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University Leadership Series - Climate Change and the Transition to Net Zero

A defining problem for the next several decades is understanding the impact that climate change will have on our planet and our lives over time, and working on solutions that will slow down and mitigate the phenomenon. Integral to any solution are the engineering breakthroughs that will help reduce and eliminate the various areas of GHG emissions, and the economic and policy frameworks that will enable this complex and global issue to be addressed.

Join us for a conversation moderated by Safwan Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development and Julie Kornfeld, Vice Provost for Academic Programs, with Dean Costis Maglaras, Columbia Business School and Dean Mary Boyce, Columbia School of Engineering.

'Climate change is threatening many ecosystems worldwide. In order to manage and conserve species, we need to understand the effects of temperature on wildlife. Butterflies are a particularly well-studied group of animals as they can be used to represent insects (which make up the majority of life on Earth)' and are also sensitive to temperature and show rapid responses to temperature changes. However, the majority of our understanding comes from research on the adult life stage, with relatively little known about the more vulnerable caterpillars. My research is focused on how caterpillars are distributed in nature reserves, how temperature plays a role in this, and comparing how caterpillars differ from their adult counterparts in their ability to buffer air temperature. The goal of my research is to inform the management of British butterflies on nature reserves, and what we can do to conserve them in the face of climate change. As an example of the results of my research, I will discuss my recent publication on the Small blue butterfly (Cupido minimus), on egg distribution and how nature reserves can manage this unusual and declining species on their sites.’
Dr. Alexandra R. Harrington, Lecturer in Law at Lancaster University Law SchoolAbstract

In the months before the Covid-19 pandemic assumed centre stage in global and European law and policy, the European Union took extraordinary strides toward advancing climate commitments by adopting the European Green Deal. Since March 2020, much of the focus of the European Green Deal has shifted to methods of incorporating pandemic responses and post-pandemic recovery measures that also advance the climate agenda, yet there are a number of laws and policies which have a significant impact on environmental law and sustainable development in areas outside the pandemic. This seminar will focus on the ways in which the concept of just transitions has been adopted and advanced through the European Green Deal and the environmental laws and policies adopted under its auspices. The seminar will emphasise the roll of the Just Transition Fund and similar monetary mechanisms for supporting regions in the European Union most impacted by efforts to transition away from high-carbon energy as well as the opportunities for just transitions implementation through everything from policies on hydrogen to building practices to the terms of the 2021 European Climate Law.

https://wwwen.uni.lu/research/fdef/dl/news_events/environmental_law_and_just_transition_under_the_eu_green_deal Biography

Dr. Alexandra R. Harrington is a Lecturer in Law (Environment) at Lancaster University Law School. She serves as Director of Studies, International Law Association Colombian Branch, a member of the IUCN and a member of the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment. Dr. Harrington was the 2018 - 2019 Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She is the author of dozens of articles and book chapters, as well as International Organizations and the Law (Routledge 2018), International Law and Global Governance: Treaty Regimes and Sustainable Development Goals Implementation (Routledge 2021), and Just Transitions and the Future of Law and Regulation (forthcoming Palgrave Macmillan 2022).

__________Sustainability Lunchtime Seminars: Where Environmental Law Meets Economic Law

Objective: Our sustainability lunchtime seminars will create a venue to study the interaction between EU environmental law and EU economic law. In light of the European Green Deal framework, our objective is twofold. On the one hand, we intend to analyse how economic law could evolve to better integrate environmental rules, principles, and objectives. On the other hand, we intend to examine how environmental law could better address economic-law challenges and realities. To reach sustainability and meet EU Green Deal objectives, there must be a close interaction between environmental law and economic law; for now, these two disciplines have very different scopes and functions.

Methodology: Through our selection of topics and speakers, we intend to find new channels of connection between EU environmental law and EU economic law. To do so, we will combine two approaches. Through a substantive approach we will focus on the correlation between environmental law and specific economic policies, for example, consumer law, competition law, investment law, corporate law, trade law, and finance. By means of a sectoral approach will examine specific topics that demand integration between environmental and economic law (e.g., 5G, and deforestation).

Format: Our online lunchtime seminars will be held once a month throughout 2022 from 12:30 to 13:30 (Luxembourg time) and include presentations given by young researchers, renowned professors, and expert practitioners. Our working language will be English. All interested people, both within and without academia, are encouraged to attend our online seminars.

Output: EU Law Live will publish two Weekend Editions (one in July and the other in December 2022), setting out the key ideas and main proposals arising out of our Sustainability Lunchtime Seminars.

Organisation: Alessandra Donati, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Luxembourg and Attorney at Law in Italy and France will organise our Sustainability Lunchtime Seminars. She can be reached at alessandra.donati@uni.lu.

In collaboration with the Belgio-Luxembourg Hub of ELI (European Law Institute) and ALDE (Association Luxembourgeoise pour le droit de l’environnement).

EU Law Live will be the media partner of the Sustainability Lunchtime Seminars.

Click here to find out more about our Sustainability Lunchtime Seminars.

Key Speakers Will Arnold (IStructE Head of Climate Action) and Sven Thelandersson (Renown Swedish Structural Engineer) will speak about Climate Action, Efficient Design, Structural Safety and the importance of CPD.

Between these two poignant talks, we will host a series of short stories from a wide range of people across Continental Europe. These should be fun and inspiring, delivered in Pecha-Kucha-style rapid 3 minute mini-presentations.

We hope this event will challenge mindsets, an opportunity to hear new stories and cross-pollinate.

Will Arnold, Head of Climate Action, the Institution of Structural Engineers

Will leads the IStructE’s response to the climate emergency, bringing sustainability action into all aspects of its work. He is responsible for driving change within the profession, setting the minimum sustainability standards for institution members, producing sustainability publications and training to support this, and collaborating across the wider industry as it moves towards zero emissions. Previous to his work with the institution, Will was a practising structural engineer at Arup for 10 years where he was responsible for key aspects of ambitious architectural projects across the world.

Will is chair of the Construction Industry Council’s 2050 Group, and an active member of The Edge thinktank, the UK Built Environment Advisory Group, and the Engineering Advisory Group for The Structural Engineer magazine. He also sits on the judging panel for The Structural Awards. In 2021, Will was presented with the President’s Award by the Institution, in recognition of his work instigating change in the field of structural sustainability.

Sven Thelandersson, Senior Professor and Researcher, Department of Structural Engineering, Lund University Sweden.

Sven Thelandersson was full professor in Structural Engineering at Lund University in Sweden, until his retirement in 2011. His research over the years has mainly focused on structural safety and risk.

During his later years, he worked as a senior consultant on various projects, contributing his knowledge and experience as an independent design reviewer for major building projects, forensic investigations, and commissions for public sector governing bodies; Boverket, Trafikverket and Statens Haverikommission.

The latest IPCC report underscored the urgency of an aggressive energy transformation if the world is to stave off climate disaster. With current technologies, that transformation means a steep rise in the use of critical minerals, already essential for the digital age global economy. The shift from fossil fuels to other minerals comes with environmental, social, and governance tradeoffs. For developing countries, in particular, there is both opportunity and risk, according to a recent report from the U.S. Agency for International Development. Join the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program for a discussion of how the projected increase in mineral demand could influence markets, supply chains, and geopolitical competition, shaping the future of global peace and security."
"From sustainable raw materials to sustainable recycling in furniture"

SUSBIND Final Online Conference, 1 June 2022, 10:00 - 13:50 CEST

Join our renowned experts on novel biotechnologies and bioeconomy, as well as our scientists and industry representatives! Be the first to know the new trends and discoveries from the SUSBIND project and beyond .

As the climate changes, the furniture of the future will have to be sustainable, multi-functional and efficient and today’s designers and manufacturers are already starting to explore these areas, paving the way for future developments. The wood board industry already having the circular economy in mind currently relies on the use of mainly fossil-based binders, largely formaldehyde-based binders. A number of initiatives are underway to produce alternative binders from renewable resources, but a bio-based binder at industrial scale does not yet exist.

SUSBIND’s collaborative partnership of six research and five industry partners has made substantial progress in developing highly sustainable bio-based binders that will in future replace conventional fossil-based ones currently used for wood-based panel boards in furniture mass products.

The SUSBIND binder aims at containing a significantly lower carbon footprint, while also reducing formaldehyde emissions and thus making a meaningful contribution in improving the public health and helping mitigate climate change. Hand in hand with the EU’ Green Deal targets, SUSBIND also provides cutting-edge clean technological innovation by converting carbohydrates and vegetable oils to binder precursors by “mild” technologies.

This conference will showcase the innovative solutions the project delivers in terms of novel technologies, both for enzymatic conversion of lipids and thermo/chemical conversion of carbohydrates which are scalable and applicable in numerous industrial relevant environments.

Moreover, the SUSBIND final online conference will examine current and future trends in and beyond the binder market for furniture and check applicability of similar solutions in research and other industry fields. The aim of this global online conference is to share experience, open debates for future trends and comparable projects as well as to attract attention of relevant stakeholder and reach out to a broad audience. More information under www.susbind.eu

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Preliminary AGENDA

Welcome and Introduction to the Conference: Stephen Webb -CEO RTDS Group

10:00-10:10 Key note: SUSBIND as European Bioeconomy in the making

Philippe Mengal- Executive Director, CBE JU (tbc)

10:10-10:20 Key note: Rolle of industry in European circular economy initiatives and European projects

Dirk Carrez - BIC, Executive Director

10:20-10:30 Introduction to the SUSBIND project

Massimo Bregola - SUSBIND Scientific Coordinator, Global Application Lead Binders & Adhesives at Cargill

10:30 Block 1: New technologies

10:30-10:45 Challenges of bio-based materials from an industrial perspective

Manfred Dunky -Industry Expert-bio-based Materials

10:45-11:00 SUSBIND Best practice #1:

Carbohydrates: Sugar syrup as the secret ingredient for biobased binders for furniture

Erik Van Herwijnen- Deputy Area Manager Wood K plus and Catherine Thoma - Scientist Wood K plus

11:00-11:15 SUSBIND Best practice #2:

Emerged Enzymatic Technologies: From Fungus to Innovative Biocatalysts (UPOs)

Juan Carro - Scientist CIB CSIC and Daniel Zänder, CEO JenaBios

11:15-11:30 Q&A & panel discussion

11:30-11:45 Break

11:45 Block 2. Sustainability & Recycling

11:45-12:00 Role of furniture industry in the issues of Environment and Circular Economy in Europe

James Ede - Cargill- Global Starch & Sweeteners Sustainability Lead

12:00-12:15 Best practice example #3: Sustainability in biomass wood-based products

Nikolaus Schwaiger, Chemical Engineer Biorefinery at Sappi Europe SA

12:15-12:30 Ways to recycle fiberboards for manufacturing of new particleboards and fiberboards

Jan-Olof Fechter, Category Area Wood, Material & Technology IKEA

12:30-12:45 Q&A & panel discussion

12:45 Block 3. CO2 emission reduction and beyond & final panel discussion

12:45-13:00 SUSBIND Best practice #4:

Environmental, market and regulatory requirements for the bio-based binder system

Martijn Broeren- Senior Researcher CE Delft

13:00- 13:15 EU Ecolabel criteria for furniture

Antonio Delre- Project Officer at Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

JRC Growth and Innovation, Circular Economy and Industrial Leadership

13:15-13:30 Expert Panel discussion: Way forward

Antonio Delre- European Commission, Joint Research Centre- Growth and Innovation

Andreas Ahrens - Head of Climate - Inter IKEA Group

Manfred Dunky, Industry Expert-bio-based Materials

Roman Eberharter - President of FENA- European Federation for Furniture Retailers

Rob Beekers, Director New Business Development at Cargill Bio-Industrial Group

13:30-13:50 Closing session: SUSBIND Prototype product presentation (spp)-

Stephen Webb -CEO RTDS Group

Final address: Oliver Zobell - CBE JU Project Officer

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing on building out electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Electric vehicles are crucial for decarbonizing the U.S. transportation sector, which accounts for 29 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions - more than any other sector. While electric vehicles have gained traction in recent years, insufficient charging infrastructure is a significant barrier to widespread adoption. The $7.5 billion allocated to charging infrastructure in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and existing programs like the Rural Energy Savings Program present a significant opportunity to deploy widespread and equitable electric vehicle charging infrastructure. How can charging infrastructure be rapidly expanded? What are the considerations for ensuring that charging infrastructure is accessible, equitable, and efficient? How can innovation improve charging infrastructure? Panelists will discuss these questions and the policy solutions that can help scale up electric vehicle charging infrastructure to drive down emissions.

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The Department of Landscape Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona hosts a series of monthly presentations on the science of climate change and landscape architecture solutions.

Join the event during your lunch break. It starts at 12pm and ends at 1pm on the first Friday of each month, between October 2021 and June 2022 (except April 2022, which will be on the second Friday of that month).

Each monthly presentation will be followed by a Q&A moderated by faculty members of Cal Poly Pomona. Video recordings of past webinars are available on this website: https://www.cpp.edu/env/landscape-architecture/news-events/public-lectures.shtml

October 1: DROUGHT

November 5: WILDFIRE

December 3: BIODIVERSITY LOSS

January 7: FLOODING

February 4: SEA RISE

March 4: CARBON

April 8: HEAT

May 6: FOOD

June 3: EXTINCTION

This is a public outreach event free for everyone to attend.

This event is possible thanks to the work of Ronnie Swire Siegel, chair of SoCal ASLA's Climate Action Committee; the Department of Landscape Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona, and the promotional support of the Southern California Chapter of ASLA, Northern California Chapter of ASLA, Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability, the National Association for Minority Landscape Architects, US Green Building Council, and the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge.

For more information, contact Ronnie Siegel at ronnie@swiresiegel.com or Carlos Flores at caflores@cpp.edu

Session 4: Government representatives and regulators

Materials Matter: Embodied carbon benchmarks for Part 3 and Part 9 buildings in Ontario

This session will focus on the implications raised in the studies for policy makers and will focus on the implications of embodied carbon for targets in climate plans. The introductory section will include an overview of policy responses to embodied carbon in other jurisdictions. The presenters will share the input they've received from stakeholders to help policy makers understand their interests and concerns about the potential future regulation of embodied carbon. Participants will be able to share the insights they've gained and discuss the impacts on their work as we work to reduce embodied carbon in line with local and national targets.About the Materials Matter events:

The evidence is clear: the manufacture and transport of building materials in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area are responsible for millions of tonnes of emissions every year. These emissions are mostly overlooked and are not currently being measured or minimized, as pointed out by new studies on both low-rise and high-rise buildings in the region. Both the part 9 (small buildings) study and the part 3(big buildings) study were funded by the The Atmospheric Fund and the part 9 study was done in partnership with the City of Toronto.

This workshop series is intended to share the results and insights from these studies with stakeholders in the region. Each of the four sessions will address the interests and concerns of a unique stakeholder group. Participants are welcome to join one session or multiple.

Each session will introduce the topic of embodied carbon -- the emissions arising from all the activities required to produce materials and make buildings as measured through life cycle assessment (LCA) -- and then share the results of both studies. This will be followed by sector-specific discussion sessions to help participants understand the implications of the study findings and help to shape potential responses. Separate breakout rooms will focus on either low-rise or high-rise buildings.Other sessions

Session 1: Designers, consultants and specifiers (April 22 11am-1pm) - COMPLETED

Session 2: Manufacturers (April 29 12pm-2pm)

Session 3: Developers, owners and constructors (May 13, 11 am - 1 pm)

Please join us on Sunday, June 5th, 2022, for the AMITA annual meeting. The Keynote Address will be given by Dr. Angeliki Diane Rigos PhD '85, the Associate Director for Graduate Programs at MIT Energy Initiative and Program Manager for the DOE funded Center for Enhanced Nanofluidic Transport at MIT.
The most recent IPCC report concludes sulfur emissions decreased global warming by about 0.5 °C. This is significant, but there is an uncertainty between 0.1-0.9°C. Now that the world is rapidly reducing sulfur emissions for environmental and health regulations through the use of cleaner fuels and with flue gas cleaning systems, the world could experience rapid warming from reduced dimming. Sulfur particles (aerosols) are light and bright particles, which also act to make clouds more reflective. The reduction of ~80% of sulfur emissions from shipping provides a research opportunity to help quantify the effect of these changes. Leon will present the first results of their study.

Leon Simons is a climate expert at Club of Rome Netherlands and is working with renowned Earth scientists on a study to quantify the effects of reduction in sulfur emissions on regional and global radiation changes and its impact on global climate change.

As the United States embarks on a path towards net-zero carbon emissions, many entities are considering agriculture-based carbon offsets to reach their net-zero emissions goals. However, the measurement of carbon uptake in soil is not documented in a standardized way in current offset markets, and large questions remain about incentives, additionality, permanence, and monitoring and verification.

As part of input gathering for their upcoming report, the committee on Accelerating Decarbonization in the United States: Technology, Policy, and Societal Dimensions invites you to join them on Monday, June 6 from 2-4pm ET for a discussion on the ability of the private sector to deliver meaningful agricultural soil carbon offsets in the United States, the status of markets around soil carbon, and what type of government policy might improve outcomes.

During this session, we will hear from scientists, nonprofits, and government agencies, as well as from speakers connected with the financial sector and from private institutions seeking to attain documentable emissions reductions via an offset market. Featured speakers include David Antonioli (Verra), Emily Oldfield (Environmental Defense Fund), Owen Hewlett (Gold Standard), Bill Hohenstein (USDA), Elizabeth Willmont (Microsoft), and AJ Kumar (Indigo Ag).

Please visit the webinar Event Page for the agenda and more information.

VIEWING INSTRUCTIONS

Direct livestream link: https://livestream.com/nasem/soilcarbon

The Webinar Q&A form will be posted as the event approaches.

ABOUT THE STUDY

This event is part of a larger National Academies' study that is examining the technology, policy, and societal needs for decarbonization. The study committee published its first report in February 2021, and is currently working on its second report. Learn more about the study and sign up for updates on our website.

Richard Betts is a senior climate scientist at the University of Exeter. He explains the frequency and scale of weather events to which we need to adapt now and in coming years. This evening he'll talk about the latest IPCC report, based on the findings of scientists world wide, and look at what can be done to reduce damaging impacts. Richard is lead author on the chapter on Water in the IPCC 6th Assessment Report on Impacts, Adaptations and Vulnerability.
Green.TV Media and SSE Energy Solutions present the Decarbonisation Summit on the 7th-8th of June 2022. Following the overwhelming success of their inaugural event alongside COP26, this year’s summit will take place in Britain’s leading green city, Manchester, and will stream globally online.

Covering topics such as solar energy, low emissions heating, plant-based diets, emobility and more, the Decarbonisation Summit will expand its scope and bring together national leaders across the world to make a tangible difference and propel the UK towards net zero.

This event from the Global Development Hub at Imperial College London will explore how we can learn from high impact healthcare innovations in low- and lower middle-income countries.

The event marks the launch of Turning the World Upside Down Again: Global health in a time of pandemics, climate change and political turmoil by Nigel Crisp, member of the House of Lords and former English NHS Chief Executive, London, UK.

Turning the World Upside Down Again describes how policymakers and practitioners can learn a great deal about health innovations in low- and lower middle-income countries. Combining learning from all parts of the world leads to a new ecologically based vision for health and new ways of improving health for ourselves, our communities and our planet.

The panel will also share experiences on how medics, engineers and scientists from across the world can work together to shape and aid the co-development of ambitious multi-disciplinary research projects that tackle global challenges.

Speakers

Lord Nigel Crisp, Co-Chair, UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health, former Chief Executive of the English NHS and Permanent Secretary of the UK Department of Health

Prof. Francis Omaswa, Executive Director, African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST)

Susana Edjang, Advisor Policy and Partnerships (South South and Triangular Cooperation), World Food Programme

Chair

Dr Matthew Harris, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Public Health, School of Public Health, Imperial College London

New England Climate Report

Grades: 4th-8th

Duration: 30-40 minutes

Format: Zoom Webinar (Please note: With the webinar format, students and teachers will be viewers only and will interact with our educators via the private chat feature.)

Standards: MS-ESS3-5. Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century. MS-ESS3-2. Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.M3-ESS3-1. Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard.* [Clarification Statement: Examples of design solutions to weather-related hazards could include barriers to prevent flooding, wind resistant roofs, and lightning rods.]

About this Event:

Have you ever wondered how climate change is affecting New England? Or what you can do to help? In this interactive virtual program we explore stories of climate change impacts right in the Museum's backyard here in New England. As our home faces warming temperatures, the urban heat island effect, and flooding, we dive into the science of what's happening. In this presentation, students will:

• Learn about the science behind some climate change impacts

• Gain an understanding of what climate challenges people and animals face in New England

• Hear about some solutions and ways to help

Registration:

Select a date to register up to 5 classrooms for this event using Eventbrite. If you are interested in registering more than 5 classrooms, please email us at mosatschool@mos.org.

Changes in Published Schedules:

MOS at School reserves the right to cancel, substitute presenters and session topics, and reschedule any program. Additionally, we reserve the right to cancel any session with less than 15 registrants. Occasionally, a program date or time must change after it has been announced and tickets reserved. In the unlikely event of a change or cancellation, participants will be notified by email.

