Events

Date & Time
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Online webinar
Innovative Ways for States to Finance Agricultural Conservation Programs

In the next National Ecosystem Services Partnership (NESP) webinar on Tuesday, June 18, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET, Vincent Gauthier and John Feldmann will discuss the findings of a masters thesis at Duke University focused on identifying state-level agricultural conservation programs with non-traditional financing mechanisms.

The study determined that innovative state agricultural conservation programs utilize transferable tax credits, revolving funds, double dividend fees and other funding and financing mechanisms that can result in greater environmental impact per dollar and don’t rely on regular appropriations of funds by state legislatures. Out of 90 state-level agricultural programs we identify 18 that utilize an innovative financing mechanism. We will highlight 4 of these programs and discuss how they could be implemented more broadly in other states.

Register for this webinar here

Date & Time
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location
Hilton Lexington Downtown 369 W Vine St Magnolia Room Lexington, KY 40507
States and RTOs in Changing Times

Join the Great Plains Institute and the Nicholas Institute at Duke University in Lexington, Kentucky as they present "States and RTOs in Changing Times: An Expert Stakeholder Workshop for States and Stakeholders in the PJM Region" on the important issues facing states and stakeholders in PJM in 2019.

Please register here

Date
Tuesday, April 30 to Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Location
McKimmon Conference & Training Center, NC State University, Raleigh, NC
Mapping North Carolina’s Energy Efficient Future: Where do we go from here?

Jennifer Weiss, Senior Policy Associate, will speak at the 2019 State Energy Conference of North Carolina.

The State Energy Conference provides actionable insight into the business of energy, connecting technical innovation, diverse resources and industry opportunity to help drive North Carolina's regional energy economy forward with national impact.

Date & Time
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 9 a.m. to Friday, April 26, 2019 - 4 p.m.
Location
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown 900 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90017
North American Carbon World Conference

The Climate Action Reserve is pleased to present the North American Carbon World (NACW) conference. NACW addresses the most pressing issues in climate policy and carbon markets to the largest gathering of climate professionals in North America. The conference features comprehensive and up-to-date information, key thought-leaders advancing innovative climate solutions, and the best networking opportunities with colleagues in the business, government, nonprofit, and academic sectors.

In its 17th consecutive year, NACW 2019 will explore the progress of climate policy, carbon markets, and climate finance in North America and around the globe. By understanding emerging and dynamic trends  and building collaborative relationships with an expansive network of climate professionals, attendees will learn how to successfully meet the challenge of a carbon-constrained economy. For all of these reasons and more, NACW has long been considered the must-attend event of the year for climate policy and carbon markets.

Date & Time
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location
SSRI Gross Hall 230E
How Can We Construct a Sustainable Future?

Trillions of dollars in new infrastructure investments – catalyzed by China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – is planned to address the developing world’s infrastructure gap. But if not carefully planned, large-scale infrastructure projects can also threaten sensitive ecosystems, vulnerable populations, and the global climate.  What can we learn from past infrastructure investments so as not to repeat past mistakes? A panel discussion will explore what data on past investments can reveal and how they can help direct future investments in sustainable infrastructure.  The two speakers will be followed by a group discussion of how to incorporate environmental and social considerations into infrastructure planning and potential research collaborations.

Date & Time
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location
Field Auditorium, Grainger Hall (formerly Environment Hall), 9 Circuit Drive, Durham, North Carolina
Living With Wildlife: Insights from Conservation Research, Technology and Education Programs in India

Krithi Karanth presents “Living with Wildlife: Insights from conservation research, technology and education programs in India” on Monday, April 15, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST in Duke University's Field Auditorium in Grainger Hall.

Dr. Karanth has been involved in scientific research and conservation in Asia for the last 21 years focusing on the human-dimensions of conservation. Her talk will focus on projects that have applied conservation science to understand and develop interventions addressing human-wildlife conflict, wildlife connectivity and education in India. She will share stories from Wild Seve, which services more than a half million people and has assisted 13,500 families file and receive compensation for wildlife losses from the government; Wild Kaapi, a wildlife friendly certification program that launched the world's first wildlife friendly coffee company; and Wild Shaale, a conservation education program which is being implemented in 300 schools in rural India.

This talk is part of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the University Program in Environmental Policy seminar series featuring leading experts discussing a variety of pressing environmentally focused topics. This talk is also sponsored by the Nicholas School of the Environment and the Sanford School for Public Policy.

Date & Time
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location
Online webinar
How Governments Can Boost Natural Capital Thinking for Better Decision-Making: Global Overview and Practical Examples

Hear from the Natural Capital Coalition (NCC), an international collaboration that unites the global natural capital community, about the progress and outcomes of the Government Dialogue on Natural Capital in the next National Ecosystem Services Partnership (NESP) webinar on Friday, April 12, 11a.m. - 12 p.m. ET.  

Presenters Martin Lok and Marta Santamaria will provide an overview of the Coalition’s work with governments and corporations to better integrate natural capital into decision-making. Then hear about some real applications: Irene Alvarado Quesada, from the Central Bank of Costa Rica, will discuss how water accounting can help to inform decisions of a water company; and Sander de Bruyn (from CE Delft) and Leendert-Jan de Olde (from PHILIPS) will present the Dutch Environmental Prices Handbook and explain how PHILIPS used it to develop their Environmental Profit and Loss Accounts.

Watch the full webinar recording

Date & Time
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location
Field Auditorium, Grainger Hall (formerly Environment Hall), 9 Circuit Drive, Durham, North Carolina
Conflict and Coexistence: A Story of People and Elephants in the Okavango

Dr. Amanda Stronza presents "Conflict and Coexistence: A Story of People and Elephants in the Okavango" on Friday, March 29, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. EST in Duke University's Field Auditorium in Grainger Hall.

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