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Philip Kahn

Co-Leader New York City Chapter
Citizens' Climate Lobby

Areas of Expertise:

Tax Policy

Philip Kahn has been a New York City resident for 37 years, during which he led his family’s textile manufacturing firm until its sale in 2003. Prior to his moving to New York, he was graduate student at the University of Washington where he completed a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science (Boundary Layer Meteorology). Since the sale of the business, he has worked in renewable energy and educated himself about climate change. In 2013 he became active in the Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL, citizensclimatelobby.org) a volunteer group dedicated to putting a national price on carbon pollution; and he completed Al Gore’s presenter training at the Climate Reality Project’s Chicago 2013 meeting. Currently, he the co-Leader of the New York City Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby. In addition to working towards CCL’s primary goal of enacting federal carbon pricing legislation, Philip and other members of CCL in New York State are reaching out to state legislators in the pursuit of statewide action on climate mitigation and carbon pricing. They have recently started an effort in New York City of supporting City Council legislation on climate action.

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