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Mitra Chem is the first lithium-ion battery materials manufacturer focused on shortening the lab-to-production timeline by over 90%, addressing the largest barrier to innovation: R&D and scale-up speed. Mitra Chem's first core product is iron-based cathodes for the Western mass-market EV industry.

Speaker bio

Vivas Kumar is the CEO and Founder of Mitra Chem. Previously, he was a senior manager in Tesla's Battery Team, where he was the lead commercial negotiatior for strategic contracts . Throughout his career, he has conducted commercial negotiations and handled partnerships with executive and senior government counterparties in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific. He is currently an Advisor to the Benchmark Mineral Intelligence team, and sits on multiple early stage advisory Boards.

Vivas received his MBA from Stanford University.

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The National Climate Assessment is a Congressionally mandated quadrennial report led by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The report evaluates how climate change affects people and places in the United States.

To inform development of the fifth National Climate Assessment, USGCRP and the author teams will be hosting a series of virtual public engagement workshops in January and February 2022. The workshop for the Midwest will take place on January 24, 2022 from 9am-1:30 pm Central Time. The purpose of the public engagement workshops is to: Provide an overview of USGCRP and the National Climate Assessment development process, including other opportunities for public engagementAllow members of the public and assessment authors an opportunity to discuss proposed key topics, identify priority issues relevant to the chapter, and share resourcesGive NCA chapter authors an understanding of how workshop participants use assessments, and what could be done to make the NCA more useful for decision-making

The workshop will include a plenary session that provides an overview of the assessment and an introduction to the chapter. In breakout sessions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the chapter’s key topics and their own priorities with chapter authors.

For more information on the Fifth National Climate Assessment and for a complete schedule of engagement workshops, please visit the USGCRP website at https://www.globalchange.gov/nca5.

Note: Given technical limitations, only the first 200 individuals, including presenters, to join the meeting will be able to participate. A link to attend the meeting, accessibility information, and other important details will be provided before the workshop via email.

Since the Paris Agreement was adopted in 2015, many countries have stepped up their efforts to combat climate change, solar and wind power has grown exponentially and over 1,100 companies are now committed to credible net-zero targets. Yet despite these promising signs, the world remains far off track from achieving the objective of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to “stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations … [to] prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system.” Indeed, when the UNFCCC was established in 1992, CO2 levels in the atmosphere were 359 parts per million (ppm), whereas today they stand at 417 ppm -- and continue to climb.

Countries’ latest climate plans put the world on track for 2.5°C of warming by the end of the century. That represents progress but is nowhere near achieving the Paris Agreement’s goal to limit warming to 1.5°C. Given this disconnect, it is no wonder that youth activists have called out the UN process for not being up for the task of combating the climate crisis. But what are ways that the UNFCCC could be improved? How can the UN climate process best respond to the urgency of the climate crisis?

Join World Resources Institute for an engaging webinar on how to make the UN climate process more effective in the years ahead. A diverse set of panelists will surface both what works well and what challenges have stymied faster progress. The event will cover everything from making the institutional design of the UNFCCC fit for purpose, reflecting on the experiences from the last 30 years, evaluating the role of the secretariat, and how to strengthen accountability for countries and corporations alike.

Speakers:

**Laurence Tubiana, CEO, European Climate Foundation

**Arunabha Ghosh, CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)

**Ineza Grace, Co-Director, Loss and Damage Youth Coalition

**David Waskow, International Climate Director, World Resources Institute

Moderator:

**Helen Mountford, President and CEO, ClimateWorks Foundation

To register: https://wri.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LcsrywczSo6vWyT_36R_LA

Since the Paris Agreement was adopted in 2015, many countries have stepped up their efforts to combat climate change, solar and wind power has grown exponentially and over 1,100 companies are now committed to credible net-zero targets. Yet despite these promising signs, the world remains far off track from achieving the objective of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to “stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations … [to] prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system.” Indeed, when the UNFCCC was established in 1992, CO2 levels in the atmosphere were 359 parts per million (ppm), whereas today they stand at 417 ppm -- and continue to climb. Countries’ latest climate plans put the world on track for 2.5°C of warming by the end of the century. That represents progress but is nowhere near achieving the Paris Agreement’s goal to limit warming to 1.5°C. Given this disconnect, it is no wonder that youth activists have called out the UN process for not being up for the task of combating the climate crisis. But what are ways that the UNFCCC could be improved? How can the UN climate process best respond to the urgency of the climate crisis? On January 24, join us for an engaging webinar on how to make the UN climate process more effective in the years ahead. A diverse set of panelists will surface both what works well and what challenges have stymied faster progress. The event will cover everything from making the institutional design of the UNFCCC fit for purpose, reflecting on the experiences from the last 30 years, evaluating the role of the secretariat, and how to strengthen accountability for countries and corporations alike.",
Join Resources for the Future (RFF) for a Policy Leadership Series event with Commissioner Allison Clements of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Operating as an independent, bipartisan agency, FERC regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil, and it is responsible for ensuring reliable and affordable energy for the American public. As the United States transitions to clean energy, the agency’s commissioners will be faced with numerous decisions shaping the future of the nation’s energy system.

Clements has stated that “the grave threat of climate change” will undergird her decisionmaking at FERC, and she recently testified before Congress on the need to adapt regulations in the face of extreme weather and the changing energy landscape. RFF President and CEO Richard G. Newell will sit down with Clements to discuss her decades-long career in energy law, policy, and regulation across the public and private sectors, as well as the priorities she has set for her five-year term as FERC commissioner. Their conversation will touch on a variety of topics, including grid resilience and modernization, environmental justice and equity, and the Biden administration’s clean energy agenda.

RFF’s Policy Leadership Series is a flagship set of events that serves as a public forum on timely environmental, energy, and natural resources topics. The series brings together some of the world’s most influential decisionmakers and policy thinkers to discuss the challenges of our time. Policy Leadership Series events are also distributed as the PLS Podcast series.

Speakers:

**Commissioner Allison Clements, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

**Richard G. Newell, Resources for the Future

To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JH5f_zXxS26x_dZFkKtP_w

A lynchpin of enhanced ambition under the Paris Agreement, the Global Stocktake (GST) is the first official checkpoint to assess Parties’ collective progress towards achieving the purpose of the Agreement and its long-term goals. Translating the GST into increased ambition will mark a critical test for Paris Agreement’s effectiveness. C2ES is working closely with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to examine the GST process to offer insights on how the GST can deliver meaningful outcomes and recommendations to improve the process. This webinar will spotlight the first of a series of papers on the Global Stocktake, exploring how the UNFCCC can address emerging gaps and challenges on equity and implementation, as well as to deliver a path for increased ambition. ",
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) is hosting the second National Community Solar Partnership Annual Summit on January 25th, 2022. This year’s summit theme, 'To 5 Million and Beyond: Community Solar’s Pathway to Success’, reflects the National Community Solar Partnership’s new target goal to power the equivalent of 5 million households with community solar by 2025, realizing $1 billion in energy bill savings for subscribers. Through stakeholder feedback and market analysis, the Partnership has developed a roadmap to address persistent barriers affecting equitable access to community solar across the country. Join community solar stakeholders for this engaging event to learn more about how the National Community Solar Partnership is supporting equitable community solar deployment and how your organization can help bring affordable community solar to 5 million households, and beyond."
A lynchpin of enhanced ambition under the Paris Agreement, the Global Stocktake (GST) is the first official checkpoint to assess Parties’ collective progress towards achieving the purpose of the Agreement and its long-term goals. Translating the GST into increased ambition will mark a critical test for Paris Agreement’s effectiveness.

C2ES is working closely with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to examine the GST process to offer insights on how the GST can deliver meaningful outcomes and recommendations to improve the process. This webinar will spotlight the first of a series of papers on the Global Stocktake, exploring how the UNFCCC can address emerging gaps and challenges on equity and implementation, as well as to deliver a path for increased ambition.

To register: https://c2es.zoom.us/webinar/register/5316420123386/WN_eVk_rUkTSoO12O56DQxKfw

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Community Solar Partnership (NCSP) will host its second Annual Summit “To 5 Million and Beyond: Community Solar’s Pathway to Success.”

NCSP is a coalition of over 800 stakeholders working to expand access to affordable community solar. NCSP recently announced a new target to power the equivalent of 5 million households with community solar by 2025, realizing $1 billion in energy bill savings.

At the summit, NCSP and DOE leadership will discuss the plan to reach this new target, how to overcome barriers to equitable deployment, and what achieving it will mean for the community solar industry. Speakers will include Kelly Speakes-Backman, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and Jahi Wise, White House Senior Advisor for Climate Policy and Finance.

They will be joined by speakers from the solar industry and state and local governments across America, including Katherine Hamilton, Chair of 38 North Solutions, who will discuss the pivotal role community solar plays in their renewable energy goals.

We hope you will join us to hear how NCSP is building capacity and expertise, unlocking new community solar markets, making financing more accessible, streamlining customer acquisition, and increasing awareness and consumer protections to reach 5 million community solar households – and beyond.

To register:

This bi-quarterly forum is an opportunity to learn from Stanford alumni about their careers in a wide range of energy industry related roles. Learn more about who, how and why alumni are making careers in the energy field. This is an offering of the Explore Energy Program.

Audience Q&A will be a central focus of these conversations. When possible, the speakers will attend the in-person Explore Energy Community Social on the following Thursday for networking.

Speakers:

Kira Greco, Senior Product Manager at Pano

Usua Amanam, Investment Associate at NGP ETP

Moderator:

Mark McVay, Precourt Energy Scholar, Managing Director Net-Zero Academy and Stanford alum

Admission Info: The forum is open to Stanford students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Please register to attend on Zoom via the RSVP link.

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Speaker: Mark Zoback, Stanford University Professor of Geophysics (Emeritus)

Date: January 25, 2022

Time: 12pm-1pm Pacific

Location: Zoom - This is a free webinar, registration required.

About This Webinar:

The next several decades pose enormous challenges, and opportunities, for the global oil and gas industry. While oil and gas will continue to be used for decades to come, it is now recognized that enormous quantities of CO2 have to be stored in subsurface geologic formations to reach global decarbonization goals. International bodies, countries (including China and the U.S., the world’s two largest greenhouse gas emitters) and 25% of Fortune 500 companies have all established net-zero emission goals by mid-century. In this talk, I will focus on a number of geomechanical issues that have to be considered to ensure long-term storage efficacy. While it has been long recognized that changes in reservoir pressure should not exceed the pressure at which hydraulic fracturing might occur of seal formations, this presentation will focus on a number of other issues have not been sufficiently addressed. First, it is important to identify potentially active faults to limit the possibility that injection-related increases in pore pressure could induce seismic, or aseismic, slip on known faults. Also, as existing evidence shows that potentially active faults (and the damage zones that surround them) are permeable, the presence of potentially active faults represent possible leakage pathways that should be avoided, even when injection-related pressure changes are too small to induce fault slip. Second, when utilizing depleted oil and gas reservoirs for long-term storage of CO2, it is important to understand both the mechanical changes of the reservoir rocks and the stress changes that resulted from depletion. Such knowledge is required to predict how pressure associated with CO2 injection will affect the reservoir. Finally, from the perspective of induced seismicity, it is critically-important to identify reservoirs with both top seals and bottom seals to avoid pressure communication to potentially active faults in the basement.

You’re invited to join a special online event to unveil new research into climate messaging that resonates with diners. Food production accounts for a quarter of all greenhouse gases warming the planet, but not all foods are created equal. Animal-based foods are responsible for two-thirds of those emissions. Helping diners choose lower carbon menu items is, therefore, a critical strategy for addressing the climate crisis.

Hosted by World Resources Institute’s Cool Food initiative, this event will present findings from our testing into whether environmental messaging impacts consumer choices and which two messaging frameworks stand out. While our testing was specific to menu choices, this event will showcase ways to engage consumers in climate action and the latest learnings from behavioral science’s look across sectors into what works.

Speakers:

**Edwina Hughes, Head of Cool Food, WRI

**Stacy Blondin, Behavioral Science Associate, WRI

**Mindy Hernandez, Lead of Living Lab for Equitable Climate Action, WRI

**Kaj Török, Chief Sustainability Officer, MAX Burgers

**Jonathan Wise, Co-Founder, Purpose Disruptors

To register: https://wri.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iKN7bZAOQQGJzN0goRG1uQ

The National Climate Assessment is a Congressionally mandated quadrennial report led by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The report evaluates how climate change affects people and places in the United States.

To inform development of the fifth National Climate Assessment, USGCRP and the author teams will be hosting a series of virtual public engagement workshops in January and February 2022. The purpose of the public engagement workshops is to: Provide an overview of USGCRP and the National Climate Assessment development process, including other opportunities for public engagementAllow members of the public and assessment authors an opportunity to discuss proposed key topics, identify priority issues relevant to the chapter, and share resourcesGive NCA chapter authors an understanding of how workshop participants use assessments, and what could be done to make the NCA more useful for decision-making

The workshop will include a plenary session that provides an overview of the assessment and an introduction to the chapter. In breakout sessions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the chapter’s key topics and their own priorities with chapter authors.

For more information on the Fifth National Climate Assessment and for a complete schedule of engagement workshops, please visit the USGCRP website at https://www.globalchange.gov/nca5.

Note: Given technical limitations, only the first 200 individuals, including presenters, to join the meeting will be able to participate. A link to attend the meeting, accessibility information, and other important details will be provided before the workshop via email.

The energy sector undoubtedly plays a crucial role in accomplishing the 1.5 C° climate change threshold target, and offshore wind energy is expected to be a major contributor to the energy transition. However, the offshore wind industry faces a major question: is the current one-interconnection-per-project approach sufficient to fully enable offshore wind deployment? And if not, what is needed to ensure that 30 GW of offshore wind can be absorbed into the nation’s power grid by 2030 (and beyond), within the constraints of technical, economic, and political feasibility? Many regional and global experts see a planned offshore grid as a way forward, but this solution presents advantages, challenges, and complexities that will be dissected in our panel discussion. Join us on Tuesday, January 25th at 2 PM EST as experts from Anbaric Development Partners and DNV come together to discuss key topics related to the offshore grid concept, including planning, technology compatibility and interoperability, infrastructure and supply chain, industry collaboration, and more."
The energy sector undoubtedly plays a crucial role in accomplishing the 1.5 C° climate change threshold target, and offshore wind energy is expected to be a major contributor to the energy transition. However, the offshore wind industry faces a major question: is the current one-interconnection-per-project approach sufficient to fully enable offshore wind deployment? And if not, what is needed to ensure that 30 GW of offshore wind can be absorbed into the nation’s power grid by 2030 (and beyond), within the constraints of technical, economic, and political feasibility? Many regional and global experts see a planned offshore grid as a way forward, but this solution presents advantages, challenges, and complexities that will be dissected in our panel discussion.

Join the American Clean Power Association as experts from Anbaric Development Partners and DNV come together to discuss key topics related to the offshore grid concept, including planning, technology compatibility and interoperability, infrastructure and supply chain, industry collaboration, and more.

To register: https://engage.cleanpower.org/Events/Calendar-Of-Events/Meeting-Home-Page?meetingid=%7bA05471FE-7C48-EC11-8C62-000D3A9AD610%7d

Speaker: Mark Zoback, Stanford University Professor of Geophysics (Emeritus)

Date: January 25, 2022

Time: 12pm-1pm Pacific

Location: Zoom - This is a free webinar, registration required.

About This Webinar:

The next several decades pose enormous challenges, and opportunities, for the global oil and gas industry. While oil and gas will continue to be used for decades to come, it is now recognized that enormous quantities of CO2 have to be stored in subsurface geologic formations to reach global decarbonization goals. International bodies, countries (including China and the U.S., the world’s two largest greenhouse gas emitters) and 25% of Fortune 500 companies have all established net-zero emission goals by mid-century. In this talk, I will focus on a number of geomechanical issues that have to be considered to ensure long-term storage efficacy. While it has been long recognized that changes in reservoir pressure should not exceed the pressure at which hydraulic fracturing might occur of seal formations, this presentation will focus on a number of other issues have not been sufficiently addressed. First, it is important to identify potentially active faults to limit the possibility that injection-related increases in pore pressure could induce seismic, or aseismic, slip on known faults. Also, as existing evidence shows that potentially active faults (and the damage zones that surround them) are permeable, the presence of potentially active faults represent possible leakage pathways that should be avoided, even when injection-related pressure changes are too small to induce fault slip. Second, when utilizing depleted oil and gas reservoirs for long-term storage of CO2, it is important to understand both the mechanical changes of the reservoir rocks and the stress changes that resulted from depletion. Such knowledge is required to predict how pressure associated with CO2 injection will affect the reservoir. Finally, from the perspective of induced seismicity, it is critically-important to identify reservoirs with both top seals and bottom seals to avoid pressure communication to potentially active faults in the basement.

Note that this event was originally scheuled for November. If you signed up in November, there is no need to do so again.

This discussion series aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system. It supports efforts to increase consistency in treatment of tipping elements in the scientific community, develop a research agenda, and design joint experiments and ideas for a Tipping Element Model Intercomparison Project (TipMip).

This discussion series is a joint activity of the Analysis, Integration, and Modeling of the Earth System (AIMES) global research project of Future Earth, the Earth Commission Working Group 1 Earth and Human Systems Intercomparison Modelling Project (EHSMIP) under the Global Commons Alliance and the Safe Landing Climates Light House Activity of World Climate Research Program (WCRP).

This event will focus on the ice sheets:Introduction and moderation - Heiko Goelzer and Hannah Liddy (10min)Projections from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets: insights from IPCC AR6 - Sophie Nowicki (20min)Beyond gradual change: Tipping points in Greenland and Antarctica - Ricarda Winkelmann (20min)Questions and discussion (20min)

The final 20min has been reserved for informal discussions on the research agenda and the development of a Tipping Element Model Intercomparison Project (TipMip).

The event will be recorded.

Companies with diverse ownership work in every aspect and vertical within the solar industry, from manufacturers and project developers, to installers and financiers. To strengthen the DEIJ in the solar and storage industry, SEIA launched the Diverse Suppliers Database last year to connect buyers throughout the supply chain with diverse-owned businesses.

Join SEIA on January 26 for a virtual networking event to meet with and learn more about diverse-owned businesses your company can partner with in the solar industry.

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Companies with diverse ownership work in every aspect and vertical within the solar industry, from manufacturers and project developers, to installers and financiers. To strengthen the DEIJ in the solar and storage industry, the Solar Energy Industries Association launched the Diverse Suppliers Database last year to connect buyers throughout the supply chain with diverse-owned businesses.

Join SEIA for a virtual networking event to meet with and learn more about diverse-owned businesses your company can partner with in the solar industry.

To register: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0od--rqzwpGt0HBgYglTQjufxwcX-7Alom

Throughout the world, consumer prices are rising. In 2021, the Consumer Price Index reportedly had its highest spike in 31 years. What impact do rising prices across the economy have on environmental sectors? Economists have recently raised concerns about “greenflation”— a term coined to describe the rising commodity prices associated with going green, due to a higher demand for sustainable materials. The implementation of more carbon neutral regulations and increasing environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices are suggested to contribute to these rising costs.

How do environmental regulations affect the production of materials needed to implement transitions to renewable energy? Is the increasing corporate implementation of ESG principles a factor? Are these one-time cost increases or cost increases associated with inflation? What price increases can companies and consumers expect in the coming years?

Our expert panelists will explore these questions and so much more. Join the Environmental Law Institute and leading experts for an in-depth economic discussion about greenflation, carbon regulations, ESG practices, and more.

Panelists:

**Urvashi Kaul, Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Center for Environmental Research and Conservation, Columbia Climate School

**Sara K. Orr, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

**Doug Vine, Director of Energy Analysis, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Cost: $50.00

To register: https://www.eli.org/civicrm/event/register?id=1020&reset=1

In July 2020, Columbia University announced the creation of a new Climate School to address the environmental and public health challenges of climate change. The first new school in 25 years at the University, it will draw upon the University's current research centers and programs. In response, undergraduates at Columbia formed the Tricentennial Project, a group focused on exploring and modeling what undergraduates want from a climate school, and communicating with faculty and administration. Come listen to student input and administrative responses in this interactive discussion about the formation of this new school.

Event Speakers Robin Bell, Professor in the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University Sandra Goldmark, Director of Campus Sustainability and Climate Action at Barnard College Alex Halliday, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University Alicia Roman, Executive Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University Alix Schroder, Earth Institute Operations and Engagement Manager, Columbia University Jason Smerdon, Professor in the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University Representatives from the following groups Tricentennial Project Build It Green EcoReps Columbia Nourish Consilience Green Business Club Sustainability Management Student Association United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network Columbia University Chapter Event Information

Free and open to the public. Registration required. Zoom link will be provided to registered attendees shortly before the event begins.

If you are part of a Columbia organization and would like to share your ideas on how to make this school as successful as possible, please reach out to Karen Copeland at [email protected].

Hosted by the Tricentennial Project, part of the Center for Science and Society's Research Cluster on Science and Subjectivity, and in collaboration with the Earth Institute.

The National Climate Assessment is a Congressionally mandated quadrennial report led by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The report evaluates how climate change affects people and places in the United States.

To inform development of the fifth National Climate Assessment, USGCRP and the author teams will be hosting a series of virtual public engagement workshops in January and February 2022. The purpose of the public engagement workshops is to: Provide an overview of USGCRP and the National Climate Assessment development process, including other opportunities for public engagementAllow members of the public and assessment authors an opportunity to discuss proposed key topics, identify priority issues relevant to the chapter, and share resourcesGive NCA chapter authors an understanding of how workshop participants use assessments, and what could be done to make the NCA more useful for decision-making

The workshop will include a plenary session that provides an overview of the assessment and an introduction to the chapter. In breakout sessions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the chapter’s key topics and their own priorities with chapter authors.

For more information on the Fifth National Climate Assessment and for a complete schedule of engagement workshops, please visit the USGCRP website at https://www.globalchange.gov/nca5.

Note: Given technical limitations, only the first 200 individuals, including presenters, to join the meeting will be able to participate. A link to attend the meeting, accessibility information, and other important details will be provided before the workshop via email.

For 10 years, the annual PeaceCon conference has offered a dynamic platform for frontline peacebuilders, policymakers, philanthropists, and private sector and civil society leaders to engage in meaningful dialogue and develop substantive plans for action. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, migration, authoritarian resurgence, disinformation, and a crumbling international order, the field of peacebuilding and conflict resolution is facing a profound reckoning. PeaceCon@10: COVID, Climate, and Conflict: Rising to the Challenges of a Disrupted World, will explore how the field can address these pressing short and long-term challenges to achieve a more peaceful and secure world.

