Feb 21 2011 | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Climate Change in the Great Lakes Basin: Policy Options and Public Opinion
Ford School of Public Policy, Betty Ford Classroom, 1110 Weill Hal - 735 South State Street

Sponsored by: Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and the Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute

Don Scavia, Director, Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute, University of Michigan
Christopher Borick, Professor and Director, Muhlenberg Institute of Public Opinion, Muhlenberg College
Erick Lachapelle, Départment de Science Politique, Université de Montréal
Barry Rabe, Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

Leadership has changed in Michigan and many other jurisdictions in the Great Lakes Basin. One immediate challenge for incoming governors and premiers will be deciding how to proceed with existing state, provincial and regional commitments in climate and energy policy. This panel will review current policy commitments and provide an overview of public opinion on climate change and public policy options. This analysis will consider survey samples from national audiences in the United States and Canada as well as more localized audiences in Michigan and Ontario.