen, President, Pew Center on Global Climate Change

Wednesday, July 19, 2000

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. 
Breakfast buffet for all participants in the Marriott’s London Room (Lobby Level)

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
THIRD WORKSHOP SESSION - "Pulling It Together"
Chair: John Weyant, Stanford University

  • “An Integrated Benefits Assessment of Climate Change: A Methodological Approach”
    Dale Jorgenson, Harvard University, Department of Economics
    Dick Goettle, Northeastern University, College of Business Administration 
  • “A Description of the Modeling of Sector Impacts for Use in Assessing Aggregate Economic Impacts of Climate Change”
    Brian Hurd, Stratus Consulting, Inc.
  • "Public Perceptions of the Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Ecosystems: A Summary of the State of Knowledge”
    Jim Neumann, Industrial Economics, Inc. 

Open Discussion, all workshop participants 

Coffee Break  - 10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

FINAL PANEL DISCUSSION – "How should impacts research inform policy decisions and should these impacts be monetized?"

  • Steve Schneider, Stanford University, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Rob Mendelsohn, Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
  • Dale Jamieson, Carleton College, Environment and Technology Studies Program   
  • Tom Schelling, University of Maryland, School of Public Affairs
  • Henry Jacoby, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management

Open Discussion, all workshop participants

12:30 p.m.  
Closing Remarks, Eileen Claussen