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Policy Perspectives
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Policy Perspectives

The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the Duke University Energy Initiative offer Policy Perspectives (formerly known as Policy Boot Camps) to share our team's experience directly engaging with decision makers. These informal discussions with our professionals give Duke students an opportunity to learn more about environmental and energy policy-making institutions—what they are, how they work, and how to engage them.

Policy Perspectives is returning for the Fall 2021 semester with two sessions that will cover: 

  • Environmental justice
  • Low-carbon development in emerging markets

Policy Perspectives sessions are planned to be held in person with limited seating on select Friday afternoons. Registration details for Duke students only to come soon.
 
If you have not attended a Policy Perspectives session before, you can read about what to expect in this article.

Scheduled Policy Perspectives

Date and Time
Friday, October 22, 2021 - 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location
Grainger Hall, Room 2102

Policy Perspectives: Environmental Justice

Kay Jowers, senior policy associate in the Nicholas Institute's State Policy Program, will explore avenues for working with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and communities to support and resource progress toward environmental justice. Registration details to come.

Date and Time
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location
Grainger Hall, Room 2102

Policy Perspectives: Low-Carbon Development in Emerging Markets

Jonathan Phillips, director of the Energy Access Project at Duke, will share insights on how climate change is impacting investment in energy systems in low- and middle-income countries and what it means for economic development. Participants will explore how climate finance is being mobilized to support climate mitigation and adaptation goals, key institutional actors, and ramifications for policy. Registration details to come.