Sessions will go beyond exploring the problems and will challenge participants to put forward differing points of view and distill learning outcomes into pragmatic solutions.

Join USIP, in partnership with the Alliance for Peacebuilding, as we kickstart PeaceCon@10 with a high-level keynote and panel discussion on January 26, 2022. The discussion will address the relationship between climate change, conflict, and fragility, and consider strategies for the international community to address the peace and security implications of these issues as well as the ongoing pandemic. Following a series of breakout sessions hosted by the Alliance for Peacebuilding, participants will re-join USIP for a fireside chat with a closing keynote speaker.

Monthly Hub Meeting - Alexandria
December 28 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Organization: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Source: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Energy Seminar: The Cleantech Startup Journey of Dandelion Energy - Kathy Hannun
January 3 | 7:00 PM

https://energy.stanford.edu/events/energy-seminar/seminar-livestream

Kathy Hannun will tell the story of founding and growing Dandelion Energy, a startup focused on replacing fossil-fueled furnaces and boilers with home geothermal heating and cooling systems. Kathy started Dandelion as a project within Alphabet's X lab before spinning it out as a standalone startup. As Dandelion's CEO, Hannun navigated raising venture capital for Dandelion, a startup taking on hardware and an operationally complex business model at a time when cleantech funding was scarce. In the time that's elapsed since Dandelion raised its initial seed round of funding in the summer of 2017, it has grown to become the largest home geothermal company in the US and brought renewed attention to geothermal heat-pump technology.In her talk, Kathy will discuss how to start and fundraise for a cleantech company, overcoming the challenges of hardware and operational complexity, the mistakes she made along the way, and why she sees so much promise in geothermal heat pumps as a tool for furthering the energy transition.

Speaker Bio

Kathy Hannun is the Co-Founder and President of Dandelion Energy. Dandelion’s mission is to electrify homes, starting with homes' largest source of carbon emissions: heating and cooling. Since Dandelion launched out of Alphabet's X lab in 2017, Dandelion has grown to become the largest home geothermal company in the U.S..Dandelion has advanced heat pump and drilling technology, raised over $65MM in funding from top VCs, and allowed homeowners to avoid over 200,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions and counting. The company has partnered with major utilities like Con Edison and Green Mountain Power to promote heat pumps as an alternative to gas and oil heating, and successfully advocated for increased policy support for heat pumps throughout the northeast. Dandelion’s work has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Fast Company, Wired, Bloomberg, Techcrunch and others.Kathy graduated from Stanford with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a M.S. in Computer Science. She has been recognized as a TED Fellow, one of Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business, one of MIT Tech Review's '35 Innovators Under 35' and with a U.S. Department of Energy C3E Award.

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Organization: Stanford
Source: Stanford
Leading the Energy Transition - IAP non-credit...
January 5 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Leading change is never easy but the goal of global decarbonization requires a different approach than the traditional approaches. Although technical...
Organization: MIT
Source: MIT
Monthly Hub Meeting - Arlington
January 5 | 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Organization: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Source: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Running on Fumes? The Fight to Fix Ukraine?s Energy Sector.
January 5 | 12:30 PM
The fate of Ukraine?s energy sector has driven significant elements of the

global agenda this year, as Russia uses an energy crisis in Europe to

pressure the continent and especially Ukraine. Ukraine knows that enhancing

its green energy capabilities will increase its self-sufficiency and weaken

Moscow?s ability to use oil and gas as a cudgel, but a full transformation

remains far off. Ukraine also is working hard to join the EU electricity

grid to enhance its energy security. With the combination of a European

energy crisis, Russia?s looming troop build-up and threats to energy

security, and the Ukrainian government?s slow progress on fulfilling its

decarbonization promises, how does Ukraine ensure its energy needs and

implement reform to ensure a brighter energy future?

Ambassador John Herbst, senior director of the Atlantic Council?s Eurasia

Center, moderates a panel discussion with Dr. Anders Åslund, senior fellow

at the Stockholm Free World Forum, Olga Bielkova, director of government and

international affairs at Ukraine?s gas transportation system operator GTSOU,

and Maxim Timchenko, CEO of DTEK, on the future of energy security in

Ukraine.

To register:

https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/event/running-on-fumes-the-fight-to-fix-ukra

ines-energy-sector/#event-registration


Organization: Atlantic Council
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Shultz Energy Fellowships Program Information Session
January 6 | 8:00 PM

The Shultz Energy Fellowships program is a great opportunity for students to learn about energy systems in the West and contribute to regional-, state-, and city-level efforts to combat climate change. It offers a suite of paid, energy-related public service fellowships for Stanford students in Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawai'i, and Utah during the summer. Application deadlines for summer 2022:

Graduate student application deadline: Jan. 19, 2022
Undergraduate student application deadline: Feb. 1, 2022

Want to learn more? Join former fellows and program staff at one of two info sessions in January:

Thursday, Jan. 6, 5 - 6 PM PT
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 12 - 1 PM PT

RSVP for Zoom access. We hope to see you there!

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Organization: Stanford
Source: Stanford
Build Back Better Blitz: A Blizzard of Activity
January 7 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Despite the recent setbacks to the Build Back Better legislation in its current form, the fight for strong solar policy continues. We cannot afford to miss this crucial moment to build American jobs, strengthen the US economy and fight climate change. As the Senate reconvenes, we will be at the ready to keep up the pressure and momentum needed to get this monumental legislation over the finish line. Congress needs to hear from you. Join us to find out how you can get involved."
Organization: SEIA
Source: Sun Day Campaign
Landscape Architecture and the Science of Climate Change
January 7 | 3:00 PM

Organization: Cal Poly Pomona Dept. of Landscape Architecture
Source: Eventbrite
DC Commission on Climate Change & Resiliency - Knowledge Forum & Exchange.
January 8
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

901 “G” Street, NW

Washington, DC 20001

The District of Columbia Commission on Climate Change & Resiliency (DC-CCCCR) invites you to a public forum. This in-person and virtual event seeks to gather testimonials and research which have an exclusive focus on the District of Columbia.

We invite citizens, scientists, educators and policy advocates to respond to the following questions:

**How has climate change impacted communities and neighborhoods in the District of Columbia?

**What future climate-related impacts and risks can be anticipated?

**What measures might stakeholders in the District of Columbia best take to effectively mitigate and adapt to climate change?


Source: Sun Day Campaign

Energy Seminar: Building India's Fastest-Growing Residential Solar Company - Shreya Mishra
January 10 | 7:00 PM

https://energy.stanford.edu/events/energy-seminar/seminar-livestream

India has one of the most ambitious national plans for rooftop solar – 100 GW by 2023 – yet adoption by homes and small businesses remains slow due to broken customer experience and lack of awareness. Rooftop solar is expected to become ubiquitous in a few years in India, just like Wifi or refrigerators. This market is eyed by thousands of local contractors as well as India's biggest corporate houses such as Tata & Reliance. SolarSquare aims to be the #1 residential solar company in India and solarize 100k homes by 2024. Shreya Mishra will share her entrepreneurial journey and how the company plans to win in this market that is about to explode. She will elaborate on SolarSquare's business model, cracking sales & distribution in a country with millions of addressable homes for solar, raising venture capital, and challenges ahead.

Speaker Bio

Shreya Mishra is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO of SolarSquare, a residential rooftop solar company in India. SolarSquare is currently India's fastest-growing residential solar company with ambitions to become India's #1 company in this space. Between her previous e-commerce start-up and SolarSquare, she has raised $15M in venture capital from global investors. Shreya has featured in Forbes 30 under 30 Asia, Entrepreneur Magazine 35 under 35 India, and CNBC 20 under 40 Asia lists. Shreya is an engineer from India's prestigious Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Prior to her entrepreneurial stints, Shreya worked at management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group & private equity firm Everstone Capital briefly.

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Organization: Stanford
Source: Stanford
Energy Seminar: Shreya Mishra, SolarSquare
January 10 | 7:00 PM

https://energy.stanford.edu/events/energy-seminar/seminar-livestream

SolarSquare provides leading commercial and residential solar rooftop solutions in India. The company partners with large organizations to support them in meeting their sustainability goals, locking energy prices for the next 15-20 years today and gaining energy security at Zero Capex and Zero Hassle.

Shreya Mishra is CEO of Residential Solar at SolarSquare.

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Organization: Stanford
Source: Stanford
ERE Seminar: Robert Kabera (Sync Energy AI) | "Using Smart Vegetation Tracking to Predict..."
January 10 | 3:15 PM

NAME
Robert Kabera | President & COO of Sync Energy AI

TITLE
"Using Smart Vegetation Tracking to Predict & Prevent Power Outages"

ABSTRACT
Our predictive grid failure analytics tool visualizes vulnerabilities on the electric grid, ahead of time. In short, we do this by combining weather forecasts, smart vegetation tracking and looking at historical reliability data. Unlike other companies that mainly focus only on vegetation or weather, our unique approach here is we also look closely at long-term historical analysis of past incidents, outage duration and connected kVA as they relate to vegetation density.

The risk we predict - weeks in advance - include: 1) the affected spans on the grid, 2) the likelihood of a power outage, 3) the number of expected incidents, 4) the number of affected customers, 5) the power outage duration, 6) the expected customer call volume, and 7) the most at-risk vegetation to causing a power outage. Combined, this foresight can reduce up to 70% customer downtime during an extreme weather power outage event.

Our insights offer the following short term and long-term benefits to electric utilities, cooperatives, municipalities, insurance companies and cities:

1) Right away, companies are equipped to be proactive when it comes to extreme weather events preparedness & response.

2) Resiliency in terms of long term planning & simulations.

BIO
Robert is currently Founder, President & COO of Sync Energy AI, an energy AI company that allows energy and insurance professionals to run complex simulations in a no-code analytics environment. They specialize in predicting climate-related risks to critical infrastructure. They excel at visualizing disruptions to the electric grid network, weeks in advance of incidents. Robert Kabera was named to the 2018 Global US Forbes Under 30 List in the Energy Sector. Robert has previously worked as a Process Engineer at Chevron and in the utility scale solar energy group of Siemens. Robert is an ERE alumni from the class of 2011.

Zoom Link: https://stanford.zoom.us/j/95407971394?pwd=aUU0d2JDcnFCcUxHWWFEbzhzdlJHZz09

*If you are a Stanford Affiliate outside of Energy Resources Engineering department and would like to attend, please contact Annette Herminghaus (annetteh@stanford.edu) for the Zoom Meeting link and passcode.

*If you are in Energy Resources Engineering department, you will receive an announcement from Annette Herminghaus (annetteh@stanford.edu) with the Zoom Meeting link and passcode.

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Organization: Stanford

Source: Stanford
Latin America’s Lithium & the Future of Renewable Energy in the United States.
January 10 | 3:30 PM
The U.S. government has identified lithium as a critical mineral for renewable energy technologies, including electric vehicles, and raised concerns about supply chain vulnerabilities, such as increasing Chinese control over global lithium production. With more than half of the planet’s lithium resources, South America’s Lithium Triangle – Argentina, Bolivia and Chile – will play a critical role in the renewable energy transition in the United States.

So far, however, lithium production in Latin America is not on pace to meet skyrocketing demand. Rising lithium prices are attracting greater investment, but many investors remain skittish, discouraged by resource nationalism and the unpredictable political environment. What role should the U.S. government play in improving the investment climate in the Lithium Triangle? How can the U.S. government channel greater private sector investment to lithium production in Latin America? What role should U.S. battery producers and electric vehicle manufacturers play in assuring adequate supplies of lithium from Latin America and addressing social and environmental considerations?

Please join us as we discuss how to maximize Latin America’s role in the U.S. energy transition.

To RSVP: https://engage.wilsoncenter.org/a/latin-americas-lithium-and-future-renewable-energy-united-states-1


Organization: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Source: Sun Day Campaign

The Geopolitical Implications of the European Green Deal.
January 10 | 10:00 AM
The European Green Deal is a new foreign policy tool for the EU with profound geopolitical consequences, both in its immediate neighborhoods and beyond. While the Green Deal is an effort to transform the European economy at its core and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% until 2030, it will also define the EU's global policy priorities in the decades ahead.

As the EU takes more of a leadership role in climate change discussions, it may be able to leverage its relationship with both close and more distant partners and to encourage just-transition policies and other green politics beyond its immediate sphere of influence.

Join us for a virtual event to discuss the European Union's Green Deal, its implications for climate diplomacy and strategic foresight, and impact on transatlantic relations.

To RSVP: https://engage.wilsoncenter.org/a/geopolitical-implications-european-green-deal?_ga=2.170331945.886667701.1641057102-447884029.1641057102


Organization: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Advances in Wood Heater Design & Technology.
January 11-12 | 10:00 AM
Combustion science for wood heater research and development has developed significantly in the recent decade. This workshop will ask experts in various areas what are the key metrics for improving wood heater designs to secure their role in the renewable heating sector. The advantages and disadvantages of different engineering strategies to reduce emissions and increase efficiency will also be discussed.

To register: https://www.bnl.gov/whdchallenge/reg/step1.php


Organization: bnl
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Advances in Wood Heater Research and Development
January 11
Combustion science for wood heater research and development has developed significantly in the recent decade. This workshop will ask experts in various areas what are the key metrics for improving wood heater designs to secure their role in the renewable heating sector. The advantages and disadvantages of different engineering strategies to reduce emissions and increase efficiency will also be discussed."
Organization: Brookhaven National Laboratory
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Advocate for Solar in Your Community - Lobbying Training.
January 11
Virtual Event

How do you lobby effectively? What is lobbying? How do you get the attention for solar and renewables with so much else going on? What are the best ways to advance pro-solar policies at the state and federal levels? Solar United Neighbors will answer these questions and more in this training session!

We welcome folks who are new to lobbying and those who have lobbying experience. We’ll talk about lobbying basics, our national campaigns, and then break out by state to discuss advocacy actions you can take in your area.

To register:
Organization: solarunitedneighbors
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Big Decisions – 2022.
January 11
With 2022 upon us, which climate, energy, and environment issues will dominate the headlines, and where will we see policy breakthroughs? As we kick off a new year, join Resources for the Future (RFF), for a virtual RFF Live event forecasting some of the biggest decisions to come in 2022—from the next steps in implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to the role of the courts in establishing the US regulatory agenda.

Together with leading experts across policy, research, and journalism, RFF President and CEO Richard G. Newell will explore the big decisions we are tracking in the year ahead.

Speakers:

**Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post

**Carlos Martín, Brookings Institution

**Mary Nichols, UCLA School of Law, California Air Resources Board

**Richard Revesz, New York University School of Law

**More speakers to be announced.

Moderator:

**Richard G. Newell, Resources for the Future ()

To RSVP: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Cq6HrxWwRKy7AV0dfsXdXA


Organization: Resources for the Future
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Decarbonizing Mongolia's Capital - 22.s092...
January 11 | 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Virtual info session (IAP, not for credit) for a new six-unit spring course where students tackle real-world climate & sustainability challenges. All...
Organization: MIT
Source: MIT
Hydropower Hearing
January 11 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The hearing will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC. The purpose of the hearing is to examine the opportunities and challenges for maintaining existing hydropower capacity, expanding hydropower at non-powered dams, and increasing pumped storage hydropower. The Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of members, staff, and the public. Pursuant to this guidance, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing. The hearing will be webcast live on the committee’s website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing concludes. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing. ",
Organization: Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
IAP: Recent exciting fusion results in ICF: how...
January 11 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Experiments at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) have achieved a record 1.3 megajoule energy output substantially exceeding, for the first time, the...
Organization: MIT
Source: MIT
Monthly Hub Meeting - Alexandria
January 11 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Organization: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Source: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
NASEO - State Energy Office-Minority Serving Institution Partnership Models and Examples
January 11 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Clean Energy Initiative (CEI) and the National Association of State Energy Officials are partnering to host a series of discussions to examine and advance opportunities for HBCUs and State Energy Offices to forge new partnerships, relationships, and innovations in the context of upcoming federal and state investments across key sectors - the electric grid, renewable energy, energy efficiency, transportation, and agriculture. Presentations and facilitated conversations will unpack the workforce, economic development, and equity implications of state planning, policy design, and implementation of clean energy and climate solutions."
Organization: National Association of State Energy Officials
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
National Climate Assessment: Ecosystems Chapter Engagement Workshop
January 11 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The National Climate Assessment is a Congressionally mandated quadrennial report led by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The report evaluates how climate change affects people and places in the United States.

To inform development of the fifth National Climate Assessment, USGCRP and the author teams will be hosting a series of virtual public engagement workshops in January and February 2022. The purpose of the public engagement workshops is to: Provide an overview of USGCRP and the National Climate Assessment development process, including other opportunities for public engagementAllow members of the public and assessment authors an opportunity to discuss proposed key topics, identify priority issues relevant to the chapter, and share resourcesGive NCA chapter authors an understanding of how workshop participants use assessments, and what could be done to make the NCA more useful for decision-making

The workshop will include a plenary session that provides an overview of the assessment and an introduction to the chapter. In breakout sessions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the chapter’s key topics and their own priorities with chapter authors.

For more information on the Fifth National Climate Assessment and for a complete schedule of engagement workshops, please visit the USGCRP website at https://www.globalchange.gov/nca5.

Note: Given technical limitations, only the first 200 individuals, including presenters, to join the meeting will be able to participate. A link to attend the meeting, accessibility information, and other important details will be provided before the workshop via email.
Organization: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Source: Eventbrite

National Climate Assessment: Human Social Systems Engagement Workshop
January 11 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The National Climate Assessment is a Congressionally mandated quadrennial report led by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The report evaluates how climate change affects people and places in the United States.

To inform development of the fifth National Climate Assessment, USGCRP and the author teams will be hosting a series of virtual public engagement workshops in January and February 2022. The purpose of the public engagement workshops is to: Provide an overview of USGCRP and the National Climate Assessment development process, including other opportunities for public engagementAllow members of the public and assessment authors an opportunity to discuss proposed key topics, identify priority issues relevant to the chapter, and share resourcesGive NCA chapter authors an understanding of how workshop participants use assessments, and what could be done to make the NCA more useful for decision-making

The workshop will include a plenary session that provides an overview of the assessment and an introduction to the chapter. In breakout sessions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the chapter’s key topics and their own priorities with chapter authors.

For more information on the Fifth National Climate Assessment and for a complete schedule of engagement workshops, please visit the USGCRP website at https://www.globalchange.gov/nca5.

Note: Given technical limitations, only the first 200 individuals, including presenters, to join the meeting will be able to participate. A link to attend the meeting, accessibility information, and other important details will be provided before the workshop via email.
Organization: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Source: Eventbrite

Shultz Energy Fellowships Program Information Session
January 11 | 3:00 PM

The Shultz Energy Fellowships program is a great opportunity for students to learn about energy systems in the West and contribute to regional-, state-, and city-level efforts to combat climate change. It offers a suite of paid, energy-related public service fellowships for Stanford students in Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawai'i, and Utah during the summer. Application deadlines for summer 2022:

Graduate student application deadline: Jan. 19, 2022
Undergraduate student application deadline: Feb. 1, 2022

Want to learn more? Join former fellows and program staff at one of two info sessions in January:

Thursday, Jan. 6, 5 - 6 PM PT
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 12 - 1 PM PT

RSVP for Zoom access. We hope to see you there!

Visit this website for more information


Organization: Stanford
Source: Stanford
State Energy Office-Minority Serving Institution Partnership Models & Examples.
January 11 | 12:00 PM
The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Clean Energy Initiative (CEI) and the National Association of State Energy Officials are partnering to host a series of discussions to examine and advance opportunities for HBCUs and State Energy Offices to forge new partnerships, relationships, and innovations in the context of upcoming federal and state investments across key sectors – the electric grid, renewable energy, energy efficiency, transportation, and agriculture.

Presentations and facilitated conversations will unpack the workforce, economic development, and equity implications of state planning, policy design, and implementation of clean energy and climate solutions.

To register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEod-CvrzkjHNChuqgYMEEEbEzBgGct7LJb


Organization: OurEnergyPolicy
Source: Sun Day Campaign

The Climate Diet and other ways to fish for a better future
January 11 | 8:00 PM

Paul is the best-selling author of Four Fish, The American Catch, The Omega Factor and other books on the future of fishing and the oceans. Paul reaches into hearts and homes around the world to talk about what the ocean means to us, and how we can act to help preserve it. He’ll talk about his connection to fish, and his new book on simple ways your diet can help the world.


Organization: Stanford
Source: Stanford
Advances in Wood Heater Design & Technology.
January 11-12 | 10:00 AM
Combustion science for wood heater research and development has developed significantly in the recent decade. This workshop will ask experts in various areas what are the key metrics for improving wood heater designs to secure their role in the renewable heating sector. The advantages and disadvantages of different engineering strategies to reduce emissions and increase efficiency will also be discussed.

To register: https://www.bnl.gov/whdchallenge/reg/step1.php


Organization: bnl
Source: Sun Day Campaign

2022 Outlook for Energy & Environment Policy and Regulation
January 12 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join ConservAmerica and government affairs experts Adam Ingols and Scott Segal, as well as climate policy reporters Lesley Clark and Justin Worland, on Wednesday, January 12 at 1 PM ET for a webinar on the 2022 outlook for energy and environment legislation and regulation. The discussion will focus on the posture the Biden Administration will take in its second year in office, expected Congressional action as we approach the mid-term elections, and recent and pending court actions that will impact the policy framework."
Organization: ConservAmerica
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Advances in Wood Heater Research and Development
January 12
Combustion science for wood heater research and development has developed significantly in the recent decade. This workshop will ask experts in various areas what are the key metrics for improving wood heater designs to secure their role in the renewable heating sector. The advantages and disadvantages of different engineering strategies to reduce emissions and increase efficiency will also be discussed."
Organization: Brookhaven National Laboratory
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Critical Minerals - America’s Achilles’ Heel?
January 12 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Experts discuss the critical importance of metals and minerals for energy technologies and systems, what their mining and processing means for the energy transition, and solutions for securing their supply chains.

