5/23 – 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM EDT – https://bit.ly/2KrjSsh National Council for Science and the Environment’s  – Sustainable Infrastructure & Resilience Series
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 on May 23 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 will address models for university contribution to resilience in islands and smaller countries at risk from extreme weather events.
Moderator:
Dr. Gary Dirks, Director, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University
Speakers:
  • 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. C
  • 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

by Arturo Herrera on 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 participants to climate change adaptation leaders working in policy, innovation and technology, and climate justice and social equity from across various scales of government and sectors. These experts will share cutting-edge examples of how they are putting effective, equitable and ethical climate adaptation into practice. Participants will come away with:

1. A better understanding of why and how to act now to adapt to climate change.

2. An appreciation for the role of leadership in accelerating climate change adaptation action.

3. Increased knowledge of what constitutes holistic climate resilience, and how various sectors of society are contributing to that resilience.

Webinar 1: Climate Adaptation Policy at the State and Local Level – Delivered on April 16, 2018

This was the first webinar in the new series and focused on climate policy. Panelists included Michael McCormick, California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, and Guy Williams, on the Detroit Climate Action Plan. This session was 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.


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Webinar 2: Innovations in Climate Solutions – May 16, 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 limits of technology and process innovation to further climate action. More about the webinar …(link to the landing page)

Registration is open: Register Here.

Webinar 3: Movement & Field Building – Climate Justice & Adaptation June 11 (Tentative Date)

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.

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Webinars 4 and 5 – In Planning.

 

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June 25, 2018 – 1:15 PM to 2:45 PM EDT – https://bit.ly/2vJgTZ3

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 equitable and livable cities? Or lead to increased congestion and sprawl?

This webinar will explore the benefits and impacts of these technologies, as well as the partnerships and policies necessary to bring them to life.

 

 

Dr. Daniel Sperling is the Blue Planet Prize-winning Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy and founding director of the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS–Davis) at the University of California, Davis. He has held the transportation seat on the California Air Resources Board since 2007 (appointed by Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown) and served twice as lead author for the IPCC (sharing the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize).

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Webinar: Innovations in Climate Solutions

by Arturo Herrera on 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 limits of technology and process innovation to further climate action.

The panel included David Behar, Climate Program Director, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and Kevin Shafer, Executive Director of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewer District.
This is the second in a five-part webinar series in our new Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience Leadership Series, hosted by Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability. Co-hosts include the American Society of Adaptation Professionals and the University of the District of Columbia’s College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences.

Download the attachment -> Innovations in Climate Adaptation Solutions.

Panelists:
Elisabeth Graffy, MODERATOR Professor of Practice at the School for the Future of Innovation at Arizona State University, will moderate the webinar.
Kevin Shafer, Executive Director of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewer District.
David Behar, Climate Program Director, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission with SFPUC consultants Leah Olson with Liftech Consultants, and Vi Lam with AECOM.
Joyce Coffee, President of Climate Resilience Consulting
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Webinar: Energy Democracy

by Arturo Herrera on 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 of color. These communities often live closest to toxic sites, are disproportionately impacted by high incidences of asthma, cancer and rates of morbidity and mortality, and lack the financial resources to build resilience to climate change.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join SSF and Island Press in this 90-minute webinar about the emerging field of energy democracy, a movement that frames the struggle of working people, low-income communities, and communities of color to take control of energy resources and use those resources to empower their communities. Energy poverty is a shocking political reality in the United States and is more important than ever to combat as we face the impacts of climate change.

Denise FairchildThe webinar will be led by Denise Fairchild, the inaugural president of the Emerald Cities Collaborative , and a co-editor of Energy Democracy . Denise has dedicated over 30 years to strengthening housing, jobs, businesses, and economic opportunities for low-income residents and communities of color, domestically and internationally.

Ashura Lewis is Communications Manager at One Voice, a nonprofit civic engagement organization based in Mississippi. One Voice organizes southern communities to transform rural electric co-operatives into authentic community-controlled energy providers. She contributed to the Energy Democracy chapter on “Organizing Energy Democracy in Rural Electric Cooperatives” in Energy Democracy.

Vivian Yi Huang is Campaign and Organizing Director at the Asian Pacific Environmental Network, a nonprofit that organizes Asian-Pacific Islander communities to advance an environmental, social, and economic justice agenda. Vivian contributed to the Energy Democracy chapter on “Base-Building and Leadership Development for Energy Democracy: APEN’s Work in East Bay Asian Immigrant and Refugee 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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Climate Adaptation Policy at the State and Local Level

March 13, 2018

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 first webinar in the new series and focuses on […]

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Cyberwarfare Has the Electric Grid as Prime Target

March 5, 2018

By Llewellyn King — Electricity is the sexiest thing you can’t see. It’s the tie that binds modern society together; makes life comfortable, even livable; and keeps everything humming, from computers to production lines. Without it civil disorder and a swift descent into hard-to-imagine chaos. Just look at Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, then start […]

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Corporate Responsibility Leadership and NYC Summit The Ethical Corporation

February 22, 2018

Corporate Responsibility Leadership and NYC Summit The Ethical CorporationIn the United States, at least for the foreseeable future, it certainly looks like it is up to business and state/local governments to provide climate leadership. Many of the 150 security and sustainability webinars we have produced have focused on examples of municipal resilience actions. Fewer business sustainability examples. Recently, I […]

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Sound Science and Sound Journalism in an Era of Fake News

December 22, 2017

Join Island Press and the Security and Sustainability Forum in a sixty minute discussion about how journalists conduct their research and investigations, confirm facts, ferret out false information and maintain a sound basis for their reporting. Sound Science and Sound Journalism in an Era of Fake News from Security & Sustainability Forum on Vimeo. The discussion was moderated by […]

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