EARTH DIALOGUES 2013 PANELIST: WILLIAM BECKER


Panel 3: 
Revitalizing multi-lateral cooperation and action (Part 1: Energy, Climate & Resources)

Executive Director of the Presidential Climate Action Project, NatCap Solutions

William Becker is Executive Director of the Presidential Climate Action Project, an initiative launched in 2007 to develop recommendations on how the President of the United States can reshape U.S. energy policies to reduce the nation’s contribution to global climate change.

He is a former senior official at the U.S. Department of Energy, where he spent 15 years administering programs to accelerate the commercialization and use of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. He is an international expert on sustainable community development and on public policy related to green energy and global climate change.

He is a member of Mikhail Gorbachev’s Climate Change Task Force and a senior advisor to several policy organizations and think tanks dealing with clean energy and climate change, including London-based Third Generation Environmentalism, Colorado-based Natural Capitalism Solutions, and the Washington D.C.-based Environment and Energy Study Institute.

He also is co-director of The Future We Want, a project designed to help people around the world envision life in sustainable societies. In 2010, the project partnered with the United Nations to launch an international conversation about the future and to establish the theme for the International Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro (Rio+20) that year.

He is a frequent guest blogger on several prominent blog sites including Huffington Post and Climate Progress, and an occasional guest commentator on HuffPost Live.

For more information about William Becker, visit the Climate Change Task Force website.

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