Events

Date & Time
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 8:30am to Friday, September 11, 2015 - 2:00pm
Location
Duke Kunshan University No. 8 Duke Avenue, Kunshan, Jiangsu, China 215316
China-US Climate Change Action and Cooperation

Duke-Kunshan University will host a workshop on “China-US Climate Change Action and Cooperation” September 10-11 organized by faculty at Duke University, Peking University, Michigan State University, and Tsinghua University. The workshop will review key domestic climate change actions implemented or emerging in the United States and China, as well as the potential for an emerging international agreement and other initiatives to support further action and cooperation. The workshop will be organized around four sessions examining regional and national policies in the U.S. and in China.  The event will begin with a “scenesetter” discussing trends and forecasts for both countries, and end with roundtable discussion of both international arrangements emerging in the negotiations of a new climate change agreement this year as well as other arenas of bilateral and multilateral cooperation that can influence climate change mitigation. 

Date & Time
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Location
101 West Duke Building
Strategies and Challenges of Community-Based Environmental Research

Community-based research methods are increasingly used to study environmental justice issues. Academics can partner in a variety of ways with the communities that bear disproportionate burdens from environmental hazards and receive fewer environmental benefits. These partnerships can be powerful pathways for producing research insights and effecting policy change, but they also present unique challenges, such as ensuring that the research is aligned with community needs and priorities.

Join us the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the Kenan Institute for Ethics 1:30-2:30 p.m. September 16 for a conversation with Elizabeth Shapiro-Garza on the various strategies of community-based research methods that could be employed in environmental justice contexts.

Date & Time
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 1:00pm to Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 4:30pm
Location
Hart House, St. George Campus, University of Toronto
Taking Action: Achieving Ontario and Canadian Climate Change Goals

Brian Murray, director of the Environmental Economics Program at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will speak at the 2015 Beatrice and Arthur Minden Symposium on the Environment "Taking Action: Achieving Ontario and Canadia Climate Change Goals." The two day event will focus on the distributive implications of design of the new Ontario cap-and-trade program.

Date & Time
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Location
Fuqua School of Business
Leadership in a Time of Rapid Change: Envisioning Solutions to Environmental Challenges

The Nicholas Institute will host a day-long forum—convened in honor of its tenth anniversary—to assess how we can harness big data, cutting-edge technologies, and adaptation research to create science-based, interdisciplinary approaches attuned to the accelerating and dynamic change in the world.