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Just Collaboration: Asset- and Systems-Based Approaches to Community Partnership

This presentation will offer perspectives on how institutional partners can use asset- and systems-based approaches to engaging with community and discuss the range of engagement strategies Communities in Partnership (CIP) and its university partners use to create just community-based research partnerships.

Date and Time
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Critical Issues in US-China Relations: Searching for Common Ground (China Town Hall 2021)

Join APSI and DUCIGS for a China Town Hall on Tuesday, October 19th at 7:00 p.m. (EST). The first part of the event will consist of a virtual "watch party" for a keynote address from the National Committee on US-China Relations featuring renowned author, journalist and political commentator, Fareed Zakaria, for a discussion of how the U.S.-China relationship affects our cities, towns, and communities. From supply chains to national security, new technologies to climate change, the future of both countries will be determined by their relations with one another and the global community.

Date and Time
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location
Webinar

What Can The Humanities Contribute to the Global Energy Transition?

Climate catastrophe—already brutally present in the form of now-annual disastrous hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires—heightens the urgency of moving away from planet-warming fossil fuels. Tackling climate change will require technical expertise, of course, but new ways of living will be needed as well. How can the humanities inform our understanding of the climate crisis and our efforts to combat it?

Date and Time
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location
Ahmadieh Family Grand Hall (Gross Hall 330)

Avoiding Environmental Impacts and Investing in Nature (Principle #4)

This webinar explores Principle #4: Avoiding Environmental Impacts and Investing in Nature from UNEP's International Good Practice Principles for Sustainable Infrastructure. The session introduces Principle #4, followed by an introduction to the Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions (NbS). The remainder of the session includes the presentation and discussion of a case study.

Date and Time
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. (GMT)
Location
Webinar

Student Event: Energy Access @ Duke

Come join the Global Energy Access Network and the Energy Access Project to learn more about the energy access work happening at Duke, and how students can get involved! Featuring presentations from students who did access-related projects last summer through the Energy Internship Program.

Date and Time
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location
Ahmadieh Family Auditorium (Gross 107)

Rebuilding Marine Ecosystems in the Anthropocene

Habitat restoration is now being championed as a scalable strategy to reverse global habitat declines. This Oceans @ Duke panel discussion will include experts in the ecosystem restoration, who will provide insights into vital questions related to this topic.

Date and Time
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (EDT)
Location
Webinar

Global Earth-Economy Modeling: Linking GTAP and InVEST to address sustainability challenges

In this National Ecosystem Services Partnership (NESP) webinar, Justin Johnson (University of Minnesota) will present recent work completed with the World Bank that lays out a new model, GTAP-InVEST, that links a computable general equilibrium model from the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) with an ecosystem services model, Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs (InVEST), to assess important sustainability challenges.

Date and Time
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Exploring Water Affordability in the U.S.: Drivers, Data, and Dashboards

In this webinar, Lauren Patterson will discuss the water affordability gap in the U.S., why affordability is hard to measure, and what we are learning about the scale of affordability challenges. She will also demonstrate the new Water Affordability Dashboard as one tool to explore affordability and financial capability within and across utilities.

Date and Time
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (EDT)
Location
Webinar

Power Up Series (Session 2)

Duke students, are you interested in energy but don’t know where to start? Duke University’s Power Up series will introduce you to current issues and trends in this rapidly evolving sector.

Session 2: Wed. Sept. 29, 6:00-7:30 p.m. – Intro to Energy Systems and Tech: Get the latest on key trends and potential gamechangers in clean energy tech! Led by Dr. Tim Johnson (Nicholas School of the Environment) and Dr. Eric Rohlfing (Duke University Energy Initiative).

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location
Fuqua Lilly Classroom, 100 Fuqua Drive

The Great Infrastructure Game

Jackson Ewing, Senior Fellow, will present "The Great Infrastructure Game: Why Asia, Europe and America are Competing to Build in the Developing World and What It Means for the Global Climate."

