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Date and Time
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Location
Webinar

The Hidden Side of Energy Access: Understanding Clean Cooking

Join the Health and Energy Platform of Action, the Clean Cooking Alliance, and the World Health Organization for the second session in our webinar series, Transitioning to Clean Cooking.

Date and Time
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. (U.S. ET)
Location
Webinar

Sustainable Infrastructure: From Principles to Practice

This first webinar in the Sustainable Infrastructure: Putting Principle into Practice series will include an introduction to UNEP’s 10 good practice principles for sustainable infrastructure and interactive discussion of the case study approach that we will be using throughout the webinars.

Date and Time
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
Webinar

The Global Plastic Pollution Pandemic

Since its popularization in the 1950s, plastic use has skyrocketed due to its low cost and versatility, and it has become widely used in many sectors from packaging to the automotive industry. However, due to plastic’s longevity and resistance to decomposition, its widespread use has led to an epidemic of mismanaged waste. This plastic waste is entering the ocean at a rate of around 11 million metric tons a year, where it harms marine life, damages habitats, affects food safety and quality, and threatens human health.

Date and Time
Monday, May 3, 2021 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. (CDT)
Location
Webinar

GEMS Metrics Webinar: Funding

This webinar is one of a 3-part series to share results of the Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Service Logic Models and Socio-Economic Indicators (GEMS) project, which aims to advance standardized socio-economic metrics that encompass the broad environmental, social and economic goals of restoration success shared by many institutions across the Gulf. In a set of three webinars, we will discuss the models, metrics, protocols, and web-based tools that were developed throughout this 3-year project with input from a large group of experts and stakeholders.

Date and Time
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (CDT)
Location
Webinar

GEMS Metrics Webinar: Monitoring

This webinar is one of a 3-part series to share results of the Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Service Logic Models and Socio-Economic Indicators (GEMS) project, which aims to advance standardized socio-economic metrics that encompass the broad environmental, social and economic goals of restoration success shared by many institutions across the Gulf. In a set of three webinars, we will discuss the models, metrics, protocols, and web-based tools that were developed throughout this 3-year project with input from a large group of experts and stakeholders.

Date and Time
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (CDT)
Location
Webinar

GEMS Metrics Webinar: Planning

This webinar is one of a 3-part series to share results of the Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Service Logic Models and Socio-Economic Indicators (GEMS) project, which aims to advance standardized socio-economic metrics that encompass the broad environmental, social and economic goals of restoration success shared by many institutions across the Gulf. In a set of three webinars, we will discuss the models, metrics, protocols, and web-based tools that were developed throughout this 3-year project with input from a large group of experts and stakeholders.

Date and Time
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (EDT)
Location
Webinar

Climate Resilience: An Urgent Opportunity for U.S. Leadership

As world leaders attend the Leaders Summit on Climate, the Resilience Roadmap project convened a one-hour conversation to hear from resilience leaders. The Resilience Roadmap project is a non-partisan project convened in 2021 by the Duke University Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and Susan Bell Associates.

Date and Time
Monday, April 19, 2021 - 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Coastal Habitat Learning Series

Join the Pew Charitable Trusts, Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, and the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries for a discussion of how coastal habitats contribute to coastal protection and blue carbon storage, and the ways in which states are utilizing this information for climate and coastal management planning.

Date
Monday, April 19, 2021 to Thursday, April 22
Location
Online Event

NC State Energy Conference

Jennifer Weiss, Senior Policy Associate, Climate and Energy Program, will participate in a keynote plenary, "North Carolina's Clean Energy Plan: Overview and Progress," on April 22 at 9:45–10:30 a.m, as part of the NC State Energy Conference.

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. It will be held virtually April 19-22.

Date
Thursday, April 15, 2021 to Friday, April 16
Location
Online Event

2021 Fortin Foundation Bass Connections Virtual Showcase

Join the 2021 Fortin Foundation Bass Connections Virtual Showcase to celebrate the accomplishments of 2020–2021 Bass Connections project teams. The Virtual Showcase will be divided into three synchronous sessions over two days.

