Resilient Polices and Regulations: Getting Rules Right

Resilient Polices and Regulations: Getting Rules Right

Resilient Cities 11: Resilient Polices and Regulations: Getting Rules Right

Presentation Date: 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Resilient Cities 11: Resilient Polices and Regulations: Getting Rules Right With a myriad of different policies around the environment on all levels including the national, state, and even in the city of San Diego itself, there are examples from other regions that we can implement in our current system. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and Carbon Fee and Dividend Policy put caps on the carbon emissions on the power sector. Likewise, the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act manage the amount of hazardous pollutants in U.S. air and water, whereas, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires companies to take into account the environmental impact of their actions. Even the President’s Climate Action Plan has strategies to tackle the issues related to the effects of climate change.