My Climate Change News

2022 Climate Business and Investment Conference
April 29 | 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Avoiding catastrophic climate change will require a rapid and sustained reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. While more than 1,000 companies with combined revenue over $10 trillion have already pledged to reduce emissions to net zero, there is no clear path for effectively reaching this goal. The 2022 Climate Business & Investment Conference will hear from leading academics and practitioners on the latest net zero business strategies and the implications for climate change. The event will feature speakers from Beyond Meat, Boston Consulting Group, Carbon Direct, Climeworks, Columbia University, L'Oreal, Lowercarbon Capital, Three Cairns Group, and more. RSVP ? Registration closes at 5 PM on Wednesday, April 27. ----- About the event This conference - a joint effort by the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School and Columbia Climate School - brings together climate academics and business leaders to understand how new advances in research and practice can inform investments in specific sectors of the global economy. The forum explores topics that address the value and opportunity of using a science-based approach to inform and guide business and investment decisions.
Organization: Columbia

Source: Columbia
Monthly Hub Meeting - Arlington
May 1 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Organization: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Source: Faith Alliance For Climate Solutions
Jigar Shah on Sustaining CarbonProgressin an Energy Crisis
May 4 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sustain What? Jigar Shah on Sustaining CarbonProgressin an Energy Crisis

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

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

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

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

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


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
Sustain What? Friday News Review - Methane in the Hot Seat
May 6 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sustain What? Friday News Review - Methane in the Hot Seat

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

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

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

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

http://climate.columbia.edu

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


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia
Climate LIVE K12: Disasters and Climate Change in the Caribbean
May 8 | 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Climate LIVE K12: Disaster and Climate Change in Small Island Developing States- A Look at the Caribbean

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

About this Event

Target Audience: Grades 9-12, Undergraduates, Educators, the Public

Disasters and climate have impacts all across the globe, but the type and severity of climatic disasters vary geographically. This session will examine the impact of disasters and climate change on small islands, placing a special emphasis on extreme events in the Caribbean region.

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 Laurel Zaima-Sheehy ([email protected])


Organization: Columbia

Source: Columbia
Climate LIVE K12: Natural Ideas for Unnatural Problems
May 10 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Climate LIVE K12: Natural Ideas for Unnatural Problems: Ecosystem-Based Disaster Risk Reduction

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

About this Event

Presenter: Hannah Dancy, Project Coordinator, National Center for Disaster Preparedness

Target Audience: Grades 8-12, Educators, the Public

For many, a changing climate means increasing frequency and intensity of all types of natural disaster, including floods, droughts, fires, and windstorms. New infrastructure can be costly to build and maintain, and old infrastructure crumbles under the stress of a modern climate. In this session, we will discuss natural strategies to adapt to disaster that have become 'un'natural, and what other services these novel strategies can provide to our communities.

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 Laurel Zaima-Sheehy ([email protected])


Organization: Columbia

Source: Columbia
Energy Companies and the Energy Transition: Transforming the...
May 10 | 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Energy Companies and the Energy Transition: Transforming the Organization

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

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

Moderator:

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

Speakers:

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

---

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

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

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


Organization: Columbia

Source: Columbia
Covering Climate Where Data are Scant and Beliefs Run Hot
May 13 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sustain What? Covering Climate Where Data are Scant and Beliefs Run Hot

Friday News Review and Closer Look

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Subscribe to stay abreast of Sustain What webcasts and receive Andy Revkin's free twice-weekly newsletter of the same name: http://j.mp/revkinbulletin

Get in touch with ideas or feedback!
http://j.mp/sustainwhatfeedback

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


Organization: Columbia
Source: Columbia

Online Events Related to Climate Change

Time Zone: (Please check the individual websites for
the latest information on planned events)
Show Events From: To: Search Text:   Keyword:
Organization: Source: Organization Type:
          (Select 'All' to view all events)
      
No records found for selection criteria specified