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Rethinking Diplomacy: A Conversation on Climate Diplomacy with Ambassador Robert O. Blake
Duke University's Rethinking Diplomacy Program is hosting a timely discussion on climate diplomacy with Ambassador Robert O. Blake, former senior advisor to US envoy for climate change John Kerry. This webinar is organized in collaboration with Duke's Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability; James E. Rogers Energy Access Project; and Sanford School of Public Policy.
Enhancing Conservation Benefits for People and Nature in North Carolina: Introducing Two New Online Tools
Conservation organizations and land trusts in North Carolina are increasingly focused on how their work can 1) contribute to humans’ and ecosystems’ resilience and adaptation to climate change and 2) directly mitigate climate change through carbon storage and sequestration.
In response, the Conservation Trust for North Carolina and the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability at Duke University have developed two online tools to help organizations to consider a broad suite of conservation benefits in their work in North Carolina.
Senior Leadership Insights: A Conversation with Dennis Gilmore, Ph.D., President, Crosslynk Research Consulting
Dennis Gilmore, Ph.D. ’78 is President of Crosslynk Research Consulting, where he provides professional services to start-ups involved in transforming new technologies into products. This role builds on his leadership background across a broad spectrum of industries and around the world. Over a career spanning nearly 40 years, he has led the development and commercialization of more than 200 new products and processes for global, science-driven companies such as Royal Dutch Shell and PPG industries.
Synergy Between Biodiversity Conservation, Climate Change, and Health: Pathways for Implementing a Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework in China
Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the first Nicholas Institute and UPEP Environmental Institutions Seminar Series presentation of the Spring 2023 semester. Our speaker will be Dr. Binbin Li, assistant professor of environmental sciences of the Environmental Research Center at Duke Kunshan University.
Power Trip: Campus Steam Plant
***This tour is for current Duke students only.***
It hasn't been a particularly frigid winter so far... except for a few memorable days at the end of December. So how do Duke buildings stay warm during cold snaps like that? Find out on this Power Trip, when Facilities Management operations engineer Chris Silcott will lead a tour of the West Campus Steam Plant.
2023 Bass Connections Fair
Duke students are encouraged to stop by the Bass Connections Fair to learn about new project teams for 2023–2024. The deadline for applications is Monday, Feb. 13, at 5 p.m. ET.
Power Lunch with Katharine Kollins
(This event is sold out, but Duke students can still sign up for the waitlist.)
Duke alum Katharine Kollins (MEM/MBA '09), president of the Southeastern Wind Coalition, will present a brief talk on current issues and career paths in the rapidly evolving wind industry, followed by discussion.
The Nature-Based Solutions Roadmap for the United States
In November, the Biden-Harris administration released a roadmap for unlocking the potential of nature-based solutions in the United States. In the fourth session of the Nature-Based Solutions: Current Issues webinar series, hear from two authors of the roadmap, as well as federal agency representatives.
Federal Cost-Benefit Analysis Policies for Evaluating Nature-Based Solutions
US federal agencies use cost-benefit analysis (CBA) to make decisions about the types of infrastructure projects to implement. In the third session of the Nature-Based Solutions: Current Issues webinar series, experts working with the federal government discuss how these policies might be updated to enable more nature-based solutions projects.
The Duke Center on Risk's Fifth Watering Hole: Climate Change Risk
The Duke Center on Risk, based at the Duke University Initiative for Science & Society, invites you to take part in the fifth in a series of conversations on risk as part of its ongoing efforts to engage scholars across Duke who are thinking about risk in any aspect of their teaching or research.
2022 A Community on Ecosystem Services (ACES) Conference
Nicholas Institute experts will present some of their latest work and discuss the National Ecosystem Services Partnership during the ACES conference.
EnergyTech University Prize Informational Webinar
Sponsored by the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) at the US Department of Energy (DOE), the EnergyTech University Prize (EnergyTech UP) is a collegiate competition challenging multidisciplinary student teams to develop and present a business plan that leverages DOE national laboratory-developed and other high-potential energy technologies.
Financing Mechanisms for Nature-Based Solutions Projects
One of the major hurdles keeping NbS projects from scaling up is finding ways to pay for them. This session, the second of the Nature-based Solutions: Current Issues webinar series, highlights insights about various mechanisms that can be used to pay for NbS, including state and federal policies and programs, as well as finance tools.
Geoconnex: A Community Index for Water Data
The Internet of Water Team at CGS will provide a detailed presentation and update for general audiences on the Internet of Water’s flagship technology, Geoconnex. When completed, this geospatial index will be capable of searching and retrieving any water metadata published in the United States, and ultimately North America and beyond. Geoconnex relies on a distributed linked data system.
Introducing Energy Pathways USA: Cross-Sector Insights on Net-Zero
This event celebrated the launch of Energy Pathways USA, a new initiative hosted by Duke University that convenes partners across multiple industries to accelerate progress toward net-zero carbon emissions. Energy Pathways USA aims to develop and share research and insights on actionable policies, pathways, and investments needed to promote the energy transition. The event began with a panel conversation about the new decarbonization landscape and key implementation issues for the Inflation Reduction Act.
Duke Water Network Virtual Fall Symposium: Western Water
Duke Water Network is hosting a virtual fall symposium on the unique challenges of water management in the western United States.
Advancing Climate Justice through Transdisciplinary Research: Developing STRONG Relationships
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the second presentation of the Nicholas Institute and UPEP Environmental Institutions Seminar Series for the 2022-2023 school year. Our speaker will be Duke alumna Kimberly Marion Suiseeya Ph.D. ‘14, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and the Environmental Policy and Culture program at Northwestern University.
Energy Crisis, Environmental Politics, and the New Left in 1970s West Germany and Austria
Paul Buchholz (Associate Professor of German, Emory University) will examine writings of the environmentalist New Left that grappled with the problem of social class in this context of environmentalism. He will show how activists and intellectuals, while being estranged from the labor movement and its political representation, staked out their position as either more authentically Marxist, or more radically revolutionary than labor organizing.
CFR Conversations: Faithful Action in a Time of Climate Change (with Avery Davis Lamb of Creation Justice Ministries)
The “Conversations” events hosted by the Duke Divinity School’s Center for Reconciliation are intended to create “a safe space where anyone can learn, discuss, and imagine God's works of reconciliation.” This installment of the series will be led by Avery Davis Lamb (Creation Justice Ministries) and will involving reflections on “what the right relationship with God's creation might look like.”
How Does Nature Measure Up? Innovative Examples of Cost-Benefit Analysis of Nature-Based Solutions
Session one of the Nature-based Solutions: Current Issues webinar series focuses on assessing the costs and benefits of NbS. How can we account for all the benefits NbS provide? How do they compare to more traditional (gray infrastructure) solutions? What is the return on investment for NbS?