NOTE: If registering your own classroom, please be sure to use the email address associated with your Eventbrite account to ensure you receive all event-related notifications and updates. If you prefer updates to be sent to a different email address, please create a new Eventbrite account for that email address, and login and register using that account.

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“Climate change isn’t just an environmental emergency... it’s also a health emergency.” - 2022 Tyler Prize Laureate, Sir Andy Haines

In 2022, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement - often regarded as the 'Nobel Prize for the Environment’ - was awarded to British physician, Sir Andy Haines. Haines was one of the first scientists to sound the alarm that changes to the natural environment have dangerous implications for human health.

In this special virtual event, we shine a light on the work of one of the leading experts in the new field of Planetary Health. Sir Andy will deliver his Laureate Lecture 'The Climate Crisis - from Impacts to Action for Health’, followed by a discussion with Tyler Prize Executive Committee Members. The event will include a public Q&A, with viewers encouraged to ask questions in the YouTube chat function.

Tune in to learn about: Planetary BoundariesPlanetary Health and undernutritionMental health effects of climate change Climate action for healthNature Based Solutions

Schedule (30 minutes):Introduction (1 min)Laureate Lecture (12 mins)Q&A Discussion (15 mins)Conclusion (2 mins)

Register:

Join us for this live virtual event: June 7, at 1pm EST / 6pm BST

Please kindly register your attendance via the 'Register' button above.

About Sir Andy Haines:

Sir Andy Haines is the Professor of Environmental Change and Public Health at the Centre for Climate Change and Planetary Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. His work has focused on the environmental influences on health, including the effects of climate change - as well as the health co-benefits of low carbon policies. He has co-authored and chaired some of the most important assessments of climate change and human health, including for the World Health Organization and The Lancet.

More information:

To view the full media kit for Tyler Prize 2022, click here.

To access the discussion guide and additional education material, please visit: planetary-health.co

Event and Media Information: bec@reagencylab.com

Join three Open University experts and a Professor from University of Bath for this topical "Ask the Expert" event:

The event will discuss how climate models are derived and introduce the principles through which new climate models are being developed to reflect how the climate is changing away from historical records. It will consider moves to develop models which allow more localised, in time and locality, modelling of the climate. In particular, recent modelling has revealed that the effects of extreme climates are becoming more localised than those represented by the official figures for a given region. The modelling efforts being undertaken are intended to enable these local differences to be visualised

The aim is to provide more informative information for local policy decision-making so that local authorities can make decisions based on the effect that the localised climate will have in the 5-to-10-year period from now. This is important not only for forward planning but also for health and utility service planning.

The event offers an opportunity to foster?inclusive open schooling with future-oriented science. The CONNECT collaborative platform will be introduced. This platform connects science professionals and facilitates partnership interactions.

We encourage engagement with our live events, please use the chatbox to post comments and questions. You can also submit questions ahead of time by emailing them to: STEM-News@open.ac.uk

WHAT: It is sometimes claimed that trying to convince a science denier with facts will only backfire. The latest research, however, shows that this is mistaken and that there ARE effective techniques that can be used to keep someone from becoming a science denier and even help them to overturn mistaken beliefs once they are formed. The secret lies in recognizing that even empirical beliefs may be held for reasons that have nothing to do with evidence, such as personal values, trust, ideology, and group identity. The best way to convince someone in this case is not to insult them - or clobber them with evidence - but to engage in calm, respectful, patient conversation that simultaneously builds trust and encourages them to reflect not just on what they believe but the reasoning strategy that brought them to believe it.

WHO: Lee McIntyre is a Research Fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University. Formerly Executive Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University, he previously taught philosophy at Colgate University, Boston University, Simmons College, Tufts Experimental College and Harvard Extension School.

McIntyre is the bestselling author of POST-TRUTH (MIT Press, 2018) - which was named a Book-of-the-Week in April 2018 by CNN and a Best Book of 2018 by the PBS News Hour - along with thirteen other works of fiction and nonfiction, including DARK AGES: The Case for a Science of Human Behavior (2006), THE SCIENTIFIC ATTITUDE: Defending Science from Denial, Fraud, and Pseudoscience (2019), and his latest book HOW TO TALK TO A SCIENCE DENIER: Conversations with Flat Earthers, Climate Deniers, and Others Who Defy Reason (2021). His work has been translated into thirteen languages.

McIntyre’s popular essays have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Baltimore Sun, Nature, Newsweek, Scientific American, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and numerous other venues. He has appeared on CNN International on Amanpour and Company - and several other programs on PBS, NPR and the BBC - and has spoken at the United Nations, the Aspen Institute, and the Vatican.

In 2021, McIntyre starred in the docu-series INFODEMIC: Global Conversations on Science and Misinformation, broadcast on LINK TV and PBS.

Speaker: Dr. Lee Klinger

Zoom Reservation Required: Link Here

There is mounting evidence that the increased mortality of oaks and other fire-adapted trees in California is linked to long-term fire suppression practices. Given that re-introduction of fire is not feasible in many areas, a suite of practices that mimic the effects of fire are showing promise in restoring the health of oaks and other native trees. This talk will discuss the role of Indigenous tending practices, the science and methods of fire mimicry, and the results of these efforts as documented by repeat photography. Particular attention will be paid to the neglected ecology of mosses and lichens in oak forests.

Lee Klinger MA PhD is an Independent Scientist living on unceded Esselen land in Big Sur, California. Since 2005 he has served as director of Sudden Oak Life, a movement aimed at using ecologically based tending practices to address the problem of forest decline in California. He has over 40 years of field experience in the earth system sciences and has held scholarly appointments at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the University of Colorado, the University of Oxford, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Geological Society of London.

MEERTALK - Sunday May 1
May 1 | 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Capacity Markets and the Clean Electricity Transition
May 2 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Join Resources for the Future (RFF) on Wednesday, May 11, for an in-depth discussion on the role capacity markets can play in the transition to a decarbonized electricity system. This event will feature a conversation on a new book, Electricity Capacity Markets, by Todd Aagaard and Andrew Kleit, which provides key insights into the design and regulation of capacity markets - past, present, and future. A panel of experts will then discuss the role of capacity markets in an evolving electricity sector, the impact of widespread electrification on the role of capacity markets, the implications of climate policy, and more. Speakers
  • Todd Aagaard, Villanova University, Resources for the Future
  • Andrew Kleit, Pennsylvania State University
  • Melissa Lavinson, Exelon
  • Thomas Rutigliano, Sustainable FERC, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Kathleen Spees, The Brattle Group
  • Karen Palmer, Resources for the Future (Moderator)
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Organization: Resources for the Future
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Mandating Climate Disclosures: Impacts on...
May 2 | 4:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday, May 2, 2022 - 4:45-6:15 PM - Reception to Follow Host: Deborah Lucas, Sloan Distinguished Professor of Finance and Director, MIT Golub Center...
Organization: MIT
Source: MIT
The Environmental Protection Act in action: One year on
May 2
On 1 July 2021 the largest change to Victoria’s environmental laws in half a century came into effect.

Victoria’s Environment Protection Act 2017 increased EPA’s powers and fundamentally shifted the State’s approach to environmental regulation. This new preventative approach and Australia’s first criminally enforceable general environmental duty have significantly altered how EPA operates and our plan to meet the environmental challenges Victoria faces.

As we approach the first anniversary of this major change, join EPA's Chief Environmental Scientist, Professor Mark Patrick Taylor, and special guests Professor Kate Auty (EPA Governing Board Chair) and Mark Rossiter (Executive Director, Operations) as they share insights from within EPA and on-the-ground across Victoria.

This interactive event will be streamed live and attendance is open to all.

Host:?Professor Mark Patrick Taylor, Chief Environmental Scientist, Environment Protection Authority Victoria?

Mark Patrick Taylor is Victoria’s Chief Environmental Scientist at EPA Victoria, previously being a Professor of Environmental Science and Human Health at Macquarie University, Sydney, specialising in environmental contamination and the risks it can pose.

His research expertise covers environmental contamination in aerosols, dusts, sediments, soil, water and potential risks to human health. His work has focused on mining and smelting emissions and depositions, as well as contamination in urban environments. His work is genuinely global with research, consulting and expert advice covering Australia, Africa, Asia, Chile, New Caledonia, Fiji, Indonesia, New Zealand, UK and the USA.

Prof Taylor’s work has a special focus on 'human environments’ including analysis of blood lead levels in children, firefighter PFAS exposures, trace metals in wine, honey, residential veggie patches, household dusts and drinking water. Topical research includes assessment of atmospheric trace metal emissions from wildfires.

Guest speaker: Professor Kate Auty, EPA Governing Board Chair

Kate is a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, a Director of the Urban Climate change research Network's Oceania Hub, and a member of the writing team with Future Earth Australia and the Australian Academy of Science.

She has extensive experience with environmental and climate issues. This includes as the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment in the Australian Capital Territory.

Kate is a member of the Victorian Bar. She has worked extensively as a magistrate and coroner.

Kate continues to volunteer with community environmental and sustainability groups in north east Victoria.

Guest speaker: Mark Rossiter, Executive Director, Operations

Mark Rossiter will be joined by two subject matter experts: Rachel Gualano (Director Metropolitan Melbourne Operations , and Kellie Loughman (Director - Regional Victoria Operations).

Before joining EPA, Mark was Executive Director Operations and Chief Corporate Officer at the Victorian Building Authority, Manager Stakeholder Strategy and Manager Air Navigation Service Strategy at Airservices Australia, Head of Safety at Jetstar Airways, Manager Safety Oversight at the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, and Human Factors Specialist at Qantas.

The Operations Division leads EPA’s frontline regulatory response to detect, prevent and investigate harm to the environment and human health from pollution and waste. The division does this by engagement and education; inspections and monitoring; surveillance and investigations; and enforcing duty holders to comply with the law.

Core functions: compliance and enforcement; education and engagement; investigations; high risk site clean-up; compliance programs; field specialists; waste transport; infringement management; financial assurance and levies; preventative programs; and incident coordination.


Organization: '>by EPA Victoria
Source: Eventbrite

Active Carbon Management - Critical Tools in the Climate Toolbox.
May 3 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Active carbon management technologies—like carbon capture and storage, and direct air capture—eliminate emissions from power and industrial plants and draw down atmospheric carbon emissions. These technologies will be vital to keep global emissions in line with the Paris Agreement while facilitating economic development as called for by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Deploying these technologies at scale requires expanded incentives, continued RD&D funding, and streamlined permitting and siting regulations.

Please join ITIF for the presentation of a new report and an expert panel discussion on the critical role carbon management technologies could play in coming decades and the innovation policies that could turn that promise into reality.

Speakers:

**Peter Freudenstein, Climeworks

**Anu Khan, Carbon180

**Stefan Koester, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation

Moderator:

**Jeff St. John, Canary Media

To register:https://itif.org/events/register?event_id=11164


Organization: itif
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Coffee & Climate Change - Voices of Industry Leaders & Experts.
May 3 | 7:00 PM
Climate change has significant impacts on the coffee industry. Rising temperatures are expected to reduce suitable coffee farmland by up to 50% by 2050 without emissions reductions, according to recent research. Coffee prices have already begun rising as coffee farmers adapt to more difficult growing conditions.

Join Citizens’ Climate Lobby for a panel discussion on coffee and climate. You will hear both research and personal stories of how climate change is affecting coffee growers. You will also learn about practical steps that the coffee industry can take to address climate change!

Panel speakers:

**Dr. Selena Ahmed will share findings from a recent meta-analysis of the impact of climate change on coffee

**Juan Luis Salazar Cano, CEO and Founder of La Coop coffee, will share on-the-ground experience of coffee farmers in Guatemala

**Andi Trindle Mersch, Vice President of Coffee and Sustainability at Philz Coffee, will describe how Philz is reducing their carbon footprint - and what other coffee shops can do too.

**Natalie Van Dusen, Co-Founder of Treeline Coffee Roasters, will speak to how climate change is affecting local coffee shops


Source: Sun Day Campaign

En-ROADS Climate Workshop: Path to 1.5C (w/ Shiv Bhakta)
May 3 | 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
With climate impacts becoming increasingly intertwined with our everyday lives, and private and government investments in climate-tech/sustainability significantly increasing, what solutions truly matter? If you had $1 to invest, should we invest in electric car infrastructure or planting trees? Subsidies for solar or nuclear? Cleaning up industrial heat or stopping deforestation? Come explore potential pathways for humanity in this group learning experience.

THIS IS OPEN TO ANYONE ANYWHERE IN THEIR CLIMATE JOURNEY! :)

Interested But Unable to Attend This Session?: https://forms.gle/Qj2eL4SANfPaT6MG9

Additional Context: For those that do not know me, my name is Shiv and I'm an engineer at the US Dpt of Energy. (former Exxon) I'm also a matriculating MIT MS/MBA candidate. We will be using the En-ROADs simulator to guide our discussion, which was created by leading climate researchers from MIT and Climate Interactive.

Disclaimer: I am not a climate expert by any means, so I won't have all the answers. But I hope to create a safe, inclusive environment where we can all learn from each other and explore the multi-dimensional challenges that lay ahead - like energy equity, international development, technological limitations, air pollution and health, and many more. I've recently become an En-ROADS Climate Ambassador and will share additional resources/context as relevant to the discussion.
Organization: '>by Shiv Bhakta
Source: Eventbrite

Making Connections: How to Get Transmission Built for an
May 3 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
An advanced energy economy requires a modern and efficient electricity delivery network that can access the best sources of clean energy and support electrification of transportation, buildings, and industry. Expanding electric transmission infrastructure - the long-distance high-voltage lines that deliver electricity in bulk from generation resources to local distribution networks - is central to that vision. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Congress, and the Department of Energy have devoted new attention and new funding to transmission expansion. But getting transmission built requires engagement at the state and local level, too, where siting and permitting decisions are made and local impacts are felt. In this webinar, hear from FERC Chairman Richard Glick about the agency’s vision for transmission development to handle a changing resource mix and new threats to the reliability and resilience of the grid. Our panel of experts from industry and the states will discuss the policies and technologies that can move transmission from drawing board to reality. Keynote Speaker
  • Honorable Richard Glick, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman
Panelists
  • Sarah Webster, Pattern Energy Senior Vice President, External Affairs and Market Development
  • Mona Tierney-Lloyd, Enel North America Head, U.S. State Public Policy
  • Hilary Pearson, LineVision, Inc. Senior Director, Governmental and Regulatory Affairs
  • Macky McCleary, Guidehouse Director, Energy, Sustainability, and Infrastructure
  • Jeff Dennis, Advanced Energy Economy (Moderator) General Counsel and Managing Director
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Organization: Advanced Energy Economy
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Monthly Hub Meeting - Arlington
May 3 | 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Organization: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Source: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Net zero
May 3
SPEAKERS
Organization: '>by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Source: Eventbrite
New England Climate Report
May 3 | 9:00 AM

Organization: '>by Museum of Science, Boston
Source: Eventbrite
Strategizing an Effective Renewable Energy Portfolio.
May 3 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Organizations of all sizes are increasing their renewable energy programs in pursuit of decarbonization and net-zero goals. But even with renewable targets in place, many organizations don’t know where to start or the best path to get there.

Renewable energy and decarbonization require a holistic approach, one based on both a thorough understanding of the available tools and a balance of core business objectives with sustainability targets.

In this one-hour webinar, speakers from Enel X and Carrier will discuss the process of creating and executing an effective decarbonization strategy in today’s evolving environment. Topics will include:

**An overview of the most important solutions for addressing an organization's emissions from electricity, including REC purchases, on-site solar/storage, and PPAs

**Building a strong portfolio of renewable solutions while balancing different business priorities

**How Carrier adopted solutions and navigated the process of reducing emissions

Moderator:

**Sarah Golden, Senior Analyst, Energy | Chair, VERGE Electrify; GreenBiz Group
Organization: GreenBiz
Source: Sun Day Campaign

A Conversation with U.S. Treasury Climate Counselor John Morton.
May 4 | 9:30 AM
In April 2021, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen appointed John Morton as Treasury’s first-ever Climate Counselor and head of the newly established Climate Hub. Counselor Morton and the Climate Hub are tasked with enhancing the Treasury Department’s climate-related activities by harnessing the tools, capabilities, and expertise from across the Department to execute a “whole-of-economy” approach to tackling climate change and positioning the global economy for strong and sustainable growth that is consistent with a net-zero emissions future.

During this event, Counselor Morton will discuss the role the Treasury Department is playing in advancing the Biden-Harris Administration’s climate agenda, what the Treasury Department has achieved thus far, and what work is ahead - as well as the challenges and opportunities of addressing climate change through U.S. domestic and international economic policy.

To register: https://link.cgdev.org/l/683263/2022-04-28/21jxw3


Organization: Center for Global Development
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Act For Climate Today! (ACT!)'s “Revisioning Our Relationship to Animals and Food.”
May 4 | 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Organization: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Source: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Climate Change & the African Continental Free Trade Area.
May 4 | 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Climate adaptation and resilience are critical for Africa. The continent has contributed less than 3% of global cumulative emissions, and yet it continues to be the region experiencing the harshest effects of the climate crisis. Africa is also the world's least industrialized region. One of the objectives of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is to create a single continental market of 1.2 billion people, harmonizing existing trade agreements, and creating instruments that will allow them not just to trade more efficiently with each other but also establish regional value chains.

But how should industrialization under the AfCFTA look like considering environmental sustainability? What are the short-term realities and priorities, and what should long-term goals be? How can industrialization policies support climate adaptation in Africa? What is the role of Germany/EU and the US in all this, given their historical responsibilities as well as their commitments under the UNFCCC process?

Please join us for a webinar to discuss these topics with our distinguished panel.

To register:
Organization: afripoli
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Climate Change - Discussions about solutions
May 4 | 12:00 PM

Organization: '>by James Moore
Source: Eventbrite
Global social policy and governance: new realities, new challenges
May 4
The global pandemic, climate change, widening global inequalities, rising populism, fundamentalism, extremism, nationalism, protectionism, deepening neo-liberal prescriptions for the world economy, widespread conflict and shifts in the geo-political landscape are all presenting acute challenges to social policy and welfare systems. They bring into sharp focus the need for more effective forms of global social governance and a better understanding of the complexities of the new (and to billions of people, extremely harsh) social and economic realities of the rapidly evolving global social order. They also expose the urgency of pro-egalitarian transformative social change.

Join Professor Nicola Yeates (The Open University), Dr Chris Holden (University of York) and Shahra Razavi (International Labour Organization) upon the launch of the third edition of Understanding Global Social Policy as they explore with a panel of world-leading scholars major trends and challenges facing global social governance and policy today. Students and teachers are especially welcome to participate in this event.

This webinar will explore the following questions:

• What are the most pressing issues for global social policy and governance today?

• What does research tell us about how they are being addressed and whether this is effective?

• What more needs to be done to meet the Sustainable Development Goals’ objective of not leaving anyone behind, anywhere?

These questions will be addressed through discussion of a range of key issues facing billions of people worldwide.


Organization: '>by International Development & IKD @ The Open University
Source: Eventbrite

How the Food System Can Contribute to Global Ambition on Climate
May 4 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Roughly one-third of greenhouse gas emissions come from the food system. The food system and energy system are deeply intertwined, with energy inputs playing a central role in food production, distribution, processing, preparation, and disposal. Following the April 22 Leaders Summit on Climate, the Center on Global Energy Policy will host a dialogue on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the food system while promoting public health, rural livelihoods, and other important goals.

Moderator:

David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA

Speakers:

William Hohenstein, Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Policy, US Department of Agriculture Cynthia Rosenzweig, Senior Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Co-Leader, AgMIP David Wallerstein, Chief Exploration Officer, Tencent; Author, Rearchitecting Earth: AI for Food-Energy-Water; Producer, Day Zero

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This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend.

For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Artealia Gilliard ([email protected]) or Genna Morton ([email protected]).

For more information about the event, please contact Caitlin Norfleet or Nicolina DueMogensen ([email protected]).


Organization: Columbia

Source: Columbia
Jigar Shah on Sustaining CarbonProgressin an Energy Crisis
May 4 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sustain What? Jigar Shah on Sustaining CarbonProgressin an Energy Crisis

Join host Andy Revkin of the Columbia Climate School in a straight-talking brainstorm on what’s really needed to cut the carbon out of the American energy menu in these turbulent times. His guest is Jigar Shah, the longtime renewable-energy investor who now leads the Department of Energy’s loan program.

For more information and viewing options please click here: https://www.earth.columbia.edu/videos/view/jigar-shah-on-sustaining-carbon-progress-in-an-energy-crisis

Shah's bio is here:
https://www.energy.gov/lpo/person/jigar-shah

Explore more then 250 conversations on sustainability and climate challenges:
http://j.mp/sustainwhatlive

Sign up for alerts on Revkin's Sustain What webcasts and his newsletter here:
http://j.mp/revkinbulletin


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
Monthly Hub Meeting - Arlington
May 4 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Organization: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Source: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Planetary Health as a Frame for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), from Local to Global
May 4 | 1:00 PM
Join the Planetary Health Alliance for the last event of the Planetary Health Colloquium series, Planetary Health as a Frame for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), from Local to Global, featuring Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, founder, Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad; Achim Steiner, Administrato, United Nations Development Program; and Samuel Myers, Director, Planetary Health Alliance.... Read more about Planetary Health as a Frame for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), from Local to Global
Organization: Harvard
Source: Harvard
Urban dynamics & defining a city
May 4 | 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
The Centre for Urban Mental Health is organizing a series of online lectures to highlight expertise and current thinking on complexity science and urban mental health.

