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    Constructing Africa’s Future (WEATHER ALERT)

    *All Thursday programming associated with this event has been cancelled. An abridged version of Friday's programming is planned at this time.* Hear leading academics, journalists, policymakers, and NGO experts discuss the environmental and social Implications of Chinese-financed infrastructure in Africa on Friday, January 19.

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  • Understanding China's new carbon market policy

    China's New National Carbon Market

    Not all cap-and-trade programs are made alike, and China's differs from those in the United States and Europe in some significant respects. A new Nicholas Institute working paper explains the design of China's new carbon market, contrasts it with western markets, and highlights possible implications.

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    Spring 2018 Courses

    Still finalizing your class schedule? Consider courses led by Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions staff on topics such as climate change and energy, ethical dimensions in of environmental policy, oceans, ecosystem services, economics, and more.

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    The Fracking Debate

    Daniel Raimi, a graduate of Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy and former research associate with the Duke University Energy Initiative, will speak about his new book The Fracking Debate: The Risks, Benefits, and Uncertainties of the Shale Revolution on January 25.

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  • Energy Access Project

    Energy Access Project Kickoff Event

    Please join us for the launch of the Energy Access Project 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Friday, February 23, in Washington, D.C. Jim Rogers, former CEO and chairman of the board for electric utility Duke Energy, will deliver the keynote address.

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