Fall Webinar Series Session 3: USDA Efforts to Support Climate-Smart Agriculture
October 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
October 20, 2021
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
12:30 am – Welcome & Introductions
12:30 pm – USDA Efforts to Support Climate-Smart Agriculture
William Hohenstein, Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Policy Office of the Chief Economist
1:30 pm – Adjourn
William Hohenstein Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Policy Office of the Chief Economist William Hohenstein is the Director of USDA’s Office of Energy and Environmental Policy, within the Office of the Chief Economist. Office of Energy and Environmental Policy (OEEP) coordinates policy analysis, long-range planning, research priority setting, and response strategies for addressing energy development and environmental policy.
OEEP houses the Office of Energy Policy and New Uses (OEPNU), the Office of Environmental Markets (OEM), and the Climate Change Program Office (CCPO). The office focuses on efforts to enhance USDA’s ability to evaluate renewable energy and resources, build climate resilient and sustainable farms, ranches, rural lands and rural communities, expand markets for conservation and environmental goods, and support farmer conservation decision-making.
Before arriving at USDA, Mr. Hohenstein served as a Division Director in EPA’s National Center for Environmental Economics. Prior to that, Mr. Hohenstein served in the Climate Change Division of EPA’s Office of Policy Planning and Evaluation. He represents the United States at international climate change negotiations and has served as a U.S. representative to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Mr. Hohenstein has a B.S. in Natural Resource Management from Cook College, Rutgers University and a M.E.M. in Resource Economics and Policy from Duke University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.