At the Centre for Urban Mental Health, we aim to unravel new pathways to improve urban mental health that takes into account the complexities and dynamics of mental health problems and mental health disorders in an urban environment.

For the coming lecture, we are delighted to welcome Professor Elsa Arcaute to talk about her work on understanding urban dynamics, the definition of a city, hierarchies in urban systems and urban scaling laws.

Schedule:

Presentation: 30 minutes

Q & A: 15 - 20 minutes

The Q & A session will be based on questions from the audience.

About prof. Elsa Arcaute:

Elsa Arcaute is a physicist with a masters in Mathematics (part III of the Mathematical Tripos) and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Cambridge, UK. Her doctoral research was on Clifford algebras applied to Penrose's twistors, and to multi-particle wave-functions. She moved to the field of Complex Systems while visiting Prof. Henrik Jensen at the Complexity and Networks group at Imperial College London. Later she joined the group as a postdoc where, working with Prof. Kim Christensen as part of a multidisciplinary project funded by the EPSRC, her research focused on self-regulation in social systems. The work was done alongside Dr Ana Sendova-Franks, a biologist who manipulated ant colonies, Dr Torbjorn Dahl, an engineer who programmed robots, and Dr Angela Espinosa, a social scientist who developed an intervention for the viability of an Irish eco-village.

Currently, she is an Associate Professor in Spatial Modelling and Complexity at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), and Co-Investigator of an EPSRC grant on Digital Economies, and a MacArthur funded research project on Smart Cities. Previously she was part of an ERC (European Research Council) funded project lead by Prof. Michael Batty entitled MECHANICITY: Morphology, Energy and Climate cHANge In the CITY.
Organization: '>by The Centre for Urban Mental Health
Source: Eventbrite

Community Solar + Climate Resiliency: Rolling Up Our Sleeves
May 5 | 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Join us for Rolling Up Our Sleeves, the second panel of a two-part series co-hosted by Rob, Founder of Crauderueff & Associates and Nancy, Founder of Nancy E. Anderson Associates. Catch up with equitable, climate-friendly and resilient developments on NYC’s rooftops and solar-powered communities. Learn about local and national models of battery storage to create more resilient and just housing and neighborhoods.

Engage with leading edge community solar and battery storage doers and project planners about their accomplishments and insights into the most critical needs for optimizing, expanding and accelerating community solar benefits.

As New York State gears up for a new round of solar funding, to advance Governor Hochul’s new goal of achieving 10GW of solar state-wide, now is the time to learn from community solar pioneers and grow.

While battery storage holds great potential for supporting climate resiliency as a source of back-up power, this use is still emerging in NYC due to permitting and financing challenges.

Sign up for our free online event to get the latest from the people who are making it happen here and now.

Speakers:

David Downs - Catholic Charities POP (Progress of Peoples) Development Corporation, Vice President

Jamin Bennett - Sunkeeper Solar, Vice President, Business Development

Todd Olinsky-Paul - Clean Energy Group, Senior Project Director

Moderator:

Elizabeth Zeldin - Enterprise Community Partners, Director

Nancy Anderson - Nancy E. Anderson Associates will introduce the panel

Rob Crauderueff - Crauderueff & Associates will frame the discussion

Where & When: Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 10am to 11am on Zoom.


Organization: '>by Crauderueff & Associates
Source: Eventbrite

Electing Climate Leaders in Maryland - Campaign Launch.
May 5 | 6:30 PM
Join the CCAN Action Fund for the official launch of our electoral program. Hear how YOU can impact the campaign to elect climate leaders in Maryland!

You have a chance, right now, to help shape what the Maryland General Assembly and our state's leadership will look like for the next four years so that we can meet the climate threat head-on. In this campaign, you can make a real difference in key campaigns by spreading word on social media, phone banking, text banking, block walking, attending events, and more!

We'll discuss opportunities to take action by spreading the word on social media, phone banking, text banking, block walking, and attending live events and more!

To register:
Organization: act.ccanactionfund
Source: Sun Day Campaign

EPA Meets the World: A Research Webinar
May 5 | 12:00 PM

Organization: '>by U.S. EPA's Office of Research & Development
Source: Eventbrite
Let's Talk Lake Erie: Chemical Contaminants
May 5 | 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Learn more about chemical contaminants in Lake Erie, their impact on human and ecosystem health, and what is being done about them.Agenda

(times given in ET)

12:00 - 12:05 a.m. Moderator welcome

Jim Luke, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

12:05 - 12:10 State of Lake Erie overview

Luca Cargnelli, ECCC; Santina Wortman, USEPA

12:10 - 12:20 Overview of chemical contaminants

Alice Dove, ECCC and Daryl McGoldrick, ECCC

12:20 - 12:40 Ashtabula River AOC: Road to Delisting

Chris Winslow and Scott Hardy, Ohio Sea Grant

12:40 - 12:50 Plastics pollution: Impact and community engagement, Shoreline Sweeps program on Lake Erie

Emily Dyett, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper

12:50 - 1:00 Audience Q&A

1:00 Close

For questions or comments, please email carol.kim@ec.gc.ca or james.d.luke@usace.army.mil.
Organization: '>by Lake Erie Partnership
Source: Eventbrite

Traditional Energy in the Energy Transition
May 5 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
In this presentation, we will survey efforts by E&P and midstream companies in reducing the carbon footprint of their existing operations, as well as entry into new business lines, particularly carbon capture and storage, hydrogen, renewable natural gas and biofuels and offshore wind. These investments are expected to be particularly well suited to traditional energy companies given their decades of experience in large-scale engineering and project management, ownership of existing infrastructure and real property rights which are impossible to replicate as well as skilled finance and operational personnel. We will be joined by Jeff Hume, Vice Chairman of Strategic Growth Initiatives with Continental Resources as well as Robert Purgason, Managing Director of EnLink Midstream’s Carbon Solutions Group to discuss their recently announced initiatives in carbon capture and storage."
Organization: Vinson & Elkins
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
FERC - Third Meeting of the Joint Federal-State Task Force on Electric Transmission
May 6 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Discussion at the May 6, 2022 meeting will be focused on examining barriers to the efficient, expeditious, and reliable interconnection of new resources through the FERC-jurisdictional interconnection processes, including the allowance of participant funding for interconnection-related network upgrades in regional transmission organizations and independent system operators. All interested persons, including all state commissioners, are hereby invited to file comments in this docket suggesting agenda items relating to this topic by April 12, 2022. The Task Force members will consider the suggested agenda items in developing the agenda for the May 6, 2022 public meeting. The Commission will issue the agenda no later than April 22, 2022, for the meeting to be held on May 6, 2022."
Organization: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
HDS Climate Justice and Religious Literacy Live Workshop
May 6 | 1:00 PM
Join Religion and Public Life at HDS for a Climate Justice and Religious Literacy Live Workshop, featuring RPL Climate Justice Fellow Teresa Cavazos Cohn, whose work as a science communicator focuses on community storytelling work, Indigenous waters, and human dimensions of wildfire.... Read more about HDS Climate Justice and Religious Literacy Live Workshop
Organization: Harvard
Source: Harvard
Landscape Architecture and the Science of Climate Change
May 6 | 3:00 PM

Organization: '>by Cal Poly Pomona Dept. of Landscape Architecture
Source: Eventbrite
Sustain What? Friday News Review - Methane in the Hot Seat
May 6 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sustain What? Friday News Review - Methane in the Hot Seat

On Fridays, join Andy Revkin and/or Dale Willman of the Columbia Climate School’s Initiative on Communication & Sustainability for a brisk review of the week’s hot climate and sustainability news and a look at brewing issues that hide behind sound bites and tweets.

Guests this week include members of the Environmental Defense Fund team who have spent more than a decade conducting research that has greatly clarified both the extent of the methane problem facing the oil and gas industry and paths to fixing it.

See: http://edf.org/methane-timeline

Subscribe to Sustain What (webcast alerts and newsletter): http://j.mp/revkinbulletin

http://climate.columbia.edu

Please click here for more information and viewing options; https://www.earth.columbia.edu/videos/view/friday-news-review-methane-in-the-hot-seat


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
2021 Climate Science & Investment Conference: Transition to Net Zero
May 7 | 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Climate Science and Investment Conference
Transition to Net Zero

Friday, May 7, 2021
8:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. ET

Zoom Webinar
The event will be held online in a virtual format.

RSVP ?

This year’s annual “Climate Science & Investment Conference” will examine the global transition to net zero greenhouse gas emissions. How will the transition to net zero affect business strategies? What will be the impact on asset values and share prices? And, most importantly, how will the transition by companies to net zero change the trajectory of emissions to avoid the most dramatic impacts of climate change?

This conference - a joint effort by the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School and Columbia Climate School - brings together climate scientists and business leaders to understand how new advances in research and practice can inform investments in specific sectors of the global economy. The forum explores topics that address the value and opportunity of using a science-based approach to inform and guide business and investment decisions.

The event will feature speakers from BlackRock, Boston Consulting Group, Ceres, Columbia University, Environmental Defense Fund, Goldman Sachs, Kepos Capital, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, NextEra Energy Resources, Occidental Petroleum, Ørsted, and the United Nations.

For more information, please visit the website.

If you have questions, please contact [email protected].


Organization: Columbia

Source: Columbia
Women in Energy Roundtable: Marcia Burkey
May 7 | 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy's Women in Energy program for a virtual roundtable discussion with Marcia Burkey, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of TerraPower. Aside from her career path, Ms. Burkey will also discuss how TerraPower fits into the energy transition and what type of career disciplines propel their progress.

About TerraPower

TerraPower was started in 2008 when our founder, Bill Gates, saw clean energy as an opportunity to sustainably lift people out of poverty. Working with our employees and investors, we have expanded that vision to also include the advancement of nuclear science in medical isotopes to offer life-saving treatment for cancer. TerraPower is on a mission to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing mankind with safe, affordable and sustainable technologies.

Biography

?Marcia Burkey is the executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), responsible for TerraPower’s finance operations, human resources, information technology, procurement and contracts, and commercial development.

Immediately prior to joining TerraPower, Burkey was the managing director at TeleSoft Partners, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm which funds, incubates and helps build value in companies of various stages. She oversaw investment operations for a family of funds with commitments exceeding $625M including SBIC commitments. TeleSoft’s funds invest in communication, energy, internet and information technology (IT) companies.

Prior to her work at TeleSoft, Burkey was a senior vice president and partner of Bechtel Group, Inc. In her capacity as CFO of Bechtel Enterprises, she was responsible for leading the investment efforts along with financial planning and analysis, control, tax, treasury, and IT efforts. Additionally, Burkey assisted in capital raisings within Bechtel Enterprises and Bechtel Group, and served on the boards of UIC, Alterra and InterGen. She led the development and sale of investments in North America, Asia, South America and the Middle East. Burkey also served as the president of Bechtel’s NASD broker-dealer, Bechtel Financing Services, Inc.

Prior to her work at Bechtel, Burkey spent nine years at SBC Warburg (now UBS) in corporate and project finance positions. She was involved in project financings globally for SBC Warburg in New York, and directed the firm’s Latin America project finance business development efforts. In addition, she was responsible for corporate advisory and financing in multiple industries, including work with U.S. public utilities. While at SBC Warburg, Burkey assisted in raising debt and equity capital for U.S. electric, water and gas utilities in excess of $2.5B.

Burkey holds a Bachelor's degree from Macalester College, Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude, and a Master's degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

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This event will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

For more information, please contact Jully Merino Carela ([email protected]) or Nicolina DueMogensen ([email protected]).


Organization: Columbia

Source: Columbia
ACT on Air: Addressing Philly's Air Quality & Environmental Injustice
May 9 | 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Science On Tap Philadelphia welcomes Dr. Christina Rosan, Associate Professor of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University. Dr. Rosan has been working on a collaborative project called ACT on Air (Accessible Community Technology on Air) to partner with universities, citizens, schools, and non-profits across the city to install low-cost air Purple Air monitors in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods. ACT on Air aims to raise awareness about local air quality and help empower residents to advocate for systemic policy change. The project is part of a larger initiative to help citizens and City officials monitor environmental justice and use climate investments to address community need. Join us for a discussion on environmental justice in the city and to learn about how you can ACT on Air.
Organization: '>by Science On Tap Philadelphia
Source: Eventbrite
Circular Economy for Sustainable Development: The Role of Land, Fuels, and Manufacturing
May 9 | 12:00 PM
Zoom & Room 102, Wexner Building, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Join the Environment and Natural Resources Program for a seminar on "Circular Economy for Sustainable Development: The Role of Land, Fuels, and Manufacturing," featuring Francis X. Johnson, Senior Research Fellow at Stockholm Environmental Institute, and Henrique Pacini, Economic Affairs Officer at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.... Read more about Circular Economy for Sustainable Development: The Role of Land, Fuels, and Manufacturing
Organization: Harvard
Source: Harvard

Earth’s Energy-Balance: A Climate Modelling Workshop
May 9 | 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This workshop is an introduction to some of the key concepts that make up our understanding of the Earth’s energy balance, including electromagnetic radiation, blackbodies, and thermal electromagnetic radiation. Receive a tutorial on the Python programming language so you can then take part in a hands-on lab activity - modelling the Earth’s energy! No prior coding experience required - the tutorial will help you understand how the model works so you can explore how changes in things like ocean depth or temperature affect the Earth’s energy.
Organization: '>by SFU's Climate Research Lab
Source: Eventbrite
Inaugural Deborah D. L. Chung Lecture: Millie Dresselhaus
May 9 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Presented by Deborah D.L. Chung SM '75, PhD '77 Material Science & Engineering: The Dielectric and Electret Behavior of Electronic Conductors and the Associated New Avenue of Electrical Energy Generation. Event Poster w/QR Code
Organization: Association of MIT Alumnae
Source: MIT Alumni Forum
Introduction to 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy and Hourly Matching: What, Why and How
May 9 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Many cities, companies and institutions are taking steps to account for the carbon emissions caused by their energy use. But procuring renewable energy only during times when the sun is shining and the wind is blowing - at its cheapest - doesn’t necessarily result in a cleaner electricity system during those periods when wind and sun are in short supply. Forward-looking cities, companies and institutions have begun to embrace 24/7 carbon-free energy procurement - tracking their energy load temporally, shifting their demand, and purchasing carbon-free energy on an hourly basis to match their usage. This webinar will provide an introduction to the idea of hourly matching and 24/7 carbon-free energy procurement. It will address questions such as: What is 24/7 carbon-free energy? Why should a city, company, or other institution pursue it? And how can your jurisdiction begin to explore it? During this webinar - WRI's first in a series of webinars on 24/7 carbon-free energy - experts will provide an overview of the current 24/7 carbon-free energy landscape. This will include presentations by representatives from the Council on Environmental Quality, Peninsula Clean Energy, and Princeton University’s ZERO lab, who will highlight 24/7 commitments and approaches, and illuminate pathways for others to explore 24/7 carbon-free energy. Time will be set aside at the end of the webinar for a Q&A with participants.

Panelists:

  • Tanuj Deora - Director, Clean Energy, White House Council on Environmental Quality
  • Jan Pepper - Chief Executive Officer, Peninsula Clean Energy
  • Jesse Jenkins - Assistant Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Andlinger Center for Energy & Environment, Princeton University

Moderator:

  • Lori Bird - Director, U.S. Energy Program and Polsky Chair for Renewable Energy, World Resources Institute

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Organization: World Resources Institute
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Powering Our Green Energy Future - A Community Conversation (VIRTUAL)
May 9 | 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Join SCCF and the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce for an engaging panel discussion about embracing renewable energy to prepare for the impacts of climate change. The in-person event will be held at The Community House at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel.

Please note: This page is for virtual attendance at the event. If you prefer to attend the in-person presentation, please click here for tickets.

Moderated by SCCF CEO James Evans, the goal of the community forum is to involve business owners, homeowners, and city representatives in an open conversation about the opportunities that a greater reliance on green energy can provide.

Presentations include:

Why Florida Businesses Are Focused on Climate Change Resiliency by Chamber President John Lai, a Visit Florida board member. His presentation will focus on the benefits of going green today to ensure a vibrant future for tourism and the economy.

A Climate Change Primer: What Coastal Communities Can Expect and Why Greenhouse Gas Reduction is Critical by SCCF Coastal Resilience Manager Carrie Schuman, Ph.D. She will address the value of adaptation and mitigation.

Opportunities for Cost Savings Through Effective Energy Use and Renewables by FGCU Environmental Engineering Program Director Simeone Komisar, Ph.D. He will address the increasing cost efficiency of renewable energy solutions.

Initial Recommendations by the Sanibel-Captiva Renewable Energy Working Group by Bob Moore, who co-chairs the group with Evans. The working group is a consortium of citizens and local experts that has been meeting over the past year to develop recommendations for the Sanibel and Captiva communities.

Both in-person and Zoom attendees will have the opportunity for public comment and questions. The event is free and open to the public.

The lecture can also be attended in-person, and in-person tickets are available here.


Organization: '>by Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation
Source: Eventbrite

Workshop: Alternative fuels and propulsion for shipping and aviation
May 9
This workshop will include two sessions both focusing on alternative fuels and propulsion systems for shipping and aviation. Opening remarks by Prof. Alice LarkinSession 1: 10:00-12:00 GMTSession 2: 13:00-15:30 GMT

Note: Session 1 will focus only on shipping, and session 2 will cover issues of relevance to all stakeholders. Participants are invited to attend those of most relevance, which can be both or just one.Workshop details:Session 1: Establishing the criteria for successful uptake of alternative fuels and propulsion systems for shipping.

This session will include facilitated discussions between participants on the criteria that they consider alternative shipping propulsion will need to meet in order to be successful. This workshop session will include interactive elements and will be followed up by a short, remote questionnaire.

The main research output related to this session will be an evaluation framework for alternative ship propulsion, that combines detailed life cycle results with stakeholder views. The findings of the research at both the final and early stages will be made available to contributors, including use of the evaluation framework.

Time: 10:00 - 11:45 GMTSession 2: Examining the viability of green ammonia as a fuel or a hydrogen carrier for shipping and aviation.

The aim of this session is to gather expert sentiment from stakeholders from across the sectors and fuel supply chain, to shed light on existing drivers and barriers for green ammonia as a potential sustainable fuel, or as a hydrogen carrier for aviation, shipping, or both. In breakout rooms, participants will get the opportunity to discuss this under various themes such as economic, environmental, technological, etc. to ascertain comprehensive views on this topic. The final outcome of the research will be made available to all workshop participants.

Time: 12:30 - 15:00 GMTAbout the hosts

The Tyndall centre is an interdisciplinary research community that brings together natural scientists, engineers, social scientists, and economists to produce socially impactful and policy-relevant research on understanding and responding to the challenge of climate change. Tyndall Manchester is based within the University of Manchester.

Prof. Alice Larkin is Head of the School of Engineering and a Professor in Climate Science & Energy Policy as part of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Her current role within the University of Manchester is providing an opportunity to further expand her research interests into the decarbonisation challenges within Universities.

Abhilasha Fullonton is a Research Associate at Tyndall Manchester and is currently working on the UKERC project on exploring the barriers and opportunities of sustainable fuels in the freight and aviation sector. Prior to joining the Tyndall team, Abhilasha held a senior analyst role at a sustainability consulting firm working in both Asian and North American regions.

Branwen Tomos is a PhD researcher at Tyndall Manchester, focusing on the decarbonisation of the Shipping sector. She is currently developing an evaluation framework for alternative ship propulsion, that combines Life Cycle assessment techniques with stakeholder engagement. Attending the event

The event will be held virtually via Zoom. To join please follow the link below:Zoom link to join

Any questions, please direct them to:

branwen.tomos@manchester.ac.uk

abhilasha.fullonton@manchester.ac.uk

We look forward to meeting you at the workshop.


