In the absence of an international agreement that would create a truly global carbon market, state and national governments around the world are demonstrating leadership by establishing a network of emissions trading programs and exploring linkages under a series of unique multi- and bilateral agreements. In a cross-cutting panel discussion, international leaders will discuss their efforts and the prospects for these approaches to build a new global framework for limiting greenhouse gas emissions.
Eric Pooley is senior vice president for strategy and communications at Environmental Defense Fund, and author of The Climate War: True Believers, Power Brokers, and the Fight to Save the Earth (Hyperion, 2010), which Bill Clinton hailed as "a riveting tale" and “the very first account of the epic American campaign to get serious about global warming.” Eric has served as deputy editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, managing editor of Fortune, editor of Time Europe, and national editor, chief political correspondent, and White House correspondent for Time.
Eric’s journalism has been recognized with many honors, including a National Magazine Award and the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency. He has written about energy and climate change for Time, Slate, Bloomberg Businessweek and other publications. In 2008 he studied press coverage of the issue at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he was a fellow at the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy. He lectures frequently and has appeared on Nightline, Charlie Rose, Frontline, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, Anderson Cooper 360, All Things Considered, and other programs. A magna cum laude graduate of Brown University and recipient of Brown's Samuel T. Arnold Fellowship, he lives with his wife and two daughters in New York.