Discussion Lead:

**Sharon Burke, Founder and President, Ecospherics

Featuring:

**Morgan Bazilian, Director, Payne Institute, Colorado School of Mines

**Melanie Kenderdine, Principal, Energy Futures Initiative

**Aaron Thiele, Legislative Assistant, Energy and Natural Resources, Office of Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7605693984257840909?source=ws


Organization: OurEnergyPolicy
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Crystal Ball 2022 - Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel.
January 12
EcoEngineers is bringing back its popular “Crystal Ball” webinar series to close out this interesting year of renewable energy news and developments. We will dive into biomass-based and renewable diesel in the second webinar in the series.

Our experts will talk about the emergence of renewable diesel on the marketplace as well as changes to sustainable aviation fuel mandates and regulations.

More discussion topics include:

**A 2021 look back at the biodiesel and renewable diesel industry

**A 2022 look forward to the biodiesel and renewable diesel industry

**Specified-source feedstock traceability in California: View from the Audit Team

**Renewable diesel and the California LCFS credit market

**Q&A session

We hope you can join us for our popular outlook series.

To register:
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Crystal Ball 2022: Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel
January 12 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
EcoEngineers is bringing back its popular “Crystal Ball” webinar series to close out this interesting year of renewable energy news and developments. We will dive into biomass-based and renewable diesel in the second webinar in the series. Our experts will talk about the emergence of renewable diesel on the marketplace as well as changes to sustainable aviation fuel mandates and regulations.",
Organization: EcoEngineers
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
EESI - How Federal Agencies Partner with the Private Sector to Tackle Climate Challenges
January 12 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing on federal policies and programs supporting innovation in weather forecasting, an essential capability to help communities prepare for and adapt to extreme weather. Weather forecasts rely on a wide array of technologies both on-the-ground and in space: satellites to observe the atmosphere, land, and oceans; powerful computers to run forecasting models; and decision-support tools to interpret and convert forecasts into actionable information. Innovation across these areas can improve the accuracy and actionability of weather forecasts, saving crucial response time. During this briefing, experts will discuss the policies and programs that guide public-private partnerships, emerging weather forecasting technologies, and new business models enabling the government to more effectively tap into private-sector innovation across the weather forecasting value chain

Speakers

Kathryn Sullivan President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; Former NOAA Administrator; Former NASA Astronaut Tim Gallaudet U.S. Navy (ret), CEO, Ocean STL Consulting; Former NOAA Acting Administrator; Former Chief Oceanographer of the Navy Marshall Shepherd Director of Atmospheric Sciences Program, University of Georgia; Former American Meteorological Society President; Elected to National Academy of Engineering Thomas Cavett Director of Business Operations for Space at Tomorrow.io ",
Organization: Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Energy Leaders Webinar Series - Critical Minerals: America's Achilles' Heel?
January 12 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Experts discuss the critical importance of metals and minerals for energy technologies and systems, what their mining and processing means for the energy transition, and solutions for securing their supply chains. Discussion Lead: Sharon Burke Founder and President Ecospherics Featuring: Morgan Bazilian Director, Payne Institute Colorado School of Mines Melanie Kenderdine Principal Energy Futures Initiative Aaron Thiele Legislative Assistant, Energy and Natural Resources Office of Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)"
Organization: OurEnergyPolicy
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
House Agriculture Committee - Implications of Electric Vehicle Investments for Agriculture and Rural America Hearing
January 12 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hybrid Hearing Full Committee on Agriculture RE: "Implications of Electric Vehicle Investments for Agriculture and Rural America”"
Organization: U.S. House Agriculture Committee
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
How USAID & MCC Address Climate Change Around the World.
January 12
Today’s climate impacts affect nearly every region of the world. But the worst impacts are felt in developing nations that are the least prepared to weather them. To address this growing threat, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) recently released new climate change strategies.

The ICF Climate Center will host a webinar with senior officials from USAID and MCC to discuss their new climate change strategies, including a focus on climate resilience and adaptation.

Presenters

**Gillian Caldwell, Climate Change Coordinator and Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID

**Douglas Mason, Director, Environmental and Social Performance, MCC

**Peter Schultz, Ph.D., Vice President, Climate Adaptation and Resilience + ICF Climate Center Senior Fellow


Organization: ICF
Source: Sun Day Campaign

How USAID and MCC Address Climate Change around the World
January 12 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Today’s climate impacts affect nearly every region of the world. But the worst impacts are felt in developing nations that are the least prepared to weather them. To address this growing threat, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) recently released new climate change strategies. The ICF Climate Center will host a webinar with senior officials from USAID and MCC to discuss their new climate change strategies, including a focus on climate resilience and adaptation. ",
Organization: ICF
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge VIRTUAL...
January 12 | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Do you have an idea addressing social and environmental challenges of our day? Then, join the IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge proposal writing workshop to...
Organization: MIT
Source: MIT
Innovation as Climate Action - Advances in Weather Forecasting.
January 12 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
eesi.org/livecast

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing on federal policies and programs supporting innovation in weather forecasting, an essential capability to help communities prepare for and adapt to extreme weather. It will focus on how federal agencies partner with the private sector to tackle climate challenges.

Weather forecasts rely on a wide array of technologies both on-the-ground and in space: satellites to observe the atmosphere, land, and oceans; powerful computers to run forecasting models; and decision-support tools to interpret and convert forecasts into actionable information. Innovation across these areas can improve the accuracy and actionability of weather forecasts, saving crucial response time.

During this briefing, experts will discuss the policies and programs that guide public-private partnerships, emerging weather forecasting technologies, and new business models enabling the government to more effectively tap into private-sector innovation across the weather forecasting value chain

Speakers:

**Kathryn Sullivan, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; Former NOAA Administrator; Former NASA Astronaut

**Tim Gallaudet, U.S. Navy (ret), CEO, Ocean STL Consulting; Former NOAA Acting Administrator; Former Chief Oceanographer of the Navy

**Marshall Shepherd, Director of Atmospheric Sciences Program, University of Georgia; Former American Meteorological Society President; Elected to National Academy of Engineering

**Thomas Cavett, Director of Business Operations for Space at Tomorrow.io


Organization: Environmental and Energy Study Institute Energy Study Institute
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Leading the Energy Transition - IAP non-credit...
January 12 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Leading change is never easy but the goal of global decarbonization requires a different approach than the traditional approaches. Although technical...
Organization: MIT
Source: MIT
MA in Climate and Society Online Information Session
January 12 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Please RSVP here


The Columbia Climate School presents an online information session on the MA in Climate and Society.

The MA in Climate and Society is a 12-month interdisciplinary graduate program that trains professionals and academics to understand and address the impacts of climate variability and climate change on society and the environment. Through classes and research, students gain knowledge in both climate and social sciences as they relate to climate. During the online information session, prospective students will have the opportunity to learn about the program and ask questions.


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
National Climate Assessment: Alaska Chapter Engagement Workshop
January 12 | 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
The National Climate Assessment is a Congressionally mandated quadrennial report led by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The report evaluates how climate change affects people and places in the United States.

To inform development of the fifth National Climate Assessment, USGCRP and the author teams will be hosting a series of virtual public engagement workshops in January and February 2022. The purpose of the public engagement workshops is to: Provide an overview of USGCRP and the National Climate Assessment development process, including other opportunities for public engagementAllow members of the public and assessment authors an opportunity to discuss proposed key topics, identify priority issues relevant to the chapter, and share resourcesGive NCA chapter authors an understanding of how workshop participants use assessments, and what could be done to make the NCA more useful for decision-making

The workshop will include a plenary session that provides an overview of the assessment and an introduction to the chapter. In breakout sessions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the chapter’s key topics and their own priorities with chapter authors.

For more information on the Fifth National Climate Assessment and for a complete schedule of engagement workshops, please visit the USGCRP website at https://www.globalchange.gov/nca5.

Note: Given technical limitations, only the first 200 individuals, including presenters, to join the meeting will be able to participate. A link to attend the meeting, accessibility information, and other important details will be provided before the workshop via email.


Organization: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Source: Eventbrite

National Climate Assessment: Energy Chapter Engagement Workshop
January 12 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The National Climate Assessment is a Congressionally mandated quadrennial report led by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The report evaluates how climate change affects people and places in the United States.

To inform development of the fifth National Climate Assessment, USGCRP and the author teams will be hosting a series of virtual public engagement workshops in January and February 2022. The purpose of the public engagement workshops is to: Provide an overview of USGCRP and the National Climate Assessment development process, including other opportunities for public engagementAllow members of the public and assessment authors an opportunity to discuss proposed key topics, identify priority issues relevant to the chapter, and share resourcesGive NCA chapter authors an understanding of how workshop participants use assessments, and what could be done to make the NCA more useful for decision-making

The workshop will include a plenary session that provides an overview of the assessment and an introduction to the chapter. In breakout sessions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the chapter’s key topics and their own priorities with chapter authors.

For more information on the Fifth National Climate Assessment and for a complete schedule of engagement workshops, please visit the USGCRP website at https://www.globalchange.gov/nca5.

Note: Given technical limitations, only the first 200 individuals, including presenters, to join the meeting will be able to participate. A link to attend the meeting, accessibility information, and other important details will be provided before the workshop via email.
Organization: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Source: Eventbrite

The Future of Renewables: Insights from Industry Leaders
January 12 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
While the energy sector is stepping up the development and deployment of clean technology, one imperative is clear - to meet the goal of net zero emissions by 2050 we must move even faster, with every company, country, and organization scaling up both their ambition and their execution. To help offer a comprehensive view of the challenges facing our industry and the solutions offered by renewable energy production, Reuters Events and Black & Veatch are proud to present “The Future of Renewables,” the latest in our Energy Leaders series of conferences. In this webinar, you’ll hear from leaders in various segments of renewable energy production, including finance, development, supply, and EPC. You’ll learn about the successes and challenges of 2021, hear their plans and visions for 2022 and beyond, and get insight into some of the most urgent questions the industry is facing: What role will tax credits and government incentives play in the industry’s ability to accelerate and achieve its decarbonization goals? How will the supply chain, commodities, and procurement affect the deployment and upscaling of energy projects, and how does China’s market dominance drive the need to find more reliable providers? How can colocation and hybridization of generating assets increase efficiency, now and in the near future? How have the key announcements and takeaways from COP26 been implemented, and what do they mean for you and your organization throughout 2022? "
Organization: Reuters
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Advocacy Day Book Discussion
January 13 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Organization: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Source: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
BGE and Holy Cross Explain How to Create a Successful Energy Affordability Program
January 13 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
In the push for energy justice, utilities have a leading role to play. Low-income households face an energy burden three times higher than that of other households, and utilities can help strengthen disadvantaged communities by addressing affordability head-on in their customer programs. But what does advancing energy justice mean in practice? Creating new energy systems. Responding to community needs. Building a bold and inclusive vision for the future in partnership with residents and businesses. Learn how utility leaders are steering their organizations through this time of intense challenge and opportunity."
Organization: ICF
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Biofuels Market Dynamics 2022 & Beyond.
January 13
In this session, Christoph Berg, Stephan Li and Kevin Lindemer - experts from IHS Markit, will cover:

**Policy – What will decarbonization initiatives bring for the industry.

**Technology – The latest developments in non-food feedstock technologies.

**Supply Chain Integration – The biofuels, refining and agricultural markets complex.

**Outlook for Demand – Regional demand outlooks for ethanol, FAME/RD and SAF to 2030

**Outlook for Biofuel Feedstocks – Why crop-based feedstocks are not enough, and potential solutions via efuels/RFNBOs - a/k/a renewable fuels of non-biologic origin.

To register:
Organization: anymeeting
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Biofuels Market Dynamics 2022 and Beyond
January 13 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
In this session, Christoph Berg, Stephan Li and Kevin Lindemer - experts from IHS Markit, will cover: **Policy - What will decarbonization initiatives bring for the industry. **Technology - The latest developments in non-food feedstock technologies. **Supply Chain Integration - The biofuels, refining and agricultural markets complex. **Outlook for Demand - Regional demand outlooks for ethanol, FAME/RD and SAF to 2030 **Outlook for Biofuel Feedstocks - Why crop-based feedstocks are not enough, and potential solutions via efuels/RFNBOs - a/k/a renewable fuels of non-biologic origin."
Organization: IHS Markit
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Collaborating for a Carbon Neutral Built Environment
January 13 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Reducing emissions across all sectors is critical if we are to combat climate change. With the passage of the infrastructure bill and the urgent need to improve and expand our cities, it’s critical that we build in a way that is both resilient and sustainable. Join us to learn about opportunities across the construction value chain to achieve carbon neutrality for the future built environment. The cement and concrete industry recently charted a path to carbon neutrality and there will be a focus on how others within the value chain can collaborate to help reach this goal. Among the topics:
  • What sustainable and resilient infrastructure looks like in the future.
  • Collaboration opportunities to bring down emissions in the built environment.
  • The PCA Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality and how a key sector of our economy can dramatically reduce emissions.
  • Near-term actions to reduce cement and concrete industry emissions.
Speakers:
  • Rick Bohan, Vice President, Sustainability at Portland Cement Association
  • Gina Lotito, Corporate Vice President of Sustainability and Environmental Strategy at GCC
  • Nick Popoff, Vice President of Product Performance and Development at Votorantim Cimentos/St Marys Cement
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Organization: GreenBiz
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Collaborating for a Carbon Neutral Built Environment.
January 13
Reducing emissions across all sectors is critical if we are to combat climate change. With the passage of the infrastructure bill and the urgent need to improve and expand our cities, it’s critical that we build in a way that is both resilient and sustainable.

Join us to learn about opportunities across the construction value chain to achieve carbon neutrality for the future built environment. The cement and concrete industry recently charted a path to carbon neutrality and there will be a focus on how others within the value chain can collaborate to help reach this goal.


Organization: GreenBiz
Source: Sun Day Campaign

How to Create a Successful Energy Affordability Program.
January 13 | 1:00 PM
In the push for energy justice, utilities have a leading role to play. Low-income households face an energy burden three times higher than that of other households, and utilities can help strengthen disadvantaged communities by addressing affordability head-on in their customer programs.

But what does advancing energy justice mean in practice? Creating new energy systems. Responding to community needs. Building a bold and inclusive vision for the future in partnership with residents and businesses.

Learn how utility leaders are steering their organizations through this time of intense challenge and opportunity. In this webinar, Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) and Holy Cross Energy CEOs share their perspectives on:

**How to craft and champion a successful energy affordability program

**Lessons learned from testing an autonomous energy grid

**Community development best practices

**The utility’s evolving role in the fight for energy justice


Organization: ICF
Source: Sun Day Campaign

ITIF - Rejuvenating Global Energy Innovation to Deliver on Glasgow
January 13 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The Glasgow climate conference concluded with a new round of promises from nations and firms to curb greenhouse gas emissions, thereby limiting global temperature rises to 2°C or less. But these promises cannot become realities without a robust global energy innovation system to develop, commercialize, and scale the next generation of emissions-reducing solutions. Unfortunately, as ITIF finds in a new, multi-faceted assessment, the system must be rejuvenated before it will be able to fulfill the Glasgow agenda. National governments must expand their RD&D investments and adopt other policies that support clean energy innovation, while the private sector drives the global transition through continuous entrepreneurship and market experimentation. Please join ITIF’s Center for Clean Energy Innovation for a discussion of the health of the global clean energy innovation system, why continuous investments in the system matter, and what a healthy system should look like."
Organization: Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
New methods for quantifying behavioral responses to environmental and policy change
January 13 | 3:00 PM

Meagan Mauter
Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
Title: "New methods for quantifying behavioral responses to environmental and policy change"

Enhancing the sustainability of agricultural systems requires insight into how these complex techno-environmental-behavioral systems are likely to respond to changes in production technologies, anthropogenic environmental shocks, and public policies. Yet integrated models of food-energy-water systems tend to draw primarily on economic models, omitting site specific biophysical and environmental process details and behavioral feedback loops. We propose a suite of field-resolution models for estimating the effects of environmental and policy changes on cropping behavior. This work estimates a Ricardian model for measuring the impacts of climate (i.e., temperature and precipitation) anthropogenic (i.e., soil salinization and groundwater depletion) change on agriculture cropping practices using panel data in the California Central Valley in 2014 and 2015 (N = 640,028). This panel regression, at the scale of soil salinity data, empirically demonstrates that salt-robust crops replace more salt-sensitive crops as soil salinity increases. We corroborate the panel data econometrics by further estimating a multinomial logit regression at the field-scale, using the same dataset but reducing model complexity from 18 to six crops (N = 101,418). Compared to previous Ricardian analyses which focus mainly on long-term climate trends in temperature and precipitation, our approach captures adaptation to short-term anthropogenic change. We apply the fitted multinomial logit model to varying soil salinities and predict crop shares across the study area; we then pair these crop share yields with a biophysical model of crop salinity tolerance to estimate revenue changes and compare these results to the status quo scenario where growers maintain fixed crop shares regardless of soil salinity. The scenario analysis illustrates the grower behavior’s influence on economic impact assessments of soil salinization, with implications for future salinity management policies.

Please Join us on Zoom @ https://stanford.zoom.us/j/95132482534?pwd=YUgwYnBVM3ArU1N3TG9XZ2xkUkdtUT09

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Organization: Stanford
Source: Stanford
Rejuvenating Global Energy Innovation to Deliver on Glasgow.
January 13 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The Glasgow climate conference concluded with a new round of promises from nations and firms to curb greenhouse gas emissions, thereby limiting global temperature rises to 2°C or less. But these promises cannot become realities without a robust global energy innovation system to develop, commercialize, and scale the next generation of emissions-reducing solutions. Unfortunately, as ITIF finds in a new, multi-faceted assessment, the system must be rejuvenated before it will be able to fulfill the Glasgow agenda. National governments must expand their RD&D investments and adopt other policies that support clean energy innovation, while the private sector drives the global transition through continuous entrepreneurship and market experimentation.

Please join ITIF’s Center for Clean Energy Innovation for a discussion of the health of the global clean energy innovation system, why continuous investments in the system matter, and what a healthy system should look like.

Speakers:

**Julie Cerqueira, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, DOE International Affairs

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

**Anthony DeOrsey, Research Manager, Cleantech Group

**Nick Johnstone, Chief Statistician, IEA

**David M. Hart, Senior Fellow, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

To register: https://itif.org/events/register?event_id=10828


Organization: itif
Source: Sun Day Campaign

The Conservative Case for Clean Energy
January 13 | 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
While the political climate in America remains divided on nearly every issue, surprising gains are being made among conservative voters and organizations in shifting attitudes towards clean energy solutions. As Congress has made infrastructure and climate policy a major priority, this panel looks at where conservative sentiment currently lies in regards to clean energy, what policy options could be considered to drive bipartisan cooperation, and which emerging technologies and innovations may lead to greater conservative engagement in promoting clean energy moving forward. Scyller Borglum, Underground Storage Market Leader, WSP USA Alex Fitzsimmons, Senior Director, Clearpath Devin Hartman, Director of Energy and Environmental Policy, R Street Institute Landon Stevens, Director of Policy, Conservative Energy Network",
Organization: R Street
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
The Conservative Case for Clean Energy.
January 13
While the political climate in America remains divided on nearly every issue, surprising gains are being made among conservative voters and organizations in shifting attitudes towards clean energy solutions.

Panelists:

**Scyller Borglum, Underground Storage Market Leader, WSP USA

**Alex Fitzsimmons, Senior Director, Clearpath

**Devin Hartman, Director of Energy and Environmental Policy, R Street Institute

**Landon Stevens, Director of Policy, Conservative Energy Network


Organization: R Street
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Walking the Walk After the New U.S.-China Climate Declaration
January 13 | 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
At the 11th hour of the Glasgow Climate COP, the United States and China unveiled a new climate declaration that highlights common ground on controlling methane emissions, integrating renewables, increasing energy efficiency, and decarbonizing the Global South. With ongoing tensions over trade, human rights, and cyber security, this agreement may seem surprising, but climate and environmental diplomacy between the two countries has been a steady channel of communication for nearly 40 years. To talk about how the two countries could move forward on this new declaration, China Environment Forum director Jennifer Turner will sit down over virtual tea with Dr. Fan Dai, Director of the California-China Climate Institute. Since 2019, she has led the California-China Climate Institute, a leader in promoting climate action through joint research, training and dialogue between the two carbon superpowers. This “Green Tea Chat” will explore not only the new agreement, but also the need for expanding sub-national partnerships on combating climate change."
Organization: Wilson Center
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Walking the Walk After the New U.S.-China Climate Declaration.
January 13
At the 11th hour of the Glasgow Climate COP, the United States and China unveiled a new climate declaration that highlights common ground on controlling methane emissions, integrating renewables, increasing energy efficiency, and decarbonizing the Global South. With ongoing tensions over trade, human rights, and cyber security, this agreement may seem surprising, but climate and environmental diplomacy between the two countries has been a steady channel of communication for nearly 40 years.

To talk about how the two countries could move forward on this new declaration, China Environment Forum director Jennifer Turner will sit down over virtual tea with Dr. Fan Dai, Director of the California-China Climate Institute. Since 2019, she has led the California-China Climate Institute, a leader in promoting climate action through joint research, training and dialogue between the two carbon superpowers.

This “Green Tea Chat” will explore not only the new agreement, but also the need for expanding sub-national partnerships on combating climate change.

To RSVP: https://engage.wilsoncenter.org/a/walking-walk-after-new-us-china-climate-declaration


Organization: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Source: Sun Day Campaign

National Climate Assessment: Built Environment Chapter Engagement Workshop
January 14 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The National Climate Assessment is a Congressionally mandated quadrennial report led by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The report evaluates how climate change affects people and places in the United States.

To inform development of the fifth National Climate Assessment, USGCRP and the author teams will be hosting a series of virtual public engagement workshops in January and February 2022. The purpose of the public engagement workshops is to: Provide an overview of USGCRP and the National Climate Assessment development process, including other opportunities for public engagementAllow members of the public and assessment authors an opportunity to discuss proposed key topics, identify priority issues relevant to the chapter, and share resourcesGive NCA chapter authors an understanding of how workshop participants use assessments, and what could be done to make the NCA more useful for decision-making

The workshop will include a plenary session that provides an overview of the assessment and an introduction to the chapter. In breakout sessions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the chapter’s key topics and their own priorities with chapter authors.

For more information on the Fifth National Climate Assessment and for a complete schedule of engagement workshops, please visit the USGCRP website at https://www.globalchange.gov/nca5.