Organization: '>by Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Source: Eventbrite

Climate Action Down on the Farm: Food and Climate Nexus Opportunities in China and the US
May 10 | 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Food systems account for 31 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions arise along the whole food supply chain, from production, processing, and packaging to transport, consumption and disposal. Power and transport systems receive the lion share of attention in the global dialogue and response to climate change, while the nexus between food and climate has been largely absent from the climate conversations. To date, very few countries take a comprehensive view of the food system in their climate action plans. The United States and China, the two largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, both face similar climate change threats to agriculture--from extreme weather patterns, stronger floods, extended droughts to greater pests and diseases. Climate impacts threaten economic and food security. As food market superpowers, the United States and China are well positioned to lead efforts in green agriculture to address climate change. Notably, green and climate resilient agriculture were priorities highlighted in the U.S.-China Climate Crisis Statement and the U.S.-China Glasgow Declaration in 2021. At this May 10th CEF meeting, panelists will give an overview of the global food-climate challenge and delve into opportunities for China and the United States to target the food system to help reach their carbon neutral and short-lived climate pollutant reduction goals."
Organization: Wilson Center
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Electric School Buses & the EPA Clean School Bus Program
May 10 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
This April, the U.S. EPA is expected to officially launch its new Clean School Bus Program, which will provide billions of dollars to help school districts invest in electric school buses over the next five years. Join us to learn more about this unprecedented funding opportunity and how you can leverage it for your school district and community. Drawing on years of federal and local experience, panelists will offer unique and helpful insights into applying for, receiving and deploying clean school bus funding. School district Transportation Director will interview Jennifer Keller, former EPA Clean School Bus Program staffer."
Organization: World Resources Institute
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Energy Companies and the Energy Transition: Transforming the...
May 10 | 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Energy Companies and the Energy Transition: Transforming the Organization

The transition away from a fossil fuel-based energy system to one based on cleaner energy technologies raises profound questions for traditional oil and gas companies. In looking to the world’s future energy requirements, some of these companies are looking for ways to evolve into broader energy companies to reach net-zero targets by 2050. They will require new capabilities, leadership, and cultures as they shift their business models, capital allocation, and organizational capabilities.

To better understand the opportunities, experiences, and challenges facing oil and gas companies in adapting to the energy transition, the Center on Global Energy Policy will host a panel of experts with experience in the sector.

Moderator:

Amy Myers Jaffe, Co-Chair, Women in Energy Steering Committee, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA and Managing Director, Climate Policy Lab, Fletcher School, Tufts University

Speakers:

Andrea Galieti, Vice President for Policy and Partnerships, bp Sunaina Ocalan, Director, Corporate Strategy and Climate Change, Hess Corporation Ariwoola Ogbemi, Senior Advisor, Equinor and Adjunct Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA

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This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend. For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Natalie Volk ([email protected]).

For more information about the event, please contact [email protected].


Organization: Columbia

Source: Columbia
Green Upgrading in Informal Settlements.
May 10 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
With rapid population growth, rural to urban migration and the expansion of urban boundaries, climate vulnerability continues to threaten cities globally. Low-income urban residents are particularly susceptible to being impacted by climate change as they are more likely to live in high-risk areas such as floodplains and steep slopes, and often lack access to basic infrastructure and services, like electricity and drainage, that could reduce these risks.

As 2.5 billion people are expected to be added to the world’s urban population by 2050, increasing energy use and emissions production as well as climate risk, cities must play a leading role in climate change mitigation to avoid a global temperature rise greater than 1.5°C while also improving the living conditions, health and safety of all their residents.

In this webinar, we will hear from practitioners in India, Egypt and Brazil that are utilizing green building methods for upgrading informal settlements to be resilient, healthy and low-carbon. Participants will share community stories and best practices to learn from and we’ll discuss how these pilots can be scaled to promote low-carbon living in low-income areas.

Speakers:

**Dr. Ahmed Sadda, Associate Minister for Civil Society Support & Health Affairs and Executive Director for the Civil Society Support Fund, Speaking on the Hayah Karema project in Egypt

**Professor Salah El-Haggar, President of Egypt Green Building Council, Speaking on the Hayah Karema project in Egypt

**Dr. Ronita Bardhan, Assistant Professor of Sustainability in the Built Environment at University of Cambridge, Speaking on a project in India

Moderator:

**Sumedha Malaviya, Program Manager, WRI Buildings Initiative

To register: https://wri.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Fjco3FRERrGZfcE8_hZT-g


Organization: World Resources Institute
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Lunch Talk - Negative emission technologies
May 10 | 6:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Negative Emission Technologies (NET) remove CO2 from the atmosphere and lock them away for a sufficiently long time. The two main ways to extract CO2 are biomass and technical means such as Direct Air Capture (DAC). The main sinks are the subsurface, for instance depleted oil and gas fields, the soil via biochar production and wood that is used for construction. NET is needed to achieve our ambitious climate goals, however, it cannot be considered in isolation but in all its interactions with the rest of the energy sector.

The talk will present various scenarios how we can achieve net-zero GHG emissions for Switzerland, highlighting the role of NET.
Organization: '>by SWEET DeCarbCH
Source: Eventbrite

MIT Tech Arabia 2022: Paving the Path to a...
May 10 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Inspired by current news headlines, state and global enterprise’s pledges to reduce emissions, and making way for a more sustainable world, the MIT Arab...
Organization: MIT
Source: MIT
MIT Tech Arabia 22: Paving the Path to a Sustainable Future
May 10 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The MIT Arab Alumni Association presents its 9th Pan-Arab Conference, with a sustainability focus. One of three tracks is Energy and Climate Change. Event Information and full speaker lineup here.
Organization: MIT EESN
Source: MIT EESN
MIT TechArabia 2022 - Paving the Path to a Sustainable Future
May 10-11 - 3:00 PM
Join us on May 10-11 virtually for MIT TechArabia 2022: Paving the Path to a Sustainable Future. Click on the Registration button above to register to receive the links to participate. For more information on the conference please visit the conference website https://www.mittecharabia.com/
Organization: MIT Arab Alumni Association
Source: MIT Alumni Forum
Monthly Hub Meeting - Alexandria
May 10 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Organization: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Source: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
MIT TechArabia 2022 - Paving the Path to a Sustainable Future
May 10-11 - 3:00 PM
Join us on May 10-11 virtually for MIT TechArabia 2022: Paving the Path to a Sustainable Future. Click on the Registration button above to register to receive the links to participate. For more information on the conference please visit the conference website https://www.mittecharabia.com/
Organization: MIT Arab Alumni Association
Source: MIT Alumni Forum
Adapting to Climate Change - Insights from Indigenous Peoples.
May 11 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
We are already feeling the effects of climate change, but as severe weather, extreme temperatures, drought, and other events become commonplace, it will be vulnerable communities like those of many Indigenous Peoples that will be most impacted.

Join a panel of climate change and policy experts who will describe the many ways that climate change is already impacting Indigenous Peoples and how they are drawing on their unique history and culture to adapt and survive. Register now to hear their stories and discover ACS and AAAS resources to advocate on climate change policies.

This webinar is moderated by Director-at-Large Dorothy Phillips of the American Chemical Society’s Board of Directors and co-produced with ACS Policy and AAAS.


Organization: aaas
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Book Launch: Energy's Digital Future by Amy Myers Jaffe
May 11 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Center on Global Energy Policy will host Amy Myers Jaffe, Research Professor and Managing Director at the Climate Policy Lab at Tufts University’s The Fletcher School and Co-Chair of the CGEP Women in Energy Steering Committee, for a discussion of her new book, Energy’s Digital Future: Harnessing Innovation for American Resilience and National Security.

Following her presentation, Amy will be joined by Jason Bordoff, CGEP Founding Director and Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, Columbia University and David Sandalow, CGEP Inaugural Fellow, for a conversation moderated by Dr. Melissa Lott, CGEP Director of Research and Senior Research Scholar.

From the publisher:

Disruptive digital technologies are poised to reshape world energy markets. A new wave of industrial innovation, driven by the convergence of automation, artificial intelligence, and big data analytics, is remaking energy and transportation systems in ways that could someday end the age of oil. What are the consequences - not only for the environment and for daily life but also for geopolitics and the international order?

Amy Myers Jaffe provides an expert look at the promises and challenges of the future of energy, highlighting what the United States needs to do to maintain its global influence in a post-oil era. She surveys new advances coming to market in on-demand travel services, automation, logistics, energy storage, artificial intelligence, and 3-D printing and explores how this rapid pace of innovation is altering international security dynamics in fundamental ways. As the United States vacillates politically about its energy trajectory, China is proactively striving to become the global frontrunner in a full-scale global energy transformation. In order to maintain its leadership role, Jaffe argues, the United States must embrace the digital revolution and foster American achievement. Bringing together analyses of technological innovation, energy policy, and geopolitics, Energy’s Digital Future gives indispensable insight into the path the United States will need to pursue to ensure its lasting economic competitiveness and national security in a new energy age.

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This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend.

For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Artealia Gilliard ([email protected]) or Genna Morton ([email protected]).

For more information about the event, please contact Caitlin Norfleet or Nicolina DueMogensen ([email protected]).


Organization: Columbia

Source: Columbia
Capacity Markets & the Clean Electricity Transition.
May 11 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
U.S. electricity capacity markets aim to enhance the reliability of the power grid by compensating generators to be available to supply power when needed to meet peak demand. Initially created as afterthoughts to competitive electricity markets, capacity markets have evolved into complex billion-dollar institutions. As the United States transitions to a clean energy economy, capacity markets will need to respond to changes in demand, energy sources, and technologies.

Join Resources for the Future (RFF) for an in-depth discussion on the role capacity markets can play in the transition to a decarbonized electricity system. This event will feature a conversation on a new book, Electricity Capacity Markets, by Todd Aagaard and Andrew Kleit, which provides key insights into the design and regulation of capacity markets—past, present, and future. A panel of experts will then discuss the role of capacity markets in an evolving electricity sector, the impact of widespread electrification on the role of capacity markets, the implications of climate policy, and more.

Speakers:

**Todd Aagaard, Villanova University, Resources for the Future

**Andrew Kleit, Pennsylvania State University

**Melissa Lavinson, Exelon

**Thomas Rutigliano, Sustainable FERC, Natural Resources Defense Council

**Kathleen Spees, The Brattle Group

Moderator:

**Karen Palmer, Resources for the Future

To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xllwtSo5S4OYgHIsO-eKsQ


Organization: Resources for the Future
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Chevron on Notice - How 2022 Shareholder Action Can Advance Corporate Accountability.
May 11
The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change could not make it clearer that we need to rapidly phase out fossil fuels and accelerate the shift to clean energy. Yet fossil fuel companies, including Chevron, continue to wield their political influence to stand in the way of climate action—as well as inflict pollution, environmental injustices, and human rights abuses on communities around the world. Chevron must be held accountable.

The Union of Concerned Scientists and partner organizations invite you to a virtual conversation on Chevron's poor track record on climate, disinformation, human rights, environmental & racial justice, and corporate governance. Join us—along with Amazon Watch, Investor Advocates for Social Justice, Majority Action, Newground Social Investment, Sierra Club, and the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia—to learn about several proposals put forward by investor advocacy groups to advance corporate accountability at Chevron.

Speakers:

**Alfredo Angulo—Community Organizer, Richmond Progressive Alliance

**Simon Billenness—Executive Director, International Campaign for the Rohingya; Director, No Business with Genocide

**Nan Greer, PhD—Executive Director, Alistar International

**Alison LaFrance—Climate Fellow, As You Sow

**Mary Minette—Director of Shareholder Advocacy, Mercy Investment Services

**Donald Moncayo—President, Unión de Afectados por Texaco

**Kathy Mulvey—Accountability Campaign Director, Union of Concerned Scientists

**Nora Nash, OSF—Director of Corporate Responsibility, Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia

**Paul Paz y Miño—Associate Director, Amazon Watch

**Ivy Schlegel—Senior Research Analyst, Majority Action

To register:
Organization: secure.ucsusa
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Combating Climate Change with Hydrogen
May 11 | 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Replacing fossil fuels with hydrogen could turn manufacturing and transportation into green industries. Companies can use hydrogen to reduce their carbon footprint in many ways - to generate electricity, deploy fuel cells for heavy duty vehicles, make steel and produce ammonia for fertilizer and products.

But turning these ideas into reality raises complex questions:Which ways of producing hydrogen offer the largest return on investment and profits?By how much would a firm’s carbon footprint shrink?What new infrastructure is needed to produce and transport hydrogen? Is it affordable?

In this 15-minute webinar, Amgad Elgowainy, senior scientist at Argonne, will explain how to quantify the risks and rewards of producing, transporting and using hydrogen in businesses. He will show how individuals can analyze any detail of the hydrogen market with Argonne’s free tools such as its Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Technologies (GREET®) model and the Hydrogen Delivery Scenario Analysis Model (HDSAM).

Join Elgowainy and moderator John Harvey, business development executive at Argonne, as they explain the environmental and economic benefits of replacing fossil fuels with hydrogen.
Organization: '>by Argonne National Laboratory
Source: Eventbrite

Energy Leaders Webinar Series: The Future of America's Infrastructure
May 11 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
A discussion about America’s aging electrical grid and what is needed to modernize the system."
Organization: OurEnergyPolicy
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
MIT Tech Arabia 2022: Paving the Path to a...
May 11 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Inspired by current news headlines, state and global enterprise’s pledges to reduce emissions, and making way for a more sustainable world, the MIT Arab...
Organization: MIT
Source: MIT
Real Estate Opportunities in the Energy Transition
May 11 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
In this presentation, panelists will discuss the role of real estate in the energy transition, including how real estate investors are integrating sustainability considerations into their investment processes, the growth of government regulation in the space, and opportunities across the real estate and real estate adjacent industries, including emerging technological innovations in construction and building design, to address the social and moral impacts of climate change in a profitable way. We will be joined by John Carroll, Chief Executive Officer at IonicBlue, Deborah Ginsberg, Partner at TPG Real Estate, and Eric Hinckley, Chief Technology Officer at Sustainable Living Innovations, Inc."
Organization: Vinson & Elkins
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
The Future of America's Infrastructure.
May 11 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
America's electrical infrastructure is facing increasing challenges from extreme weather, increased demand, new forms of generation, and more. This discussion will examine the aging electrical grid and what is needed to modernize the system.

Moderator:

**Scott Segal, Partner, Bracewell

Featuring:

**Pat Hoffman

Acting Director and Principal Deputy Director, Grid Deployment Office, Department of Energy

**Karen Wayland, CEO, GridWise Alliance

**Chase Weir, Executive Vice Chairman, Managing Member, & Principal, Distributed Sun

To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4271954940417375503?source=cc


Organization: OurEnergyPolicy
Source: Sun Day Campaign

The Impact of Russia’s War on Ukraine on European and Transatlantic Energy Policy.
May 11 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Russia’s war on Ukraine has sent countries reliant on Russian oil and gas scrambling to find alternative sources—not least because every euro or dollar that goes to Russia helps fuel its ongoing assault on its neighbor. Accessing alternative energy sources is not an easy or quickly-resolved task. Join us as three experts examine European and transatlantic energy policy responses since Russia launched its February 2022 invasion of Ukraine and assess future policy options for Europe and for transatlantic relations.

Speakers:

**Julian Wettengel is a staff Correspondent for Clean Energy Wire in Berlin

**Peter S. Rashish is a Senior Fellow and the Director of the Geoeconomics Program at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC.

**Samantha Gross is Director of the Energy Security and Climate Initiative at the Brookings Institution.

Moderator:

**Hope M. Harrison is Professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University and a specialist on Germany and on Russia.

To register: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Mark-Your-Calendar---May-11--2022----The-Impact-of-Russia-s-War-on-Ukraine-on-European-and-Transatlantic-Energy-Policy.html?soid=1110347635144&aid=Ra1LiLjhLqk


Organization: calendar.gwu
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Water Exchange Speaker Series: Climate Change Planning and Adaptation
May 11 | 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
This panel discussion - “Climate Change Planning and Adaption” - features three members of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC)'s Advisory Committee on Climate Change (ACCC). Our panelists, Amanda Babson of the National Park Service, Elizabeth Koniers Brown of the Delaware River Basin Commission, and Julia Rockwell of the Philadelphia Water Department, will discuss climate change planning and adaptation from the federal, regional, and municipal perspectives.

Amanda will offer a federal-level perspective of adapting to climate change, through the lens of the National Park Service’s natural and cultural assets. In addition to her experience with coastal parks, she will highlight NPS work in the freshwater space and guidance driving planning and management across the Service.

Julia will provide an overview of the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) Climate Change Adaptation Program’s approach to mainstream and operationalize climate change projections in infrastructure planning and design practices. The Department has employed both bottom-up and top-down approaches to further climate adaptation efforts within the organization. Bottom-up approaches focus on building staff capacity and regularly engaging with subject matter experts, while top-down, policy-driven approaches drive change and support consistent use of new information in long-standing processes and programs.

Elizabeth will highlight how the Delaware River Basin Commission incorporates climate change into its work across water quality, water availability, water equity, and water resiliency, and how engaging partnerships helps strengthen decision making at a river-basin scale.

The conversation will be moderated by Howard Neukrug, Executive Director at The Water Center and Committee Chair of the DRBC's ACCC, and will provide time for a Q&A session with audience participation.Panelists:Amanda Babson, Coastal Landscape Adaptation Coordinator, National Park Service's Region 1 North Atlantic-AppalachianElizabeth Koniers Brown, Director of External Communications and Affairs, Delaware River Basin CommissionJulia Rockwell, Climate Change Adaptation Program Manager, Philadelphia Water DepartmentModerator:Howard Neukrug, Executive Director, The Water Center

About National Park Service's Region 1 North Atlantic-Appalacian

Interior Region 1--also known as the North Atlantic-Appalachian Region--supports national parks, programs and National Heritage Areas in the northeastern United States from Maine to Virginia. Regional offices in Philadelphia and Boston provide employees with specialized expertise and tools that will foster growth, development, and safety of regional National Park Service (NPS) employees, volunteers, and partners so that they may better serve the American people and all visitors to our national parks.

More information at https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1651/index.htm.

About Delaware River Basin Commission

DRBC was founded in 1961 when President Kennedy and the governors of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware for the first time signed concurrent compact legislation into law creating a regional body with the force of law to oversee a unified approach to managing a river system without regard to political boundaries.

The members of this regional body -- the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) -- include the four basin state governors and the Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division, who serves as the federal representative. The five members appoint alternate commissioners, with the governors selecting high-ranking officials from their state environmental agencies. Each commissioner has one vote of equal power with a majority vote needed to decide most issues.

More information at https://www.state.nj.us/drbc/.

About the Philadelphia Water Department

The primary mission of the PWD is to plan for, operate, and maintain both the infrastructure and the organization necessary to purvey high quality drinking water, to provide an adequate and reliable water supply for all household, commercial, and community needs, and to sustain and enhance the region’s watersheds and quality of life by managing wastewater and stormwater effectively.

In fulfilling its mission, the utility seeks to be customer-focused, delivering services in a fair, equitable, and cost-effective manner, with a commitment to public involvement.

More information at https://water.phila.gov.

About the Water Center at Penn

The Water Center at the University of Pennsylvania is a trans-disciplinary applied research center focused on solving today’s urban water challenges. Aligning the University of Pennsylvania’s academic resources with water practitioner expertise, the Water Center at Penn combines policy, science and technology to create equitable, resilient and sustainable solutions.

More information at https://watercenter.sas.upenn.edu.
Organization: '>by The Water Center at the University of Pennsylvania
Source: Eventbrite

Water Resilience for Vineyards in Drought
May 11 | 11:00 AM

Organization: '>by UCCE, MCRCD, & Anderson Valley Winegrowers Associatation
Source: Eventbrite
Building & Living in Montgomery County's First Net Zero Energy Home.
May 12 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A middle-income family living in a 1951 Twinbrook Cape Cod remodeled their home to be 100% powered by the sun. Learn from Clark Reed, Chair of the Rockville Environment Commission, how his home became Montgomery County’s first certified net zero energy home and how they utilized colonial architectural features to improve climate resiliency.


Source: Sun Day Campaign

Climate Research Clusters Q&A Session
May 12 | 9:00 AM
Join the Office of the Vice Provost for Climate & Sustainability for a Q&A session to learn more information about the new Climate Research Clusters program and the application process.... Read more about Climate Research Clusters Q&A Session
Organization: Harvard
Source: Harvard
Columbia SIPA - Technology for a Clean Energy Transition
May 12 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Center on Global Energy Policy will host Dr. Jessika Trancik, Professor at the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for a fireside chat with Dr. Geoffrey M. Heal, Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School discussing the state of clean energy technology today in relation to climate change mitigation goals. Dr. Trancik will draw on insights from her research on evaluating technologies against societal goals and disentangling the mechanisms of innovation. During the course of the conversation, the following questions will be explored:
  • How far have we come in developing the technological tools needed to fully decarbonize energy systems and the economy?
  • What are the remaining gaps to be addressed by further technological innovation?
  • What have we learned about how to encourage, and possibly accelerate, processes of technological improvement and deployment?
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Organization: Columbia SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Current Global Outlook on Planet Earth - A Race Against Time.
May 12 | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
A triple existential threat looms over our planet - climate change, biodiversity loss, and global water scarcity. By allowing business-as-usual to be our current default option, the human race is running out of time to address this grave global crisis. Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) co-founder and distinguished scientist, educator, author, and planetary health leader Dr. Karim Ahmed will deliver a lecture on how we arrived at this unprecedented moment in human history.

Dr. Ahmed will discuss what must be done urgently to disrupt the current path and will give particular attention to the globalized economy where large inequities between rich and poor continue to rise to a societal breaking point.

?GCSE Executive Director Michelle Wyman will facilitate the session and field questions from the audience.

