Events

Date & Time
Thursday, February 11, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location
Online with prior registration
Webinar: Oregon Action Framework for Health and the Outdoors

The National Ecosystem Services Partnership at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions will host the webinar, "Oregon Action Framework for Health and the Outdoors," 1-2:30 p.m. ET February 11. Speakers Emily Henke of the Oregon Public Health Institute; Katherine Smith of the U.S. Forest Service; Bobby Cochran of the Willamette Partnership; and Steve Kelley of North Carolina State University and the Kelley Family Foundation will discuss the goals and objectives of the Oregon Action Framework for Health and the Outdoors. 

Registration is free to attend, but required. 

Date & Time
Thursday, February 11, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:15pm
Location
The Fairmont Hotel, 2401 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037
3N Clean Power Plan Meeting: Regional Discussions

Senior policy associate Sarah Adair will discuss southeastern states’ response to the Clean Power Plan at the 3-N Clean Power Plan Meeting in Washington, D.C., Feb. 11. View the event agenda.

Date & Time
Friday, February 12, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Location
Environment Hall, Room 1112
Spring 2016 Seminar Series: Tom Evans

Tom Evans, a professor in the Department of Geography and senior fellow with the Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University, will speak at Duke University on "Food Systems Governance, Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation in Africa," 10-11:30 a.m. February 12 in room 1112 of Environment Hall. 

Climate change is having significant impacts on agricultural production in dryland ecosysystems, this is particularly the case in Africa where a large portion of farmers are reliant on rained agricultural systems or small-scale irrigation. Evans will discuss the interplay between governance, household-level decision making and food security based on research in Zambia and Kenya. He will address the adaptive capacity of farmers in different types of smallholder systems in context of changing climate patterns evident in East and Southern Africa.

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.

Date & Time
Sunday, February 14, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Location
Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.
Climate Change and Agriculture: Revisiting the Evidence and Potential Solutions

Alison Eagle, policy associate in the Ecosystem Services Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will speak during a session titled "Climate Change and Agriculture: Revisiting the Evidence and Potential Solutions," at the AAAS 2016 Annual Meeting Feb. 14.

Eagle will talk, specifically, about how federal climate policies were expected to create carbon markets that would induce large reductions in agricultural greenhouse gas emissions. She will offer political, technical and economic reasons why these large-scale changes have not yet materialized, what has transpired instead, and what could produce more significant reductions in the future. She will also provide information on public and private sector initiatives that seek to induce greenhouse gas mitigation from U.S. agriculture.

For more information, visit the event website.

Date & Time
Thursday, February 25, 2016 -
3:45pm to 5:15pm
Location
Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, Virginia
Transforming Agriculture: Blending Technology and Tradition

Lydia Olander, director of the Ecosystem Services Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will speak at The U.S Department of Agriculture's 92nd Annual Agricultural Outlook Forum in Arlington, Va., Feb. 25. Olander will present during the Ecosystem Services and Environmental Markets session, where she will discuss incorporating ecosystem services into federal decision making. 

For more information on the forum, visit the website.

Date & Time
Friday, February 26, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Location
Environment Hall, Room 1112
Spring 2016 Seminar Series: Corey Johnson

Corey Johnson, an associate professor at the University of North Carolina will speak at Duke University on "Examining the Environment and Development Tradeoffs through the Resource Nexus: The Case of Urban Governance," at 10 a.m. February 26 in Environment Hall, room 1112.

This presentation draws on work with a collaborative network of resource nexus scholars, first providing a brief overview of the concept and its relationship to environmental change, sustainable development, and security. It then looks at the specific case of resource network issues in urban spaces, where an ever increasing share of the world’s population lives. Cases from South and East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa are used to illustrate the potential—and some of the limitations—of resource network approaches to help us understand and better address the environmental consequences of resource extraction and consumption in cities.

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.

Date & Time
Thursday, March 3, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location
Online with prior registration
Webinar: Cloud-Based Modeling and Big Data Approaches for Ecosystem Services Assessment: Moving from Hype to Substance

The National Ecosystem Services Partnership at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions will host the webinar "Cloud-Based Modeling and Big Data Approaches for Ecosystem Services Assessment: Moving from Hype to Substance," 2-3 p.m. ET March 3. 

Ken Bagstad, a research economist with the U.S. Geological Survey, will be among the presenters.

Registration is free to attend, but required.

Date & Time
Friday, March 4, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Location
LSRC A247
Spring 2016 Seminar Series: David Konisky

Growing evidence suggests that poor and minority communities are relatively more vulnerable to environmental pollution. Indiana University's David Konisky will speak at Duke University on "Regulatory Enforcement, Riskscapes and Environmental Justice," 10-11:30 a.m. March 4 in LSRC A247.

Konisky will discuss his research, which finds that state regulatory agencies pursue a mixture of instrumental and political enforcement but that these tactics are applied unevenly across traditional environmental justice communities.

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.

Date & Time
Friday, March 18, 2016 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Location
Jane S. McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC 27695
Water Resources Research Institute Annual Conference

Lydia Olander, director of the Ecosystem Services Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will deliver the keynote address at the Water Resources Research Institute Annual Conference on March 18. 

For more information, visit the event website.

Date & Time
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 6:30pm to Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 12:00pm
Location
Aspen, Colorado
2016 Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum

The Aspen Institute’s Energy and Environment Program and Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions convene this water forum annually to address domestic water challenges in the 21st century with utility, finance, and emerging technology executives, along with policy makers and thought leaders. The Forum considers water infrastructure and investment; ecosystem and watershed functions; resiliency in the face of climate change; emerging technologies and finance. 

By Invitation Only.
Please contact Nicole Buckley to learn more: nicole.buckley@aspeninstitute.org