Note: Given technical limitations, only the first 200 individuals, including presenters, to join the meeting will be able to participate. A link to attend the meeting, accessibility information, and other important details will be provided before the workshop via email.
Organization: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Source: Eventbrite

A regional view on climate action and carbon removal in Latin America
January 17 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
InSIS is hosting a virtual seminar “A regional view on climate action and carbon removal in Latin America” with the partnership of the University of Oxford Latin American Centre, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and Climate Works. The event will allow participants to discuss the implications of the outcomes of the Climate conference in Glasgow (UNFCCC COP26) and build a regional perspective on the current situation regarding climate policy, enhancing carbon sinks, and developing new approaches for removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

Presenters include researchers from the University of Oxford, the University of Sao Paulo, Ceds-ReLab in Brazil, the University Diego Portales and University Alberto Urtado in Chile, SwP Berlin, the Foundation Torcuato Di Tella in Argentina, in addition to experts from WWF and ECLAC.

For event programme please see: insis.web.ox.ac.uk/event/regional-view-climate-action-and-carbon-removal-latin-america


Organization: InSIS, University of Oxford
Source: Eventbrite

Tipping Elements, Irreversibility and Abrupt Change - Permafrost
January 17 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
This discussion series aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system. It supports efforts to increase consistency in treatment of tipping elements in the scientific community, develop a research agenda, and design joint experiments and ideas for a Tipping Element Model Intercomparison Project (TipMip).

This discussion series is a joint activity of the Analysis, Integration, and Modeling of the Earth System (AIMES) global research project of Future Earth, the Earth Commission Working Group 1 Earth and Human Systems Intercomparison Modelling Project (EHSMIP) under the Global Commons Alliance and the Safe Landing Climates Light House Activity of World Climate Research Program (WCRP).

The events (60-90min each) will be held monthly and are open to the public.

This event in the series focuses on permafrost. Introduction and objectives of the webinar - Victor Brovkin and Claire Treat (5min)Permafrost and climate change - what are we observing ? - Hanne Hvidtfeld Christiansen (20min)Model insight on permafrost change (tbc) -Gustaf Hugelius (20min)Questions and moderated discussion (20min)

The final 25min have been reserved for informal discussions on the research agenda and the development of a Tipping Element Model Intercomparison Project (TipMip).
Organization: WMO, WCRP
Source: Eventbrite

An Expert Panel on Energy Diplomacy.
January 18
The American Academy of Diplomacy is hosting a panel discussion on Energy Diplomacy featuring distinguished former ambassadors including Ambassador Robert Cekuta, Ambassador Steven Mann, and Ambassador Molly Williamson. The discussion will dive into current diplomatic challenges to Energy Diplomacy such as the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Additionally, the event will allow attendees to interact with the panelists in a Q&A section.

To RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7bUTZav6sSW5ylyl5c_8tVqZQAu5iYTOu0ugQNW2FFcR2HA/viewform


Organization: calendar.gwu
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Global Energy Forum.
January 18
The Global Energy Forum will convene several virtual programs this month during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) to complement ADSW’s critical mission of accelerating global climate action.

These programs will include a high-level discussion on the outcomes from COP26 and the agendas for COP27 and COP28; the rollout of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center’s annual flagship publication The Global Energy Agenda; a discussion on the various pathways to reaching net-zero; and a deep dive on the role of hydrogen in a net-zero energy system.

The Atlantic Council invites you to join the 2022 Global Energy Forum virtual programming in conjunction with the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week from January 18-21, 2022.

To register: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/event/global-energy-forum-virtual-programming-at-adsw/#event-registration


Organization: Atlantic Council
Source: Sun Day Campaign

National Climate Assessment: Air Quality Chapter Engagement Workshop
January 18 | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The National Climate Assessment is a Congressionally mandated quadrennial report led by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The report evaluates how climate change affects people and places in the United States.

To inform development of the fifth National Climate Assessment, USGCRP and the author teams will be hosting a series of virtual public engagement workshops in January and February 2022. The purpose of the public engagement workshops is to: Provide an overview of USGCRP and the National Climate Assessment development process, including other opportunities for public engagementAllow members of the public and assessment authors an opportunity to discuss proposed key topics, identify priority issues relevant to the chapter, and share resourcesGive NCA chapter authors an understanding of how workshop participants use assessments, and what could be done to make the NCA more useful for decision-making

The workshop will include a plenary session that provides an overview of the assessment and an introduction to the chapter. In breakout sessions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the chapter’s key topics and their own priorities with chapter authors.

For more information on the Fifth National Climate Assessment and for a complete schedule of engagement workshops, please visit the USGCRP website at https://www.globalchange.gov/nca5.

Note: Given technical limitations, only the first 200 individuals, including presenters, to join the meeting will be able to participate. A link to attend the meeting, accessibility information, and other important details will be provided before the workshop via email.


Organization: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Source: Eventbrite

National Climate Assessment: Complex Systems Chapter Engagement Workshop
January 18 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The National Climate Assessment is a Congressionally mandated quadrennial report led by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The report evaluates how climate change affects people and places in the United States.

To inform development of the fifth National Climate Assessment, USGCRP and the author teams will be hosting a series of virtual public engagement workshops in January and February 2022. The purpose of the public engagement workshops is to: Provide an overview of USGCRP and the National Climate Assessment development process, including other opportunities for public engagementAllow members of the public and assessment authors an opportunity to discuss proposed key topics, identify priority issues relevant to the chapter, and share resourcesGive NCA chapter authors an understanding of how workshop participants use assessments, and what could be done to make the NCA more useful for decision-making

The workshop will include a plenary session that provides an overview of the assessment and an introduction to the chapter. In breakout sessions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the chapter’s key topics and their own priorities with chapter authors.

For more information on the Fifth National Climate Assessment and for a complete schedule of engagement workshops, please visit the USGCRP website at https://www.globalchange.gov/nca5.

Note: Given technical limitations, only the first 200 individuals, including presenters, to join the meeting will be able to participate. A link to attend the meeting, accessibility information, and other important details will be provided before the workshop via email.


Organization: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Source: Eventbrite

National Climate Assessment: Indigenous Peoples Engagement Workshop
January 18 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The National Climate Assessment is a Congressionally mandated quadrennial report led by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The report evaluates how climate change affects people and places in the United States.

To inform development of the fifth National Climate Assessment, USGCRP and the author teams will be hosting a series of virtual public engagement workshops in January and February 2022. The purpose of the public engagement workshops is to: Provide an overview of USGCRP and the National Climate Assessment development process, including other opportunities for public engagementAllow members of the public and assessment authors an opportunity to discuss proposed key topics, identify priority issues relevant to the chapter, and share resourcesGive NCA chapter authors an understanding of how workshop participants use assessments, and what could be done to make the NCA more useful for decision-making

The workshop will include a plenary session that provides an overview of the assessment and an introduction to the chapter. In breakout sessions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the chapter’s key topics and their own priorities with chapter authors.

For more information on the Fifth National Climate Assessment and for a complete schedule of engagement workshops, please visit the USGCRP website at https://www.globalchange.gov/nca5.

Note: Given technical limitations, only the first 200 individuals, including presenters, to join the meeting will be able to participate. A link to attend the meeting, accessibility information, and other important details will be provided before the workshop via email.
Organization: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Source: Eventbrite

National Climate Assessment: Land Use and Land Cover Engagement Workshop
January 18 | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The National Climate Assessment is a Congressionally mandated quadrennial report led by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The report evaluates how climate change affects people and places in the United States.

To inform development of the fifth National Climate Assessment, USGCRP and the author teams will be hosting a series of virtual public engagement workshops in January and February 2022. The purpose of the public engagement workshops is to: Provide an overview of USGCRP and the National Climate Assessment development process, including other opportunities for public engagementAllow members of the public and assessment authors an opportunity to discuss proposed key topics, identify priority issues relevant to the chapter, and share resourcesGive NCA chapter authors an understanding of how workshop participants use assessments, and what could be done to make the NCA more useful for decision-making

The workshop will include a plenary session that provides an overview of the assessment and an introduction to the chapter. In breakout sessions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the chapter’s key topics and their own priorities with chapter authors.

For more information on the Fifth National Climate Assessment and for a complete schedule of engagement workshops, please visit the USGCRP website at https://www.globalchange.gov/nca5.

Note: Given technical limitations, only the first 200 individuals, including presenters, to join the meeting will be able to participate. A link to attend the meeting, accessibility information, and other important details will be provided before the workshop via email.


Organization: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Source: Eventbrite

A Conversation with Saleemul Huq, International Centre for Climate Change and Development
January 19 | 1:00 PM

Join the conversation with Saleemul Huq, director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) and Chris Field, director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.

Audience Q&A is a central focus of Woods Conversations.

Prof. Saleemul Huq is the Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) and Professor at the Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) as well as Associate of the International Institute on Environment and Development (IIED) in the United Kingdom as well as the Chair of the Expert Advisory Group for the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and also Senior Adviser on Locally Led Adaptation with Global Centre on Adaptation (GCA) headquartered in the Netherlands.

He is an expert in adaptation to climate change in the most Vulnerable developing countries and has been a lead author of the third , fourth and fifth assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and he also advises the Least Developed Countries (LDC) group in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
He has published hundreds of scientific as well as popular articles and was recognised as one of the top twenty global influencers on climate change policy in 2019 and top scientist from Bangladesh on climate change science.

Visit this website for more information


Organization: Stanford
Source: Stanford
Columbia Climate School Professional Learning Program Info Session
January 19 | 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Learn about the Columbia Climate School's non-degree programs. Our programs will expand your knowledge and prepare you to understand, analyze, and apply cutting-edge research to the complex problem of our changing climate. The Professional Learning program is meant for working professionals and adult learners who want to develop new skills and explore new topics to further job-related interests, without the long-term commitment of a degree program.

This info session is specifically for the Decarbonization: Policies and Practices for Countries and Companies workshop. Martin Dietrich Brauch of the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, one of the instructors for the workshop, will lead the info session and answer questions about what learners can expect.


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
Decarbonizing Mongolia's Capital - 22.s092...
January 19 | 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Virtual info session (IAP, not for credit) for a new six-unit spring course where students tackle real-world climate & sustainability challenges. All...
Organization: MIT
Source: MIT
EESN: Decarbonizing Buildings with Low-Carbon Heating and Cooling
January 19 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Taking carbon emissions out of the energy that buildings need is a big challenge. Harvey Michaels '74, MCP '75, will show some pathways to transition heating systems in cold climates. Nikhil Nadkarni '07, MCP '12 will present what Cambridge, MA is doing to scale low-carbon heating and share lessons for US cities from the heating transformation in Germany.
Organization: MIT EESN
Source: MIT EESN
Energy Democracy & Empowerment.
January 19 | 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
We need to reorganize the energy system to empower communities: What does that look like? How do we create benefits and support for communities, open up space for them to imagine and contribute to debates about energy futures, and find ways to diversify ownership of energy? How can we scale it nationally?

Panelists:

**Chéri Smith, Founder & CEO, Indigenized Energy Initiative (formerly Covenant Tribal Solar Initiative)

?**Emily Schapira, Board Member, President & CEO, Philadelphia Energy Authority

**Cecilio Ortiz-Garcia, Chair, Department of Public Affairs & Security Studies, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Moderator:

**Clark Miller, Professor and Director of the Center for Energy & Society, College of Global Futures, Arizona State University

To register:
Source: Sun Day Campaign

EnergyInnovates - Grid Resilience.
January 19
As our transition to a lower-carbon electricity future progresses, today’s electric grid is increasingly being asked to integrate new energy users with a growing diversity of generation resources – both large and small, centralized and widespread. This evolution requires a new way of thinking with respect to the technologies and design parameters of the wires and associated infrastructure that are so very essential to supporting our economy and our way of life.

This virtual forum will highlight the people, companies, and technologies that will support the modernization of the electricity grid while hardening the grid from emerging threats, both natural and manmade, and enhancing the high levels of reliability taken for granted today.

To register: https://events.uschamber.com/energyinnovatesgridresilience/begin


Organization: events.uschamber
Source: Sun Day Campaign

EnergyInnovates: Grid Resilience
January 19 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
As our transition to a lower-carbon electricity future progresses, today’s electric grid is increasingly being asked to integrate new energy users with a growing diversity of generation resources - both large and small, centralized and widespread. This evolution requires a new way of thinking with respect to the technologies and design parameters of the wires and associated infrastructure that are so very essential to supporting our economy and our way of life. This virtual forum will highlight the people, companies, and technologies that will support the modernization of the electricity grid while hardening the grid from emerging threats, both natural and manmade, and enhancing the high levels of reliability taken for granted today.",
Organization: U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Environmental Justice - Research & Community Partnerships.
January 19
Resources for the Future (RFF) and the Urban Institute will host the fifth event in Exposure, a six-part webinar series on environmental justice. Effective partnerships between researchers and community organizations can advance understanding of the nature of environmental problems and underlying vulnerabilities in disadvantaged communities, as well as help to identify policy and program solutions.

These partnerships leverage complementary knowledge bases and skill sets: researchers often bring data and analytical tools to carefully measure and document impacts; community organizations elevate the lived experiences and concerns of residents and expand the research findings.

At this event, a panel of experts will discuss how to make these partnerships work to advance environmental justice knowledge and work toward equitable solutions to environmental problems.

Speakers:

**Eddie Bautista, New York City Environmental Justice Alliance

**Bonnie Keeler, University of Minnesota

**Michael Méndez, University of California, Irvine

Moderators:

**Anne Junod, Urban Institute

**Margaret Walls, Resources for the Future

To RSVP: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PUGCCTAhR0aktLtJflTbZA


Organization: Resources for the Future
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Hearing on “Securing our Energy Infrastructure: Legislation to Enhance Pipeline Reliability”
January 19 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The Subcommittee on Energy of the Committee on Energy and Commerce will hold a hybrid legislative hearing that includes both in-person and remote attendance on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. This hearing will take place in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building, as well as remotely using Cisco Webex online video conferencing. The hearing is entitled, "Securing our Energy Infrastructure: Legislation to Enhance Pipeline Reliability." The hearing, initially scheduled for December 7, 2021, was previously postponed."
Organization: House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
House Science Committee Mark-Up of Several Energy Bills.
January 19
The full House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology will meet to mark up several bills including:

**H.R. 4270, the “Abandoned Well Remediation Research and Development Act”

**H.R. 4819, the “National Nuclear University Research Infrastructure Reinvestment Act of 2021”

**H.R. 6291, the “Microelectronics Research for Energy Innovation Act” or “Micro Act”

**H.R. 4521, the “Bioeconomy Research and Development Act of 2021”

**H.R. 847, the “Promoting Digital Privacy Technologies Act”


Organization: Science Committe (House)
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Leading the Energy Transition - IAP non-credit...
January 19 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Leading change is never easy but the goal of global decarbonization requires a different approach than the traditional approaches. Although technical...
Organization: MIT
Source: MIT
Lightworks - Energy Democracy and Empowerment
January 19 | 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
We need to reorganize the energy system to empower communities: What does that look like? How do we create benefits and support for communities, open up space for them to imagine and contribute to debates about energy futures, and find ways to diversify ownership of energy? How can we scale it nationally? Meet the Panel: Clark Miller, Moderator, Professor and Director of the Center for Energy & Society, College of Global Futures, Arizona State University Chéri Smith, Founder & CEO, Indigenized Energy Initiative (formerly Covenant Tribal Solar Initiative) Emily Schapira, Board Member, President & CEO, Philadelphia Energy Authority Cecilio Ortiz-Garcia, Chair, Department of Public Affairs & Security Studies, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley",
Organization: Arizona State University
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Models for EV Infrastructure Programs in Rural & Underserved Areas.
January 19
Under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, states will spend $5 billion over the next five years to build-out electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure along key corridors across the country. As states consider various elements of EV infrastructure planning and program design, it will be important to build on lessons learned from existing EV programs and work together to create a comprehensive, nationwide network.

Contact Cassie Powers (cpowers@naseo.org) with any questions.

To register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_G3DXUwroRficiqC1tzUTYQ


Organization: National Association of State Energy Officials
Source: Sun Day Campaign

NASEO - Corridor Planning Part 1: Models for EV Infrastructure Programs in Rural and Underserved Areas
January 19 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, states will spend $5 billion over the next five years to build-out electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure along key corridors across the country. As states consider various elements of EV infrastructure planning and program design, it will be important to build on lessons learned from existing EV programs and work together to create a comprehensive, nationwide network. This webinar will kick-off a three-part series examining model EV infrastructure programs from the states, with a focus on EV infrastructure planning and program implementation along rural and underserved corridors. "
Organization: National Association of State Energy Officials
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Seeds and Climate Change: A conversation with seed collectors
January 19 | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
A conversation among seed collectors about experiences and observations regarding woody plant seed collection and climate change. This panel, with collectors from Oregon, Washington and California [pending] will share experiences from the summer 2021 collection season and heat dome and fire impacts, as relevant, as well as longer term observations. Seasoned collectors will reflect upon decades of work, in conversation with the next generation of seed collectors. The group will discuss challenges, needs, emerging strategies and areas of hope.

Speakers include:Georgia Mitchell from Fourth Corner NurseryGeorge Kral from Scholls Valley Native NurseryJon Anderson from Jonny Native SeedForest Shomer from Inside Passage Seed

Additional speakers may be added. This is part of a project called Treeline that aims to bring together nurseries, the research and ecological restoration community around topics relating to woody native plants and climate change. We are grateful to the Climate Resilence Fund for supporting this work.
Organization: Bonneville Environmental Foundation
Source: Eventbrite

Seminar in Race, Climate Change, and Environmental Justice
January 19

Join the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences for this weekly Seminar in Race, Climate Change, and Environmental Justice.

Speakers: Yessenia Funes, Climate Editor, Atmos; Brian Kahn, Managing Editor, Earther; Nina Lakhani, Environmental Justice Reporter, The Guardian; and Maddie Stone, Science Journalist.

Climate change, racial injustice, and inequities are deeply intertwined. Colonialism, slavery, and the genocide of indigenous peoples are directly linked to natural resource exploitation, environmental degradation, and global warming. The seminar aims to focus on placing race, gender, and class at the center of discussions of the environment, climate, and equity. The goal is to create an academic space that enables collaborative dialogue, action, and insight for systemic change towards racial equity and understanding within a climate and environment context.

The seminar is open to the Columbia community (active UNI required).


Organization: Columbia

Source: Columbia
Stories to Watch 2022.
January 19 | 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Over the last several years, we have witnessed a barrage of commitments from governments, businesses and others who have promised action to slow climate change and create a more sustainable world. Yet, too often these promises have gone unfulfilled. As the world begins to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is time for world leaders to back up their words with action.

The question is: Will they deliver?

This year’s Stories to Watch will feature World Resources Institute’s new President and CEO Ani Dasgupta, who stepped into the role in 2021. Ani will share insights into the big stories in 2022, including what it will take for governments and businesses to translate their commitments into real action.

We will discuss some of the world’s most pressing questions: How to accelerate the energy transition? Will net-zero climate commitments become more credible? What will happen to the bold pledges to end deforestation, the surge in electric vehicles, and much more.

We hope you will join us!

To register: https://wri.zoom.us/webinar/register/9416400111640/WN_WooI5cBYQ_CTBQo5EMUEYA


Organization: World Resources Institute
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Technology & Climate Resiliency.
January 19 | 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Technology is playing a major role in identifying, anticipating, responding, and adapting to the negative consequences of rapidly rising global temperatures. The recently concluded United Nations COP-26 proceedings confirmed the serious questions that remain about the extent and schedule on which humans collectively will modify critical behaviors to mitigate the damaging influence of their activities on our planet’s climate and build resiliency.

What is not subject to question is that individuals, organizations, and governments recognize the important and expanding role that technology must play as we seek to anticipate harms and direct resources to maintain the resilience of critical societal sectors, including energy, utility, transportation and physical infrastructure, our food and agricultural industries and our national security services.

This webinar, moderated by Rob Kirsch, retired WilmerHale partner and former chair of that firm’s energy and environmental practice, will address how technology is being deployed in those efforts and explore whether there are actions that might enhance the effectiveness of resilience strategies identified through the use of technology.

To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_juoCLw7iTSmAltzmSJgWJA


Organization: GreenTech Webinar Series
Source: Sun Day Campaign

18th Annual State of the Energy Industry Forum.
January 20 | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
The U.S. Energy Association’s annual event features CEOs from nearly every major trade association as they share their policy objectives and priorities for 2022.

To view the agenda and list of speakers: https://usea.org/sites/default/files/event-/SOTEI%202022%20Agenda_0.pdf

To register: https://usea.webex.com/webappng/sites/usea/meeting/register/aeafe4bccd604b2e8dc606bed6671828?ticket=4832534b000000051ae49ea1f1a9582bbcf631855c0ee9e1a1df8b209834873eaaf387390ee694d4×tamp=1641778435437&locale=en_US


Organization: United States Energy Association
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Chesapeake Climate Action Network Power Hour.
January 20
Climate change kills over 100 people every 6 hours worldwide. Here at home, we face major challenges in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. We have an opportunity to pass historic climate legislation in Maryland and Congress. Yet, in Virginia, we have to resist an administration seeking to dismantle some of the strongest climate legislation in the country. We must act NOW!

Join Chesapeake Climate Action Network for our CCAN Power Hour & Membership Meeting. Learn what we're doing in 2022 to put the brakes on climate change and mitigate its impacts — AND how you can get involved!

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

Climate Change, Girl's Education and Gender Equity
January 20 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join Columbia Climate Conversations for our last event of the semester: Climate Change, Girl’s Education, and Gender Equity! This panel will feature four incredible panelists working at the intersections of gender equity and climate change.

The UN reports that 80% of people displaced by climate change are women. This means women and girls are experiencing a disportionate amount of the consequences of climate change already through natural disasters, food shortages, and scarce resources. The panelists will delve into how environmental justice intersects with the fight for gender equity. We will discuss how climate change affects women and girl’s access to education, healthcare, and the resources they need to succeed. Additionally, we will talk about how women and girls are taking a stand and fighting for a better environment and for their rights.

This conversation will be hosted over Zoom and will be moderated by Columbia undergraduate student and Columbia Climate Conversations creator, Lauren Ritchie. The event is open to anyone who RSVPs, not limited to only Columbia students.


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
Climate Conversations: Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal
January 20 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
To combat climate change, in addition to reducing emissions, we will also need to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Ocean CDR (ocean carbon dioxide removal) is a set of strategies to sequester carbon dioxide in ocean waters. Speakers will discuss social acceptance, environmental governance, and other issues around ocean CDR strategies. The webinar will include discussion of the new National Academies report, A Research Strategy for Ocean-based Carbon Dioxide Removal and Sequestration.