To register:
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Developing Countries Lay Out Demands Ahead of COP27 Climate Talks.
May 12 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
It’s been five months since the COP26 UN climate summit in Glasgow concluded with a familiar outcome: while global action to tackle the climate crisis is gaining steam, it still falls short of meeting the needs of vulnerable developing countries. As countries prepare for COP27 in Egypt this November, the stakes could not be higher or the need more urgent. The latest from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reveal the devastating climate impacts the world is already experiencing with just 1.1°C of warming - and how much worse things will get as temperatures climb to 1.5°C and beyond. And vulnerable countries, despite their limited contribution to climate change and ambitious climate commitments, will continue to shoulder the bulk of this burden — threatening their economies, territories, and in some cases, their very existence as nations. Success at COP27 hinges on whether the world will prioritize the needs of the 3.6 billion people living in climate-vulnerable countries.

Join the Allied for Climate Transformation by 2025 (ACT2025) consortium for a webinar where experts from a range of vulnerable developing countries will lay down the foundations for success at COP27, including closing the significant “emissions gap”, scaling up and delivering climate finance to build resilience to climate impacts, finally securing finance for loss and damage and holding countries accountable on their commitments. During the event, experts will also discuss the importance of keeping climate change high on the global agenda throughout 2022 and why COP27 is the moment to turn promising pledges into real action.

To register: https://wri.zoom.us/webinar/register/6516509952776/WN_tyZL9ZsySj27D2tgkUlgaw


Organization: World Resources Institute
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Electric Utility Innovation at the Speed of Regulation.
May 12 | 12:00 PM
Innovation is essential for future power systems to be “safe and secure, clean and sustainable, affordable and equitable, and reliable and resilient," according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. In order to attain these goals, state regulatory reforms are needed to encourage adoption of the technologies that can support the evolution of the nation’s power systems.1

A new report by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), “The Role of Innovation in the Electric Utility Sector,” provides consumer, labor, utility, third-party provider, and clean technology consultant perspectives on innovation in the context of state regulation of utilities.

Moderator:

**Lisa Schwartz, Berkeley Lab

Presenters:

**Tim Tessier, Iowa Office of the Consumer Advocate, for the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA)

**Chris Markuson, BlueGreen Alliance

**Adam Cooper, Institute for Electric Innovation

**Anne Hoskins, Sunrun

**Max McCafferty, Build Edison

To register:
Organization: Berkley Lab
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Electrified - Strategic Opportunities for Decarbonization.
May 12 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
The Biden Administration has ambitious climate goals, and the Department of Energy (DOE) is a critically important player. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provided new authorities for DOE’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) to advance the commercialization of key technologies that are critical to our nation’s economic and climate goals—serving “a bridge to bankability for innovative and high-impact energy technologies.”

Join the American Security Project for a conversation with Jigar Shah, director of the DOE Loan Programs Office, on the department’s role in the future of U.S. clean energy demonstration and deployment.

To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JwOgTPhjQyqXA2Y1GEKmRw


Organization: American Security Project
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Green Hydrogen to eFuels: How Germany & CA can Fuel the Energy Transition
May 12 | 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
How can renewable fuels (e-fuels) contribute to California and Germany’s climate goals?

With the help of Power-to-X-processes, green hydrogen can be converted into many different renewable energy sources.Opportunities within Power-to-X

Currently, hydrogen produced by electrolysis is mainly used directly, often to power vehicles. However, this is only the first step for further Power-to-X process chains. The hydrogen can be converted into other environmentally friendly substances such as e-fuels. These e-fuels can be used in many applications to achieve greenhouse gas reduction effectively and affordably.Showcasing e-fuel Innovations

Together with German and American hydrogen experts, we want to discuss the future of Power-to-X for e-fuels and present ready-to-use applications that can boost the energy transition in California and Germany.Meet Our Companies

Our participating German companies can bring rapid change to California’s energy production with their expertise in this area and past success in Germany - ready for immediate implementation across the state.


Organization: '>by Representative of German Business for the Western United States
Source: Eventbrite

House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on Forest Conservation & Climate Change.
May 12
Room Number: 2172

Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515)

(and Virtually via Cisco WebEx)

The House Committee on Foreign Affairs will convene a hearing entitled “Forest Conservation in the Fight Against Climate Change.”

Panel I:

**Congressman Steny Hoyer, Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives

Panel II:

**M. Sanjayan, Ph.D., Chief Executive Office, Conservation International

**Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, President, Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT)

Chair: Gregory W. Meeks


Organization: Foreign Affairs (House)
Source: Sun Day Campaign

House Natural Resources Committee Hearing on Reforming the Mining Law of 1872.
May 12
Longworth House Office Building

Room 1324

Washington, DC 20515

(and online via Cisco Webex)

The House Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold a hybrid legislative hearing titled, “Reforming the Mining Law of 1872” and will consider the following legislation:

H.R. 7580 (Grijalva): The Clean Energy Minerals Reform Act

Presiding: The Honorable Alan Lowenthal, Chair


Organization: Natural Resources (House - Gov)
Source: Sun Day Campaign

How to Talk about Climate Change in a Way that Makes a Difference
May 12
Why is it so hard to talk about climate change? While scientists double down on the shocking figures, we still find ourselves unable to discuss climate change meaningfully among friends and neighbours - or even to grapple with it ourselves. Learn from Rebecca Huntley, one of Australia’s most experienced social researchers, and author of 'How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference’, to better understand our emotional responses to climate change and how we can have meaningful and respectful conversations that can make a difference.

This online event will include a practical and engaging presentation from Rebecca, followed by time for audience questions.

A link to join the online talk via Zoom will be sent out to attendees via email 24 hours before the event.
Organization: '>by Whitehorse City Council
Source: Eventbrite

Hydrogen Market Module Component Design Report.
May 12 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The use of hydrogen as an energy carrier is expected to substantially contribute to the achievement of deep decarbonization goals. However, introducing a significant role for hydrogen in the energy supply requires comprehensive changes across many sectors of the economy. An extensive infrastructure will need to be developed involving its production, transportation, storage, and utilization. Policies and incentives may be needed to overcome the significant market barriers that exist to the widespread adoption of hydrogen.

The National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) is the main energy markets projection and evaluation model from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). While NEMS contains complex endogenous representations of many components of the U.S. energy market participants, its representation of hydrogen infrastructure is limited. The Office of Carbon Management (OCM) of the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM), and the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) have partnered with the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) and OnLocation in developing a Component Design Report (CDR) which outlines a coordinated approach to modeling various aspects of Hydrogen Infrastructure in the United States.

This webinar will cover the approach, outline, and potential implementation of such a Hydrogen Market Module (HMM), and discuss various aspects of modeling such a complex system.

To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mbmmvEUdSbakNawckFRuwg


Organization: United States Energy Association
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Monthly Hub Meeting - Fairfax
May 12 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Organization: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Source: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
NCAC-USAEE - The Costs of Peaker Plants and How VIRTUAL Power Plants Can Replace Them
May 12 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Peaker power plants, generally powered by natural gas, have long been a central fixture of the electric power grid, augmenting base load resources to match spikes in power demand. In many cases these plants are expected and designed to operate for a small number of hours per year, only when electricity demand is highest. As a result of this low utilization, these plants tend to have very low efficiency and high costs. Further many peaker plants, particularly older ones, are highly polluting. Recent research has shown that peaker plants tend to be located near low-income or disadvantaged areas, resulting in disproportionate health and economic impacts on these communities. As the grid shifts to increased renewable energy and more distributed generation, there is an opportunity to replace peaker plants with cleaner, cheaper, and more resilient alternatives. Grid edge solutions such as Virtual Power Plants are being deployed around the world as an attractive alternative to peaker plants. They offer decentralized resiliency, respond to growing decarbonization goals, are less expensive than conventional power plants, and capitalize on the exponential growth in Distributed Energy Resource assets. This webinar will examine the operational, demographic, emission, and economic considerations of peaker plants in select states to estimate the potential health and economic benefits of VPPs as an alternative. Alex Pratt leads Strategic Business Development for AutoGrid, including the recently launched turnkey Virtual Power Plant business unit. During his time at AutoGrid he has led several commercial and operational functions including building the professional services and customer success practice. Mr. Pratt has a background in leading high-performance teams as well as bringing a broad spectrum of resources to bear to solve complex problems in dynamic environments. Before joining AutoGrid, he served as an officer in the US Navy SEAL teams and subsequently earned an MBA and MS from Stanford University. He also holds a BSE in Civil Engineering from Duke University."
Organization: National Capital Area Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Teaching Climate Change and Ocean Acidification
May 12 | 7:00 PM

Organization: '>by Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Source: Eventbrite
The Costs of Peaker Plants & How VIRTUAL Power Plants Can Replace Them.
May 12 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Peaker power plants, generally powered by natural gas, have long been acentral fixture of the electric power grid, augmenting base load resources to match spikes in power demand. In many cases these plants are expected and designed to operate for a small number of hours per year, only when electricity demand is highest. As a result of this low utilization, these plants tend to have very low efficiency and high costs. Further many peaker plants, particularly older ones, are highly polluting. Recent research has shown that peaker plants tend to be located near low-income or disadvantaged areas, resulting in disproportionate health and economic impacts on these communities. As the grid shifts to increased renewable energy and more distributed generation, there is an opportunity to replace peaker plants with cleaner, cheaper, and more resilient alternatives.

Grid edge solutions such as Virtual Power Plants are being deployed around the world as an attractive alternative to peaker plants. They offer decentralized resiliency, respond to growing decarbonization goals, are less expensive than conventional power plants, and capitalize on the exponential growth in Distributed Energy Resource assets. This webinar will examine the operational, demographic, emission, and economic considerations of peaker plants in select states to estimate the potential health and economic benefits of VPPs as an alternative.

Speaker:

**Alex Pratt leads Strategic Business Development for AutoGrid, including the recently launched turnkey Virtual Power Plant business unit.

Cost: $35.00

To register: https://www.ncac-usaee.org/event-4811002/Registration


Organization: National Capital Area Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics
Source: Sun Day Campaign

The Great Fashion Decarbonisation Challenge
May 12

Organization: '>by Climate Solutions Partnership
Source: Eventbrite
Who Pays for Climate Action?
May 12 | 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Until a decade ago, climate change adaptation was a concern mostly for vulnerable nations on the front lines of climate change, including small island developing states and least developed countries. Industrial nations, it seemed, minimized adaptation in favor of mitigation efforts.

However, the escalation of recent climate change impacts, such as the severe 2021 floods in Belgium and Germany, and the wave of hurricanes that batter the US coastline each year, emphasize the need for both climate change mitigation and adaptation in nations throughout the world.

Looking first at the ideas of mitigation and adaption, and then the contemporary need to integrate these two ideas, this webinar series seeks to understand how national governments have, or have not, addressed them. We will look at the political opposition to prioritizing climate adaptation over climate mitigation, how “agenda setter” priorities heavily emphasize one set of priorities over another, and how there is little overlap, in most nations, between mitigation and adaptation policies.

Finally, this webinar series will examine the most pressing questions facing nations in the realm of climate change mitigation and adaptation: how can nations and the international community pay to mitigate and adapt at a more meaningful level? How can fossil fuel interests and the influence they exert be reduced so that space can be made for “green” industries and interests? In the world’s most vulnerable nations, how can climate change adaptation be addressed as separate from disaster relief management, which, at present, gets the most attention?

Sponsored by American University School of Public Affairs

To register: https://american.swoogo.com/climate


Organization: Climate Links
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Building Climate Resilience in Transportation...
May 13 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Andrew Whittle, Edmund K. Turner Professor in Civil Engineering, will present at the MIT Mobility Forum. The Forum is a weekly seminar series showcasing the...
Organization: MIT
Source: MIT
Covering Climate Where Data are Scant and Beliefs Run Hot
May 13 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sustain What? Covering Climate Where Data are Scant and Beliefs Run Hot

Friday News Review and Closer Look

Join Andy Revkin and/or Dale Willman of the Columbia Climate School Initiative on Communication & Sustainability for a brisk review of the week’s climate & sustainability news and a closer look at climate stories where data are scant and beliefs run hot.

Guests include journalists Seth Borenstein and Alexandria Herr and scientists Dana Fisher, director of the Program for Society and the Environment at the University of Maryland, and Lisa Schipper, an Oxford scholar who co-edits the journal Climate & Development.

Seth Borenstein is a longtime science reporter for the Associated Press with a deep focus on climate and disasters.
https://twitter.com/borenbears

Read his May 8 feature on scientists under pressure in belief-shaped debates:
https://apnews.com/article/climate-scientists-optimism-d1f2de75f853af68fef4f5a7e3e69071

Alexandria Herr is a Minneapolis-based freelance journalist focused on climate science and policy and spanning a host of media, including cartoons.
https://www.alexandriaherr.com/about

Dana R. Fisher is a professor of sociology and director of the Program for Society and the Environment at the University of Maryland.
https://twitter.com/fisher_danar

She contributed a section to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report assessing if climate activism can slow climate change (It’s hard.) and wrote a new paper on the scope of crisis required to propel climate-scale climate campaigns.
https://link.springer.com/epdf/10.1007/s44168-022-00011-8

Lisa Schipper is an Oxford social scientist focused on adaptation to climate change including "maladaptation" - steps intended to cut climate risk that can cut in the opposite direction, particularly for populations already vulnerable because of prejudice or poverty.

A relevant commentary:
https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-why-avoiding-climate-change-maladaptation-is-vital

This tweet of hers spurred a highly relevant discussion about what journalists do and don't cover:
https://twitter.com/schipper_lisa/status/1524340971177132032

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Please click here to go to the event webpage: https://www.earth.columbia.edu/videos/view/covering-climate-where-data-are-scant-and-beliefs-run-hot


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
Fitting Fashion for the Future - How the Fashion Act Hopes to Change the Industry for Good.
May 13
Please join us for an Earth Day Live event which will discuss New York's proposed Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act (the Fashion Act), and how it intends to reshape the environmental landscape surrounding fast fashion.

The $2.5 trillion USD global fashion industry is one of the most far-reaching and negatively impactful of all industries. It contributes disproportionately to greenhouse gas emissions, microplastic ocean pollution, toxic chemical use, depletion of soil, deforestation and landfill waste, as well as engaging in low labor standards. Pending passage in New York, the fashion capital of the world, the Act is a groundbreaking policy addressing the fashion industry’s destructive impacts on the environment and exploitation of garment factory workers around the world.

Panelists:

**The Honorable Anna R. Kelles - New York State Assembly, 125th Assembly District

**Maxine Bedat - Executive Director, New Standard Institute

**Michelle Gabriel - Educator and researcher, Glasgow Caledonian New York College


Organization: earthday
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Sick of 'Predatory Delay’ on Climate? Snap Forward with Alex Steffen
May 14 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sustain What? Sick of 'Predatory Delay’ on Climate? Snap Forward with Alex Steffen

Join Columbia’s Andy Revkin in a deep dive into the world of Alex Steffen, a 20-year veteran campaigner for the right to a thriving future for all.

In 2008, Steffen edited World Changing, a bestselling catalog of ideas, designs and case studies illustrating what a just, sustainable human journey can look like.

The futurist and system-focused analyst is now working on a book called The Snap Forward – charting paths past what Steffen calls “predatory delay” and toward a safer relationship with climate and energy.

Subscribe to The Snap Forward:
https://alexsteffen.substack.com/
More: https://www.alexsteffen.com/ideas

As Revkin wrote in 2011, "If I had to label Steffen, I’d call him the “designing optimist,” placing him somewhere in the general vicinity (but a bit to the left) of the “despairing optimist,” René Dubos, and “The Rational Optimist,” Matt Ridley.

Sustain What archives: http://j.mp./sustainwhatplaylist

Send feedback or ideas for future shows:
http://j.mp/sustainwhatfeedback


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
Arnold Arboretum Director’s Series
May 16 | 7:00 PM
Livestream & Weld Hill Research Building, 1300 Centre St., Boston

"Life: The Arnold Arboretum as an Institution of Public Health" with panelists Michelle Kondo, Research Social Scientist, UDSA-Forest Service; Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, Chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space, City of Boston; and Laurence Cotton, Consulting Producer, “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America,” PBS. The discussion will be moderated by William (Ned) Friedman, Director, Arnold Arboretum.... Read more about Arnold Arboretum Director’s Series
Organization: Harvard
Source: Harvard

Communicating Catastrophe at Scale - COVID-19, Climate and More
May 16 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sustain What? Communicating Catastrophe at Scale – COVID-19, Climate and More

As the pandemic toll ticks off ever more millions, as climate change poses global-scale threats, can journalists and artists do more to move the world from the numbing effect of big numbers to what some behavioral scientists call an “arithmetic of compassion”?

Join Andy Revkin of the Columbia Climate School Initiative on Communication & Sustainability with guests including Axios visual journalists Jared Whalen and Jacque Schrag, Suzanne Firstenberg, the artist behind “In America,” the massive white-flag memorial in Washington, and physician/journalist James Hamblin.

Please click here to go to the event page and viewing options: https://www.earth.columbia.edu/videos/view/communicating-catastrophe-at-scale-covid-19-climate-and-more

Other links:

The Axios visual report on one million deaths, by Tina Reed, Jacque Schrag, Jared Whalen and Kavya Beheraj
https://www.axios.com/one-million-us-covid-19-deaths/

The website for the "In America" installation of Suzanne Firstenberg, which blanketed the National Mall with over 660,000 white flags:
https://www.inamericaflags.org/

A column by James Hamblin on pandemic fatigue:
https://body.bulletin.com/omicron-isn-t-the-real-problem

The Arithmetic of Compassion website from Decision Research:
https://www.arithmeticofcompassion.org

Subscribe for Andy Revkin’s dispatches and webcast alerts: http://j.mp/revkinbulletin


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
EESN & COB | Net Zero Housing and Clean Energy
May 16 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join EESN and the MIT Club of Boston to hear a panel discussion on steps to building homes and housing with clean energy and heating. Alpha Yacob Arsano SM '17, PhD '22 will tell us about passive and hybrid building strategies. The panel will also cover equitable and affordable ways to improve homes, with Massachusetts examples.
Organization: MIT EESN
Source: MIT EESN
EESN and COB | Net Zero Homes and No Carbon Heating
May 16 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Come to a webinar on Net Zero Housing and choices for your home, co-hosted by the MIT COB and MIT Alumni EESN. The panel will address design criteria and heating systems for sustainable buildings. Dr. Alpha Arsano, SM '17, PhD '22, will share insights on low-carbon construction strategies.
Organization: MIT EESN
Source: MIT EESN
How Can We Bridge The Gap Between Aspiration And Reality Of Future Energy Supply And Demand?
May 16 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
With increased energy demand around the world and the Russia-Ukraine crisis, the conversation around supply and demand has intensified. Hear industry experts debate what the future of energy will look like, covering:
  • Which energy sources will likely meet future energy demand
  • How ESG priorities, policy decisions and geopolitics impacting the shape of future energy markets
  • How realities are changing in light of the Ukraine-Russia crisis and what it will mean for domestic energy
  • US-EU cooperation for LNG supplies
  • How decision-making around production, infrastructure and consumption of energy evolving
  • The role of natural gas in our energy future

Event Speakers

Octavio Simoes President & CEO, Tellurian Inc.
Scott W. Tinker
Director, Bureau of Economic Geology, UT Austin
John Davies
CEO & Chairman, Davies Public Affairs ",
Organization: Energy Dialogues
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
IPSL VIRTUAL School 2022
May 16 | 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
We are happy to invite students motivated by the challenges of climate sciences to apply to the 3rd Virtual School on Climate Change, to be held from Paris, entirely online, May 16-19, 2022.

The school is dedicated to international undergraduate and master students. This year, a special attention will be dedicated to the challenges and issues in data science.

The school is organized by the Climate Graduate School of the Institute Pierre-Simon Laplace. IPSL-CGS brings together world-renowned scientists working in the field of climate change in the Paris area. It provides a unique opportunity to prepare for a master or a doctorate degree, while actively participating in the life of a research laboratory.
Organization: '>by Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace
Source: Eventbrite

Net Zero Housing and Clean Energy
May 16 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Come hear a panel discussion on key elements for Net Zero Housing, co-hosted by the MIT Club of Boston and the MIT Alumni Energy, Environment and Sustainability Network (EESN). The panel will address accessible ways to reduce the carbon emissions of the energy needed for our existing homes through electrification and more efficient building performance. […]
Organization: Club of Northern California
Source: MIT Club of Northern Calif
ZPH Workshop: Sustainable Infrastructure for Climate Action
May 16
Online & Stubbins Room 112, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Join the Zofnass Program for a hybrid workshop dedicated to understanding how climate action is planned and executed at various levels, from the project, systems, networks, building stock, and companies, to the city and country levels. We attach the poster of the event.... Read more about ZPH Workshop: Sustainable Infrastructure for Climate Action
Organization: Harvard
Source: Harvard

Accelerating the Impact of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa
May 17 | 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Accelerating the Impact of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA) is a new initiative that will enhance access to climate information services and validated climate-smart agriculture technologies in Africa.

With the support of AICCRA projects, farmers and livestock keepers will be able to better anticipate climate-related events and take preventative actions, with better access to climate advisories linked to information about effective response measures. This will help communities better safeguard their livelihoods and the environment.

It is supported by a grant from the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank, and will enhance research and capacity-building activities by the CGIAR and its partners.

