Events

Date & Time
Sunday, March 5, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:30pm
Location
Gross Hall 107
Power to the People: Tackling Energy Inequality through Clean Energy Solutions

January's snow and ice cancelled Winter Forum programming "Power to the People: Tackling Energy Inequality through Clean Energy Solutions," but its now been rescheduled to Sunday, March 5. The condensed 3.5-hour format is also open to all current Duke students. 

The program will take a domestic focus in exploring the extent and complexity of energy poverty, socioeconomic and health effects of energy access challenges, and what transitions to clean energy might look like. Dinner will be provided, but prior registration is required.

Sponsored by Duke's Office of Undergraduate Education in partnership with the Energy Initiative, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, and the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity.

Date & Time
Friday, March 10, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Location
Environment Hall 2102
Assessing the Long-Term Impacts of International Aid for Forests

Daniel C. Miller, assistant professor of natural resources and environmental sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will present “Assessing the Long-Term Impacts of International Aid for Forests” on Friday, March 10, 10–11:30 a.m. in Environment Hall 2102.  

International aid remains a critical resource for forest conservation and management in developing countries. The challenge for ensuring accountability for the effectiveness of those efforts is that their results may take years, even decades, to materialize. Miller will present the results of a review of scholarship on the impacts of forest-related interventions and highlight a new approach to address this challenge: use of predictive proxy indicators (PPIs). He will describe work to identify and validate PPIs—measures taken during implementation of an aid project that are designed to provide credible information on long-term impacts—based on review of World Bank’s forestry portfolio. Miller will put the results, which suggest that PPIs could be a cost-effective monitoring tool, in the context of research on locally managed forest commons to draw out broad lessons for understanding long-term impacts in the forest sector.

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
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 -
8:00am to 9:30am
Location
Durham Marriott City Center Hotel, 201 Foster Street, Durham, NC 27701
2017 National Association of Environmental Professionals Conference

Tim Profeta, director of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will deliver the welcoming address at the 2017 National Association of Environmental Professionals Conference on March 28.

Registration is required. For more information, please visit the conference website.

Date & Time
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Location
Durham Marriott City Center Hotel, 201 Foster Street, Durham, NC 27701
Incorporating Ecosystem Services into NEPA

Lydia Olander, director of the Ecosystem Services Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will present during the panel session "Incorporating Ecosystem Services into NEPA," at the 2017 National Association of Environmental Professionals Conference March 28.

Registration is required. For more information, please visit the conference website.

 

Date & Time
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 8:00am to Friday, April 21, 2017 - 3:30pm
Location
InterContinental San Francisco, 888 Howard Street (corner of 5th and Howard), San Francisco, California 94103
Navigating the American Carbon World

The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions will present the program for the 2017 Navigating the American Carbon World (NACW) conference in San Francisco, April 19-21, in partnership with NACW organizer Climate Action Reserve. NACW session topics will include the state of the North American carbon market, financing climate solutions on the ground, the future of offsets and their role, and the outlook for climate action under the Clean Air Act.

For more information, visit the event website.