A Changing Climate: Risks and Opportunities in Idaho

Kate Gordon, Director of the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research

About our speaker:
Kate Gordon is a nationally recognized expert on the intersection of climate change, energy, and economic development. Gordon was appointed Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research by Governor Gavin Newsom on January 7, 2019. Prior to being appointed Director, Gordon was a Senior Advisor at the Paulson Institute, where she oversaw the “Risky Business Project,” focused on quantifying the economic impacts of climate change to the U.S. economy, and also provided strategic support to the Institute’s U.S.- China CEO Council for Sustainable Urbanization.  She was also a nonresident Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, and an advisor to Duke University’s Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment.

Earlier in her career Gordon served as Vice President for Climate and Energy at the Center for the Next Generation, Vice President of Energy and Environment at the Washington D.C.-based Center for American Progress, and Co-Executive Director at the national Apollo Alliance (now part of the Blue Green Alliance).

Gordon earned a law degree and a master’s degree in city planning from the University of California-Berkeley, and an undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University.

Thursday, February 21, 2019
RSVP by Noon on Monday, February 18

12:00 – 12:30pm Lunch is served
12:30 – 1:00pm Award & Presentation
1:00 – 1:30pm Moderated Q&A

ISU – Idaho Falls University Place
Bennion Union
Building Multipurpose Room
1784 Science Center Dr., Idaho Falls

Ticket price per forum:
$17 Member lunch
$22 Non-member lunch
$5 Gallery
Lunch tickets must be paid for by RSVP date.