Join us at the launch event on 17 May, in which our speakers will introduce AICCRA’s objectives, its implementation plan and expected impact of the project, which will run from 2021 to 2023. Click here for more information and to register.

14:00 - 15:30 Europe/Berlin / 8:00 - 10:30 New York, NY


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
Analyzing the SEC Climate Disclosure Proposal
May 17 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
On March 21, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rules requiring companies to disclose information regarding climate-related risks. The rules come amidst increased interest and investments in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investment profiles. Global ESG investment increased from $285 billion in 2019 to nearly $700 billion in 2021. While there are some voluntary reporting guidelines, such as those from the International Organization for Standardization’s form 14030 (ISO 14030), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), and The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), among others, these reporting methods lack uniformity, posing difficulties for both companies and investors to analyze ESG reports. Join the Environmental Law Institute and expert panelists to explore the proposed SEC rules on ESG. Panelists will highlight the existing reporting framework, the challenges of this system, and how these proposed rules intend to resolve the existing challenges. Panelists: Ira Feldman, President & Senior Counsel, Greentrack Tiffani G. Lee, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP"
Organization: Environmental Law Institute
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Collaborating for Climate Resilience.
May 17 | 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Drawn from Ann Goodman’s and Nilda Mesa’s new book, "Collaborating for Climate Resilience" (Routledge, 2021), this webinar is designed to spark participants’ thinking—and, eventually, doing--on how to deal with one of the most challenging issues of climate adaptation: collaborating better with partners from disparate fields and walks of life—from cities, states, business, academia, community-based organizations, the military and more—to create real-life solutions to climate change.

By appreciating the imminent need to resolve climate crises at the ground level, diverse stakeholders engaged in collaborative efforts have forged new paths to work together through structures that go beyond top-down government policy efforts to forge new strategies for climate survival.

Join SSF and Routledge in a 90-minute webinar featuring chapter leads from Collaborating for Resilience. The panel comprises cross-sectoral representatives from community groups promoting equity and diversity, private sector executives, city/state policymakers, and the military. All have gained an appreciation of how greater cooperation—and how to make it happen—can lead to climate solutions through structures that go beyond top-down government policy efforts to forge new strategies for climate survival.

Panelists:

**Ann Goodman, Ph.D., Author and Affiliate Faculty, City University of New York

**Nilda Mesa, Adjunct Professor Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, Adjunct Professor at SciencesPo, and former Director of the NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability

**Kimberly Hill Knott, President, Future Insight Consulting, LLC, and former Policy Director, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice

**Louis Ferretti, IBM Project Executive - Supply Chain Risk, Social, Environmental and Compliance Programs

**Colonel Mark R. Read, Head of the Department of Geography and Engineering, West Point.

**Diana Dierks, IBM Global Team Lead for Supplier Sustainability

To register:
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Exploring Trust and Mistrust in Climate Science and Solutions
May 17 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Sustain What? Exploring Trust and Mistrust in Climate Science and Solutions

This is a special Sustain What episode hosted on behalf of the Mellon-Sawyer Seminar on Trust and Mistrust of Science and Experts. (Andrew Revkin, normally the moderator of these sessions is one of three guests this time.)

Over the last three decades, the debate about climate change has involved challenges to the very evidence of change, disagreements about status of models and simulations as scientific evidence, calls for “sound science,” disputes about the contribution of anthropogenic causes, attempts to cast doubt on the integrity and plausibility of forecasts and assessments, and various forms of “solution aversion.”

What are the sources of skepticism about climate change and/or mistrust of climate science?

What processes, mechanisms and dynamics are implicated in provoking and prolonging the debate about climate change?

To what extent are these specific to the climate debate, and to what extent they are representative of a broader mistrust in experts?

What can be done to increase trust in climate science or consensus around appropriate measures or interventions?


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
Further Energizing Innovation - Federal Energy RD&D in FY23 & Beyond.
May 17 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
In a moment of turmoil in global energy markets and an era of relentless climate disruption, clean energy innovation must remain a national priority for the United States. The Energy Act of 2020 and the bipartisan infrastructure bill in 2021 set the stage for a major expansion of federal investment. Now the Biden administration proposes to build on these achievements in fiscal year 2023 with a 32 percent government-wide increase in clean energy innovation appropriations compared to FY 2021 levels. The ball is now in Congress’s court to debate whether the administration’s proposal is appropriately sized and balanced.

Please join ITIF for the release of the Center for Clean Energy Innovation’s annual report on the federal energy RD&D budget and an expert panel discussion of key priorities.

Presenter:

**Hoyu Chong, Senior Policy Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Speaker:

**Robin Millican, Director, U.S. Policy and Advocacy, Breakthrough Energy

**Dan Byers, Vice President, Climate and Technology, Global Energy Institute

To register: https://itif.org/events/register?event_id=11195


Organization: itif
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Powering Our Green Energy Future - A Community Conversation (VIRTUAL)
May 17 | 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Join SCCF and the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce for an engaging panel discussion about embracing renewable energy to prepare for the impacts of climate change. The in-person event will be held at The Community House at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel.

Please note: This page is for virtual attendance at the event. If you prefer to attend the in-person presentation, please click here for tickets.

Moderated by SCCF CEO James Evans, the goal of the community forum is to involve business owners, homeowners, and city representatives in an open conversation about the opportunities that a greater reliance on green energy can provide.

Presentations include:

Why Florida Businesses Are Focused on Climate Change Resiliency by Chamber President John Lai, a Visit Florida board member. His presentation will focus on the benefits of going green today to ensure a vibrant future for tourism and the economy.

A Climate Change Primer: What Coastal Communities Can Expect and Why Greenhouse Gas Reduction is Critical by SCCF Coastal Resilience Manager Carrie Schuman, Ph.D. She will address the value of adaptation and mitigation.

Opportunities for Cost Savings Through Effective Energy Use and Renewables by FGCU Environmental Engineering Program Director Simeone Komisar, Ph.D. He will address the increasing cost efficiency of renewable energy solutions.

Initial Recommendations by the Sanibel-Captiva Renewable Energy Working Group by Bob Moore, who co-chairs the group with Evans. The working group is a consortium of citizens and local experts that has been meeting over the past year to develop recommendations for the Sanibel and Captiva communities.

Both in-person and Zoom attendees will have the opportunity for public comment and questions. The event is free and open to the public.

The lecture can also be attended in-person, and in-person tickets are available here.


Organization: '>by Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation
Source: Eventbrite

USAID Climate Strategy Launch Webinar.
May 17 | 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
This webinar will raise awareness about key aspects of the new USAID Climate Strategy and begin to answer the question for practitioners, “How does this strategy affect my day-to-day work?” We also want to gather questions from USAID Staff and Implementing Partner Staff about the Strategy.

Speakers:

**Genevieve Maricle, USAID Senior Climate and Environment Advisor

**Alex Apotsos, Climate Change Advisor, USAID Bureau for Africa

**A featured presentation from USAID/Morocco on how they are integrating climate into their education work

To register:
Source: Sun Day Campaign

2021 Columbia Global Energy Summit
May 18

Additional details coming soon...


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
2022 Sustainability Summit
May 18 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The transition to a sustainable future continues to gain momentum, after decades of delay on climate action, and has risen to the top of the agenda across government, politics and business. The sense that time could be running out is fueling an urgency to invest in environmental solutions across every sector from transforming the way food is grown, distributed, and consumed to getting more electric vehicles built and on the road; doubling down on tech and innovation; building resilient infrastructure; and advancing environmental justice and equity. What are the highest priority solutions that need to be identified and implemented? What bold steps will it require from Washington, business and at the grassroots level? Finally, what does the fallout from the Ukraine-Russia war on the global energy market mean for the energy transition going forward and what lessons is Washington drawing from this crisis? POLITICO will convene its second annual sustainability summit to discuss the policies, strategies and innovations that government, the corporate sector, and local communities are implementing to accelerate climate progress. We’ll bring together leading voices from Washington, local and state governments, civil society, and corporate America to discuss the most promising approaches that can leverage the current momentum to get us to a sustainable future much faster."
Organization: Politico
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
A Deep Dive into the Roadmap to Net Zero for the Apparel Sector.
May 18 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
In November 2021, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Apparel Impact Institute (Aii) published the “Roadmap to Net Zero: Delivering Science-Based Targets in the Apparel Sector.” In it, WRI and Aii provided a fresh estimate of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the apparel sector and outlined six interventions that it must take to reduce GHG emissions at a pace aligned with a 1.5°C temperature increase scenario.

Representatives from WRI and Aii will host a panel focusing on the energy-related interventions identified in the roadmap, including shifting to 100 percent renewable electricity, eliminating coal in manufacturing, and maximizing energy efficiency.

Speakers:

**Michael Sadowski, WRI

**Lewis Perkins, Aii

**Kurt Kipka, Aii

**Manuel Baigorri, Levi Strauss & Co.

**Liam Salter, Reset Carbon

**Abhishek Bansal, Arvind Limited

To register: https://wri.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OjORhCzqSHCfEh5zEjlGqw


Organization: World Resources Institute
Source: Sun Day Campaign

City Leadership on Renewables Surges Ahead.
May 18 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The latest IPCC report placed great emphasis on the critical importance of city actions over the next decade to help mitigate the climate crisis. It also outlined the huge opportunities for cities to ramp up their leadership in this global fight by continuing to increase and accelerate their climate actions. While there is still much to do, in many cities this work is already underway.

New data from the Renewables Accelerator’s Local Government Renewables Action Tracker - a tool that catalogues renewable energy transactions completed by U.S. cities and counties since 2015 - shows that in 2021, local governments across the United States continued their annual trend of breaking year-over-year records on their transitions to renewable energy. Collectively, 155 cities purchased over 4,300 megawatts of clean energy in 289 deals, while many cities also took additional action by engaging with their utilities, regulators, and legislators to advocate for more renewable energy to power their communities.

During this webinar, World Resources Institute (WRI) and RMI experts will highlight notable city clean energy trends and stories from the past year based on new data from the Renewables Action Tracker. A panel of speakers from U.S. local governments will then share their lessons learned and experiences with procurement and engagement in 2021, as well as how their cities plan to take further advantage of the opportunities outlined in the IPCC report on the road ahead.

To register: https://wri.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bFiTeE2aRp6NKVo6F_yM7g


Organization: World Resources Institute
Source: Sun Day Campaign

City Leadership on Renewables Surges Ahead: Stories and Trends from 2021
May 18 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The latest IPCC report placed great emphasis on the critical importance of city actions over the next decade to help mitigate the climate crisis. It also outlined the huge opportunities for cities to ramp up their leadership in this global fight by continuing to increase and accelerate their climate actions. While there is still much to do, in many cities this work is already underway. New data from the Renewables Accelerator’s Local Government Renewables Action Tracker - a tool that catalogues renewable energy transactions completed by U.S. cities and counties since 2015 - shows that in 2021, local governments across the United States continued their annual trend of breaking year-over-year records on their transitions to renewable energy. Collectively, 155 cities purchased over 4,300 megawatts of clean energy in 289 deals, while many cities also took additional action by engaging with their utilities, regulators, and legislators to advocate for more renewable energy to power their communities. During this webinar, World Resources Institute (WRI) and RMI experts will highlight notable city clean energy trends and stories from the past year based on new data from the Renewables Action Tracker. A panel of speakers from U.S. local governments will then share their lessons learned and experiences with procurement and engagement in 2021, as well as how their cities plan to take further advantage of the opportunities outlined in the IPCC report on the road ahead.

Speakers

  • Tatsatom Gonçalves, Research Analyst, Energy Program, WRI
  • Yuning Liu, Senior Associate, Urban Transformation, RMI
  • Lacey Shaver, Senior Manager, WRI
  • Heather House, Manager, RMI
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Organization: World Resources Institute
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
EESI - Living with Climate Change: Sea Level Rise
May 18 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing on policies and practices to address sea level rise. Sea level rise is a unique challenge for coastal communities and for policymakers. How will impacts from sea level rise compound impacts from extreme storm events? What infrastructure and communities will be impacted over different time horizons? When should funding be allocated to rebuild or armor coastlines and what are alternative options? What are the strengths and limitations of nature-based solutions for coastal resilience to sea level rise? Panelists will discuss these questions and highlight policy ideas and solutions that could start to shape a more robust U.S. response to sea level rise.

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Organization: Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Helen Fischer (PS One World Series - Talk 5)
May 18 | 11:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Abstract

In the area of politicized science such as climate change or COVID-19, citizens are confronted with noisy information environments that mix the “signal”, scientifically accurate information, with a high proportion of “noise”, information that is misleading, de-contextualized, or outright false. Consequently, the reliability of any given piece of information (in terms of its truth value) is low. In this talk, I will present a series of studies that use methods from Signal Detection Theory (SDT) and metacognition to explore the questions: How well can citizens distinguish true from false statements about politicized science? How do noisy information environments affect metacognitive insight, the accuracy with which citizens can indicate what they do, and do not know about politicized science? How does metacognitive insight relate to beliefs and behavior in relation to politicized science, how to polarization? Key findings from this research include that citizens are metacognitively confused about what they do, and do not know about the politicized domains of climate change and COVID-19, and more so than about non-politicized science. This may suggest that the level of informational noise is higher for politicized, compared to non-politicized science. Furthermore, metacognitive insight can hep explain beliefs and behavior in relation to politicized science, above and beyond object-level accuracy such as the accuracy of knowledge. The present research highlights that the danger of noisy information environments may not only lie in them reducing object-level accuracy; rather, the danger may also lie in them reducing the accuracy of metacognitive insight.

Psychonomic Society One World Cognitive Psychology Seminar Series
Organization: '>by Psychonomic Society
Source: Eventbrite

Pinning down the butterfly effect
May 18
'We are in the midst of a climate emergency, and incomplete knowledge of historical biodiversity change is limiting our understanding of the separate and interacting effects of climate change, land-use change and other human pressures on wildlife. Current knowledge is generally based on data that rarely goes back further than the 1970s, but many of the pressures known to affect wildlife occurred or began earlier than this (e.g., large-scale transformations of the British landscape in the 1950s). Historical specimens offer a wealth of earlier data, but are generally 'locked up’ in uncatalogued natural history collections. Some ten years ago, the Natural History Museum embarked on an ambitious project to digitise all information associated with its 80 million specimens. One of the first elements, iCollections, wherein nearly 200,000 British butterfly specimens were digitised, is now complete. These 'digital collections’ are a unique resource that allow us to extend our understanding of biodiversity backwards in time. My talk will explore what iCollections has taught us about British butterflies thus far and demonstrate how knowledge of the past can assist our understanding of contemporary climate change-effects on wildlife and help better predict future response.’

Twitter: @galinajonsson

Webpage: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/g.jonsson18


Organization: '>by Museum of Zoology
Source: Eventbrite

The Biden Administration’s Climate Agenda
May 18 | 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

During last month’s Leaders Summit on Climate, President Biden signaled the United States’ resolve to find solutions to climate change. The Administration’s new target -- the “Nationally Determined Contribution” (NDC) -- calls for a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 50-52% from 2005 levels by 2030. What measures will the Administration prioritize to deliver these results? Can it secure bipartisan support for related infrastructure investments? How will Washington encourage large-scale deployment of zero-carbon energy and cushion the impact on workers in legacy industries?

Join the Center on Global Energy Policy at the 7th Annual Columbia Global Energy Summit as we welcome Gina McCarthy, National Climate Advisor at the White House, to discuss the Biden Administration’s climate agenda in a conversation moderated by Jason Bordoff, Co-Founding Dean, Climate School, Columbia University; Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA; and Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.

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This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend.

For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Kyu Lee ([email protected]) or Genna Morton ([email protected]).

For more information about the event, please contact Caitlin Norfleet or Nicolina DueMogensen ([email protected]).


Organization: Columbia

Source: Columbia
The Energy Transition - Nicola Scarselli, Agust Gudmundsson & Jurgen Adam
May 18

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BioFinder Drop-in Help Sessions
May 19 | 1:00 PM

Organization: '>by Community Wildlife Program
Source: Eventbrite
Boston Metal - Decarbonizing the Steel Industry.
May 19 | 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center as it hosts Adam Rauwerdink, senior vice president of business development at Boston Metal, to discuss the company’s innovative approach to decarbonizing steel production.

Boston Metal is commercializing a revolutionary one-step process to decarbonize steel production using clean electricity, helping to eliminate 10% of the world’s carbon emissions. Steel is the foundation of our society, but it’s also one of the greatest threats to the future of the planet, contributing 10% of global carbon emissions. For thousands of years, humans have burned fossil fuels to produce molten steel. With the growing imperative to halt climate change, steel producers are under increasing pressure from investors and customers to decarbonize what is traditionally a very expensive and complex multi-step process. Global steel production has almost tripled in the past 50 years with 2 billion tons produced in 2021. As the premier structural material in everything around us, demand for steel will only continue to grow. The steel industry needs a direct, scalable way of reaching net zero on the timeline society is demanding while keeping costs down and creating value throughout the supply chain.

Boston Metal’s breakthrough technology will electrify the steel industry and has the potential to eliminate 10% of global carbon emissions. The company’s patented molten oxide electrolysis (MOE) platform replaces fossil fuels with renewable electricity to convert all iron ore grades into high-purity liquid metal through a cost-efficient, one-step process. There are zero carbon emissions or harmful byproducts released during the process, only oxygen. With a highly modular and scalable solution, Boston Metal is enabling steel producers to meet growing global demand for low-cost, green steel while creating more economic opportunities across the steel value chain. Backed by leading investors and led by a world class team of scientists and metals industry veterans, Boston Metal is the only company with a direct, scalable approach to green the most important engineering material in the world.

David Yellen, Associate Director at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, moderates the discussion.

To register: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/event/esis-with-boston-metal/#event-registration


Organization: Atlantic Council
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Climate Conversations: Adaptation in Agriculture
May 19 | 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Extreme rainfall, rising temperatures, and changing production conditions are just some of the hazards climate change creates for agriculture. Join us for a conversation about how farmers are responding to these challenges in the United States and how policies can support or hinder innovative practices. Speakers will be announced soon.

The conversation will be webcast on the Climate Conversations: Adaptation in Agriculture webpage on Thursday, May 19, 2022 from 3-4pm ET. Closed captioning will be provided. The conversation will include questions from the audience and will be recorded and available to view on the page after the event.

Climate Conversations: Pathways to Action is a monthly webinar series from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that aims to convene high-level, cross-cutting, nonpartisan conversations about issues relevant to national policy action on climate change.

Disclosure: The webinar participants have no financial or commercial relationships to disclose related to this online educational activity. The views expressed in the conversation are those of the participants and do not necessarily represent the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Organization: '>by The Climate Communications Initiative
Source: Eventbrite

Climate Solutions - Unleashing the Potential of Fusion Energy.
May 19 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
According to recent reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the global climate response must peak carbon dioxide emissions as quickly as possible and turn sharply downward to net-zero by mid-century to limit the worsening impacts of climate change. Achieving that goal requires deploying as many solutions as possible. Developments in fusion energy are accelerating, and the technology is rapidly approaching its “Kitty Hawk” moment, when this technology takes off and the fusion reaction releases more energy than is required to control it. With the right support, fusion energy can be a global climate solution.

In this webinar, experts will discuss the latest developments in fusion energy, its potential role in future comprehensive decarbonization strategies, and overcoming technical barriers, as well as the near- and long-term policies necessary to facilitate commercialization and deployment.

To register: https://c2es.zoom.us/webinar/register/1516516923353/WN_AD0lNe-iSEGKqAuBFtarAA


Organization: Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Energy Industry in Transition
May 19 | 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

BP is a little more than one year into its planned transformation from an oil and gas company to an integrated energy company. The intervening year plunged the entire global economy into uncertainties arising from the human tragedy of the Covid-19 pandemic. How is BP progressing with its new strategy? What does this new strategy mean in practice? What will BP’s portfolio look like in the future?

The Center on Global Energy Policy is pleased to host Bernard Looney, CEO of bp, for a fireside chat with Jason Bordoff, Co-Founding Dean, Climate School, Columbia University; CGEP Founding Director; and Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, to examine these questions as part of our 7th Annual Columbia Global Energy Summit.

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This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend.

For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Kyu Lee ([email protected]) or Genna Morton ([email protected]).

For more information about the event, please contact Caitlin Norfleet or Nicolina DueMogensen ([email protected]).


Organization: Columbia

Source: Columbia
EnergySource Innovation Stream with Boston Metal: Decarbonizing the steel industry
May 19 | 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center for the next episode of EnergySource Innovation Stream. This series highlights new energy technologies with the potential to reshape the global energy system through discussions with companies and individuals working diligently to bring those innovations to market at scale. On Thursday, May 19 from 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET, the Global Energy Center hosts Adam Rauwerdink, senior vice president of business development at Boston Metal, to discuss the company’s innovative approach to decarbonizing steel production. David Yellen, Associate Director at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, moderates the discussion.",
Organization: Atlantic Council
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on U.S. Efforts to Support European Energy Security.
May 19
Room 2172

Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

(and Virtually via Cisco WebEx)

The House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee: Europe, Energy, the Environment and Cyber will convene a hearing entitled “U.S. Efforts to Support European Energy Security.”

