California Wildfires and
Monday, June 21st at 7:00 pm
Meeting ID: 980 2082 5994, Passcode: 218078
Join the Silicon Valley Democratic Club to discuss California Wildfires and a call to action for climate justice. Our guest speaker is Dr. Michael Wara, Director of Climate and Energy Policy Program and Senior Research Scholar, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University. We hope to see you there!
About Dr. Michael Wara
Michael Wara is a lawyer and scholar focused on climate and energy policy. Wara is Director of the Climate and Energy Policy Program and a senior research scholar at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, where he provides fact-based, bipartisan, technical and legal assistance to policymakers engaged in the development of novel climate and energy law and regulation. He also facilitates the connection of Stanford faculty with cutting edge policy debates on climate and energy, leveraging Stanford’s energy and climate expertise to craft real world solutions to these challenges. Wara’s legal and policy scholarship focuses on wildfire, carbon pricing, energy innovation, and regulated industries. He collaborates with economists, engineers and scientists in research on the design and evaluation of technical and regulatory solutions to climate and energy challenges. He is also an expert on international environmental law with a particular focus on the ozone and climate treaty regimes.
Wara was appointed in 2019 to the California Wildfire Commission which made recommendations to the state on better managing utility caused wildfires and currently serves on the California Catastrophe Response Council, the oversight board of the Wildfire Fund.
Prior to joining Woods, Wara was an associate professor at Stanford Law School and an associate in Holland & Knight’s government practice. He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School and his Ph.D. in Ocean Sciences from the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Silicon Valley Democratic Club
Formerly known as the the Santa Clara County Democratic Club, the Silicon Valley Democratic Club (SVDC) is one of the oldest Democratic Clubs in Santa Clara County. Established in 1981 and chartered by the Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee, SVDC has a long history as a progressive organization dedicated to informing voters, encouraging citizen involvement in the political process, promoting Democratic Party values & candidates, and much more. We draw our membership from all over Santa Clara County and it includes many current and former elected officials. Check out more information ABOUT our club, and the ISSUES we care about.
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Silicon Valley Democratic Club is cancelling our in-person meetings based on the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department’s recommendations.
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