Date and Time
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Location
Online event

Film Discussion: Beyond Zero

Register to join a discussion with Beyond Zero director Nathan Havey, executive producer Diana Propper de Callejon, and Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions director Tim Profeta. This event is organized by Sustainable Duke, the EDGE Center at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, and the Duke University Energy Initiative.
 
This event is open to current Duke students, faculty, and staff. Registrants will receive a link to screen the film (good through April 14) and link to join the panel discussion.

Date and Time
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Deep Sea Mining: Assessing Challenges and Opportunities

An important international policy struggle is underway, one that is invisible to most citizens. Countries are preparing to mine the ocean floor in the deep sea, hoping to secure minerals that are deemed important to supporting a modern economy.

Date and Time
Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location
Webinar

Making Peace with Nature: A Global Endeavor We Can Achieve

Marking its 75th anniversary, in January 2020, the United Nations (UN) launched a global consultation of 1.5 million survey respondents from over 195 countries and territories with the aim of gathering information about perceptions and aspirations concerning the world we want. In the framework of the Rethinking Diplomacy Program, the Duke Center for International and Global Studies (DUCIGS) has launched a UN75 webinar series to address key issues of global concern highlighted by the global consultation.

Date
Monday, April 5, 2021 to Saturday, April 10
Location
Online Event

Enviro-Art Gallery 2021

The Enviro-Art Gallery presents art as a call to action, working to connect people to places, ecosystems, and international experiences of nature through engaging visual dialogues.
 

Date and Time
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (EDT)
Location
Webinar

The Power of Storytelling: New Narratives to Avert Climate Crisis​

This is the second webinar in the free "Global Coalition for Community Climate Action" series, a leadership development initiative presented by American University of Beirut, Duke University, EARTH University, and The University of Texas at Austin.

Date and Time
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Pb Seminar: Emmanuel Obeng-Gyasi

Dr. Emmanuel Obeng-Gyasi will present recent work that characterizes potential soil lead (Pb) exposure risk at the household scale in Greensboro, North Carolina, using an innovative combination of field sampling, statistical analysis, and machine-learning techniques. Soil samples were collected at the dripline, yard, and street-side at 462 households (total sample size=2,310) and then analyzed for Pb. These data were then combined with publicly available data on potential historic Pb sources, soil properties, and household and neighborhood demographic characteristics.

Date and Time
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
Webinar

The Power of Deserts

The oil-rich countries of the Arabian/Persian Gulf currently face a dual challenge. As climate predictions for their region suggest conditions could become intolerable later this century, renewable energy stands to eclipse demand for oil. What if these countries decide it’s in their best interest to turn away from oil, harness their immense solar potential, and emerge as vanguards of global climate action?

Date and Time
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Water Affordability and Equity in the United States

Martin Doyle, Director of the Water Policy Program, presents "Water Affordability and Equity in the United States," an American Water Resources Association webinar, on March 24. A recording of the webinar will be available through the AWRA website.

Date and Time
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Water Data for COVID Pt. 2

Join the Internet of Water (IoW) for "Water Data for COVID Pt. 2 - Data for COVID: Wastewater Surveillance" on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 3:00pm-4:30pm ET.

Date and Time
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Online Event

Virtual Policy Boot Camp: Foreign Governments and U.S. Institutions Abroad

This session will explore pathways for working with foreign governments and institutions to further positive environmental policy outcomes. Jackson Ewing, senior fellow at the Nicholas Institute, will discuss working directly with environmental ministries—with stories from Singapore and China. Jonathan Phillips, director of the Energy Access Project at Duke, will cover tools of U.S. economic influence abroad—focusing on development finance, foreign assistance, and export facilitation—and related priorities of the new administration.