Chair: William R. Keating


Organization: Foreign Affairs (House)
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Monthly overview of IRI's Global Seasonal Climate Forecasts and ENSO status and forecast.
May 19 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) presents its climate forecast briefing. The IRI's seasonal, sub-seasonal and ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) forecasts are discussed in this monthly briefing by IRI climate scientists Azhar Ehsan and Bohar Singh. For more information, please see: https://iri.columbia.edu/our-expertise/climate/
Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
The Path to Net-Zero: Outlook to a Decarbonized Energy Future
May 19 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

To meet the goals stated in the Paris climate agreement, the pace of change in the energy sector must accelerate markedly, and decarbonization must take on a greater sense of urgency. In this context, for the first time in its nearly 50-year history, the International Energy Agency is releasing (on May 18) an analysis exploring options to create a global net-zero energy economy by 2050.

The Center on Global Energy Policy will welcome Dr. Fatih Birol, IEA Executive Director, to present key findings from the Agency’s groundbreaking report. Following his presentation, Dr. Birol will join Jason Bordoff, Co-Founding Dean, Climate School, Columbia University; Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA; and Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, for a moderated conversation as part of the 7th Annual Columbia Global Energy Summit

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This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend.

For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Kyu Lee ([email protected]) or Genna Morton ([email protected]).

For more information about the event, please contact Caitlin Norfleet or Nicolina DueMogensen ([email protected]).


Organization: Columbia

Source: Columbia
Center for Geographic Analysis VIRTUAL Forum 2022
May 20 | 10:30 AM
Join the Center for Geographic Analysis for "The Uneven Georgraphy of Climate Change," a virtual forum where invited speakers and registered attendees will explore the uneven geography of climate change while surveying data and technology that can advance our understanding of these various inequities.... Read more about Center for Geographic Analysis Virtual Forum 2022
Organization: Harvard
Source: Harvard
Hardware Labs for Education & Research in Power, Power Electronics, Drives
May 20 | 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
PROGRAM - All Times are Central Time

9:00 am Welcome: The Importance of Laboratories in Education and Research

• Randall Victora, Professor and Head of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota

• Aranya Chakrabortty, Program Director, National Science Foundation

• Lynn J. Petersen, CAPT USN(Ret) - Program Officer, Office of Naval Research

• Al Romig - Executive Officer, National Academy of Engineering

11:00 am ONR-funded courses and laboratories at CUSP

• Ned Mohan, Regents Professor, University of Minnesota

1:00 pm Demonstration of online labs for the following courses by Siddharth Raju, David Maiden Mueller, Prof. Bill Robbins, and Ned Mohan at UMN:

Freshman and Sophomore-level (also high schools as a pipeline to STEM)

• Solutions to Climate Crisis (no prerequisites)

• Sustainable Electricity (pre-requisite: Engineering Physics)

Senior-level

• Power Electronics

• Electric Drives

• Power Systems using PSSE

Graduate-level

• Power Electronics

• Electric Drives

• Power Systems: Protection/Relaying, Microgrids (demo of a tabletop microgrid with 5-nodes, scalable to more nodes)


Organization: '>by Organized by Professor Ned Mohan, Electrical and Computer Engineering at Un...
Source: Eventbrite

Innovation, Investment and Policy in Regenerative Agriculture
May 20 | 1:00 PM
Join the Technology and Public Purpose Project and the Environment and Natural Resources Program for a virtual conference featuring Ashlie Burkart, Chief Scientific Officer at Germin8 Ventures and Non-Resident Fellow, Technology and Public Purpose Project, who will lead sessions with practitioners, private, civil and policy to discuss goals, policies and opportunities for more rapid adoption of soil health/carbon farming (“regenerative agriculture”) practices.... Read more about Innovation, Investment and Policy in Regenerative Agriculture
Organization: Harvard
Source: Harvard
Integrating Energy and Climate Priorities in the Gulf
May 20 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

The UAE has carved out a unique niche as a major hydrocarbon-producing country that actively pursues a range of low-carbon policies and priorities -- from renewable energy to industrial projects for carbon capture and sequestration. Overseeing much of this work has been H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Special Envoy for Climate, through his roles with state-owned oil company ADNOC, the Masdar initiative, and service in the cabinet.

As part of our 7th Annual Columbia Global Energy Summit, the Center on Global Energy Policy is pleased to host Minister Al Jaber for a fireside chat with David Sandalow, CGEP Inaugural Fellow, to examine how the Emirates are positioning themselves for a carbon-constrained future.

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This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend.

For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Kyu Lee ([email protected]) or Genna Morton ([email protected]).

For more information about the event, please contact Caitlin Norfleet or Nicolina DueMogensen ([email protected]).


Organization: Columbia

Source: Columbia
Monthly overview of IRI's Global Seasonal Climate Forecasts and ENSO status and forecast.
May 20 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (part of the Earth Institute) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The IRI's seasonal climate forecasts and ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) forecasts are discussed in this briefing by IRI's chief forecaster, Tony Barnston. In addition, the IRI climate group will present results of its experimental sub seasonal forecasts.
Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
The Role of Sustainability and Climate Resilience in Healthcare
May 20 | 1:00 PM
Join the Harvard Medical School Students for Environmental Awareness in Medicine for a panel discussion on healthcare sustainability.... Read more about The Role of Sustainability and Climate Resilience in Healthcare
Organization: Harvard
Source: Harvard
Talking Climate: Food
May 21 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join The Climate Museum for Talking Climate: Food a conversation at the intersection of climate, inequality, and food on Friday, May 21 at 1pm EST. RSVP now!

Every aspect of our food systems is affected by climate. How we get our food, where it comes from, what we eat, whose work ensures that food is available in the first place - are all also issues of justice. In this conversation, panelists will discuss food at the intersection of climate and inequality, including food access and sustainability; farmworkers’ rights; prospects for agricultural regeneration; and more. Like all of the Climate Museum’s programs, Talking Climate: Food aims to create ground for community-building, democratic engagement, and civic action on the climate crisis.

The distinguished panel, moderated by Climate Museum director Miranda Massie, includes:

Tony Hillery, Founder and Executive Director of Harlem Grown

Cynthia Rosenzweig, Senior Research Scientist at The Earth Institute at Columbia University and at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

With a reading by the celebrated poet Craig Santos Perez.

ASL interpretation will be provided at Food. To request additional accommodations or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Dilshanie Perera at [email protected] or (215) 820-4294.


Organization: Columbia

Source: Columbia
Climate School Town Hall (VIRTUAL)
May 23 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Please join us for a Climate School Town Hall to provide updates on School strategy and governance, and for feedback from the community.

This Town Hall will take place over Zoom. Please register with your UNI. If you would prefer to join us in person, additional Town Halls will be held on the Morningside Campus on June 9, and on the Lamont Campus on June 23.


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
Climate Fresk new-facilitator welcoming session
May 24

Organization: '>by Climate Fresk
Source: Eventbrite
Communities, Climate Change, and Health Equity- State-Level Implementation
May 24 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
In October 2021, the Environmental Health Matters Initiative (EHMI) organized the workshop Communities, Climate Change, and Health Equity - A New Vision, which provided an overview of how changing climate conditions exacerbate existing health inequities experienced by communities across the United States. The workshop identified a broad set of potential actions and actors that could lead efforts to address the intersection of climate change, health inequity and environmental injustice.

Given that much of the authority for addressing these issues rests at the individual state level, EHMI is organizing an additional workshop - the next in a series - from 12:00 - 3:00 PM ET on May 24 and 26, 2022.

This workshop will delve deeper into specific state-level actions and actors that could help improve climate-related health outcomes in disproportionately impacted communities, particularly through the deeper integration of health equity into climate programs and consideration of climate justice in public health programs.

Intended participants include representatives from: state agencies, legislatures, and governors’ offices; state consortiums; federal agencies and universities with programs that intersect state implementation; and community based organizations, state and national advocacy organizations, foundations, and private sector organizations that focus on action at the state level.

This workshop will take place on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 12:00 - 3:00 PM (ET) and Thursday, May 26, 202212:00 - 3:00 PM (ET). The workshop will be highly interactive and include breakouts for attendees to share lessons learned and discuss best practices. This workshop is public and free to attend. A recording of each session will be made available following the event.

Visit the event webpage for more information.

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- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Workshop ObjectivesIdentify strengths of and lessons learned from current state-level approaches - both legislative and executive - and challenges to improving those approaches. What have states done that is sustainable and goes beyond “bright spots?”Identify challenges and opportunities in developing state-level approaches, particularly with respect to implementation of recent federal bills. What are states trying to do and what specific obstacles do they face? Identify opportunities for decision-makers, leaders, and stakeholders at the state level to partner with communities. How can communities have a greater voice in decision-making and implementation?Identify accurate and equitable methods for evaluating and expanding “successful” policies. What works, who defines what works, and how do we measure it?Foster connections and sharing of knowledge among participants, to help identify multi-sector approaches. How can we more decisively act now and share and systematize this work?

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Once registered, an email reminder with connection information will be sent both Tuesday and Thursday morning an hour prior to the event.

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If you have any questions, please contact Emma Schulman at ehmi@nas.edu.

For more information on the Environmental Health Matters Initiative (EHMI) and to subscribe to our mailing list, please visit our website.
Organization: '>by Environmental Health Matters Initiative
Source: Eventbrite

Making Climate-Smart Agriculture Work
May 24 | 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

MAKING CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE WORK: Integrating science, modeling and economics to help farmers, ranchers and foresters mitigate and adapt to the challenges of climate change

Registration required: https://agmip.org/making-climate-smart-agriculture-work/

Including keynote addresses:

Developing Climate-Smart Agriculture - Robert Bonnie, USDA Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation

AgMIP: Climate Change, Agriculture and Global Food Systems - Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, Senior Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia Climate School; Conference Committee Chair

Climate and Soil Carbon Sequestration - What are the key questions? - Dr. Rattan Lal, 2020 World Food Prize Laureate, School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University

The Role of Research, Education and Economics in Supporting Climate-Smart Agriculture - Dr. Shefali Mehta, USDA Acting Chief Scientist and Deputy Undersecretary of Research, Education and Economics

For the full draft agenda please visit: https://agmip.org/making-climate-smart-agriculture-work/ ???????


Organization: Columbia

Source: Columbia
Monthly Hub Meeting - Alexandria
May 24 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Organization: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Source: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Rice University's Baker Institute - The Future of Electric Vehicles: The EV Ecosystem and Society
May 24 | 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Many fear that the global energy transition will leave the poorest and most vulnerable - those who can’t afford new technologies like electric vehicles (EVs) - behind. Even in the U.S., over a third of the population can’t afford EVs or easily access charging stations. In other parts of the world, vast segments of the population still live without electricity and are trapped in extreme energy poverty. These people continue to rely on coal and wood, the energy sources with the gravest health and environmental consequences. How can we develop solutions that are economically self-sustaining, can scale rapidly and do not require ongoing subsidy or charity? How do we ensure the energy transition leaves no one behind and, in doing so, improve energy equity? Creative solutions are needed to accelerate the energy transition and ensure that electric vehicles and the surrounding ecosystem of services and products are accessible and affordable for all. At this event, fellows Rachel Meidl and Michelle Michot Foss sit down with Robert Kleinbaum, a technical fellow at General Motors working to address the challenges of electrifying transport. They will discuss advancements in EV research and development, challenges with materials sourcing, the role of recycling, federal policy actions and emerging views on the “EV ecosystem.” The event will be preceded by an Energy Forum roundtable on materials sourcing and recycling, with a focus on EV manufacturing and the EV life cycle. For information about joining the Energy Forum, contact Christene Kimmel at ckimmel@rice.edu."
Organization: Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy - Multilateral Cooperation and the Financing of Energy Transitions
May 25 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
What role should international organizations, multilateral frameworks and global funds play in the energy transitions of African and Latin American states? During this session, the Center on Global Energy Policy and the Oxford University China-Africa Network examine whether multilateral institutions and funding mechanisms can meet the increasingly urgent needs of developing countries after two decades of disappointment. Despite considerable increases in the amount of capital that is made available to African and Latin American economies, there is a growing sense that extant forms of multilateral cooperation will continue to fall short of what is required to meet the twin challenges of decarbonization and climate adaptation. What reforms must be undertaken and what new kinds of partnership must be forged to make multilateral financing both more effective and more comprehensive? Moderators:
  • Nicolas Lippolis, PhD Candidate, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, and Co-Convenor, OUCAN
  • Harry Verhoeven, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA, and Convenor of OUCAN
Panelists:
  • Kathryn Hochstetler, Professor of International Development, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Najma Mohamed, Policy Director, Green Economy Coalition
  • Sergio Gusmão Suchodolski, CEO of the Development Bank of São Paulo (Desenvolve SP)
  • Josué Tanaka, Imperial College Business School and formerly managing director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
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Organization: Columbia SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Dealing with Climate Change Forecasts in Research and Analysis
May 25
What does climate change mean for modelling? Climate change is now integral to modelling and there is a full range of data assimilation and model ensemble tools available but, how do you incorporate this into your research and analysis?

Barbara Robson from Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) will be joined by Ken Anthony of ES5 Environmental Strategies, to meet online for this 2-hour facilitated workshop alongside the QWMN team. Designed for HDR students, early career water modellers, or anyone with an interest in adapting their investigations, modelling and analysis to better incorporate and utilise IPCC and other climate information now readily available.
Organization: '>by Queensland Water Modelling Network
Source: Eventbrite

EESI - Direct Air Capture
May 25 | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing on direct air capture, which chemically removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The captured carbon can be permanently stored underground or used in industrial processes. While climate change mitigation efforts are the priority, carbon dioxide removal will be necessary to help meet climate goals and limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) as outlined in the Paris Agreement. The scale of carbon removal needed will depend on how fast the world curbs greenhouse gas emissions. During this briefing, panelists will explain what Congress needs to know about direct air capture, including the considerations, challenges, and opportunities involved in responsibly scaling it up.

Speakers

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Organization: Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
How do butterflies help us understand climate change?
May 25
'The climate is changing and these changes are having huge impacts on biodiversity. I will discuss the importance of understanding these impacts, and how we can help species respond, adapt and survive climate change. Over many centuries, the general public has been very keen to record nature, and so the UK has the best datasets for understanding how biodiversity has changed over time. Butterflies are particularly well recorded. I will explain how these butterfly data have been used to reveal the 'fingerprint’ of climate change - that species are disappearing from some sites but colonising others, and that range shifts northwards and uphill are slowed or halted in highly transformed landscapes. Improving habitat connectivity can help some species track climate, but more radical solutions may be needed to assist the colonisation of new areas and ensure the persistence of species.'


Organization: '>by Museum of Zoology
Source: Eventbrite

Monthly Hub Meeting - Prince William County
May 25 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Organization: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Source: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Multilateral Cooperation and the Financing of Energy Transitions
May 25 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

What role should international organizations, multilateral frameworks and global funds play in the energy transitions of African and Latin American states? During this session, the Center on Global Energy Policy and the Oxford University China-Africa Network examine whether multilateral institutions and funding mechanisms can meet the increasingly urgent needs of developing countries after two decades of disappointment. Despite considerable increases in the amount of capital that is made available to African and Latin American economies, there is a growing sense that extant forms of multilateral cooperation will continue to fall short of what is required to meet the twin challenges of decarbonization and climate adaptation. What reforms must be undertaken and what new kinds of partnership must be forged to make multilateral financing both more effective and more comprehensive?

Moderators:

Nicolas Lippolis, PhD Candidate, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, and Co-Convenor, OUCAN Harry Verhoeven, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA, and Convenor of OUCAN

Panelists:

Kathryn Hochstetler, Professor of International Development, London School of Economics and Political Science Najma Mohamed, Policy Director, Green Economy Coalition Sergio Gusmão Suchodolski, CEO of the Development Bank of São Paulo (Desenvolve SP) Josué Tanaka, Imperial College Business School and formerly managing director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend. For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Natalie Volk ([email protected]).

For more information about the event, please contact [email protected].


Organization: Columbia

Source: Columbia
UKRIO Annual Conference 2022 (research integrity two-day event)
May 25
The theme of our charity's 2022 conference is 'Good research practice: culture, environment and sustainability'. Speakers from across the research community will come together to discuss key topics in research integrity, such as, how do we make sure research is high quality and of high ethical standards during these challenging times? How can we ensure rigour and reproducibility, adapt to new ways of working, reduce waste in research, and respond to the wider issues facing society?

Building on the successes of our bi-monthly research integrity webinars and last year's conference, this event will be entirely online and will be free to attend.

Conference sessions will explore how the research community can work together to:Safeguard and enhance good research practice.Embed a culture of integrity in the research that we do, in the organisations in which we work, and in the systems which fund, monitor, assess and disseminate research.Share perspectives and knowledge to support each other and to help ensure diversity and equality of participation.Respond to global challenges such as sustainability and the impact of the ongoing pandemic.

Sir Patrick Vallance, FRS FMedSci FRCP, Government Chief Scientific Adviser, is confirmed to open the second day of the conference, sharing his perspective on good research practice.

Keynote speakers confirmed for this years annual conference are as follows:Sir Patrick Vallance FRS FMedSci FRCP, Government Chief Scientific AdviserDr Elisabeth Bik, winner of the 2021 John Maddox PrizeProfessor Astrid Eichhorn, chair of the ALLEA Working Group Climate Sustainability in the Academic SystemProfessor James Wilsdon, Director, Research on Research Institute (RoRI)

The conference programme will be made available closer to the date.

If you were unable to attend last year’s successful event, click the link: https://ukrio.org/events/annual-conference/2021-annual-conference/

This conference is aimed at anyone with an interest in good research practice, research integrity, research ethics, improving research culture, ensuring quality and high ethical standards in research, or in addressing sloppiness or misconduct in research.

The event will be of particular interest to researchers, research students and research administrators; people with managerial, supervisory or leadership roles in research; and people working in the fields of research integrity, research ethics, research culture, research governance or research policy

Click here to find out more about the UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO)


Organization: '>by UK Research Integrity Office
Source: Eventbrite

Affordable Direct Air Capture: Myth or Reality?
May 26 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and MIT Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment invite you to join us at the seminar...
Organization: MIT
Source: MIT
Climate Change and the Transition to Net Zero
May 26 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
University Leadership Series - Climate Change and the Transition to Net Zero

A defining problem for the next several decades is understanding the impact that climate change will have on our planet and our lives over time, and working on solutions that will slow down and mitigate the phenomenon. Integral to any solution are the engineering breakthroughs that will help reduce and eliminate the various areas of GHG emissions, and the economic and policy frameworks that will enable this complex and global issue to be addressed.

Join us for a conversation moderated by Safwan Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development and Julie Kornfeld, Vice Provost for Academic Programs, with Dean Costis Maglaras, Columbia Business School and Dean Mary Boyce, Columbia School of Engineering.


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
Act For Climate Today! (ACT!)’S “Revisioning Our Relationship To Animals And Food.”
June 1 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Organization: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Source: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Cool as a caterpillar: Researching across the butterfly life cycle
June 1
'Climate change is threatening many ecosystems worldwide. In order to manage and conserve species, we need to understand the effects of temperature on wildlife. Butterflies are a particularly well-studied group of animals as they can be used to represent insects (which make up the majority of life on Earth)' and are also sensitive to temperature and show rapid responses to temperature changes. However, the majority of our understanding comes from research on the adult life stage, with relatively little known about the more vulnerable caterpillars. My research is focused on how caterpillars are distributed in nature reserves, how temperature plays a role in this, and comparing how caterpillars differ from their adult counterparts in their ability to buffer air temperature. The goal of my research is to inform the management of British butterflies on nature reserves, and what we can do to conserve them in the face of climate change. As an example of the results of my research, I will discuss my recent publication on the Small blue butterfly (Cupido minimus), on egg distribution and how nature reserves can manage this unusual and declining species on their sites.’
Organization: '>by Museum of Zoology
Source: Eventbrite
Environmental law and just transition under the EU Green Deal
June 1 | 6:30 AM - 6:30 AM
Dr. Alexandra R. Harrington, Lecturer in Law at Lancaster University Law SchoolAbstract

In the months before the Covid-19 pandemic assumed centre stage in global and European law and policy, the European Union took extraordinary strides toward advancing climate commitments by adopting the European Green Deal. Since March 2020, much of the focus of the European Green Deal has shifted to methods of incorporating pandemic responses and post-pandemic recovery measures that also advance the climate agenda, yet there are a number of laws and policies which have a significant impact on environmental law and sustainable development in areas outside the pandemic. This seminar will focus on the ways in which the concept of just transitions has been adopted and advanced through the European Green Deal and the environmental laws and policies adopted under its auspices. The seminar will emphasise the roll of the Just Transition Fund and similar monetary mechanisms for supporting regions in the European Union most impacted by efforts to transition away from high-carbon energy as well as the opportunities for just transitions implementation through everything from policies on hydrogen to building practices to the terms of the 2021 European Climate Law.

https://wwwen.uni.lu/research/fdef/dl/news_events/environmental_law_and_just_transition_under_the_eu_green_deal Biography

Dr. Alexandra R. Harrington is a Lecturer in Law (Environment) at Lancaster University Law School. She serves as Director of Studies, International Law Association Colombian Branch, a member of the IUCN and a member of the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment. Dr. Harrington was the 2018 - 2019 Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She is the author of dozens of articles and book chapters, as well as International Organizations and the Law (Routledge 2018), International Law and Global Governance: Treaty Regimes and Sustainable Development Goals Implementation (Routledge 2021), and Just Transitions and the Future of Law and Regulation (forthcoming Palgrave Macmillan 2022).

