Tag Archives: climate change

17th Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
The Climate Reality Project Presentation
The Climate Reality Project was founded in 2011 by former Vice President Al Gore to amplify the message about climate change—its causes, consequences, and solutions. Climate Reality presentations are available world-wide, offered for free by trained presenters. Join us for an eye-opening presentation and a discussion about how everyone can engage to help solve the […]
by Truly Johnson
9th Dec 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Climate Change Symposium (for adults)
This program will address one of the most critical modern sustainability issues: climate change. The program will feature individual talks by three eminent speakers in the field of climate change. Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, Senior Research Scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, will talk about the science and impacts of climate change; Michael […]
by Sophie Freedman
30th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Global Energy Interconnection- Roadmap to a Low Carbon Economy
Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a presentation and discussion with Chairman Liu Zhenya. Chairman Liu served as Chairman and CEO of China State Grid (the world’s largest electric utility) from 2004 to 2016 and currently serves as Chairman of Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO) and Chairman of the China […]
by Sophie Freedman
28th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Sandy5
Communities across the city will remember, resist, and rise together. Five years ago, Superstorm Sandy took lives, destroyed homes, and flooded subways. Like in Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, the people hit hardest by Sandy were the poor, people of color, immigrants, and our already most vulnerable communities. New York’s elected officials must […]
by Truly Johnson
25th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
When the Waters Come, Will Our Cities Survive?
From Superstorm Sandy to the recent devastating effects of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, natural disasters make it difficult to ignore the rapid changes our climate is undergoing.  Sea levels and global temperatures are rising, threatening the very existence of small island communities and historic cities alike. In response, scientists and policy makers are fighting […]
by Truly Johnson
22nd Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
City of Rising Waters: A Symposium
To mark the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy — a watershed moment for New Yorkers’ awareness of the devastating impacts of climate change — join us for an afternoon program examining how New York City can survive and embrace its future as a coastal city surrounded by rising waters. This is the opening program in our new series, New York’s Future in a Changing […]
by Truly Johnson
22nd Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Carbon Pricing Leadership Training
Nicole Crescimanno, assistant to James Hansen and young climate leader, is hosting a day-long training session for the Put a Price On It campaign. This session is for Students & Millennials interested in learning about carbon pricing, climate advocacy, and lobbying skills. Register for the training here.  
by Truly Johnson
20th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Leaders in Sustainability Speaker Series: Helping Business Adapt to the Impacts of Climate Change
Please join us for an informative discussion around the impacts of climate change on Westchester and New York State businesses with an eye toward the future and how we can work together to mitigate risks. Our distinguished panel of experts will offer diverse perspectives around this important topic and discuss climate change in the context of […]
by Sophie Freedman
11th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
National Day of Action For Puerto Rico
  Attend the National Day of Action to demand immediate relief and a just recovery for Puerto Rico on Wednesday, October 11th, 5:00PM at Union Square.
by Sophie Freedman
11th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Frugal Innovation: Co-building a better world with fewer resources
Innovation is a key driver of growth for firms and nations worldwide. But we can no longer rely on the “more for more” innovation formula— costly R&D, resource-intensive and polluting supply chains — that has sustained growth in the West for decades. Tighter budgets, climate change, new technologies, and empowered customers and citizens are compelling […]
by Sophie Freedman
5th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
The Why and How of an International Covenant on the Right of Human Beings to the Environment
Speaker: Michel Prieur, Emeritus Professor at the University of Limoges, President of the International Center for Comparative Environmental Law Non-pizza lunch will be served. Program is sponsored by the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Human Rights Institute, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Columbia Law School Environmental Law Society, Columbia Journal of Environmental Law. […]
by Sophie Freedman
28th Sep 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
David Sive Memorial Lecture on Environmental Law: The Present and Future of EPA, presented by Gina McCarthy
The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law presents the third David Sive Memorial Lecture on Environmental Law: "The Present and Future of EPA," a presentation by Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2013-2017.
by Angie Koo
Sep 26, 2017
C40 at Climate Week: Cities have a 2020 deadline
In his speech at C40 Talks, Mayor de Blasio said, “We do not have the luxury of time when it comes to climate action."
by Catherine McVay Hughes
8th Aug 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Designing Green Roofs and Rooftop Farms
Calling all architects, landscape designers, urban planners, sustainability coordinators and greening professionals of all stripes! Whether you’re responding to an affordable housing RFP, or designing a high-end luxury hotel or condo building, you are likely to be integrating green roofs and or edible plantings into your design. This course will provide you with an in-depth look […]
by chad
5th Jul 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Citizens' Climate Lobby Brooklyn Meeting
Come join us for CCL Brooklyn’s eleventh chapter meeting, as we get to work pushing for sensible climate action policy at the state and national level. Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization pushing for political action on climate change.
by alexandra
8th Jun 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Climate Change in NYC: Bridging Science and Practice
Confronting the challenges of a rapidly urbanizing world threatened by climate change requires expanding on the traditional influence and capabilities of architects, landscape architects, and urbanists. Climate science, natural systems, and compact urban forms must be integrated to configure dynamic, desirable, and healthy communities.  The program’s panel members will draw from their contributions to the […]
by alexandra
1st-3rd Jun 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Holoscenes
Presented with the World Science Festival as part of its 10th anniversary season and produced by MAPP International Productions. A visceral and visual performative collision of the human body and water, born of the concern that as global sea levels rise, flooding and drought will become the central issues of the 21st century.
by Angie Koo
24th May 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
The Steely City
The next Urban Salon will focus on resiliency, both in the material sense and in the social sense. We will explore models of the "future New York" in the face of climate change and (other yet to occur crises) and the lived experience of past events, most memorably and recently, Hurricane Sandy. How have New Yorkers stood up in times when resilience is required? How can you plan for community response for future events? How can New York continue to grow in an equitable and sustainable way? How do we see issues of equity surface at moments such as Hurricane Sandy and in the government's response? Given the recent election and the uncertainty around federal support for urban infrastructure projects, how can and should New York plan for the future? The panel will be held in Package Free Shop, a recently opened mecca for living zero-waste.
by Angie Koo