February 19, 2010

Greenhouse Gas emissions reduction potential and associated costs from transportation and land use strategies for 50 states

Speaker(s)

Dr. Lewison Lem, MPA, Principal Consultant, Transportation Energy and Climate Change Practice Leader, Jack Faucett Associates

Abstract

Jack Faucett Associates and the Center for Climate Strategies are completing 50 states worth of data and policy work on transportation sector ghg mitigation reduction potential, costs, and economic impacts. Recently completed data analysis was prepared for the Southern Governor’s Association and for the Midwest Transportation Air Quality Summit”: The work completed for these two regions of the United States completes development of data and major policy opportunities analysis for the United States. The 50 states data is organized into a national database that may be used to inform potential state actions, congressional discussions of federal legislation, and international discussions of the potential for the United States to reach the ghg reduction target levels.

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Lewison Lem is climate change practice leader for Jack Faucett Associates. He has extensive experience in the areas of policy analysis at the intersection of transportation, energy, and the environment. Dr. Lem was formerly a senior tansportation policy analyst at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality, and the transportation policy manager of AAA of Northern California, Nevada, and Utah. Dr. Lem has assisted more than 30 states with consensus-building, policy development, and technical analysis for state energy and climate plans. Dr. Lem has managed economic and environmental studies for a wide range of public, private, and philanthropic organizations, including the United States Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Energy Foundation. He has been a visiting scholar and guest lecturer at several universities, including the University of California – Berkeley, Portland State University, the University of Hawaii, and Florida State University. Dr. Lem has a Bachelor of Arts in government studies from Harvard University, a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in urban planning from the University of California – Los Angeles.