Media Advisory: Liverman to Testify Before House Climate Committee

April 29, 2019

Media Advisory: Liverman to Testify Before House Climate Committee

  • What: Select Committee on the Climate Crisis hearing on "Solving the Climate Crisis: Drawing Down Carbon and Building Up the American Economy," with testimony from UA Regents' Profesor Diana Liverman
  • When:  Tuesday, April 30, 7 a.m. (PDT)
  • Where: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2247, 45 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC

TUCSON, Ariz. — On Tuesday, April 30, the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis will hold the first of several hearings that will focus on adopting climate policy that dramatically reduces carbon pollution to net-zero by mid-century. The hearing, "Solving the Climate Crisis: Drawing Down Carbon and Building Up the American Economy," will be streamed live at climatecrisis.house.gov.

The committee will receive testimony from four people, including Diana Liverman, a Regents' Professor of geography and development at the University of Arizona.

Liverman, a member of the UA's Institute of the Environment, served as a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's report on limiting warming to 1.5 degrees C, and she’s advised numerous government committees, nongovernmental organizations and businesses on climate change. Her research focuses on how climate change affects people, including historically disempowered groups, and how society can adapt to climate change.

Also testifying are: Hal Harvey, the CEO of Energy Innovation, an energy and environmental policy firm; David Foster, distinguished associate with the Energy Futures Initiative and former senior advisor to U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz; and Christopher Guith, acting president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute.

For more information on the hearing, visit https://climatecrisis.house.gov/committee-activity/hearings/solving-climate-crisis-drawing-down-carbon-and-building-american-economy or contact Aaron Huertas ataaron.huertas@mail.house.gov.

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Researcher contact:
Diana Liverman
UA School of Geography and Development
520-626-2910
liverman@email.arizona.edu

Media contact:
Lori Harwood
UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
520-626-3846
harwoodl@email.arizona.edu

Established in 1885, the University of Arizona, the state's super land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader and ranked 16th for the employability of its graduates, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $622 million in research investment each year, and ranking 21st among all public universities. The UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships, and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.