__________Sustainability Lunchtime Seminars: Where Environmental Law Meets Economic Law

Objective: Our sustainability lunchtime seminars will create a venue to study the interaction between EU environmental law and EU economic law. In light of the European Green Deal framework, our objective is twofold. On the one hand, we intend to analyse how economic law could evolve to better integrate environmental rules, principles, and objectives. On the other hand, we intend to examine how environmental law could better address economic-law challenges and realities. To reach sustainability and meet EU Green Deal objectives, there must be a close interaction between environmental law and economic law; for now, these two disciplines have very different scopes and functions.

Methodology: Through our selection of topics and speakers, we intend to find new channels of connection between EU environmental law and EU economic law. To do so, we will combine two approaches. Through a substantive approach we will focus on the correlation between environmental law and specific economic policies, for example, consumer law, competition law, investment law, corporate law, trade law, and finance. By means of a sectoral approach will examine specific topics that demand integration between environmental and economic law (e.g., 5G, and deforestation).

Format: Our online lunchtime seminars will be held once a month throughout 2022 from 12:30 to 13:30 (Luxembourg time) and include presentations given by young researchers, renowned professors, and expert practitioners. Our working language will be English. All interested people, both within and without academia, are encouraged to attend our online seminars.

Output: EU Law Live will publish two Weekend Editions (one in July and the other in December 2022), setting out the key ideas and main proposals arising out of our Sustainability Lunchtime Seminars.

Organisation: Alessandra Donati, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Luxembourg and Attorney at Law in Italy and France will organise our Sustainability Lunchtime Seminars. She can be reached at alessandra.donati@uni.lu.

In collaboration with the Belgio-Luxembourg Hub of ELI (European Law Institute) and ALDE (Association Luxembourgeoise pour le droit de l’environnement).

EU Law Live will be the media partner of the Sustainability Lunchtime Seminars.

Click here to find out more about our Sustainability Lunchtime Seminars.
Organization: '>by Department of Law
Source: Eventbrite

IStructE Sweden Presents: A Very European Lunch
June 1 | 5:30 AM - 5:30 AM
Key Speakers Will Arnold (IStructE Head of Climate Action) and Sven Thelandersson (Renown Swedish Structural Engineer) will speak about Climate Action, Efficient Design, Structural Safety and the importance of CPD.

Between these two poignant talks, we will host a series of short stories from a wide range of people across Continental Europe. These should be fun and inspiring, delivered in Pecha-Kucha-style rapid 3 minute mini-presentations.

We hope this event will challenge mindsets, an opportunity to hear new stories and cross-pollinate.

Will Arnold, Head of Climate Action, the Institution of Structural Engineers

Will leads the IStructE’s response to the climate emergency, bringing sustainability action into all aspects of its work. He is responsible for driving change within the profession, setting the minimum sustainability standards for institution members, producing sustainability publications and training to support this, and collaborating across the wider industry as it moves towards zero emissions. Previous to his work with the institution, Will was a practising structural engineer at Arup for 10 years where he was responsible for key aspects of ambitious architectural projects across the world.

Will is chair of the Construction Industry Council’s 2050 Group, and an active member of The Edge thinktank, the UK Built Environment Advisory Group, and the Engineering Advisory Group for The Structural Engineer magazine. He also sits on the judging panel for The Structural Awards. In 2021, Will was presented with the President’s Award by the Institution, in recognition of his work instigating change in the field of structural sustainability.

Sven Thelandersson, Senior Professor and Researcher, Department of Structural Engineering, Lund University Sweden.

Sven Thelandersson was full professor in Structural Engineering at Lund University in Sweden, until his retirement in 2011. His research over the years has mainly focused on structural safety and risk.

During his later years, he worked as a senior consultant on various projects, contributing his knowledge and experience as an independent design reviewer for major building projects, forensic investigations, and commissions for public sector governing bodies; Boverket, Trafikverket and Statens Haverikommission.
Organization: '>by Kayin Dawoodi
Source: Eventbrite

Monthly Hub Meeting - Arlington
June 1 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Organization: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Source: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Opportunity and Risk: Mining and the Green Energy Transition
June 1 | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
The latest IPCC report underscored the urgency of an aggressive energy transformation if the world is to stave off climate disaster. With current technologies, that transformation means a steep rise in the use of critical minerals, already essential for the digital age global economy. The shift from fossil fuels to other minerals comes with environmental, social, and governance tradeoffs. For developing countries, in particular, there is both opportunity and risk, according to a recent report from the U.S. Agency for International Development. Join the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program for a discussion of how the projected increase in mineral demand could influence markets, supply chains, and geopolitical competition, shaping the future of global peace and security."
Organization: Wilson Center
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Solar Installations on the Farm
June 1 | 8:00 PM

Organization: '>by Rural Routes to Climate Solutions
Source: Eventbrite
SUSBIND Conference: Sustainable Raw Materials to Sustainable Furniture
June 1 | 4:00 AM - 4:00 AM
"From sustainable raw materials to sustainable recycling in furniture"

SUSBIND Final Online Conference, 1 June 2022, 10:00 - 13:50 CEST

Join our renowned experts on novel biotechnologies and bioeconomy, as well as our scientists and industry representatives! Be the first to know the new trends and discoveries from the SUSBIND project and beyond .

As the climate changes, the furniture of the future will have to be sustainable, multi-functional and efficient and today’s designers and manufacturers are already starting to explore these areas, paving the way for future developments. The wood board industry already having the circular economy in mind currently relies on the use of mainly fossil-based binders, largely formaldehyde-based binders. A number of initiatives are underway to produce alternative binders from renewable resources, but a bio-based binder at industrial scale does not yet exist.

SUSBIND’s collaborative partnership of six research and five industry partners has made substantial progress in developing highly sustainable bio-based binders that will in future replace conventional fossil-based ones currently used for wood-based panel boards in furniture mass products.

The SUSBIND binder aims at containing a significantly lower carbon footprint, while also reducing formaldehyde emissions and thus making a meaningful contribution in improving the public health and helping mitigate climate change. Hand in hand with the EU’ Green Deal targets, SUSBIND also provides cutting-edge clean technological innovation by converting carbohydrates and vegetable oils to binder precursors by “mild” technologies.

This conference will showcase the innovative solutions the project delivers in terms of novel technologies, both for enzymatic conversion of lipids and thermo/chemical conversion of carbohydrates which are scalable and applicable in numerous industrial relevant environments.

Moreover, the SUSBIND final online conference will examine current and future trends in and beyond the binder market for furniture and check applicability of similar solutions in research and other industry fields. The aim of this global online conference is to share experience, open debates for future trends and comparable projects as well as to attract attention of relevant stakeholder and reach out to a broad audience. More information under www.susbind.eu

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Preliminary AGENDA

Welcome and Introduction to the Conference: Stephen Webb -CEO RTDS Group

10:00-10:10 Key note: SUSBIND as European Bioeconomy in the making

Philippe Mengal- Executive Director, CBE JU (tbc)

10:10-10:20 Key note: Rolle of industry in European circular economy initiatives and European projects

Dirk Carrez - BIC, Executive Director

10:20-10:30 Introduction to the SUSBIND project

Massimo Bregola - SUSBIND Scientific Coordinator, Global Application Lead Binders & Adhesives at Cargill

10:30 Block 1: New technologies

10:30-10:45 Challenges of bio-based materials from an industrial perspective

Manfred Dunky -Industry Expert-bio-based Materials

10:45-11:00 SUSBIND Best practice #1:

Carbohydrates: Sugar syrup as the secret ingredient for biobased binders for furniture

Erik Van Herwijnen- Deputy Area Manager Wood K plus and Catherine Thoma - Scientist Wood K plus

11:00-11:15 SUSBIND Best practice #2:

Emerged Enzymatic Technologies: From Fungus to Innovative Biocatalysts (UPOs)

Juan Carro - Scientist CIB CSIC and Daniel Zänder, CEO JenaBios

11:15-11:30 Q&A & panel discussion

11:30-11:45 Break

11:45 Block 2. Sustainability & Recycling

11:45-12:00 Role of furniture industry in the issues of Environment and Circular Economy in Europe

James Ede - Cargill- Global Starch & Sweeteners Sustainability Lead

12:00-12:15 Best practice example #3: Sustainability in biomass wood-based products

Nikolaus Schwaiger, Chemical Engineer Biorefinery at Sappi Europe SA

12:15-12:30 Ways to recycle fiberboards for manufacturing of new particleboards and fiberboards

Jan-Olof Fechter, Category Area Wood, Material & Technology IKEA

12:30-12:45 Q&A & panel discussion

12:45 Block 3. CO2 emission reduction and beyond & final panel discussion

12:45-13:00 SUSBIND Best practice #4:

Environmental, market and regulatory requirements for the bio-based binder system

Martijn Broeren- Senior Researcher CE Delft

13:00- 13:15 EU Ecolabel criteria for furniture

Antonio Delre- Project Officer at Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

JRC Growth and Innovation, Circular Economy and Industrial Leadership

13:15-13:30 Expert Panel discussion: Way forward

Antonio Delre- European Commission, Joint Research Centre- Growth and Innovation

Andreas Ahrens - Head of Climate - Inter IKEA Group

Manfred Dunky, Industry Expert-bio-based Materials

Roman Eberharter - President of FENA- European Federation for Furniture Retailers

Rob Beekers, Director New Business Development at Cargill Bio-Industrial Group

13:30-13:50 Closing session: SUSBIND Prototype product presentation (spp)-

Stephen Webb -CEO RTDS Group

Final address: Oliver Zobell - CBE JU Project Officer


Organization: '>by SUSBIND
Source: Eventbrite

EESI - Building Out Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
June 2 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing on building out electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Electric vehicles are crucial for decarbonizing the U.S. transportation sector, which accounts for 29 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions - more than any other sector. While electric vehicles have gained traction in recent years, insufficient charging infrastructure is a significant barrier to widespread adoption. The $7.5 billion allocated to charging infrastructure in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and existing programs like the Rural Energy Savings Program present a significant opportunity to deploy widespread and equitable electric vehicle charging infrastructure. How can charging infrastructure be rapidly expanded? What are the considerations for ensuring that charging infrastructure is accessible, equitable, and efficient? How can innovation improve charging infrastructure? Panelists will discuss these questions and the policy solutions that can help scale up electric vehicle charging infrastructure to drive down emissions.

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Organization: Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
EPA Meets the World: A Research Webinar
June 2 | 12:00 PM

Organization: '>by U.S. EPA's Office of Research & Development
Source: Eventbrite
Landscape Architecture and the Science of Climate Change
June 3 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Department of Landscape Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona hosts a series of monthly presentations on the science of climate change and landscape architecture solutions.

Join the event during your lunch break. It starts at 12pm and ends at 1pm on the first Friday of each month, between October 2021 and June 2022 (except April 2022, which will be on the second Friday of that month).

Each monthly presentation will be followed by a Q&A moderated by faculty members of Cal Poly Pomona. Video recordings of past webinars are available on this website: https://www.cpp.edu/env/landscape-architecture/news-events/public-lectures.shtml

October 1: DROUGHT

November 5: WILDFIRE

December 3: BIODIVERSITY LOSS

January 7: FLOODING

February 4: SEA RISE

March 4: CARBON

April 8: HEAT

May 6: FOOD

June 3: EXTINCTION

This is a public outreach event free for everyone to attend.

This event is possible thanks to the work of Ronnie Swire Siegel, chair of SoCal ASLA's Climate Action Committee; the Department of Landscape Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona, and the promotional support of the Southern California Chapter of ASLA, Northern California Chapter of ASLA, Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability, the National Association for Minority Landscape Architects, US Green Building Council, and the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge.

For more information, contact Ronnie Siegel at ronnie@swiresiegel.com or Carlos Flores at caflores@cpp.edu
Organization: '>by Cal Poly Pomona Dept. of Landscape Architecture
Source: Eventbrite

Materials Matter Session 4: Government representatives and regulators
June 3 | 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Session 4: Government representatives and regulators

Materials Matter: Embodied carbon benchmarks for Part 3 and Part 9 buildings in Ontario

This session will focus on the implications raised in the studies for policy makers and will focus on the implications of embodied carbon for targets in climate plans. The introductory section will include an overview of policy responses to embodied carbon in other jurisdictions. The presenters will share the input they've received from stakeholders to help policy makers understand their interests and concerns about the potential future regulation of embodied carbon. Participants will be able to share the insights they've gained and discuss the impacts on their work as we work to reduce embodied carbon in line with local and national targets.About the Materials Matter events:

The evidence is clear: the manufacture and transport of building materials in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area are responsible for millions of tonnes of emissions every year. These emissions are mostly overlooked and are not currently being measured or minimized, as pointed out by new studies on both low-rise and high-rise buildings in the region. Both the part 9 (small buildings) study and the part 3(big buildings) study were funded by the The Atmospheric Fund and the part 9 study was done in partnership with the City of Toronto.

This workshop series is intended to share the results and insights from these studies with stakeholders in the region. Each of the four sessions will address the interests and concerns of a unique stakeholder group. Participants are welcome to join one session or multiple.

Each session will introduce the topic of embodied carbon -- the emissions arising from all the activities required to produce materials and make buildings as measured through life cycle assessment (LCA) -- and then share the results of both studies. This will be followed by sector-specific discussion sessions to help participants understand the implications of the study findings and help to shape potential responses. Separate breakout rooms will focus on either low-rise or high-rise buildings.Other sessions

Session 1: Designers, consultants and specifiers (April 22 11am-1pm) - COMPLETED

Session 2: Manufacturers (April 29 12pm-2pm)

Session 3: Developers, owners and constructors (May 13, 11 am - 1 pm)
Organization: '>by Passive Buildings Canada
Source: Eventbrite

Science Centre Lectures UCL
June 3

Organization: '>by Dr Mark Fuller, UCL Physics Outreach Coordinator & Ogden Science Officer
Source: Eventbrite

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May 26 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Affordable Direct Air Capture: Myth or Reality?
The MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and MIT Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment invite you to join us at the seminar...
Organization: MIT
May 26 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Climate Change and the Transition to Net Zero
University Leadership Series - Climate Change and the Transition to Net Zero
A defining problem for the next several decades is understanding the impact that climate change will have on our planet ...

Organization: Columbia
June 1 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Act For Climate Today! (ACT!)’S “Revisioning Our Relationship To Animals And Food.”

Organization: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
June 1
Cool as a caterpillar: Researching across the butterfly life cycle
'Climate change is threatening many ecosystems worldwide. In order to manage and conserve species, we need to understand the effects of temperature on wildlife. Butterflies are a particularly well-stu ...
Organization: '>by Museum of Zoology
Source: Eventbrite
June 1 | 6:30 AM - 6:30 AM
Environmental law and just transition under the EU Green Deal
Dr. Alexandra R. Harrington, Lecturer in Law at Lancaster University Law SchoolAbstract
In the months before the Covid-19 pandemic assumed centre stage in global and European law and policy, the Eu ...

Organization: '>by Department of Law
Source: Eventbrite
June 1 | 5:30 AM - 5:30 AM
IStructE Sweden Presents: A Very European Lunch
Key Speakers Will Arnold (IStructE Head of Climate Action) and Sven Thelandersson (Renown Swedish Structural Engineer) will speak about Climate Action, Efficient Design, Structural Safety and the impo ...
Organization: '>by Kayin Dawoodi
Source: Eventbrite
June 1 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monthly Hub Meeting - Arlington

Organization: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
June 1 | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Opportunity and Risk: Mining and the Green Energy Transition
The latest IPCC report underscored the urgency of an aggressive energy transformation if the world is to stave off climate disaster. With current technologies, that transformation means a steep rise i ...
Organization: Wilson Center
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
June 1 | 8:00 PM
Solar Installations on the Farm

Organization: '>by Rural Routes to Climate Solutions
Source: Eventbrite
June 1 | 4:00 AM - 4:00 AM
SUSBIND Conference: Sustainable Raw Materials to Sustainable Furniture
"From sustainable raw materials to sustainable recycling in furniture"
SUSBIND Final Online Conference, 1 June 2022, 10:00 - 13:50 CEST
Join our renowned experts on novel biotechnologies and bio ...

Organization: '>by SUSBIND
Source: Eventbrite
June 2 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
EESI - Building Out Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing on building out electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Electric vehicles are crucial for decarbonizing the U.S. transpo ...
Organization: Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
June 2 | 12:00 PM
EPA Meets the World: A Research Webinar

Organization: '>by U.S. EPA's Office of Research & Development
Source: Eventbrite
June 3 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Landscape Architecture and the Science of Climate Change
The Department of Landscape Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona hosts a series of monthly presentations on the science of climate change and landscape architecture solutions.
Join the event during your ...

Organization: '>by Cal Poly Pomona Dept. of Landscape Architecture
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June 3 | 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Materials Matter Session 4: Government representatives and regulators
Session 4: Government representatives and regulators
Materials Matter: Embodied carbon benchmarks for Part 3 and Part 9 buildings in Ontario
This session will focus on the implications raised in ...

Organization: '>by Passive Buildings Canada
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June 3
Science Centre Lectures UCL

Organization: '>by Dr Mark Fuller, UCL Physics Outreach Coordinator & Ogden Science Officer
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June 5 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2022 Annual Meeting
Please join us on Sunday, June 5th, 2022, for the AMITA annual meeting. The Keynote Address will be given by Dr. Angeliki Diane Rigos PhD '85, the Associate Director for Graduate Programs at MIT Energ ...
Organization: Association of MIT Alumnae
Source: MIT Alumni Forum
June 5 | 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
MEERTALK - Sunday June 5 - Leon Simons
The most recent IPCC report concludes sulfur emissions decreased global warming by about 0.5 °C. This is significant, but there is an uncertainty between 0.1-0.9°C. Now that the world is rapidly reduc ...
Organization: '>by MEER
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June 6 | 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Science and Practice of Agricultural Soil Carbon Offsets
As the United States embarks on a path towards net-zero carbon emissions, many entities are considering agriculture-based carbon offsets to reach their net-zero emissions goals. However, the measureme ...
Organization: '>by NASEM Energy and Environmental Systems
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June 7
Climate Impacts - What can we expect?
Richard Betts is a senior climate scientist at the University of Exeter. He explains the frequency and scale of weather events to which we need to adapt now and in coming years. This evening he'll tal ...
Organization: '>by Transition Exeter
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June 7
Decarbonisation Summit 2022
Green.TV Media and SSE Energy Solutions present the Decarbonisation Summit on the 7th-8th of June 2022. Following the overwhelming success of their inaugural event alongside COP26, this year’s summit ...
Organization: '>by Green.TV
Source: Eventbrite
June 7
Global health in a time of pandemics, climate change and political turmoil
This event from the Global Development Hub at Imperial College London will explore how we can learn from high impact healthcare innovations in low- and lower middle-income countries.
The event mark ...

Organization: '>by International Relations Office - Imperial College London
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June 7
In Conversation: Seven centuries of climate change in print | Livestream

Organization: '>by Peter Harrington
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June 7 | 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Monthly Hub Meeting - Arlington

Organization: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
June 7 | 10:00 AM
New England Climate Report
New England Climate Report
Grades: 4th-8th
Duration: 30-40 minutes
Format: Zoom Webinar (Please note: With the webinar format, students and teachers will be viewers only and will interact wit ...

Organization: '>by Museum of Science, Boston
Source: Eventbrite
June 7 | 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Climate Crisis - from Impacts to Action for Health
“Climate change isn’t just an environmental emergency... it’s also a health emergency.” - 2022 Tyler Prize Laureate, Sir Andy Haines
In 2022, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement - often r ...

Organization: '>by The Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement
Source: Eventbrite
June 8
Ask the Experts: Why is the discussion about climate models important?
Join three Open University experts and a Professor from University of Bath for this topical "Ask the Expert" event:
The event will discuss how climate models are derived and introduce the principle ...

Organization: '>by The Open University, Faculty of STEM
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June 9 | 9:30 PM - 9:30 PM
How to Talk to Science Deniers: Flat Earthers, Climate Deniers & Others
WHAT: It is sometimes claimed that trying to convince a science denier with facts will only backfire. The latest research, however, shows that this is mistaken and that there ARE effective techniques ...
Organization: '>by Bay Area Skeptics
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June 9 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monthly Hub Meeting - Fairfax

Organization: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
June 9 | 10:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Talk: The Science and Practice of Fire Management
Speaker: Dr. Lee Klinger
Zoom Reservation Required: Link Here
There is mounting evidence that the increased mortality of oaks and other fire-adapted trees in California is linked to long-term fi ...

Organization: '>by California Native Plant Society, Yerba Buena chapt
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June 10
Science Centre Lectures UCL

Organization: '>by Dr Mark Fuller, UCL Physics Outreach Coordinator & Ogden Science Officer
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