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September 2018

CITIESALIVE 2018

September 24 @ 9:00 am - September 28 @ 6:30 pm
New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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$150

GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE: DESIGNING THE FUTURE OF RESILIENCE What is the future of our city regions? Will they be unbearably hot and regularly flooded by intense rains and high tides?  Will they be increasingly unhealthy and more divided between 'us and them'?  Will there be a lack of green space and job opportunities? CitiesAlive provides green infrastructure solutions to urban challenges by bringing together designers, researchers, contractors, manufacturers, and policymakers. Discover how to shape a healthier, more resilient future in NYC…

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Cli-Science Fights Back

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Columbia Law School, Room 103, 435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Official Event of Climate Week NYC 2018 Attacks on both the message and the messengers of climate science have been disturbingly resilient. Why is that? What are the best ways to reconnect sound science with clear-thinking public action on climate change? What strategies are climate scientists and science communicators developing now? Moderator John Schwartz, New York Times Science Reporter Panelists Robin E. Bell, Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory David Biello, TEDEd, Science Curator Lisa Garcia, Vice President of Litigation for Healthy…

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Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10025 United States
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$10

Scientists have done an extraordinary job detailing the current and future impacts of global warming. What humanity has lacked is a comprehensive, convincing path forward to reverse it. Project Drawdown brought together an international collaborative to create that blueprint of possibility—Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, the bestselling environmental book of 2017. As a living research and communication effort, Project Drawdown continues to map, measure, and model the most substantive climate solutions, and to advance…

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Planetary Health

September 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Convene, 237 Park Ave
New York, NY 10021 United States
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An exciting discussion and debate on the interconnections between human health and planetary health hosted by The Climate Group, in collaboration with The Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health and Johnson and Johnson. The health impacts from climate change are well documented. From the increased frequency and severity of heatwaves to the spread of tropical diseases, climate change is expected to place increased stress on human health over the coming decades. On its own, climate change will strain healthcare…

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100% Clean Energy Transition

September 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
237 Park Ave, New York, NY 10019, 237 Park Ave
New York, 10019 United States
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A specially convened discussion hosted by The Climate Group focusing on how companies can accelerate their 100% clean energy transition. As the world rushes to achieve 100% clean energy, challenges and opportunities dominate discussions from policymakers to boardrooms and conferences across the globe.  This event will explore innovative renewable energy solutions with corporate members of the RE100 campaign and specialist companies providing solutions to drive action and profit. Register here. We will review your application and will follow up within the…

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Institutionalizing Climate Change into Decision-Making

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Baruch College Information & Technology Building, Newman Conference Center, 7th Floor, Room 750, 151 East 25th Street (Lexington & 3rd Avenues)
New York, NY 10010-2590 United States
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Climate change already impacts how the world around us functions, and it will increasingly continue to do so well into the future.  Successful organizations will design programs and products, build cities and infrastructure, and run businesses and institutions with an eye toward planning and preparing for prospective and likely changes to climate norms.  Doing so requires forward-thinking organizations to re-evaluate governance, job descriptions, performance expectations and training requirements. ACCO and Baruch College invite public/private sector executives, officials and senior managers…

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Climate Solutions for Affordable Housing in NYC

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
McNally Amphitheatre, 140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Free

Buildings are the source of approximately 70% of New York City’s greenhouse gas emissions, and constitute a significant opportunity for emissions reductions. How do we achieve these reductions in a manner that is equitable, inclusive, and that maintains affordability? Join us for a conversation with environmental justice advocates, the Mayor’s office, and others, as we explore the successes and challenges in efforts to decarbonize and increase the resilience of the building sector, particularly with respect to housing that serves low-income…

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Energy and Environmental Policy: The Quest for Rationality

September 28 @ 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
NYU School of Law – Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012 United States
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Free

Our 10th anniversary conference will focus on critical debates on environmental, energy, and natural resources policy and on the evolving role of economic analysis in these areas. CLE credit will be available. SCHEDULE 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Conference 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Policy Integrity 10th Anniversary Reception (all attendees are invited) KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Gina McCarthy, Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard University; former Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Cass Sunstein, Robert…

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Energizing New York

September 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street
New York, 10017 United States
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An exciting panel discussion on clean energy technology and collaboration hosted by the Atkinson Center or a Sustainable Future, Cornell University  At the event, Cornell faculty and industry partners will discuss new clean energy technologies and collaborations that will benefit the Empire State from Buffalo to Brooklyn, and the world beyond. Presenters will highlight innovative Cornell research on Energy Smart Communities with Avangrid, Earth Source Heat for the Ithaca campus, and energy producing turbines in the East River.

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The Ecology Center’s First Annual Fall Social

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Project Farmhouse, 76 East 13th Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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$75

Join us for our first Fall Social on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 7pm, Project Farmhouse, for the premiere of our video and annual report. We will also celebrate 20 years as stewards of the East River Park and profile our Artist-in-Residence Program, based at the E-waste Warehouse. There will be a special silent auction with creations by our artists in the program of repurposed electronic waste. The LES Ecology Center (Ecology Center) has been pioneering community-based models in urban sustainability since…

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