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Geoffrey Dabelko on climate responses

Dr Geoffrey Dabelko discusses the parallel importance of Victoria in relation to the importance of states (such as California, the world's seventh-largest economy) in the US climate policy context. He also looks at other key sectors for climate action in the US, such as faith-based groups and the private sector. The presentation begins with an introduction by the Hon Ambassador Joseph Gildenhorn.

Geoffrey is director of the Environmental Change and Security Program, a nonpartisan policy forum on environment, population, and security issues at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He is co-vice chair of the Scientific Committee of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change and an editorial board member of Global Environmental Change.

Joseph is a widely respected diplomat and businessman and chairman of the board at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

This presentation was part of the Meeting the Challenge of Climate Change seminar at the State Library of Victoria, 27 March 2007.