Statement about the NCA report from the Center for Clean Air Policy


For Immediate Release

Statement about the National Climate Assessment (NCA) report from the Center for Clean Air Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 6, 2014 – Steve Winkelman, director of the Center for Clean Air Policy’s adaptation and transportation programs, comments about the National Climate Assessment (NCA) report, released today by the White House:

“The National Climate Assessment report will help Federal agencies, states, communities and citizens understand how climate change will impact their day to day activities.

This high quality information coupled with the Administration’s new Climate Data Initiative will help decision makers and the public make informed decisions about development and infrastructure ‎in order to safeguard key assets and services. By enabling all of us to plan ahead, the National Climate Assessment will help avoid business disruptions, power outages and flood damages that are a drag on the U.S. economy.”

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Steve Winkelman, Director of Transportation and Adaptation Programs, has 20 years of experience assisting government officials around the world with policy design, implementation and evaluation. An author of numerous publications on urban climate change policy, Steve has testified to Congress four times and his work has been well covered in trade and popular media. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Special Task Force on Transportation and Climate Change. Steve holds a B.S. in Physics from the University of Michigan and an M.A. in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota.

About CCAP:

Since 1985, the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) has been a recognized world leader in climate and air quality policy and is the only independent, nonprofit think tank working exclusively on those issues at the local, U.S. national and international levels. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., CCAP helps policymakers around the world develop, promote and implement innovative, market-based solutions to major climate, air quality and energy problems that balance both environmental and economic interests.

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