Climate Week: "The Health Benefits of Carbon Pricing in Massachusetts: A Presentation at The Boston Foundation"
The Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Business Leaders for Climate Action present: "The Health Benefits of Carbon Pricing in Massachusetts: A Presentation at The Boston Foundation"
Results of a new study by the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health that quantifies how a simple change in policy could save hundreds of lives – worth $2.9 billion in health benefits – and improve the quality of life for many more while also reducing climate pollution via a price on carbon now will be presented before the Massachusetts State Legislature.
An Act Combating Climate Change, S.1821, Sponsor Michael J. Barrett
An Act to Promote Green Infrastructure, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Create Jobs, H.1726, Sponsor Jennifer E. Benson
9:30 Doors open
9:50-10:50 Speaking program:
- Welcome by Wayne Davis, Cofounder, Harvest Power
- Presentation by Dr. Jonathan Buonocore Sc.D., Center for Health & the Global Environment
- Senator Michael Barrett
- Representative Jennifer Benson
- Additional speakers to be announced
Registration required, fee $15.
Event co-sponsored by Clean Water Action, Climate Action Business Association, Climate XChange, E2 – Environmental Entrepreneurs, and the Massachusetts Campaign for a Clean Energy Future.