The conversation will be webcast on the Climate Conversations: Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal webpage on Thursday, January 20, 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. Speakers will be announced soon.

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.


Organization: The Climate Communications Initiative
Source: Eventbrite

Decarbonizing Mongolia's Capital - 22.s092...
January 20 | 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Virtual info session (IAP, not for credit) for a new six-unit spring course where students tackle real-world climate & sustainability challenges. All...
Organization: MIT
Source: MIT
ELI - Year One: An Environmental Review of the Biden Administration
January 20 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Following a contentious election and in the midst of a global pandemic, Joseph R. Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States on January 21, 2021. In the first year, the Biden administration prioritized climate and environmental justice initiatives through executive actions, legislation, including the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and international agreement at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. Join ELI and expert panelists for an in-depth exploration of the Biden administration’s environmental accomplishments and setbacks in the first year, as well as the opportunities and challenges that remain in the years ahead. Panelists: Jonathan Brightbill, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP, Moderator Jonathan Adler, Director, Coleman P. Burke Center for Environmental Law, and Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law Quentin Pair, Adjunct Instructor, Howard University School of Law Vickie Patton, General Counsel, Environmental Defense Fund"
Organization: Environmental Law Institute
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
House Committee on Energy & Commerce - Hearing on “Cleaning Up Cryptocurrency: The Energy Impacts of Blockchains”
January 20 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy and Commerce will hold a hybrid hearing that includes both in-person and remote attendance on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. This hearing will take place in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building, as well as remotely using Cisco WebEx online video conferencing. The hearing is entitled, "Cleaning Up Cryptocurrency: The Energy Impacts of Blockchains.""
Organization: House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
House Natural Resources Committee - Hearing on “What More Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Leasing Means for Achieving U.S. Climate Targets.”
January 20 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
On Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 12:00 pm EDT, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will host a remote oversight hearing titled, “What More Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Leasing Means for Achieving U.S. Climate Targets.” ",
Organization: Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
House Natural Resources Committee Hearing on Climate Impacts of Gulf of Mexico Oil & Gas Leasing.
January 20
The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources of the House Committee on Natural Resources will host a remote oversight hearing titled, “What More Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Leasing Means for Achieving U.S. Climate Targets.”

Presiding: The Honorable Alan Lowenthal, Chair


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

MA in Climate and Society Online Information Session
January 20 | 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
The Columbia Climate School presents an online information session on the MA in Climate and Society. The MA Program in Climate and Society is a 12-month interdisciplinary Master of Arts program that trains professionals and academics to understand and cope with the impacts of climate variability and climate change on society and the environment. During the online information session, prospective students will have the opportunity to learn about the program and ask questions. The Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before the event.
Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
Monthly overview of IRI's Global Seasonal Climate Forecasts and ENSO status and forecast.
January 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
National EV Charging Initiative Summit.
January 20 | 12:00 PM
The National EV Charging Summit is part of a year-long effort to stand up an unprecedented coalition to support federal action on a national charging network for light-, medium- and heavy- duty vehicles. The National EV Charging Initiative brings together automakers, power providers, electric vehicle and charging industry leaders, labor, and public interest groups to signal they are ready, willing, and able to act now.

Members are collaborating to accelerate shovel-ready charging infrastructure projects that will put people to work, infuse the economy with billions of dollars of investment, and increase access to clean transportation. The group has signed an MOU stating their intention to deliver on the Biden agenda and has drafted Guiding Principles to promote electric vehicle adoption and charging infrastructure deployment.


Source: Sun Day Campaign

National EV Charging Summit.
January 20
The National EV Charging Summit National EV Charging Summit is a virtual, half-day event convening signatories, advisory council members, industry, public officials, and supporters. It will serve as a platform to hear from public officials on the historic commitment and new market pace they have set for electric vehicles.

The event is part of a year-long effort to stand up an unprecedented coalition to support federal action on a national charging network for light-, medium- and heavy- duty vehicles. The National EV Charging Initiative brings together automakers, power providers, electric vehicle and charging industry leaders, labor, and public interest groups to signal they are ready, willing, and able to act now.

Members are collaborating to accelerate shovel-ready charging infrastructure projects that will put people to work, infuse the economy with billions of dollars of investment, and increase access to clean transportation.


Source: Sun Day Campaign

POSTPONED: Climate Change, Girl's Education and Gender Equity
January 20 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This event is being postponed.

Once the event is rescheduled, we will re-list it on the Columbia Climate School and Earth Institute events pages.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Join Columbia Climate Conversations for our last event of the semester: Climate Change, Girl’s Education, and Gender Equity! This panel will feature four incredible panelists working at the intersections of gender equity and climate change.

The UN reports that 80% of people displaced by climate change are women. This means women and girls are experiencing a disportionate amount of the consequences of climate change already through natural disasters, food shortages, and scarce resources. The panelists will delve into how environmental justice intersects with the fight for gender equity. We will discuss how climate change affects women and girl’s access to education, healthcare, and the resources they need to succeed. Additionally, we will talk about how women and girls are taking a stand and fighting for a better environment and for their rights.

This conversation will be hosted over Zoom and will be moderated by Columbia undergraduate student and Columbia Climate Conversations creator, Lauren Ritchie. The event is open to anyone who RSVPs, not limited to only Columbia students.


Organization: Columbia

Source: Columbia
Rethinking the business model to deal with combating climate change
January 20 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Overview

Existing business models will be ineffective in combating climate change and preventing further biodiversity loss. Yet we live in a data orientated digital age, equipped with all the tools to prevent catastrophic climate change and biodiversity loss. But without a wholesale adoption of new business models, this technology is unable to deliver its benefits to the climate and biodiversity.

Join Mark Chillingworth (Journalist), Chemmy Alcott (Ex Winter Olympian), Dominic Buscall (Co-owner of Ken Hill Farm) and Peter Job (CEO of Intergence) to discuss their experiences of adapting to a more sustainable approach.

This webinar should bring benefits to you and your business on how re-thinking your business model can not only help the battle with climate change but also help reduce costs and increase efficiencies.

Agenda:

7.00 - 7.05pm - Welcome by moderator - Speaker: Mark Chillingworth

7.05 - 7.15pm - Lightning talk 1 - Rethinking business models - rent, re-use and make less - Speaker: Chemmy Alcott

7.15 - 7.25pm - Lightning talk 2 - Rethinking business models - Rewilding and Sustainable Farming - Speaker: Dominic Buscall

7.25 - 7.50pm - Debate on: Working differently and challenging existing methods and how to use data to derive insight that enables rethinking business models with the aim to be more environmentally sustainable.

Moderator will make a statement on the above topics that the 2 speakers will respond to.

7.50 - 8.00pm - Final thoughts and close
Organization: Intergence Systems Ltd and Partners
Source: Eventbrite

SFI Seminar: Hot money: Financing of high-carbon infrastructure in the developing world
January 20 | 7:00 PM

Are you interested in learning about innovative policy and financial mechanisms designed to rapidly decarbonize the global economy? Join SFI’s monthly seminar to meet our faculty and fellows and learn more about our ongoing research projects.

Jeffrey Ball | scholar-in-residence, Stanford Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance; lecturer, Stanford Law School

Major infrastructure financiers will have to significantly decarbonize their investments to meet mounting promises to cut carbon emissions to ''net-zero’’ by mid- century. Newly published Stanford research illuminates those needed shifts. Using two World Bank databases of infrastructure projects throughout the developing world, and applying a methodology for imputing the projects’ likely future carbon output, the research, from the Stanford Climate of Infrastructure Project, assesses the emissions profile of power-plant projects executed in the developing world from 2018 through 2020 - the three years immediately preceding the spate of net- zero pledges. It finds that approximately half the generation executed in those years is too carbon-intensive to align with keeping Earth’ average temperature from exceeding 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, largely because of the prevalence of new natural-gas–fired power plants. It also finds new evidence of developing countries’ agency in shaping carbon trajectories: Much of the climate-misaligned financing is not foreign but domestic. And it finds that different institutions are financing infrastructure portfolios with significantly differing carbon intensities. Relevant readings include the peer-reviewed research paper, in iScience, a New York Times guest essay about the research, and a Brookings Institution essay about the work.

Open to all students, faculty and staff in the Stanford community. Register for this event (Registration required. Please use your Stanford email address.)

Visit this website for more information


Organization: Stanford
Source: Stanford
SFI Seminar: Hot Money: high-carbon infrastructure in the developing world
January 20 | 7:00 PM

Are you interested in learning about innovative policy and financial mechanisms designed to rapidly decarbonize the global economy? Join SFI’s monthly seminar to meet our faculty and fellows and learn more about our ongoing research projects.

Jeffrey Ball | scholar-in-residence, Stanford Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance; lecturer, Stanford Law School

Major infrastructure financiers will have to significantly decarbonize their investments to meet mounting promises to cut carbon emissions to ''net-zero’’ by mid- century. Newly published Stanford research illuminates those needed shifts. Using two World Bank databases of infrastructure projects throughout the developing world, and applying a methodology for imputing the projects’ likely future carbon output, the research, from the Stanford Climate of Infrastructure Project, assesses the emissions profile of power-plant projects executed in the developing world from 2018 through 2020 - the three years immediately preceding the spate of net- zero pledges. It finds that approximately half the generation executed in those years is too carbon-intensive to align with keeping Earth’ average temperature from exceeding 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, largely because of the prevalence of new natural-gas–fired power plants. It also finds new evidence of developing countries’ agency in shaping carbon trajectories: Much of the climate-misaligned financing is not foreign but domestic. And it finds that different institutions are financing infrastructure portfolios with significantly differing carbon intensities. Relevant readings include the peer-reviewed research paper, in iScience, a New York Times guest essay about the research, and a Brookings Institution essay about the work.

Open to all. Please RSVP for Zoom access.

Visit this website for more information


Organization: Stanford
Source: Stanford
Summit
January 20 | 12:00 PM - 3:45 PM
The National EV Charging Summit is part of a year-long effort to stand up an unprecedented coalition to support federal action on a national charging network for light-, medium- and heavy- duty vehicles. The National EV Charging Initiative brings together automakers, power providers, electric vehicle and charging industry leaders, labor, and public interest groups to signal they are ready, willing, and able to act now. Members are collaborating to accelerate shovel-ready charging infrastructure projects that will put people to work, infuse the economy with billions of dollars of investment, and increase access to clean transportation. The group has signed an MOU stating their intention to deliver on the Biden agenda and has drafted Guiding Principles to promote electric vehicle adoption and charging infrastructure deployment. National EV Charging Summit is a virtual, half-day event convening signatories, advisory council members, industry, public officials, and supporters. It will serve as a platform to hear from public officials on the historic commitment and new market pace they have set for electric vehicles. It will also provide a forum to spotlight organizations and companies making commitments to support the Administration’s EV charging efforts--- in order to spark a national dialog this event is open to all and offered on a complimentary basis."
Organization: The National EV Charging Initiative
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Towards the Global Atlas of Nature-Based Solutions & Negative Emission Technologies.
January 20 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The GEOMAR - Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany, in close collaboration with Prof. Carlos Duarte from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi-Arabia is developing a decision-support tool in the form of the interactive digital Global NBS and NETs Atlas.

The overall objective of this Webatlas is to synthesize and geospatially visualize reliable scientific findings on climate mitigation and adaptation potentials and cost estimates of various natural- and technically-based carbon dioxide removal and storage options (marine and terrestrial) with global coverage using input from various research projects at KAUST and GEOMAR as well as from various data providers such as research institutes and NGOs. This synthesized information is a necessary basis for decision-making in the strategic development of viable paths that are compatible with the Paris climate targets.

Speaker:

**Fabian Reith is a Postdoc in the Biogeochemical Modeling Group at GEOMAR - Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Northern Germany

To register: https://nasaenterprise.webex.com/webappng/sites/nasaenterprise/meeting/info/176aad8c3d044eb9842ad39fa5a1954f?isPopupRegisterView=true


Organization: Climate Links
Source: Sun Day Campaign

U.S. C3E Women in Clean Energy webinar series: Maximizing Your Impact in the Clean Energy Transition
January 20 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Organization: MIT Energy Initiative
Source: MIT Energy Initiative
U.S. C3E Women in Clean Energy webinar series:...
January 20 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Clean energy is one of the fastest-growing and most innovative sectors in our economy. The clean energy sector is attracting top talent - achievers who are...
Organization: MIT
Source: MIT
USEA - 18th Annual State of the Energy Industry Forum
January 20 | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
The U.S. Energy Association’s annual event features CEOs from nearly every major trade association as they share their policy objectives and priorities for 2022. "
Organization: United States Energy Association
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Year One - An Environmental Review of the Biden Administration.
January 20
Following a contentious election and in the midst of a global pandemic, Joseph R. Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States on January 21, 2021. In the first year, the Biden administration prioritized climate and environmental justice initiatives through executive actions, legislation, including the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and international agreement at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.

Join ELI and expert panelists for an in-depth exploration of the Biden administration’s environmental accomplishments and setbacks in the first year, as well as the opportunities and challenges that remain in the years ahead.

Panelists:

**Jonathan Brightbill, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP, Moderator

**Jonathan Adler, Director, Coleman P. Burke Center for Environmental Law, and Johan **Verheij Memorial Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

**Quentin Pair, Adjunct Instructor, Howard University School of Law

**Vickie Patton, General Counsel, Environmental Defense Fund

Cost: $50.00

To register: https://www.eli.org/civicrm/event/register?id=1024&reset=1


Organization: Environmental Law Institute
Source: Sun Day Campaign

EI LIVE K12: Climate Data - The Numbers Behind the Numbers
January 21 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Earth Institute LIVE K12: Climate Data - The Numbers Behind the Numbers

Earth Institute LIVE (EI LIVE) K12 is dedicated to bringing the science of sustainability to K12 students, educators, and parents.

About this Event

Presenter: Dara Mendeloff, Senior Geographic Information Specialist, Center for International Earth Science Information Network

Target Audience: Grades 9-12

Data science is growing up fast. Learn about the data science tools used in climate research by our scientists to understand geographic data, perform spatial analysis, and visualize data while communicating a story.

A link to join the session will be provided to all registered participants 24 hours in advance.

If you would like to submit any questions before the event, please send them to Cassie Xu ([email protected]).


Organization: Columbia

Source: Columbia
Generation M.A.D. Meets Greenbiz Sustainable Finance Sleuth Grant...
January 21 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sustain What? Generation M.A.D. Meets Greenbiz Sustainable Finance Sleuth Grant Harrison

[No signup required. Paste this link in your preferred calendar and click to watch and engage three ways at showtime.]

In this “Friendly Takeover” of the Columbia Climate Schoo’s Sustain What webcast, Generation M.A.D digs in on that arena called sustainable finance with Grant Harrison, an expert in ways to sift reality from greenwash.

In the 20th century, M.A.D. stood for Mutually Assured Destruction, in the context of cold war nuclear arsenals. Lately, the acronym has felt increasingly applicable to the climate crisis. We are a group of young scholars and doers determined to shift M.A.D.'s meaning to Making a Difference.

Grant is the green finance & ESG Analyst at GreenBiz Group, a company that is accelerating the transition to a green economy. We will talk with him about both the benefits and concerns of green investment and the private sector role in a sustainable future.

From working in reforestation in Northern California to receiving a masters in environmental governance from Oxford University, Grant has dedicated his life to creating a better, greener future. Learn more: https://www.greenbiz.com/user/37150

Also click back to this show from last year: “Meet '30 under 30’ Leaders Working to Prove Planet, Profit & Justice.”
https://www.earth.columbia.edu/videos/view/meet-30-under-30-leaders-working-to-prove-planet-profit-and-justice-can-coexist

Watch here: https://www.earth.columbia.edu/videos/view/generation-m-a-d-meets-greenbiz-sustainable-finance-sleuth-grant-harrison


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
Monthly overview of IRI's Global Seasonal Climate Forecasts and ENSO status and forecast.
January 21 | 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
Energy Seminar: Vivas Kumar, Mitra Chem
January 24 | 7:00 PM

Mitra Chem is the first lithium-ion battery materials manufacturer focused on shortening the lab-to-production timeline by over 90%, addressing the largest barrier to innovation: R&D and scale-up speed. Mitra Chem's first core product is iron-based cathodes for the Western mass-market EV industry.

Speaker bio

Vivas Kumar is the CEO and Founder of Mitra Chem. Previously, he was a senior manager in Tesla's Battery Team, where he was the lead commercial negotiatior for strategic contracts . Throughout his career, he has conducted commercial negotiations and handled partnerships with executive and senior government counterparties in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific. He is currently an Advisor to the Benchmark Mineral Intelligence team, and sits on multiple early stage advisory Boards.

Vivas received his MBA from Stanford University.

Visit this website for more information


Organization: Stanford
Source: Stanford
National Climate Assessment: Midwest Chapter Engagement Workshop
January 24 | 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
The National Climate Assessment is a Congressionally mandated quadrennial report led by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The report evaluates how climate change affects people and places in the United States.

To inform development of the fifth National Climate Assessment, USGCRP and the author teams will be hosting a series of virtual public engagement workshops in January and February 2022. The workshop for the Midwest will take place on January 24, 2022 from 9am-1:30 pm Central Time. The purpose of the public engagement workshops is to: Provide an overview of USGCRP and the National Climate Assessment development process, including other opportunities for public engagementAllow members of the public and assessment authors an opportunity to discuss proposed key topics, identify priority issues relevant to the chapter, and share resourcesGive NCA chapter authors an understanding of how workshop participants use assessments, and what could be done to make the NCA more useful for decision-making

The workshop will include a plenary session that provides an overview of the assessment and an introduction to the chapter. In breakout sessions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the chapter’s key topics and their own priorities with chapter authors.

For more information on the Fifth National Climate Assessment and for a complete schedule of engagement workshops, please visit the USGCRP website at https://www.globalchange.gov/nca5.

Note: Given technical limitations, only the first 200 individuals, including presenters, to join the meeting will be able to participate. A link to attend the meeting, accessibility information, and other important details will be provided before the workshop via email.
Organization: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Source: Eventbrite

The Future of the UNFCCC - How Can the International Climate Process Be More Effective?
January 24
Since the Paris Agreement was adopted in 2015, many countries have stepped up their efforts to combat climate change, solar and wind power has grown exponentially and over 1,100 companies are now committed to credible net-zero targets. Yet despite these promising signs, the world remains far off track from achieving the objective of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to “stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations … [to] prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system.” Indeed, when the UNFCCC was established in 1992, CO2 levels in the atmosphere were 359 parts per million (ppm), whereas today they stand at 417 ppm -- and continue to climb.

Countries’ latest climate plans put the world on track for 2.5°C of warming by the end of the century. That represents progress but is nowhere near achieving the Paris Agreement’s goal to limit warming to 1.5°C. Given this disconnect, it is no wonder that youth activists have called out the UN process for not being up for the task of combating the climate crisis. But what are ways that the UNFCCC could be improved? How can the UN climate process best respond to the urgency of the climate crisis?

Join World Resources Institute for an engaging webinar on how to make the UN climate process more effective in the years ahead. A diverse set of panelists will surface both what works well and what challenges have stymied faster progress. The event will cover everything from making the institutional design of the UNFCCC fit for purpose, reflecting on the experiences from the last 30 years, evaluating the role of the secretariat, and how to strengthen accountability for countries and corporations alike.

Speakers:

**Laurence Tubiana, CEO, European Climate Foundation

**Arunabha Ghosh, CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)

**Ineza Grace, Co-Director, Loss and Damage Youth Coalition

**David Waskow, International Climate Director, World Resources Institute

Moderator:

**Helen Mountford, President and CEO, ClimateWorks Foundation

To register: https://wri.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LcsrywczSo6vWyT_36R_LA


Organization: World Resources Institute
Source: Sun Day Campaign

WRI - The Future of the UNFCCC: How Can the International Climate Process Be More Effective?
January 24 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Since the Paris Agreement was adopted in 2015, many countries have stepped up their efforts to combat climate change, solar and wind power has grown exponentially and over 1,100 companies are now committed to credible net-zero targets. Yet despite these promising signs, the world remains far off track from achieving the objective of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to “stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations … [to] prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system.” Indeed, when the UNFCCC was established in 1992, CO2 levels in the atmosphere were 359 parts per million (ppm), whereas today they stand at 417 ppm -- and continue to climb. Countries’ latest climate plans put the world on track for 2.5°C of warming by the end of the century. That represents progress but is nowhere near achieving the Paris Agreement’s goal to limit warming to 1.5°C. Given this disconnect, it is no wonder that youth activists have called out the UN process for not being up for the task of combating the climate crisis. But what are ways that the UNFCCC could be improved? How can the UN climate process best respond to the urgency of the climate crisis? On January 24, join us for an engaging webinar on how to make the UN climate process more effective in the years ahead. A diverse set of panelists will surface both what works well and what challenges have stymied faster progress. The event will cover everything from making the institutional design of the UNFCCC fit for purpose, reflecting on the experiences from the last 30 years, evaluating the role of the secretariat, and how to strengthen accountability for countries and corporations alike.",
Organization: World Resources Institute
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
A Conversation with FERC Commissioner Allison Clements.
January 25
Join Resources for the Future (RFF) for a Policy Leadership Series event with Commissioner Allison Clements of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Operating as an independent, bipartisan agency, FERC regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil, and it is responsible for ensuring reliable and affordable energy for the American public. As the United States transitions to clean energy, the agency’s commissioners will be faced with numerous decisions shaping the future of the nation’s energy system.

Clements has stated that “the grave threat of climate change” will undergird her decisionmaking at FERC, and she recently testified before Congress on the need to adapt regulations in the face of extreme weather and the changing energy landscape. RFF President and CEO Richard G. Newell will sit down with Clements to discuss her decades-long career in energy law, policy, and regulation across the public and private sectors, as well as the priorities she has set for her five-year term as FERC commissioner. Their conversation will touch on a variety of topics, including grid resilience and modernization, environmental justice and equity, and the Biden administration’s clean energy agenda.

RFF’s Policy Leadership Series is a flagship set of events that serves as a public forum on timely environmental, energy, and natural resources topics. The series brings together some of the world’s most influential decisionmakers and policy thinkers to discuss the challenges of our time. Policy Leadership Series events are also distributed as the PLS Podcast series.

