Gary S. Guzy

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Gary Guzy brings three decades of experience in environmental law, regulation, and public policy through his leadership in government, business, and academia. He is skilled at creating strategic partnerships and is known for bringing together diverse groups and resolving challenging public policy controversies through his close work with industry and environmental community leaders.  Mr. Guzy recently served as Deputy Director and General Counsel of the White House Council on Environmental Quality.  Prior to that he was General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Counselor to the EPA Administrator during the Clinton Administration.  Mr. Guzy has also served as the chief legal officer, sustainability officer, and climate strategist for a variety of business organizations.

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Much no doubt will be written about how 195 nations came together in Paris to make a global commitment to tackle climate change and what changes in regulation and the investment landscape might result. From my vantage point in Paris during the negotiations, a few key impressions stand out. First, the agreement overcomes those past flaws that prevented a more universal endorsement, including fully by the United States. Rather than being a top down allocation…
The president and his climate negotiating team seem most like the high-wire artist Philippe Petit, who improbably strung a wire between the towers of the World Trade Center and mustered reserves of guts and grace— leavened by intense focus, preparation, and a mild amount of lunacy— to walk between the twin towers. In order for there to be a successful Paris climate outcome, the administration must likewise achieve a magnificent balance. It must demonstrate  aggressive…
Regardless of your perspective on the subject, expect significantly increasing media and public attention around climate change and greenhouse gas emissions this week. The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, is convening a Climate Summit on Tuesday in conjunction with the meeting of the UN General Assembly in New York.  More than 120 world leaders are expected to attend this gathering, making it significant and historic to have so much focus on this…