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Network for Engineering With Nature (N-EWN) Partners Meeting External link

N-EWN's goal for this symposium is to provide partners (including Duke University) with an opportunity to learn about the innovative work of each organization, create stronger connections between partners, and facilitate collaboration on new projects. Register by Feb. 1 for a discounted Early Bird registration fee ($250 for faculty, staff, and other non-students; $125 for students).

Date
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 to Friday, May 24
Location
Hyatt Place St. Augustine/Vilano Beach, 117 Vilano Road, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Implementing the National Climate Resilience Framework: Recommendations from the Practitioner Community

At the National Adaptation Forum, Lydia Olander, program director, and Liz Losos, executive in residence, will co-host a panel on Wednesday, May 15 as organizers of the Resilience Roadmap on the National Climate Resilience Framework.

Date
Monday, May 13, 2024 to Thursday, May 16
Location
St. Paul, MN

Energy Pathways USA Briefing: EPA Power Sector Regulations

Energy Pathways USA, convened by the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability at Duke University, will host a briefing on the US Environmental Protection Agency’s newly released power sector regulations. Nicholas Institute expert Tim Profeta, former EPA special counsel for the power sector and senior advisor, will explain the new standards for existing coal and new gas-fired power plants, outline the key implications and questions for US decarbonization, and answer attendee questions.

Date and Time
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Investing for Mission Driven Institutions, Discussion Session with ACIR External link

Register for this BONUS session in the "Investing for Mission-Driven Institutions" seminar series hosted by the Office of Climate and Sustainability. The session will feature a discussion with Emma Rasiel, Richard Y. Li Professor of the Practice in the Economics Department, and the Chair of the Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility (ACIR) about ACIR's February response to the Duke Climate Coalition's most recent proposal for fossil fuel divestment.

Date and Time
Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location
Rubenstein Library, Holsti-Anderson Family, Assembly Room 153

National Climate Resilience Framework: Food, Land and Water External link

Released in September 2023, the US government's first-ever National Climate Resilience Framework establishes a vision for a climate-resilient nation and guidance for resilience-related activities and investments by the federal government and its partners. In the second webinar in the National Climate Resilience Framework: From Ideas to Action series, hear from experts about implementation of the Framework’s Objective 5: to sustainably manage lands and waters to enhance resilience while providing other benefits.

Date and Time
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. (PT)
Location
Webinar

Lunch + Learn with Alix Peterson Zwane External link

Alix Peterson Zwane is executive in residence with the James E. Rogers Energy Access Project at Duke University at the Nicholas Institute. All current Duke students are invited to attend. Seating is limited and lunch will be provided.

Date and Time
Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Location
100A Gross Hall

AI Health Virtual Seminar Series:  Myth Versus Reality: Unraveling Common Misconceptions About Heat-Related Illnesses External link

Summer of 2023 served as a wake-up call for many regarding the impact of extreme heat. The toll on communities was severe. In this session, we will discuss extreme heat and its impact on public health, focusing on the prevalent myths and misconceptions surrounding extreme heat, shedding light on the realities that healthcare providers need to understand to effectively mitigate risks and provide optimal care.

Date and Time
Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
Virtual

2024 Fortin Foundation Bass Connections Showcase External link

Two Energy & Environment project teams will be sharing their research highlights through five-minute lightning talks at the 2023-2024 Fortin Foundation Bass Connections Showcase: "Impacts of Artisanal Gold Mining on Humans and the Environment" and "Tracking Climate Change with Satellites and Artificial Intelligence."

Date and Time
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location
Penn Pavilion

Navigating North Carolina’s Rising Temperatures: Understanding and Addressing the Health Risks of Heat

Heat poses a significant threat to our health and well-being. As North Carolina summers become warmer and longer with high numbers of extremely hot days and warm nights, community leaders are asking for ways to prepare. Join us for an introductory webinar where we will explore North Carolina's changing temperatures, the dangers of extreme heat to human health, evidence-based strategies for preventing heat-related illnesses, how communities in NC are already preparing, and how the state government can help.

Date and Time
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Location
Webinar

Investing for Mission-Driven Institutions Seminar Series: Reflect Back on Initial Conversation External link

Reflect back on initial conversation. “How best can mission driven institutions (e.g. universities, foundations, non-profits) balance fiduciary obligations with interests in expressing institutional values through their long-term investments?” Session moderator: Tim Profeta

Date and Time
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location
Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room, Rubenstein Library, Room 153

Beyond Talking Points: Climate Financing and the Role of Federal Incentives

Communities across the world are becoming increasingly vulnerable to climate shocks like floods and droughts—how will the future of climate change be impacted by funding public and private investments into the sustainable infrastructure required to mitigate climate crises in the future?