Speakers:

**Commissioner Allison Clements, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

**Richard G. Newell, Resources for the Future

To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JH5f_zXxS26x_dZFkKtP_w


Organization: Resources for the Future
Source: Sun Day Campaign

C2ES - Designing a Meaningful Global Stocktake (GST)
January 25 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
A lynchpin of enhanced ambition under the Paris Agreement, the Global Stocktake (GST) is the first official checkpoint to assess Parties’ collective progress towards achieving the purpose of the Agreement and its long-term goals. Translating the GST into increased ambition will mark a critical test for Paris Agreement’s effectiveness. C2ES is working closely with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to examine the GST process to offer insights on how the GST can deliver meaningful outcomes and recommendations to improve the process. This webinar will spotlight the first of a series of papers on the Global Stocktake, exploring how the UNFCCC can address emerging gaps and challenges on equity and implementation, as well as to deliver a path for increased ambition. ",
Organization: Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office - National Community Solar Partnership - Annual Summit 2022
January 25 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) is hosting the second National Community Solar Partnership Annual Summit on January 25th, 2022. This year’s summit theme, 'To 5 Million and Beyond: Community Solar’s Pathway to Success’, reflects the National Community Solar Partnership’s new target goal to power the equivalent of 5 million households with community solar by 2025, realizing $1 billion in energy bill savings for subscribers. Through stakeholder feedback and market analysis, the Partnership has developed a roadmap to address persistent barriers affecting equitable access to community solar across the country. Join community solar stakeholders for this engaging event to learn more about how the National Community Solar Partnership is supporting equitable community solar deployment and how your organization can help bring affordable community solar to 5 million households, and beyond."
Organization: U.S. Department of Energy
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Designing a Meaningful Global Stocktake.
January 25
A lynchpin of enhanced ambition under the Paris Agreement, the Global Stocktake (GST) is the first official checkpoint to assess Parties’ collective progress towards achieving the purpose of the Agreement and its long-term goals. Translating the GST into increased ambition will mark a critical test for Paris Agreement’s effectiveness.

C2ES is working closely with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to examine the GST process to offer insights on how the GST can deliver meaningful outcomes and recommendations to improve the process. This webinar will spotlight the first of a series of papers on the Global Stocktake, exploring how the UNFCCC can address emerging gaps and challenges on equity and implementation, as well as to deliver a path for increased ambition.

To register: https://c2es.zoom.us/webinar/register/5316420123386/WN_eVk_rUkTSoO12O56DQxKfw


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

DOE Community Solar Summit.
January 25
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Community Solar Partnership (NCSP) will host its second Annual Summit “To 5 Million and Beyond: Community Solar’s Pathway to Success.”

NCSP is a coalition of over 800 stakeholders working to expand access to affordable community solar. NCSP recently announced a new target to power the equivalent of 5 million households with community solar by 2025, realizing $1 billion in energy bill savings.

At the summit, NCSP and DOE leadership will discuss the plan to reach this new target, how to overcome barriers to equitable deployment, and what achieving it will mean for the community solar industry. Speakers will include Kelly Speakes-Backman, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and Jahi Wise, White House Senior Advisor for Climate Policy and Finance.

They will be joined by speakers from the solar industry and state and local governments across America, including Katherine Hamilton, Chair of 38 North Solutions, who will discuss the pivotal role community solar plays in their renewable energy goals.

We hope you will join us to hear how NCSP is building capacity and expertise, unlocking new community solar markets, making financing more accessible, streamlining customer acquisition, and increasing awareness and consumer protections to reach 5 million community solar households – and beyond.

To register:
Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Explore Energy Alumni Speaker Forum
January 25 | 8:15 PM

This bi-quarterly forum is an opportunity to learn from Stanford alumni about their careers in a wide range of energy industry related roles. Learn more about who, how and why alumni are making careers in the energy field. This is an offering of the Explore Energy Program.

Audience Q&A will be a central focus of these conversations. When possible, the speakers will attend the in-person Explore Energy Community Social on the following Thursday for networking.

Speakers:

Kira Greco, Senior Product Manager at Pano

Usua Amanam, Investment Associate at NGP ETP

Moderator:

Mark McVay, Precourt Energy Scholar, Managing Director Net-Zero Academy and Stanford alum

Admission Info: The forum is open to Stanford students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Please register to attend on Zoom via the RSVP link.

Visit this website for more information


Organization: Stanford

Source: Stanford
Geomechanical Issues Affecting Long-Term Storage of CO2, Mark Zoback
January 25 | 3:00 PM

Speaker: Mark Zoback, Stanford University Professor of Geophysics (Emeritus)

Date: January 25, 2022

Time: 12pm-1pm Pacific

Location: Zoom - This is a free webinar, registration required.

About This Webinar:

The next several decades pose enormous challenges, and opportunities, for the global oil and gas industry. While oil and gas will continue to be used for decades to come, it is now recognized that enormous quantities of CO2 have to be stored in subsurface geologic formations to reach global decarbonization goals. International bodies, countries (including China and the U.S., the world’s two largest greenhouse gas emitters) and 25% of Fortune 500 companies have all established net-zero emission goals by mid-century. In this talk, I will focus on a number of geomechanical issues that have to be considered to ensure long-term storage efficacy. While it has been long recognized that changes in reservoir pressure should not exceed the pressure at which hydraulic fracturing might occur of seal formations, this presentation will focus on a number of other issues have not been sufficiently addressed. First, it is important to identify potentially active faults to limit the possibility that injection-related increases in pore pressure could induce seismic, or aseismic, slip on known faults. Also, as existing evidence shows that potentially active faults (and the damage zones that surround them) are permeable, the presence of potentially active faults represent possible leakage pathways that should be avoided, even when injection-related pressure changes are too small to induce fault slip. Second, when utilizing depleted oil and gas reservoirs for long-term storage of CO2, it is important to understand both the mechanical changes of the reservoir rocks and the stress changes that resulted from depletion. Such knowledge is required to predict how pressure associated with CO2 injection will affect the reservoir. Finally, from the perspective of induced seismicity, it is critically-important to identify reservoirs with both top seals and bottom seals to avoid pressure communication to potentially active faults in the basement.


Organization: Stanford

Source: Stanford
Messaging That Works - Engaging Diners in Climate Action.
January 25
You’re invited to join a special online event to unveil new research into climate messaging that resonates with diners. Food production accounts for a quarter of all greenhouse gases warming the planet, but not all foods are created equal. Animal-based foods are responsible for two-thirds of those emissions. Helping diners choose lower carbon menu items is, therefore, a critical strategy for addressing the climate crisis.

Hosted by World Resources Institute’s Cool Food initiative, this event will present findings from our testing into whether environmental messaging impacts consumer choices and which two messaging frameworks stand out. While our testing was specific to menu choices, this event will showcase ways to engage consumers in climate action and the latest learnings from behavioral science’s look across sectors into what works.

Speakers:

**Edwina Hughes, Head of Cool Food, WRI

**Stacy Blondin, Behavioral Science Associate, WRI

**Mindy Hernandez, Lead of Living Lab for Equitable Climate Action, WRI

**Kaj Török, Chief Sustainability Officer, MAX Burgers

**Jonathan Wise, Co-Founder, Purpose Disruptors

To register: https://wri.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iKN7bZAOQQGJzN0goRG1uQ


Organization: World Resources Institute
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Monthly Hub Meeting - Alexandria
January 25 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Organization: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Source: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
National Climate Assessment: Oceans Chapter Engagement Workshop
January 25 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The National Climate Assessment is a Congressionally mandated quadrennial report led by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The report evaluates how climate change affects people and places in the United States.

To inform development of the fifth National Climate Assessment, USGCRP and the author teams will be hosting a series of virtual public engagement workshops in January and February 2022. The purpose of the public engagement workshops is to: Provide an overview of USGCRP and the National Climate Assessment development process, including other opportunities for public engagementAllow members of the public and assessment authors an opportunity to discuss proposed key topics, identify priority issues relevant to the chapter, and share resourcesGive NCA chapter authors an understanding of how workshop participants use assessments, and what could be done to make the NCA more useful for decision-making

The workshop will include a plenary session that provides an overview of the assessment and an introduction to the chapter. In breakout sessions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the chapter’s key topics and their own priorities with chapter authors.

For more information on the Fifth National Climate Assessment and for a complete schedule of engagement workshops, please visit the USGCRP website at https://www.globalchange.gov/nca5.

Note: Given technical limitations, only the first 200 individuals, including presenters, to join the meeting will be able to participate. A link to attend the meeting, accessibility information, and other important details will be provided before the workshop via email.


Organization: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Source: Eventbrite

Planned Offshore Grid - An American Dream Come True
January 25 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The energy sector undoubtedly plays a crucial role in accomplishing the 1.5 C° climate change threshold target, and offshore wind energy is expected to be a major contributor to the energy transition. However, the offshore wind industry faces a major question: is the current one-interconnection-per-project approach sufficient to fully enable offshore wind deployment? And if not, what is needed to ensure that 30 GW of offshore wind can be absorbed into the nation’s power grid by 2030 (and beyond), within the constraints of technical, economic, and political feasibility? Many regional and global experts see a planned offshore grid as a way forward, but this solution presents advantages, challenges, and complexities that will be dissected in our panel discussion. Join us on Tuesday, January 25th at 2 PM EST as experts from Anbaric Development Partners and DNV come together to discuss key topics related to the offshore grid concept, including planning, technology compatibility and interoperability, infrastructure and supply chain, industry collaboration, and more."
Organization: American Clean Power
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Planned Offshore Grid – An American Dream Come True.
January 25
The energy sector undoubtedly plays a crucial role in accomplishing the 1.5 C° climate change threshold target, and offshore wind energy is expected to be a major contributor to the energy transition. However, the offshore wind industry faces a major question: is the current one-interconnection-per-project approach sufficient to fully enable offshore wind deployment? And if not, what is needed to ensure that 30 GW of offshore wind can be absorbed into the nation’s power grid by 2030 (and beyond), within the constraints of technical, economic, and political feasibility? Many regional and global experts see a planned offshore grid as a way forward, but this solution presents advantages, challenges, and complexities that will be dissected in our panel discussion.

Join the American Clean Power Association as experts from Anbaric Development Partners and DNV come together to discuss key topics related to the offshore grid concept, including planning, technology compatibility and interoperability, infrastructure and supply chain, industry collaboration, and more.

To register: https://engage.cleanpower.org/Events/Calendar-Of-Events/Meeting-Home-Page?meetingid=%7bA05471FE-7C48-EC11-8C62-000D3A9AD610%7d


Organization: cleanpower
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Policy Leadership Series with FERC Commissioner Allison Clements
January 25
A conversation with the Commissioner on grid resilience and modernization, environmental justice and equity, the Biden administration's clean energy agenda, and more
Organization: Resources for the Future
Source: Resources for the Future
SCCS Webinar: Geomechanical Issues Affecting Long-Term Storage of CO2, Mark Zoback
January 25 | 3:00 PM

Speaker: Mark Zoback, Stanford University Professor of Geophysics (Emeritus)

Date: January 25, 2022

Time: 12pm-1pm Pacific

Location: Zoom - This is a free webinar, registration required.

About This Webinar:

The next several decades pose enormous challenges, and opportunities, for the global oil and gas industry. While oil and gas will continue to be used for decades to come, it is now recognized that enormous quantities of CO2 have to be stored in subsurface geologic formations to reach global decarbonization goals. International bodies, countries (including China and the U.S., the world’s two largest greenhouse gas emitters) and 25% of Fortune 500 companies have all established net-zero emission goals by mid-century. In this talk, I will focus on a number of geomechanical issues that have to be considered to ensure long-term storage efficacy. While it has been long recognized that changes in reservoir pressure should not exceed the pressure at which hydraulic fracturing might occur of seal formations, this presentation will focus on a number of other issues have not been sufficiently addressed. First, it is important to identify potentially active faults to limit the possibility that injection-related increases in pore pressure could induce seismic, or aseismic, slip on known faults. Also, as existing evidence shows that potentially active faults (and the damage zones that surround them) are permeable, the presence of potentially active faults represent possible leakage pathways that should be avoided, even when injection-related pressure changes are too small to induce fault slip. Second, when utilizing depleted oil and gas reservoirs for long-term storage of CO2, it is important to understand both the mechanical changes of the reservoir rocks and the stress changes that resulted from depletion. Such knowledge is required to predict how pressure associated with CO2 injection will affect the reservoir. Finally, from the perspective of induced seismicity, it is critically-important to identify reservoirs with both top seals and bottom seals to avoid pressure communication to potentially active faults in the basement.


Organization: Stanford

Source: Stanford
Sustainability and Climate Change
January 25 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Operations Research Center IAP Seminar 2022: Operations Research is a powerful area for applications involving energy process design, waste minimization,...
Organization: MIT
Source: MIT
Tipping Elements Discussion Series - Ice Sheets
January 25 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Note that this event was originally scheuled for November. If you signed up in November, there is no need to do so again.

This discussion series aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system. It supports efforts to increase consistency in treatment of tipping elements in the scientific community, develop a research agenda, and design joint experiments and ideas for a Tipping Element Model Intercomparison Project (TipMip).

This discussion series is a joint activity of the Analysis, Integration, and Modeling of the Earth System (AIMES) global research project of Future Earth, the Earth Commission Working Group 1 Earth and Human Systems Intercomparison Modelling Project (EHSMIP) under the Global Commons Alliance and the Safe Landing Climates Light House Activity of World Climate Research Program (WCRP).

This event will focus on the ice sheets:Introduction and moderation - Heiko Goelzer and Hannah Liddy (10min)Projections from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets: insights from IPCC AR6 - Sophie Nowicki (20min)Beyond gradual change: Tipping points in Greenland and Antarctica - Ricarda Winkelmann (20min)Questions and discussion (20min)

The final 20min has been reserved for informal discussions on the research agenda and the development of a Tipping Element Model Intercomparison Project (TipMip).

The event will be recorded.
Organization: WMO, WCRP
Source: Eventbrite

Diverse Supplier Networking Event
January 26 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Companies with diverse ownership work in every aspect and vertical within the solar industry, from manufacturers and project developers, to installers and financiers. To strengthen the DEIJ in the solar and storage industry, SEIA launched the Diverse Suppliers Database last year to connect buyers throughout the supply chain with diverse-owned businesses.

Join SEIA on January 26 for a virtual networking event to meet with and learn more about diverse-owned businesses your company can partner with in the solar industry.

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Organization: SEIA
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Diverse Supplier Solar Networking Event.
January 26
Companies with diverse ownership work in every aspect and vertical within the solar industry, from manufacturers and project developers, to installers and financiers. To strengthen the DEIJ in the solar and storage industry, the Solar Energy Industries Association launched the Diverse Suppliers Database last year to connect buyers throughout the supply chain with diverse-owned businesses.

Join SEIA for a virtual networking event to meet with and learn more about diverse-owned businesses your company can partner with in the solar industry.

To register: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0od--rqzwpGt0HBgYglTQjufxwcX-7Alom


Organization: SEIA
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Freezer Challenge 2022 Information Session
January 26 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Looking for ways to reduce the environmental impact of scientific research, save energy on freezers, improve access to your samples, and get recognized for...
Organization: MIT
Source: MIT
Greenflation - Are Commodity Prices Actually Rising & Will We See Long-Term Impacts?
January 26
Throughout the world, consumer prices are rising. In 2021, the Consumer Price Index reportedly had its highest spike in 31 years. What impact do rising prices across the economy have on environmental sectors? Economists have recently raised concerns about “greenflation”— a term coined to describe the rising commodity prices associated with going green, due to a higher demand for sustainable materials. The implementation of more carbon neutral regulations and increasing environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices are suggested to contribute to these rising costs.

How do environmental regulations affect the production of materials needed to implement transitions to renewable energy? Is the increasing corporate implementation of ESG principles a factor? Are these one-time cost increases or cost increases associated with inflation? What price increases can companies and consumers expect in the coming years?

Our expert panelists will explore these questions and so much more. Join the Environmental Law Institute and leading experts for an in-depth economic discussion about greenflation, carbon regulations, ESG practices, and more.

Panelists:

**Urvashi Kaul, Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Center for Environmental Research and Conservation, Columbia Climate School

**Sara K. Orr, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

**Doug Vine, Director of Energy Analysis, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Cost: $50.00

To register: https://www.eli.org/civicrm/event/register?id=1020&reset=1


Organization: Environmental Law Institute
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Hearing Student Voices on Climate with the Tricentennial Project
January 26 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

In July 2020, Columbia University announced the creation of a new Climate School to address the environmental and public health challenges of climate change. The first new school in 25 years at the University, it will draw upon the University's current research centers and programs. In response, undergraduates at Columbia formed the Tricentennial Project, a group focused on exploring and modeling what undergraduates want from a climate school, and communicating with faculty and administration. Come listen to student input and administrative responses in this interactive discussion about the formation of this new school.

Event Speakers Robin Bell, Professor in the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University Sandra Goldmark, Director of Campus Sustainability and Climate Action at Barnard College Alex Halliday, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University Alicia Roman, Executive Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University Alix Schroder, Earth Institute Operations and Engagement Manager, Columbia University Jason Smerdon, Professor in the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University Representatives from the following groups Tricentennial Project Build It Green EcoReps Columbia Nourish Consilience Green Business Club Sustainability Management Student Association United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network Columbia University Chapter Event Information

Free and open to the public. Registration required. Zoom link will be provided to registered attendees shortly before the event begins.

If you are part of a Columbia organization and would like to share your ideas on how to make this school as successful as possible, please reach out to Karen Copeland at [email protected].

Hosted by the Tricentennial Project, part of the Center for Science and Society's Research Cluster on Science and Subjectivity, and in collaboration with the Earth Institute.


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
IAP: How to explain fusion energy to anyone
January 26 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Offered by children's book author Kathryn Hulick. Fusion energy is complicated. It involves ionized gases, superconducting magnets, tritium breeding, and...
Organization: MIT
Source: MIT
Leading the Energy Transition - IAP non-credit...
January 26 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Leading change is never easy but the goal of global decarbonization requires a different approach than the traditional approaches. Although technical...
Organization: MIT
Source: MIT
Monthly Hub Meeting - Prince William County
January 26 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Organization: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Source: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
National Climate Assessment: Coasts Chapter Engagement Workshop
January 26 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The National Climate Assessment is a Congressionally mandated quadrennial report led by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The report evaluates how climate change affects people and places in the United States.

To inform development of the fifth National Climate Assessment, USGCRP and the author teams will be hosting a series of virtual public engagement workshops in January and February 2022. The purpose of the public engagement workshops is to: Provide an overview of USGCRP and the National Climate Assessment development process, including other opportunities for public engagementAllow members of the public and assessment authors an opportunity to discuss proposed key topics, identify priority issues relevant to the chapter, and share resourcesGive NCA chapter authors an understanding of how workshop participants use assessments, and what could be done to make the NCA more useful for decision-making

The workshop will include a plenary session that provides an overview of the assessment and an introduction to the chapter. In breakout sessions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the chapter’s key topics and their own priorities with chapter authors.

For more information on the Fifth National Climate Assessment and for a complete schedule of engagement workshops, please visit the USGCRP website at https://www.globalchange.gov/nca5.

Note: Given technical limitations, only the first 200 individuals, including presenters, to join the meeting will be able to participate. A link to attend the meeting, accessibility information, and other important details will be provided before the workshop via email.


Organization: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Source: Eventbrite

PeaceCon@10 - Covid, Climate & Conflict; Rising to the Challenges of a Disrupted World.
January 26
For 10 years, the annual PeaceCon conference has offered a dynamic platform for frontline peacebuilders, policymakers, philanthropists, and private sector and civil society leaders to engage in meaningful dialogue and develop substantive plans for action. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, migration, authoritarian resurgence, disinformation, and a crumbling international order, the field of peacebuilding and conflict resolution is facing a profound reckoning. PeaceCon@10: COVID, Climate, and Conflict: Rising to the Challenges of a Disrupted World, will explore how the field can address these pressing short and long-term challenges to achieve a more peaceful and secure world.

Sessions will go beyond exploring the problems and will challenge participants to put forward differing points of view and distill learning outcomes into pragmatic solutions.

Join USIP, in partnership with the Alliance for Peacebuilding, as we kickstart PeaceCon@10 with a high-level keynote and panel discussion on January 26, 2022. The discussion will address the relationship between climate change, conflict, and fragility, and consider strategies for the international community to address the peace and security implications of these issues as well as the ongoing pandemic. Following a series of breakout sessions hosted by the Alliance for Peacebuilding, participants will re-join USIP for a fireside chat with a closing keynote speaker.


Organization: usip
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Rapid Iterations in Nuclear Innovation: A Key to Fighting Climate Change
January 26 | 9:30 PM

Organization: MIT Club of Northern Calif
Source: MIT Club of Northern Calif
Seminar in Race, Climate Change, and Environmental Justice
January 26

Join the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences for this weekly Seminar in Race, Climate Change, and Environmental Justice.

Speaker: Kendra Pierre-Louis, Climate Reporter, Gimlet

Climate change, racial injustice, and inequities are deeply intertwined. Colonialism, slavery, and the genocide of indigenous peoples are directly linked to natural resource exploitation, environmental degradation, and global warming. The seminar aims to focus on placing race, gender, and class at the center of discussions of the environment, climate, and equity. The goal is to create an academic space that enables collaborative dialogue, action, and insight for systemic change towards racial equity and understanding within a climate and environment context.

The seminar is open to the Columbia community (active UNI required).


Organization: Columbia

Source: Columbia
Training on Climate Data Tools with Climate Watch.
January 26
Climate Watch is a free online platform designed to empower policymakers, advocates, researchers, media and other stakeholders with the open climate data, visualizations and resources they need to gather insights on national and global progress on climate change.

For instance, the tools on Climate Watch:

**Provide overviews and comparisons of national climate commitments (NDC) under the Paris Agreement (see the NDC Enhancement Tracker)

**Provide overviews and comparisons of countries’ long-term climate strategies (See Explore LTS)

**Track countries that have net-zero emissions targets (See Net-Zero Tracker)

**Showcase historical emissions data for all countries (See Historical GHG Emissions)

Join World Resources Institute for an interactive training to learn how to use Climate Watch to gain insights on countries’ climate commitments, generate custom visuals and access raw data for further analysis. The training will be offered at two different times slots to accommodate attendees from all geographies.

During and following the training, attendees are encouraged to ask questions and request demonstrations for how to answer questions and access useful data.


