The Obama Administration and Environmental Policy

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 | A Public Affair

On Tuesday March 12th, host Anjuli Brekke talked with Dr. Michael Dorsey about the Obama administration and environmental policy. Lisa Jackson, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, announced in December that she will be stepping down. She has been a crucial voice regarding environmental policy during Obama’s first term. Now, as Obama starts his second term as President, Anjuli and Dr. Dorsey spent the hour reviewing the impacts of the past four years on the environment and looking ahead to the future.

MKDorseyDr. Michael Dorsey is a visiting fellow and professor of environmental studies in Wesleyan University’s College of the Environment. From April 2007 until November 2008 Dr. Dorsey was a member of Senator Barack Obama’s energy and environment Presidential campaign team. In 2010 and again in 2012 Lisa Jackson appointed Dr. Dorsey to the EPA’s National Advisory Committee. Dr. Dorsey is a co-founding board member of Islands First—an organization for small island developing states facing disproportionate threats from unfolding climate change. His work focuses on global environmental governance and sustainability, with particular attention to how multilateral finance instruments impact climate and biodiversity policy. For more than two decades Dr. Dorsey has provided strategic guidance and advice to governments, foundations, firms and a multitude of others on environment policy, finance and economic development matters.

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