Join Duke in DC for a discussion with a panel of Duke University experts to talk about what we mean when we say climate finance, the work already being done in the public and private sectors and how crucial incentivizing investment at the policy-making level will be to the future of planet earth.

Date and Time
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
Webinar

2024 National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration

Nicholas Institute experts Sara Mason, Lydia Olander, and Katie Warnell are participating in the National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration (NCER) this year. NCER is a premier gathering of ecosystem restoration professionals from across the country, featuring four days of presentations dedicated to both small and large scale ecosystem restoration. 

Date
Sunday, April 14, 2024 to Friday, April 19
Location
Albuquerque, NM

FLI: Energy Transformation: With Energy Justice for All External link

This Reunion Weekend 2024, register to attend this hybrid event from the Duke Alumni Forever Learning Institute's Energy Transformation series in-person at Reynolds Theater or virtually via Zoom. In this penultimate session, Duke experts will discuss the interconnected nature of climate and human development policies and goals. Jonathan Phillips, director of the James E. Rogers Energy Access Project, is among the featured guest speakers for this session.

Date and Time
Friday, April 12, 2024 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Reynolds Theater (and virtual via Zoom)

Startup Showcase 2024 Featured Companies External link

Seize the opportunity to connect with groundbreaking Duke startups, engage with top-tier talent, and unlock potential investment prospects, strategic customer relationships, and valuable partnerships. Join Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the Duke Startup Showcase and get inspired by trailblazing startups spanning diverse sectors like healthcare, AI, consumer goods, services, and energy. Cast your vote for the Best in Showcase venture, and watch $100K in non-dilutive prizes be awarded at the final pitch session.

Date and Time
Thursday, April 11, 2024 - 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location
Fuqua School of Business

Energy in Emerging Markets: Duke Alumni-Student Networking Session

Are you a Duke alum in the DC area with an interest in energy access and advancing a just energy transition in emerging economies? Come exchange insights and make new connections with other professionals and Duke students during this networking session. Snacks and drinks will be served!

Date and Time
Friday, April 5, 2024 - 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location
Duke in DC Rooftop Terrace

Power Lunch with Rob Howard

Rob Howard (T ’99) currently serves as CEO of ClearGen, a “one-stop shop for clean energy capital needs” in the Blackstone Credit portfolio. He’ll discuss lessons learned from over 20 years of experience investing in, financing and managing energy assets, with Q&A to follow. Lunch will be provided.

Date and Time
Friday, April 5, 2024 - 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
The Generator (Gross 100C)

Investing for Mission-Driven Institutions Seminar Series: Evaluation of Peer Institutions External link

How are Duke’s peer institutions managing the climate footprint of their investments? Session moderators: Ronnie Chatterji and Emily Nagamoto

Date and Time
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location
TBD

New U.S. Army Corps Rule, New Possibilities for Water Resources Projects

Earlier this year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released a proposed rule that establishes updated agency specific procedures (ASPs) for how the Corps' Principles, Requirements, and Guidelines are implemented. In this informational webinar from the National Ecosystem Services Partnership, panelists will explore how and why the updated ASPs came to be, the implications of the ASP update for water resource projects, and how USACE project partners expect to be able to leverage the updated rule to better provide multibenefit projects.

Date and Time
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Location
Webinar

The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea at 40: Successes, Challenges, and the Role of the U.S. in Implementation External link

Register to attend this webinar hosted by the Ocean Diplomacy Working Group and the Rethinking Diplomacy Program featuring David Balton (Executive Director of the U.S. Arctic Executive Steering Committee) and David Freestone (Executive Secretary of the Sargasso Sea Commission) on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). Nicholas Institute expert John Virdin will be moderating.

Date and Time
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Location
Virtual via Zoom

Open Policy Working Group High Seas Symposium External link

All ocean enthusiasts are invited to explore the policy solutions to biodiversity issues facing the high seas. The High Seas Symposium, hosted by Duke's Ocean Policy Working Group, will include refreshments, lightning talks, and a high seas treaty panel.

Capacity is limited so secure your spot early.

Date and Time
Friday, March 29, 2024 - 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Field Auditorium, Grainger Hall