Organization: World Resources Institute
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Using Your PhD to Combat Climate Change
January 26 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Dr. John York, PhD, Impossible Foods, Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Hélène Berges, PhD, Inari Agriculture, Vice President of Research and Development The...
Organization: MIT
Source: MIT
American Perceptions of Climate Change (IAP...
January 27 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Over 50% of Americans are worried about climate change - but why is the rest of the country not? Do they just not get it? Are they duped by misinformation...
Organization: MIT
Source: MIT
Careers in Energy and Environment.
January 27
Please join the Women’s Council on Energy & Environment (WCEE) and Google for a two-part virtual series featuring practical information and skill building for careers in energy and environment. You do not need to be a member of WCEE to participate. This page is to register for the first event in the series, click here to register for the Feb. 3 networking event.

Women from Google and WCEE will discuss their career paths, the many directions you can take in energy and environmental fields, and offer practical advice on career planning and goal setting.

Panelists:

**Caroline Golin, Head of Energy Markets and Policy, Google

**Sarah Roth, Senior Manager, Climate Judiciary Project at the Environmental Law Institute

**Maud Texier, Head of Energy Development, Google Data Centers

**Barbara Tyran, Director, Macro Grid Initiative, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)

**Hana Vizcarra, Senior Attorney, National Climate, Earthjustice

Moderator:

**Katherine Raymond, Associate, Greenberg Traurig

Register now to learn from their experience. You will have the opportunity to ask your own questions about working in energy and environment!

To register: https://www.wcee.org/Login.aspx?optional=1&store=1&returl=%2fstore%2fRenewMembership.aspx


Organization: Women's Council on Energy & the Environment
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Columbia Climate School Pre-College Program Info Session
January 27 | 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn about the Columbia Climate School's non-degree programs. Our programs will expand your knowledge and prepare you to understand, analyze, and apply cutting-edge research to the complex problem of our changing climate. Our Pre-College program is for high-school students (Grades 9-12) who want to sharpen their knowledge and skills in the areas of climate change and sustainability. The programs will help participants build important skills, advance their learning outside of school, and prepare for the college experience. These workshops are excellent supplements to classroom learning and will help students develop important skills needed in the 21st century workforce.

This info session is specifically for the Empowering You(th) for Climate Action workshop. Laurel Zaima of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, the instructor for the workshop, will lead the info session and answer questions about what learners can expect.


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
Decarbonizing Mongolia's Capital - 22.s092...
January 27 | 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Virtual info session (IAP, not for credit) for a new six-unit spring course where students tackle real-world climate & sustainability challenges. All...
Organization: MIT
Source: MIT
ELI - The Future of Clean Transportation
January 27 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
In November 2021, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which provides $1.2 trillion to infrastructure projects and includes $550 billion to the transportation sector. This investment includes $110 billion into roads, bridges, and other major projects, as well as $66 billion into freight and passenger rails, and $39 billion to public transit systems. With this public investment and ongoing innovation including electric vehicles, low carbon alternative fuels in both ground vehicles and aviation, the transportation sector is headed towards a massive overhaul and appears to be on a greener path. Join ELI and expert panelists for an in-depth exploration of where the transportation sector is headed in the coming years, including the opportunities and challenges on its way reduce its environmental impact. Panelists: Shailesh Sahay, Counsel, Foley Hoag LLP, Moderator Yesenia Villasenor, Associate General Counsel, Environmental, Health, and Safety, Tesla Inc"
Organization: Environmental Law Institute
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Enhanced radiation of wind-driven internal waves in ocean vortices and fronts
January 27 | 3:00 PM

Leif Thomas
Earth System Science, Stanford University
Title: "Enhanced radiation of wind-driven internal waves in ocean vortices and fronts"

Winds blowing over the ocean generate internal waves with frequencies close to the inertial frequency ?? =2Osin(????????????????) , where O is the Earth’s angular velocity. These so-called near-inertial waves (NIWs) can transmit a large amount of wind energy downward and thus are thought to play an important role in sustaining the deep branch of the ocean circulation. When these NIWs are formed, however, they are ineffective at transporting energy because their wavelengths are large, being set by the wind's ~1,000 km footprint on the ocean. In order for the waves to efficiently radiate energy downward, their wavelengths must shrink. Theory predicts that the interaction of these waves with strongly-sheared ocean currents, such as vortices and fronts, can lead to a contraction in wavelength and enhanced vertical radiation of wave energy. In this seminar I will give an overview of these theoretical findings and their implications, and describe recent observations from the Iceland Basin
that evidence such NIW-current interactions.


Please join us here on Zoom Geophysics Winter Seminar Series 2022

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://stanford.zoom.us/j/95132482534?pwd=YUgwYnBVM3ArU1N3TG9XZ2xkUkdtUT09
Password: 314159

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Organization: Stanford

Source: Stanford
How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic
January 27 | 12:00 PM
Zoom This workshop, led by Harvard C-CHANGE Interim Director Aaron Bernstein, aims to help the Harvard community identify strategies, including effective communication, to use when engaging climate skepticism.... Read more about How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic
Organization: Harvard
Source: Harvard
IAP: The early 2022 fusion energy start-up...
January 27 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Sam Wurzel, Technology to Market Advisor, ARPA-E, U.S. Department of Energy Over the past five years the number of fusion energy startups has...
Organization: MIT
Source: MIT
Leveling the Transmission Playing Field
January 27 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join us for a conversation on how to level the transmission field, which could create hundreds of billions of dollars in net benefits to consumers and unlock clean energy. Areas to explore include independent transmission planning and oversight, equal rate treatment between suppliers and proper implementation of competitive processes under FERC’s Order 1000. Featuring:
  • [Opening Remarks] Allison Clements, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • [Moderator] Devin Hartman, Director of Energy and Environmental Policy, R Street Institute
  • Paul Cicio, President & CEO, Industrial Energy Consumers of America and organizer of the Electric Transmission Competition Coalition
  • Ari Peskoe, Director of the Electricity Law Initiative, Harvard Law School
  • Cynthia Bogorad, Consultant to the Transmission Access Policy Study Group, Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP
  • Keith Collins, Executive Director of Market Monitoring, Southwest Power Pool
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Organization: R Street
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Leveling the Transmission Playing Field.
January 27
Inadequacies in electric transmission policy cause cost increases, reliability risks, stifled innovation and suppressed clean energy access. Arguably the top priority of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is to fix this, while Congress pursues the issue. At the heart of the matter is a system of local transmission monopolists under a regulatory system that discourages innovators and encourages utilities to spend excessively on the backs of captive ratepayers. Scholars have dubbed this a “protection racket” while consumer groups have called for greater competition—led by the upstart Electricity Transmission Competition Coalition—and inclusive collaboration in transmission development. Extensive reform is necessary to ensure regulatory parity between transmission suppliers and fairness to consumers.

Join us for a conversation on how to level the transmission field, which could create hundreds of billions of dollars in net benefits to consumers and unlock clean energy. Areas to explore include independent transmission planning and oversight, equal rate treatment between suppliers and proper implementation of competitive processes under FERC’s Order 1000.

Opening Remarks:

**Allison Clements, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Moderator:

**Devin Hartman, Director of Energy and Environmental Policy, R Street Institute

Featuring:

**Paul Cicio, President & CEO, Industrial Energy Consumers of America and organizer of the Electric Transmission Competition Coalition

**Ari Peskoe, Director of the Electricity Law Initiative, Harvard Law School

**Cynthia Bogorad, Consultant to the Transmission Access Policy Study Group, Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP

**Keith Collins, Executive Director of Market Monitoring, Southwest Power Pool

To register: https://rstreet-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bTe8yiYmSOKGPKkmVbHpXQ


Organization: R Street
Source: Sun Day Campaign

Road to the Summit - Responding to the Next Disaster by Building Health & Climate Resilience in the Americas.
January 27
Natural disasters and pandemics transcend borders, and the dual threat of climate change and COVID-19 reveal the need for a more collaborative hemispheric response. The Western Hemisphere is particularly vulnerable; Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is the second most disaster-prone region in the world, and the Americas experienced 44 percent of worldwide COVID-19 deaths as of January 2022. With the ninth Summit of the Americas fast approaching, how can the region work together to prepare for the next disaster?

As part of a new partnership with the US Department of State, the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center is bringing together regional organizations to advance an inclusive conversation on health and natural disasters in anticipation of the ninth Summit of the Americas.

Join us to actively participate in a virtual conversation. Speakers and audience members will share ideas on ways to create a stronger hemispheric response that better prepares the entire region for pandemics and natural disasters, with a focus on vulnerable communities. All participants will have the option to submit questions and comments prior to and during this interactive event.

To register: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/event/building-health-and-climate-resilience-in-the-americas/#event-registration


Organization: Atlantic Council
Source: Sun Day Campaign

The Future of Clean Transportation.
January 27
In November 2021, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which provides $1.2 trillion to infrastructure projects and includes $550 billion to the transportation sector.

This investment includes $110 billion into roads, bridges, and other major projects, as well as $66 billion into freight and passenger rails, and $39 billion to public transit systems. With this public investment and ongoing innovation including electric vehicles, low carbon alternative fuels in both ground vehicles and aviation, the transportation sector is headed towards a massive overhaul and appears to be on a greener path.

Join ELI and expert panelists for an in-depth exploration of where the transportation sector is headed in the coming years, including the opportunities and challenges on its way reduce its environmental impact.

Panelists:

**Shailesh Sahay, Counsel, Foley Hoag LLP, Moderator

**Yesenia Villasenor, Associate General Counsel, Environmental, Health, and Safety, Tesla Inc

Cost: $50.00

To register: https://www.eli.org/civicrm/event/register?id=1025&reset=1


Organization: Environmental Law Institute
Source: Sun Day Campaign

The Future of Long Duration Energy Storage & Their Applications.
January 27
This virtual roundtable, moderated by ACP’s VP of Energy Storage Jason Burwen, will feature opening remarks by ACP CEO Heather Zichal and a discussion of technologies and their applications to decarbonize power systems. This webinar will be co-hosted by ACP and members of the Long Duration Energy Storage (LDES) Council, with McKinsey & Company, as knowledge partner of the Council, providing insights.

Launched at COP26, the LDES Council is a CEO-led organization that strives to provide fact-based guidance to governments and industry, drawing from the experience of its members, which include leading energy companies, technology providers, investors, and end-users.

Council members will share insights from their inaugural report, where the implications of LDES technologies for energy flexibility and the clean energy transition as well as the background behind the formation of the LDES Council will be discussed. Key findings of the report will be shared, including US-specific insights, followed by a live plenary panel discussion with representatives from Council members. The panel will also take questions from the audience.

The report is the result of months of research and collaboration of Council members. From extensive modelling and exploration, projections show that 1.5-2.5 TW and 85-140 TWh could be deployed globally by 2040, with USD 1.5-3 tn investment, storing up to 10% of all electricity consumed.

https://mckinsey.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YBf13w3SRIu_IJpA-yY1KQ


Organization: cleanpower
Source: Sun Day Campaign

The Future of Long Duration Energy Storage and Their Applications
January 27 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
This virtual roundtable, moderated by ACP’s VP of Energy Storage Jason Burwen, will feature opening remarks by ACP CEO Heather Zichal and a discussion of technologies and their applications to decarbonize power systems. This webinar will be co-hosted by ACP and members of the Long Duration Energy Storage (LDES) Council, with McKinsey & Company, as knowledge partner of the Council, providing insights. Council members will share insights from their inaugural report, where the implications of LDES technologies for energy flexibility and the clean energy transition as well as the background behind the formation of the LDES Council will be discussed. Key findings of the report will be shared, including US-specific insights, followed by a live plenary panel discussion with representatives from Council members. The panel will also take questions from the audience."
Organization: American Clean Power
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
The Road Less Taken: Clean Energy and Water for all
January 27 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The MIT Chinese Alumni Group presents Jodie Wu '09 who reports from her base in Rwanda on her enterprises on clean energy, water and people power. Moderator Wean Khing Wong '84. Information and registration
Organization: MIT EESN
Source: MIT EESN
American Perceptions of Climate Change (IAP...
January 28 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Over 50% of Americans are worried about climate change - but why is the rest of the country not? Do they just not get it? Are they duped by misinformation...
Organization: MIT
Source: MIT
Columbia Climate School: How It Plans To Make A Difference
January 28 | 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
University Leadership Event on Climate Columbia Climate School: How It Plans To Make A Difference

The new Climate School brings together many of its world-leading capabilities in climate including researchers and scholars at the Earth Institute, the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the Center on Global Energy Policy developing education, research, technology and policy hubs strategically linked and focused on the opportunities and needs for climate education, research and solutions.

The mission of the Climate School is to fulfill Columbia's educational mission to educate the next generation of leaders, to undertake research, to generate new knowledge, and most importantly to turn that research into actionable solutions to the climate crisis. This webinar will introduce the Climate School to Columbia University students and to the general public. Three Deans of the Climate School will provide an overview of the Climate School. They will explain the role of the centers that fall under its umbrella, the type of educational activities it performs, and the groundbreaking research it is undertaking. Following that, each Dean will talk about climate issues from their own perspectives, and will share the most relevant concerns from their unique disciplinary points of view.

For more information and to register for this event: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RxQHFDu5Q96tR1lWM7Jhzg


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
National Climate Assessment Agriculture & Rural Communities Public Workshop
January 28 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The National Climate Assessment is a Congressionally mandated quadrennial report led by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The report evaluates how climate change affects people and places in the United States.

To inform development of the fifth National Climate Assessment, USGCRP and the author teams will be hosting a series of virtual public engagement workshops in January and February 2022. The purpose of the public engagement workshops is to: Provide an overview of USGCRP and the National Climate Assessment development process, including other opportunities for public engagementAllow members of the public and assessment authors an opportunity to discuss proposed key topics, identify priority issues relevant to the chapter, and share resourcesGive NCA chapter authors an understanding of how workshop participants use assessments, and what could be done to make the NCA more useful for decision-making

The workshop will include a plenary session that provides an overview of the assessment and an introduction to the chapter. In breakout sessions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the chapter’s key topics and their own priorities with chapter authors.

For more information on the Fifth National Climate Assessment and for a complete schedule of engagement workshops, please visit the USGCRP website at https://www.globalchange.gov/nca5.

Note: Given technical limitations, only the first 200 individuals, including presenters, to join the meeting will be able to participate. A link to attend the meeting, accessibility information, and other important details will be provided before the workshop via email.
Organization: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Source: Eventbrite

The Transmission Imperative & the New DOE Initiative.
January 28
On January 12, the Department of Energy launched its "Building a Better Grid" initiative, designed to set in motion a huge expansion of the nation’s electric grid with upgrades and new transmission lines.

In announcing this initiative, DOE said: “Independent estimates indicate that we need to expand electricity transmission systems by 60 percent by 2030, and may need to triple it by 2050.”

Utilities across the West with large solar installations are battling overproduction during the day with no way to utilize the excess power, producing a so-called duck curve. That electricity is going to waste because it can’t move to markets.

The Biden administration, through various programs, will be deploying more than $20 billion to expand and upgrade transmission.

How will the funds be applied? What will the federal role be? How soon will new construction start? How will rights-of-way be secured when they have met fierce, local opposition in the past? What will be the balance between DOE, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and the utilities - and who will coordinate?

USEA has assembled a panel of experts to talk about this new DOE initiative. They will be questioned by a panel of knowledgeable reporters. USEA Acting Executive Director Sheila Hollis will give opening remarks, and Llewellyn King, who organized this briefing, will moderate.

Panelists:

**Philip Moeller, Executive Vice President, Edison Electric Institute

**Duane Highley, CEO, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association

**Lanny Nickell, Executive Vice President & COO, Southwest Power Pool

Reporters:

**Rod Kuckro, Freelance

**Ken Silverstein, Forbes

**Markham Hislop, Energi Media

To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mLgJHuilQCKA4U2Cpyv8Qg


Organization: United States Energy Association
Source: Sun Day Campaign

USEA - The Transmission Imperative and the New DOE Initiative
January 28 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
On January 12, the Department of Energy launched its "Building a Better Grid" initiative, designed to set in motion a huge expansion of the nation’s electric grid with upgrades and new transmission lines. In announcing this initiative, DOE said: “Independent estimates indicate that we need to expand electricity transmission systems by 60 percent by 2030, and may need to triple it by 2050.” Utilities across the West with large solar installations are battling overproduction during the day with no way to utilize the excess power, producing a so-called duck curve. That electricity is going to waste because it can’t move to markets. The Biden administration, through various programs, will be deploying more than $20 billion to expand and upgrade transmission. How will the funds be applied? What will the federal role be? How soon will new construction start? How will rights-of-way be secured when they have met fierce, local opposition in the past? What will be the balance between DOE, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and the utilities - and who will coordinate? USEA has assembled a panel of experts to talk about this new DOE initiative. They will be questioned by a panel of knowledgeable reporters. USEA Acting Executive Director Sheila Hollis will give opening remarks, and Llewellyn King, who organized this briefing, will moderate. Panelists Philip Moeller, Executive Vice President, Edison Electric Institute Duane Highley, CEO, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Lanny Nickell, Executive Vice President & COO, Southwest Power Pool"
Organization: United States Energy Association
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
Stanford Seed Inspire Speaker Series: Energy Access on the African Continent
January 29 | 12:00 PM

Join us for a thought provoking discussion with our panel of experts on the topic of Energy Access in Africa.

In Africa, the number of people gaining access to electricity rose from 9 million a year between 2000 and 2013 to 20 million people between 2014 and 2019, outpacing population growth. Despite that fact, in Sub-Saharan Africa, just 46.7% of the population had access to electricity in 2019. How do we make sure that energy is more widely accessible in Africa in a world becoming more conscious about climate change? How should we balance Africa’s rising energy needs and the world’s increasing need for clean energy generation?

Event info and registration

Speakers:

Justus Mucyo, Director at BBOXX

Zeru Junior Kwebiihia, Head of Strategic Marketing at ENGIE Energy Access

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Organization: Stanford
Source: Stanford
The Climate Café (Open to Columbia UNI only)
January 29 | 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

Please join us for the Climate Café, an opportunity for the Columbia climate community to network and discuss the new Climate School. These casual weekly coffee chats are a chance to share your work, your ideas, and hear from your colleagues and/or classmates on all things climate and Columbia.

This event will recur on Fridays at 8:30am each week, giving an opportunity for you to connect with others on these topics over the course of the semester. There will be 20-25 slots open each week.

We will be using an online platform called Oh Yay!, which is a fun and different video-chat tool that will allow participants to check out different rooms for small, breakout conversations. You will receive the link to join once you register. Once registered, you will also be sent a reminder the evening before the event.

Other ways to get engaged with the Climate School:

Contribute your thoughts on our digital Engagement Circle (password: engagement21) We are in beta-testing mode, and greatly appreciate your help in developing this resource. Our aim is to generate conversation, collect resources, and share ideas from a wide cross section of our community, and integrate these ideas into the emerging school design. If you have not already, please sign up for Climate School updates and check out the Climate School website.
Organization: Columbia

Source: Columbia
Energy Policy Seminar
January 31 | 12:00 PM
Liza Reed, Research Manager for Low Carbon Technology Policy at the Niskanen Center, will speak on “The Exploding Federal Role in Electricity Transmission.”... Read more about Energy Policy Seminar
Organization: Harvard
Source: Harvard
Energy Seminar: Alex Grant
January 31 | 7:00 PM

Alex Grant is focused on sustainable mining of lithium and other battery minerals. He works with lithium project developers, investors, and governments to evaluate the feasibility of new tech in lithium extraction which will reduce the CO2 and water intensity of lithium manufacturing. In 2021, he was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 for energy.

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Organization: Stanford
Source: Stanford
We Cannot Build the New Energy System Using the Tools of the Old Energy System - Alex Grant
January 31 | 7:00 PM

The lithium ion battery is solidifying its role as the technology platform that underpins the new energy system. Fake solutions like hydrogen are falling by the wayside as they are becoming better understood as less efficient than batteries in competitive use cases or suffer significant contamination by legacy oil and gas interests, while investors are pouring tens of billions of dollars into lithium ion gigafactories all around the world. For the lithium ion energy technology platform to reduce the impacts of the global energy system as much as possible, the supply chains that underpin lithium ion must also be rapidly expanded and revolutionized.

In this talk, Alex Grant will discuss his work on lithium extraction technology innovation to produce lithium chemicals from previously neglected lower grade, less pure resources which have the potential to radically reduce CO2, water, and land use impacts of the battery supply chain. He will also discuss his work in life cycle assessment of lithium extraction and processing, and share with the battery technology ecosystem suggestions for how to help ensure the battery supply chain is as minimally impactful as possible.

Speaker bio

Alex is Principal at Jade Cove Partners.

He is a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree in Energy for 2021, and Partner at Minviro where he builds environmental impact models of lithium-ion battery supply chain processes. He is a technology innovation advisor at Zelandez, a lithium brinefield services company with operations in Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile, and a research affiliate at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Alex co-founded Lilac Solutions, a Silicon Valley lithium extraction technology company funded by Bill Gates’s Breakthrough Energy Ventures and others.

Alex has an M.S. from Northwestern University in Chemical Engineering and a B.Eng. from McGill University in Chemical Engineering & Philosophy. You can find Alex on Linkedin, Twitter, or email. He is based in beautiful San Francisco, California.

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Organization: Stanford
Source: Stanford
Mark Lynas "Don't Look Up: Is Climate Change an Extinction-Level Event?"
February 1 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
In the movie Don't Look Up, humanity dithers when faced with an extinction-level threat from a comet and is wiped out. Designed explicitly as an analogy for what the moviemakers see as our collective lack of response to the existential risk of climate change, how accurate is this comparison? Mark Lynas, the climate author who has recently released an updated version of his award-winning book Six Degrees, reviews the latest evidence as to whether climate breakdown can be considered a planetary-scale extinction threat and whether human civilisation or even humanity as a species it significantly at risk this century.

Mark Lynas is the author of several books on the environment, including High Tide, Six Degrees, The God Species, Nuclear 2.0 and Seeds of Science. His most recent publication, in June 2020, was 'Our Final Warning: Six Degrees of Climate Emergency’. This is an entirely new update of the original 2007 Six Degrees which won the prestigious Royal Society science books prize. The original Six Degrees was translated into 22 languages and was also adapted into a documentary broadcast on the National Geographic Channel. He also received the Breakthrough Paradigm Award in 2012.

He advises former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed on climate, and works with the 48-member Climate Vulnerable Forum in this capacity.

Mark is currently a visiting fellow with the Cornell Alliance for Science at Cornell University, which engages in pro-science advocacy and research around the world on issues ranging from GMOs to vaccines to climate.

