Webinar-Reframing Carbon Capture and Reuse

by Arturo Herrera on August 8, 2018

FIRST WEBINAR IN THE NEW CARBON ECONOMY SERIES

Hosted by LightWorks at Arizona State University

ABOUT THE WEBINAR SERIES

The economic and industrial developments that were fueled by the industrial revolution have made nations more productive than ever before and brought in significant social and lifestyle changes.
However, they have also added approximately 2 trillion metric tons of carbon dioxide to the Earth’s atmosphere.
The Imperative: The presence of CO2 to such an extent in the atmosphere is a pressing environmental and social challenge. But, it also provides an enormous market opportunity to transform waste carbon dioxide in the air into valuable products and services in a New Carbon Economy (NCE) — an economy where carbon pollution is turned into materials and fuels that drive our daily lives.
The NCE Webinar Series: LightWorks at Arizona State University is hosting a two-webinar series to examine whether the pace of R&D funding for carbon capture, storage and reuse can be accelerated if it is framed as a social responsibility. How can government, industry and citizens contribute to the social responsibility of meeting the climate imperative by funding the underpinnings of the New Carbon Economy?
Panelists for Webinar 1: Julio Friedman, CEO of Carbon Wrangler and former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Fossil Energy; Ken Alex, Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research – California State Government; Anthony Hobley, Chief Executive Officer of the Carbon Tracker Initiative. Clark Miller, Associate Director of ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society will moderate the webinar.
More information about the series and this webinar will be posted in the coming weeks.

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Bipartisan Conversation on Pricing Carbon Emissions

by Arturo Herrera on July 19, 2018

https://bit.ly/2zTV8HZ Wed, Aug 29, 2018 1:15 PM – 2:30 PM EDT

While federal progress on climate change may have stalled, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and others on the right and left have reinvigorated efforts to use market incentives to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Join this important conversation hosted by Arizona State University’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, as our panelists explore these questions and more:

  • What are the most likely pathways towards pricing carbon emissions?
  • Will federal or state legislative efforts gain greater traction?
  • What solutions will generate bipartisan support?
Join Senator Sheldon Whitehouse for a discussion of current efforts to price carbon emissions. Co-sponsored by Arizona State University and moderated by Robert Litterman, co-founder of Kepos Capital, this panel will explore questions such as: What is the most promising legislative pathway to pricing carbon emissions? What does a bipartisan solution look like? Where should legislative efforts focus – at the state or federal level? Joining Sen. Whitehouse and Mr. Litterman are Jerry Taylor, president of the Niskanen Center; Ted Halstead, chairman and CEO of the Climate Leadership Center; and Nathaniel Keohane, Senior Vice President at Environmental Defense Fund.

PANELISTS:

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) is a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and cofounder of the Senate Climate Action Task Force. Earlier this year, he co-sponsored the American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act (S. 2368 and H.R. 4926), which would implement a carbon tax.
Robert Litterman, moderator, is a founding partner of Kepos Capital, a registered investment adviser based in New York City that employs systematic macro strategies to manage over $3 billion in assets for a global, institutional investor base.He retired in 2009 after a 23-year career at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he served in research, risk management, investments and thought leadership roles. Bob currently serves on the boards of World Wildlife Fund, the Commonfund, Options Clearing Corporation, Resources for the Future, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Sloan Foundation.
Jerry Taylor is the president of the Niskanen Center, which posits that “any reasonable risk management exercise points toward immediate decarbonization” and promotes carbon taxation. Prior to founding the Center in 2014, Mr. Taylor spent 23 years at the Cato Institute.
Ted Halstead is Chairman, CEO and founder of the Climate Leadership Council. Its mission is to convene global opinion leaders around the most cost-effective, popular and equitable climate solutions. Previously, Halstead founded New America, a centrist public policy institute where he served as President and CEO from 1999 to 2007.
Nathaniel Keohane is Senior Vice President at the Environmental Defense Fund, where he leads EDF’s climate program and helps to shape the organization’s advocacy for environmentally effective and economically sound climate policy. Nat’s areas of expertise include the design and performance of cap-and-trade programs and other policy instruments.
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The National Council for Science and the Environment invites you to register for the 2019 Annual Conference. The meeting will take place January 8-9, 2019, in Washington, D.C. at the Omni Shoreham. The Annual Conference will bring together hundreds of individuals from the environmental science community to share ideas, experiences, and best practices on today’s key issues. We hope you will join us.
NCSE 2019 Theme: Sustainable Infrastructure & Resilience
Collectively, we face pressing challenges such as extreme weather events, growing urbanization, and resource scarcity. These challenges create stress and complexity on the demand to balance natural, social, cyber, and built infrastructure in an effort to develop a sustainable, resilient, healthy, and equitable world. The role of science in solving the challenges the world faces today is significant. Collaboration across the scientific, business, and education communities is necessary to build resilience across ecosystems, communities, markets, and traditional infrastructure. Read more about the theme.
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Discounted registration is available until September 27, 2018. Discounted rates are available for students, government employees, and those that work in the nonprofit sector. See a list of fees.