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
Webinar

RI Canada 2021 Deep Dive – SDG Investing for a Sustainable Blue Economy: from Antigua to the Arctic

This deep dive session at the RI Canada 2021 conference will explore how Canada’s oceans expertise can support global sustainable investing in fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, and new technology areas. John Virdin, director of the Nicholas Institute's Ocean and Coastal Policy Program, will be among the speakers.

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. (EDT)
Location
Webinar

Power Up Series (Session 1)

Duke students, are you interested in energy but don’t know where to start? Duke University’s Power Up series will introduce you to current issues and trends in this rapidly evolving sector.

Session 1: Wed. Sept. 22, 6:00-7:30 p.m. – Intro to Policy’s Role in the Clean Energy Transition: Big fan of clean energy? Learn more about policy's role in advancing renewables. Led by Kate Konschnik and Jennifer Weiss of the Climate and Energy Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location
Fuqua Lilly Classroom, 100 Fuqua Drive

The Water Reporter App: Data Management for Community Science Groups

Community Science groups collect a wealth of data on water quality that can be leveraged to improve management of water resources. John Dawes, executive director of The Commons, will present the Water Reporter app, which provides local monitoring programs with streamlined data management, visualization, and export capabilities to official databases.

Date and Time
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Power Lunch with Elaine Hsieh: Accelerating Climate Tech Innovation

Duke students are invited to join an in-person Power Lunch featuring virtual speaker Elaine Hsieh, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Third Derivative, a vertically-integrated global climate tech accelerator program. Elaine graduated from Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering with a master’s degree in engineering management in 1998 and a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering in 1997.

Date and Time
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
Gross Hall 100C - The Generator

SE REVI Map Launch

States and territories participating in the Southeast Regional Electric Vehicle Information Exchange (SE REVI) have launched a multi-state electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure map to enable coordination across the region on EV infrastructure investments. This webinar will review key features of the map and share information about the collaboration.

Date and Time
Monday, September 13, 2021 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (EDT)
Location
Webinar

Anticipating Changes in Federal Methane Emissions Standards for Oil and Gas Operations

In this webinar, the AAAS EPI Center will convene noted experts and practitioners to discuss the scientific evidence that can inform federal, state, regional, and local efforts to mitigate methane emissions and their contributions to changing climatic conditions and to identify the most pressing issues related to potential changes in the regulation of methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. This will be an interactive event designed to share existing information, surface knowledge gaps, and discuss constraints to the implementation of evidence-informed solutions.

Date and Time
Monday, September 13, 2021 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Service Logic Models and Socio-Economic Indicators (GEMS) Webinar

The Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Service Logic Models and Socio-Economic Indicators (GEMS) project was a three-year effort to advance standardized socio-economic metrics. The project team will discuss the models, metrics, protocols, and web-based tools that were developed.

Date and Time
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (CDT)
Location
Webinar

Southeast Energy Insecurity Stakeholder Initiative Webinar: Creative Financing Options — Green Banks, On-Bill, and PACE

This subject matter expert webinar will focus on innovative financing mechanisms such as green banks, inclusive on-bill financing programs, and Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs.

Date and Time
Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (EDT)
Location
Webinar

Comprehensive Lifecycle Assessment of Sustainability (Principle #3)

The session provides an introduction to Principle #3, followed by a technical presentation on the biodiversity mitigation hierarchy, which can help infrastructure planners avoid, minimize, and offset infrastructure’s impacts to biodiversity.

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. (GMT)
Location
Webinar

POSTPONED: Porch Hangout

Hey Duke students, faculty, and staff, the Energy Initiative and Nicholas Institute invite y’all to come mingle at a casual drop-in event on the covered porch at Gross Hall, where many of our staff are now based. IMPORTANT: Due to the recent escalation of COVID-19 cases at Duke University, the Porch Hangout is postponed until a later date.

Date and Time
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Gross Hall (outside)