He has written for numerous publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian and CNN.com.

marklynas.org

www.cser.ac.uk


Organization: Centre for the Study of Existential Risk
Source: Eventbrite

National Climate Assessment: Forests Chapter Engagement Workshop
February 1 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The National Climate Assessment is a Congressionally mandated quadrennial report led by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The report evaluates how climate change affects people and places in the United States.

To inform development of the fifth National Climate Assessment, USGCRP and the author teams will be hosting a series of virtual public engagement workshops in January and February 2022. The purpose of the public engagement workshops is to: Provide an overview of USGCRP and the National Climate Assessment development process, including other opportunities for public engagementAllow members of the public and assessment authors an opportunity to discuss proposed key topics, identify priority issues relevant to the chapter, and share resourcesGive NCA chapter authors an understanding of how workshop participants use assessments, and what could be done to make the NCA more useful for decision-making

The workshop will include a plenary session that provides an overview of the assessment and an introduction to the chapter. In breakout sessions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the chapter’s key topics and their own priorities with chapter authors.

For more information on the Fifth National Climate Assessment and for a complete schedule of engagement workshops, please visit the USGCRP website at https://www.globalchange.gov/nca5.

Note: Given technical limitations, only the first 200 individuals, including presenters, to join the meeting will be able to participate. A link to attend the meeting, accessibility information, and other important details will be provided before the workshop via email.


Organization: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Source: Eventbrite

National Climate Assessment: Northwest Chapter Engagement Workshop
February 1 | 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
The National Climate Assessment is a Congressionally mandated quadrennial report led by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The report evaluates how climate change affects people and places in the United States.

To inform development of the fifth National Climate Assessment, USGCRP and the author teams will be hosting a series of virtual public engagement workshops in January and February 2022. The purpose of the public engagement workshops is to: Provide an overview of USGCRP and the National Climate Assessment development process, including other opportunities for public engagementAllow members of the public and assessment authors an opportunity to discuss proposed key topics, identify priority issues relevant to the chapter, and share resourcesGive NCA chapter authors an understanding of how workshop participants use assessments, and what could be done to make the NCA more useful for decision-making

The workshop will include a plenary session that provides an overview of the assessment and an introduction to the chapter. In breakout sessions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the chapter’s key topics and their own priorities with chapter authors.

For more information on the Fifth National Climate Assessment and for a complete schedule of engagement workshops, please visit the USGCRP website at https://www.globalchange.gov/nca5.

Note: Given technical limitations, only the first 200 individuals, including presenters, to join the meeting will be able to participate. A link to attend the meeting, accessibility information, and other important details will be provided before the workshop via email.


Organization: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Source: Eventbrite

National Climate Assessment: Southeast Chapter Daytime Engagement Workshop
February 1 | 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
The National Climate Assessment is a Congressionally mandated quadrennial report led by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The report evaluates how climate change affects people and places in the United States.

To inform development of the fifth National Climate Assessment, USGCRP and the author teams will be hosting a series of virtual public engagement workshops in January and February 2022. The purpose of the public engagement workshops is to: Provide an overview of USGCRP and the National Climate Assessment development process, including other opportunities for public engagementAllow members of the public and assessment authors an opportunity to discuss proposed key topics, identify priority issues relevant to the chapter, and share resourcesGive NCA chapter authors an understanding of how workshop participants use assessments, and what could be done to make the NCA more useful for decision-making

The workshop will include a plenary session that provides an overview of the assessment and an introduction to the chapter. In breakout sessions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the chapter’s key topics and their own priorities with chapter authors.

For more information on the Fifth National Climate Assessment and for a complete schedule of engagement workshops, please visit the USGCRP website at https://www.globalchange.gov/nca5.

Notes: Given technical limitations, only the first 200 individuals, including presenters, to join the meeting will be able to participate. A link to attend the meeting, accessibility information, and other important details will be provided before the workshop via email.The Southeast Chapter is offering two workshops: one longer daytime session, and one shorter evening session. If you are interested in the evening session instead, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-climate-assessment-southeast-chapter-evening-engagement-workshop-registration-214642119357
Organization: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Source: Eventbrite

National Climate Assessment: Transportation Chapter Engagement Workshop
February 1 | 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The National Climate Assessment is a Congressionally mandated quadrennial report led by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The report evaluates how climate change affects people and places in the United States.

To inform development of the fifth National Climate Assessment, USGCRP and the author teams will be hosting a series of virtual public engagement workshops in January and February 2022. The purpose of the public engagement workshops is to: Provide an overview of USGCRP and the National Climate Assessment development process, including other opportunities for public engagementAllow members of the public and assessment authors an opportunity to discuss proposed key topics, identify priority issues relevant to the chapter, and share resourcesGive NCA chapter authors an understanding of how workshop participants use assessments, and what could be done to make the NCA more useful for decision-making

The workshop will include a plenary session that provides an overview of the assessment and an introduction to the chapter. In breakout sessions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the chapter’s key topics and their own priorities with chapter authors.

For more information on the Fifth National Climate Assessment and for a complete schedule of engagement workshops, please visit the USGCRP website at https://www.globalchange.gov/nca5.

Note: Given technical limitations, only the first 200 individuals, including presenters, to join the meeting will be able to participate. A link to attend the meeting, accessibility information, and other important details will be provided before the workshop via email.


Organization: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Source: Eventbrite

Biomass Carbon Removal and Storage
February 2 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Can carbon from plants and algae be stored underground to help fight climate change? Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) has been part of the global climate dialogue for decades, although critics have argued that its potential is modest and risks are considerable. On January 28, the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum will release a roadmap by two Center on Global Energy Policy scholars, David Sandalow and Dr. Julio Friedmann, and several co-authors proposing a new framework for addressing this topic and introducing a new term – biomass carbon removal and storage (BiCRS).

The Center on Global Energy Policy will host a panel of experts to explore the technical potential for carbon removal and storage using biomass and discuss how these processes can be implemented in ways that promote food security, rural livelihoods, biodiversity conservation and other important values, and standards and policies that would help them achieve their full potential, drawing on this new roadmap. During this webinar, the co-authors will present the roadmap, and leading experts will offer their thoughts.

Opening Remarks:

Nobuo Tanaka, Special Advisor, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation and Chairman of the Steering Committee, Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF)

Moderator:

David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA and Chair, ICEF Innovation Roadmap Project

Presenters:

Dr. Roger Aines, Energy Program Chief Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Dr. Julio Friedmann, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA Dr. Colin McCormick, Adjunct Professor, Science, Technology and International Affairs, Georgetown University Dr. Daniel Sanchez, Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California-Berkeley

Panelists:

Dr. Holly Buck, Assistant Professor of Environment and Sustainability, University at Buffalo Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, Senior Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

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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
Columbia Climate School Professional Learning Program Info Session
February 2 | 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Learn about the Columbia Climate School's non-degree programs. Our programs will expand your knowledge and prepare you to understand, analyze, and apply cutting-edge research to the complex problem of our changing climate. The Professional Learning program is meant for working professionals and adult learners who want to develop new skills and explore new topics to further job-related interests, without the long-term commitment of a degree program.

This info session is specifically for the Polar Warming and Ice Sheet Melt: Fundamentals of the Cryosphere, Global Changes, and Impacts on Coastal Communities workshop. Dave Porter of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, the instructor for the workshop, will lead the info session and answer questions about what learners can expect.


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
Health Policy Forum | Climate Change: A threat to human health
February 2 | 1:00 PM

Changes to the Earth's temperature and weather are not just a political and economic challenge. They also threaten human health, creating risks for infectious disease spread, unstable food supplies, and deaths from extreme weather events.

Please join us for the next Health Policy Forum to learn how human health can be protected in the wake of climate change with our guests Marshall Burke and Erin Mordecai of Stanford University and Kiran Savage-Sangwan of the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network.

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Organization: Stanford
Source: Stanford
Monthly Hub Meeting - Arlington
February 2 | 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Organization: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Source: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
New Jersey Climate Change Education Summit
February 2 | 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
New Jersey Climate Change Education Summit

Let us come together to discuss sustainability and justice as key components of New Jersey's Climate Education policy. The Center for Sustainable Development at the Earth Institute, Columbia University will be hosting this event. This will be the 2nd annual Climate Change Education Summit to discuss policy and practice to further Climate Change Education in New Jersey.

Partners to the event include:

New Jersey Audubon

Biotrail New York

UN Sustainable Solutions Network SDGs Today

UN Sustainable Solutions Network USA

The Summit will include free workshops led by youth activists, educators, education and sustainability policy experts help to further participants' skills on climate storytelling, community organizing and thinking about ways to integrate learning and action toward sustainability and justice in schools and communities.

Event link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-jersey-climate-change-education-summit-tickets-198329327357


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
Seminar in Race, Climate Change, and Environmental Justice
February 2

Join the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences for this weekly Seminar in Race, Climate Change, and Environmental Justice.

Speaker: Paul Paz y Miño, Associate Director, Amazon Watch

Climate change, racial injustice, and inequities are deeply intertwined. Colonialism, slavery, and the genocide of indigenous peoples are directly linked to natural resource exploitation, environmental degradation, and global warming. The seminar aims to focus on placing race, gender, and class at the center of discussions of the environment, climate, and equity. The goal is to create an academic space that enables collaborative dialogue, action, and insight for systemic change towards racial equity and understanding within a climate and environment context.

The seminar is open to the Columbia community (active UNI required).


Organization: Columbia

Source: Columbia
Special Lecture by Dr. Mario Herrero: Climate Change & Food Systems
February 2 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Columbia Climate School invites you to join a special lecture by Dr. Mario Herrero, Chief Research Scientist of Agriculture and Food at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia.

His research focuses on increasing the sustainability of food systems for the benefit of humans and ecosystems. He works in the areas of sustainable intensification of agriculture, climate mitigation and adaptation, livestock systems, and healthy and sustainable diets. Professor Herrero is a regular contributor to important global initiatives at the heart of the sustainability of global food systems, such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Lancet Commission on Obesity and the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems. He has worked extensively in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Professor Herrero is a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, an Associate Fellow of Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, and an Honorary Professor of Agriculture and Food Innovation at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Dr. Herrero’s lecture will focus on the major challenges that humans face – including malnutrition, disease, and most importantly, climate change – and how we must improve and transform the food system in response to these challenges. Dr. Herrero poses the question, “Can we feed the planet, and stay within planetary boundaries?” Earth Institute Director Alex Halliday will introduce Dr. Herrero. The lecture will be followed by 15 minutes of Q&A from the audience.


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
The Case for Accelerating Digital Transformation in 2022
February 2 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Digital technologies are transforming the way we live, work and play. The digital transformation of the energy industry will improve operational efficiency and safety, reduce costs, as well as facilitate the roll-out of cleaner, renewable energy sources to a wider customer base. Join our panel of industry experts to hear:
  • What has 2021 shown us about the need for digitalization in the energy industry?
  • What challenges do organizations still face in the digitalization journey and how are leading companies overcoming these challenges?
  • How can stakeholders collaborate to solve the dual challenge of reducing emissions while meeting growing global energy demand?
  • What are expectations for the energy industry’s digital transformation in 2022?
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Organization: Energy Dialogues
Source: OurEnergyPolicy
The Planetary Health Colloquium
February 2 | 1:00 PM
Frederick J. Stoddard Jr, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at HMS, MGH and Shriners Hospital; Caroline Hickman, Lecturer, Department of Social and Policy Sciences, Centre for Analysis of Social Policy, University of Bath; and Ashlee Cunsolo, Founding Dean, School of Arts and Subarctic, Labrador Institute Memorial University, will discuss "Planetary Mental Health: How Accelerating Environmental Change is Impacting the Mental Health of Different Populations."... Read more about The Planetary Health Colloquium
Organization: Harvard
Source: Harvard
Aircraft contrail climate effects and mitigation
February 3 | 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Research seminar:Aircraft contrail climate effects and mitigation

Contrails are line-shaped clouds made up of ice crystals that are formed from black carbon particles emitted by aircraft engines. They form and persist only in regions of the atmosphere that are cold and humid enough. Individual contrails trap outgoing longwave radiation and cause a warming effect, but can also reflect incoming solar radiation with a cooling component. On aggregate, however, the consensus is a net warming effect and its annual climate forcing could be equal or higher than the cumulative CO2 that is emitted by aviation since its inception. In this presentation, we will model the contrail climate forcing in the North Atlantic region over 5 years and identify the set of factors that are associated with highly warming/cooling contrails. New mitigation ideas are then devised based on these findings, including a targeted use of sustainable aviation fuels and prioritising mitigation for flights with the highest probability of forming strongly warming contrails. Biography:

Dr Roger Teoh is a Research Associate at Centre for Transport Studies in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London. Roger's current research interests is on aviation and climate change, with the aim to evaluate and mitigate the climate impact of aviation emissions and contrail cirrus. His work is largely quantitative based, which includes the modelling of flight trajectories, aircraft fuel consumption, exhaust emissions and the lifecycle of contrails. Roger completed his PhD in aviation and the environment at Imperial College London in 2020, funded by The Lloyd's Register Foundation Scholarship and the Skempton Scholarship. About Energy Futures Lab

Energy Futures Lab is one of seven Global Institutes at Imperial College London. The institute was established to address global energy challenges by identifying and leading new opportunities to serve industry, government and society at large through high quality research, evidence and advocacy for positive change. The institute aims to promote energy innovation and advance systemic solutions for a sustainable energy future by bringing together the science, engineering and policy expertise at Imperial and fostering collaboration with a wide variety of external partners.
Organization: Energy Futures Lab
Source: Eventbrite

Climate projections: what’s happening to rainfall in Western Australia?
February 3
With the release of the latest IPCC report, the Bureau of Meteorology's (BoM) new hydrological projections and investment under the Western Australian Climate Science Initiative, our understanding of Western Australia’s future climate is constantly improving.

In this webinar, jointly hosted by the National Environmental Science Program (NESP) and the Western Australian Climate Science Initiative, we will provide an overview of what the latest global and national projections mean for WA, with a focus on rainfall.

This webinar is taking place at 2pm AEST and 11am AWST.
Organization: NESP Climate Systems Hub
Source: Eventbrite

Climate-sight 3.0
February 4 | 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Post COP26, there’s an urgent need for growing the 'collective climatic intelligence’ - the capacity for collaboration in learning, innovation and co-production, right across the board.

The first step is to bring to the surface the 'big bad world’ challenges - power, corruption, financialization, inequality, distrust and denial. Then we have a better chance of real progress on the targets and transformations now promised by many governments, both to (a) get others to commit, and (b) to turn such promises into reality.

This workshop looks at the post-COP26 prospects for 'collective climatic intelligence’, in transformative adaptation and mitigation. We demonstrate the Climate-wise toolkit , with insights on collective intelligence from the Deeper City (https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315765860

Note the change of date, from the original Dec 3rd, to Dec 10th 1200
Organization: Joe Ravetz
Source: Eventbrite

Columbia Climate Conversations: Youth Climate Activism in Action
February 4 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

On Thursday, February 4th at 6pm EST, Columbia University GSAS Office of Academic Diversity and Inclusion and the Earth Institute will host Youth Climate Activism in Action!, the second event in the Columbia Climate Conversations Initiative. This panel focuses on youth activism by young women of color in the environmental movement. These youth activists would share their journeys, the causes they are championing, and encourage others to get involved.

Moderated by Columbia College Sustainable Development student and founder of @itsecogal, Lauren Ritchie, this panel aims to inform our perspectives on activism, experience, and agency. This event is open to anyone who RSVPs and is not limited to only Columbia students. The recording will be available to the public on the Earth Institute website.

Panelists:

Isra Hirsi, 17 years old
Isra Hirsi is a 17-year-old organizer from Minneapolis. She co-founded US Youth Climate Strike in 2019 and has helped work on getting hundreds of strikes organized across the country on March 15th and September 20th, 2019. In 2020, she was put on Fortune's 40 under 40 for her work.

Hannah Testa, 18 years old
Hannah Testa is a sustainability advocate, international speaker and founder of Hannah4Change, an organization dedicated to fighting issues that impact the planet. She is a vegan who enjoys healthy living and loves to share her passion with others. She excels at partnering with businesses and government to influence them to develop more sustainable practices. Hannah has received numerous awards, including the Teen Earth Day Hero by CNN, the Young Superhero for Earth Award by Captain Planet, the Action for Nature International Young Eco-Hero Award, the Gloria Barron Prize, and many others. She is a board member, advisor, and youth ambassador for several organizations.

Genesis Bulter, 14 years old
Genesis Butler is a 14-year-old activist and one of the youngest people to ever give a TEDx talk. She went vegan at the age of 6 and has earned numerous awards for her activism, in addition to being featured on an episode of Marvel’s Hero Project by Disney+. Genesis is currently leading the Youth Climate Save movement, the first youth-led environmental organization that focuses on animal agriculture’s impact on the environment and planet.

Helena Gualinga, 18 years old
Helena Gualinga is a 18 year old indigenous right defender and climate advocate from an Indigenous community in the Ecuadorian amazon called Sarayaku. Gualinga has followed in the footsteps of her fellow community members to create awareness regarding extractivism in the Amazon and the importance of Indigenous people's rights. In 2019 she co-founded Polluters Out, an international youth led climate movement and in 2020 she co-founded Tandari, an organization working towards sustainability in Ecuador. She has attended multiple international conferences and summits. Currently attending her last year of high school in Finland.

This event is organized by graduate student Kailani Acosta and postdoctoral research assistant Benjamin Keisling, both of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and sponsored by the GSAS Office of Academic Diversity and Inclusion.


Organization: Columbia

Source: Columbia
EI LIVE K12: Constructing Climate Conscious Cities
February 4 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Earth Institute LIVE (EI LIVE) K12 is dedicated to bringing the science of sustainability to K12 students, educators, and parents.

About this Event

Presenter: Dannie Dinh, Program Officer and Deputy Country Lead for the Adapting Agriculture to Climate Today, for Tomorrow (ACToday) project, The International Research Institute for Climate and Society

Target Audience: Grades 6-8

Our climate is indeed changing, ultimately altering our world as we know it. Join this creative session to learn about the risks and challenges of climate change and what innovative ideas/solutions can help mitigate or adapt to those impacts. Then brainstorm and draw what these ideas would look like in our own daily life and community. Together, we will imagine and sketch our future world in the face of a changing climate.

A link to join the session will be provided to all registered participants 24 hours in advance

Click the link above for information on templates

If you would like to submit any questions before the event, please send them to Cassie Xu ([email protected]).


Organization: Columbia

Source: Columbia
Landscape Architecture and the Science of Climate Change
February 4 | 3:00 PM

Organization: Cal Poly Pomona Dept. of Landscape Architecture
Source: Eventbrite
National Climate Assessment: Southwest Chapter Engagement Workshop
February 4 | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
The National Climate Assessment is a Congressionally mandated quadrennial report led by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The report evaluates how climate change affects people and places in the United States.

To inform development of the fifth National Climate Assessment, USGCRP and the author teams will be hosting a series of virtual public engagement workshops in January and February 2022. The purpose of the public engagement workshops is to: Provide an overview of USGCRP and the National Climate Assessment development process, including other opportunities for public engagementAllow members of the public and assessment authors an opportunity to discuss proposed key topics, identify priority issues relevant to the chapter, and share resourcesGive NCA chapter authors an understanding of how workshop participants use assessments, and what could be done to make the NCA more useful for decision-making

The workshop will include a plenary session that provides an overview of the assessment and an introduction to the chapter. In breakout sessions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the chapter’s key topics and their own priorities with chapter authors.

For more information on the Fifth National Climate Assessment and for a complete schedule of engagement workshops, please visit the USGCRP website at https://www.globalchange.gov/nca5.

Note: Given technical limitations, only the first 200 individuals, including presenters, to join the meeting will be able to participate. A link to attend the meeting, accessibility information, and other important details will be provided before the workshop via email.


Organization: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Source: Eventbrite

The Politics of a Clean Energy Transition
February 4 | 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) will host Dr. Leah Stokes, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Visiting Faculty at CGEP, for a fireside chat moderated by Dr. Scott Barrett, Vice Dean, School of International and Public Affairs and Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics, Columbia University and Dr. Geoffrey Heal, Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise and Paul Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility, Columbia Business School.

Leah will cover themes related to her book, Short Circuiting Policy, which explores how to clean up the US electricity system and examines the role that utilities have played in promoting climate denial and rolling back clean energy laws. It will also discuss the federal agenda for climate action in 2021, and how the new Biden-Harris administration can move forward to cut carbon emissions while also battling the COVID-19 pandemic and addressing income inequality and racial injustice. Specifically, Leah will discuss the current debate over a national framework committed to 100% clean power and ways to shape a clean-electricity standard that would qualify for inclusion in a Congressional budget reconciliation bill.

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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
2022 Youth Climate Conference
February 5 | 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
The Youth Climate Conference, sponsored by the Marymount School of New York Atmospheric Science class and the Marymount School Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, will be held virtually on February 5, 2022 from 12 Noon EST to 4:30 PM EST, helps high school students and educators explore the potential impact of global warming and climate change through engaging, inspiring, and thought-provoking conversations with climate researchers, activists, and data scientists. The conference theme for 2022 is The Details are in the Data.

The Youth Climate Conference is supported through a generous grant from ESIP, the Earth Science Information Partners.
Organization: Marymount School Chapter - American Meteorological Society
Source: Eventbrite

The Climate Café (Open to Columbia UNI only)
February 5 | 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

Please join us for the Climate Café, an opportunity for the Columbia climate community to network and discuss the new Climate School. These casual weekly coffee chats are a chance to share your work, your ideas, and hear from your colleagues and/or classmates on all things climate and Columbia.

This event will recur on Fridays at 8:30am each week, giving an opportunity for you to connect with others on these topics over the course of the semester. There will be 20-25 slots open each week.

We will be using an online platform called Oh Yay!, which is a fun and different video-chat tool that will allow participants to check out different rooms for small, breakout conversations. You will receive the link to join once you register. Once registered, you will also be sent a reminder the evening before the event.

Other ways to get engaged with the Climate School:

Contribute your thoughts on our digital Engagement Circle (password: engagement21) We are in beta-testing mode, and greatly appreciate your help in developing this resource. Our aim is to generate conversation, collect resources, and share ideas from a wide cross section of our community, and integrate these ideas into the emerging school design. If you have not already, please sign up for Climate School updates and check out the Climate School website.
Organization: Columbia

Source: Columbia

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