 

If your university or college is a member of NCSE, you will receive additional communication later this week with instructions for accessing your complimentary registrations as part of your annual membership benefits package.
Submit a Session Proposal or Poster
Present your work in front of an audience that is eager to learn about your research, best practices, and experiences. The call for session proposals and posters is now open. Submit your proposal. Please note the deadline for submissions is August 3 at 11:59 pm.
If you have any questions, please contact Natalie Koo, NCSE Senior Manager, Meetings and Events, at nkoo@ncseglobal.org.
We look forward to seeing you this January at the NCSE 2019 Annual Conference.

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Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability, with the American Society of Adaptation Professionals and the University of the District of Columbia’s College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, is hosting a new five-webinar series — “Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience Leadership Series”.

This is the third webinar in the new series and focuses on climate justice. The costs of taking climate action and the benefits of resilience-building must be equitably shared. We can use climate action to minimize harm, maximize options, and build power for oppressed and underrepresented people and communities.
In this webinar, hear from champions of climate justice who are ensuring that adaptation action creates adaptation equity. Panelists include This session will be moderated by Elizabeth Graffy, Professor of Practice at the Arizona State University’s Center for Science, Policy & Outcomes and a Senior Sustainability Scientist at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. Subsequent webinars will address Innovations in Climate Solutions and Climate Justice and Adaptation plus other timely and impactful subjects. More detail about this webinar and the entire series will be posted over the next several weeks. SSF keeps your email and demographic information private.

Movement & Field Building – Climate Justice & Adaptation from Security & Sustainability Forum on Vimeo.

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PANEL:

Melissa Deas, Georgetown Climate Center analyst working to center equity in adaptation strategies
Jacqui Patterson, Environmental and Climate Justice Program Director, NAACP
Shamar Bibbins, Senior Program Officer, The Kresge Foundation
The webinar will be moderated by Elisabeth Graffy, Professor of Practice at Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society. Elisa was also the moderator for the first two webinars in this series.
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Long before Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico, the University of Puerto Rico established the National Institute for Energy and Island Sustainability (INESI) as a collaborative platform to understand and address the infrastructure issues being faced by the campus system and island.
Join the National Council for Science and the Environment in collaboration with Arizona State University’s Julian Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and SSF  to hear how this model for local collaboration in Puerto Rico has progressed post-Maria, and inspired a United States national network of higher education leaders focusing on resilience, data-driven decision-making, and local solutions.
The webinar addresses models for university contribution to resilience in islands and smaller countries at risk from extreme weather events.

Rebuilding in Puerto Rico_ Universities as Leaders in Community Resilience from Security & Sustainability Forum on Vimeo.

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Moderator:
Speakers:
  • Dr. Gary Dirks, Director, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University
  • Cecilio Ortiz García, Ph.D. – University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez
  • Jennie Stephens, Ph.D. – Associate Director for Strategic Research Collaborations, Global Resilience Institute (GRI) at Northeastern University and co-chair of the NCSE Energy Education Community of Practice.
  • Clark Miller, Ph.D. – ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU
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The New Climate Adaptation Leadership Series

April 25, 2018

The New Climate Adaptation Leadership Series Home Page Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability, with the American Society of Adaptation Professionals and the University of the District of Columbia’s College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, is hosting a new five-webinar series — “Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience Leadership Series”. The series will introduce […]

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Webinar: Three Revolutions – Transforming Transportation

April 24, 2018

Join SSF and Island Press in a 90-minute webinar, led by Dr. Daniel Sperling, on the three revolutions transforming the passenger transit sector. Automated, shared and electric – these new transportation technologies have the potential to transform communities and infrastructure. Will the rapidly evolving transport sector live up to its promise of creating healthier, more […]

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Webinar: Innovations in Climate Solutions

April 20, 2018

To take the action needed to thrive in a climate-changed future, we need to design, develop, and implement a host of innovative technologies and processes. Successful climate solutions innovation will require cross-sector collaboration between producers and users, and an accelerated pace of technological innovation, scaling, and transfer. In this webinar, hear from leaders who are pushing the […]

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Webinar: Energy Democracy

March 27, 2018

The near-unanimous consensus among climate scientists is that the massive burning of gas, oil, and coal is having a cataclysmic impact on our atmosphere and climate, and is depleting the Earth’s natural resources, including its land, food, fresh water, and biodiversity. Climate and environmental impacts are particularly magnified and debilitating for low-income communities and communities […]

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Impact Investing Summit

March 20, 2018

http://skytopstrategies.com/impact-investing-2018-dc-speakers/ Driving Social Purpose Through Measurable Investment Returns MAY 3, 2018    WASHINGTON, D.C.  Use code REG400 for $400 off the registration fee  Impact investing definition: Investments made into organizations, and funds with the intention to generate a measurable, beneficial social or environmental impact alongside a financial return. The Impact Investing Summit convenes thought leaders and practice experts, including allocators, academics and investors, all […]

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