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Events - Jackson Ewing

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The Business Case for Net-Zero in the United States

This Energy Pathways USA panel to be held at COP27 brings together top U.S. private sector leaders to discuss key net-zero challenges and opportunities for their own operations, and those effecting the broader American and international landscape.

Date and Time
Friday, November 11, 2022 - 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (EET)
Location
We Mean Business Pavilion, Blue Zone, Zone D, Auditorium B; COP27, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Date and Time
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Power Up Series (Session 1)

Duke students, are you interested in energy but don’t know where to start? Duke University’s Power Up series will introduce you to current issues and trends in this rapidly evolving sector.

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location
Fuqua School of Business, Connally Classroom

The United States and China: Addressing Climate Change Together and Apart

The third seminar in the Gilman Climate Leaders Seminar Series will feature an engaged panel discussion among Junjie Zhang, Sustainability Chair for the Schwartzman Scholars Program at Tsinghua University with faculty appointments at Duke and Duke Kunshan Universities; Fan Dai, Executive Director, California-China Climate Institute at University of California, Berkeley; and Jackson Ewing (moderator), Senior Fellow at the Duke University Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. The panel will explore China’s efforts to reach its carbon peaking (2030) and carbon-neutrality (2060) goals, U.S. climate efforts to drive economy-wide decarbonization, and the ways the two countries cooperate and compete on global climate change issues.

Date and Time
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Critical Issues in US-China Relations: Searching for Common Ground (China Town Hall 2021)

Join APSI and DUCIGS for a China Town Hall on Tuesday, October 19th at 7:00 p.m. (EST). The first part of the event will consist of a virtual "watch party" for a keynote address from the National Committee on US-China Relations featuring renowned author, journalist and political commentator, Fareed Zakaria, for a discussion of how the U.S.-China relationship affects our cities, towns, and communities. From supply chains to national security, new technologies to climate change, the future of both countries will be determined by their relations with one another and the global community.

Date and Time
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location
Webinar

The Great Infrastructure Game

Jackson Ewing, Senior Fellow, will present "The Great Infrastructure Game: Why Asia, Europe and America are Competing to Build in the Developing World and What It Means for the Global Climate."

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Japan's 2050 Net Zero Greenhouse Emissions Pledge

Earlier this month, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report outlining its findings on the human impact on the world's climate. The results were not promising. Global temperatures have continued to rise and with it, the world has been witnessing more extreme weather patterns as climate systems are altered. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called the report "a code red for humanity." Already, over half of the world's countries are participating in the Net Zero Coalition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Date and Time
Monday, August 23, 2021 - 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. (EDT)
Location
Webcast

The Role of Environmental Justice in International Trade and Diplomacy

Jackson Ewing, Senior Fellow, will speak at "The Role of Environmental Justice in International Trade and Diplomacy," part of the virtual event series Beyond Talking Points: Policy Solutions for Environmental Justice. The event will feature faculty experts from across Duke and the Aspen Institute to discuss the connection between environmental justice and a variety of other policy areas.

Date and Time
Friday, May 28, 2021 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location
Webinar

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.

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

The Business of Reaching Net-Zero Emissions in Asia

Actions from regional and international business communities are essential to meeting Asia’s nascent net-zero carbon emissions goals. With China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea all committing to carbon neutrality by mid-century, and pressure building for developing Asian countries to put forth more ambitious emissions reduction strategies, the region is entering a new era of climate change action.

Date and Time
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (China Standard Time (CST))
Location
Webinar

How Will China Achieve Its New Climate Change Goals?

Chinese President Xi Jinping announced to the September meeting of the UN General Assembly that China would peak its carbon emissions prior to 2030 and reach carbon neutrality by 2060. This panel discussion will address how China will transition away from its fossil fuel-based economy to meet its climate goals.

Sponsored by Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the Environmental Research Center at Duke Kunshan University.

Date and Time
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (EST)
Location
Webinar

CarbonSim Game Lunch

Join us for an interactive Emissions Trading System (ETS) simulation led by Duke alumnus Josh Margolis (T'81) using the CarbonSim tool. This session will help students gain valuable ETS experience in a risk-free, entertaining, and fast-paced learning environment.

Date and Time
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Location
Virtual Event

Virtual USA-EU ‘Town Hall’ on Border Carbon Adjustments

The European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition (ERCST) and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University are organising a virtual USA-EU “town hall meeting” on the role that Border Carbon Adjustments (BCAs) may play in addressing asymmetry in climate ambition under the Paris Agreement, with special focus on the plans that the European Union has to examine this option.

Date and Time
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (EDT)
Location
Online webinar

World Bank Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition All Partners Meeting

Jackson Ewing, Senior Fellow, will represent the Nicholas Institute at a meeting of the World Bank Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition on Tuesday, April 28. The Nicholas Institute is one of the CPLC's Strategic Partners.

Date
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Location
Virtual Meeting

Virtual Social Hour

As the school year comes to a close, the Nicholas Institute is hosting a virtual social hour for Duke students. Join Institute professionals to chat about advice for starting a career in environmental or energy policy, how to search for a job or internship, or anything else that is on your mind.

Date and Time
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Zoom Online Meeting

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

Jackson Ewing, senior fellow at the Nicholas Institute, and Jonathan Phillips, director of the Duke Energy Access Project, will explore pathways for working with foreign governments and institutions to further positive environmental policy outcomes.

Date and Time
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Grainger Hall, Board Room (Room 5109)

Regional Cooperation to Build Asian Carbon Markets

Jackson Ewing will moderate "Regional Cooperation to Build Asian Carbon Markets," a panel at the COP25 summit in Madrid, Spain.

This session seeks to highlight the latest developments in building carbon markets in Asia and regional cooperation between countries, and identify specific opportunities and benefits of further cooperation – covering Emission Trading Systems (ETSs), offset projects, and other potential cooperative avenues. Opening interventions from speakers will be followed by a moderated discussion involving the audience. 

Date and Time
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location
Madrid, Spain

Carbon Simulation

Join the Duke Energy Initiative on Sept. 19 for Carbon trading game night, an interactive Emissions Trading System (ETS) simulation by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). Using the EDF CarbonSim tool, this session will help students gain valuable ETS experience in a risk-free, entertaining, and fast-paced learning environment.

Date and Time
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location
Berntsen Classroom, Fuqua
100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC 27708

Beyond Trade Wars: What Global Value Chain Analysis Can Tell Us About Today's Capitalism

Join Gary Gereffi, one of the architects of the GVC framework, and Jackson Ewing of the Nicholas Institute, Alex Pfaff (Sanford, Nicholas School), and Giovanni Zanalda (Duke Economics, DUCIGS). Moderated by Ed Balleisen, Vice Provost for Social Sciences.

Date and Time
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location
Rhodes Conference Room, Sanford School of Public Policy

China’s Belt and Road, Altering the Global Ecosystem

Join Duke in DC for a Public Policy Roundtable on the environmental effects of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Duke’s Public Policy Roundtables offer an open forum for conversation on the art of the possible in American policymaking.

Date and Time
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
Duke in DC
1201 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20004