Climate Events at Columbia University

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To mark the UN Climate Change Summit and Climate Week NY°C (Sept. 20-26), a diverse array of events featuring experts from Columbia and elsewhere will be held on the University campus. Please see the listing below for more information.
 

PAST EVENTS

September 17
Panel Discussion: Climate Change, Human Rights and Forced Migration
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, W&J Warren Hall, Room 208, Amsterdam Avenue and 115th Street
 
Nowhere is the intersection of human rights and climate change more evident than in small island states. Ursula Rakova, CEO of Tulele Peisa, Inc., from the Carteret Islands, will share her experience organizing the first community-wide evacuations as a result of climate change. Paige West, assistant professor of anthropology at Barnard College who has worked in Papua New Guinea, will address the impacts that climate change is having on the culture and political ecology of islands. Filmmakers Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger will show a clip from their upcoming film “Sun Come Up,” a documentary about the Carteret Islanders’ relocation.
 
Open to the public. Please click here to RSVP.
 
For additional information, please visit www.columbia.edu/cu/climatesociety, climate.columbia.edu and www.suncomeup.com
 
September 17
Earth Institute Seminar on Sustainable Development: Toward a New Climate Regime
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Faculty House, Garden Room 2 (First Floor) 
 
This seminar will present an overview of the climate challenge and the national and international efforts to address it.

Speakers:
Peter Schlosser, Director, Columbia Climate Center; Associate Director and Director of Research, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Michael Gerrard, Director, Center for Climate Change Law
Klaus Lackner, Director, Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy
Mary-Elena Carr, Associate Director, Columbia Climate Center
 
The event is sponsored by The Earth Institute and the Columbia Climate Center.

This event is free and open to the registered public. Refreshments will be served.
 
Registration is required through the event website.
 
For more information, visit http://www.climate.columbia.edu.
 
September 18
Center for Climate Change Law Lecture: The Indian Road to Copenhagen
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, School of International and Public Affairs, International Affairs Building, Room 1501, Amsterdam Avenue and 118th Street
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Terry Liu at tliu@law.columbia.edu.
 
India's Minister for the Environment, Jairam Ramesh, will give a talk, "The Indian Road to Copenhagen." University Professor Jagdish Bhagwati will chair the event, and Arvind Panagariya, Jagdish N. Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy, will give concluding remarks.
 
Reception to follow.
 
September 21
A Conversation with Lord Nicholas Stern
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, School of International and Public Affairs, International Affairs Building, Room 1501, Amsterdam Avenue and 118th Street
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact JoAnn Crawford at jac12@columbia.edu. Press interested in attending should contact Clare Oh at clare.oh@columbia.edu.
 
The School of International and Public Affairs welcomes Lord Nicholas Stern, author of The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review, Patel Professor of Economics and Government and chair of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics.
 
Open to the public.
 
September 23
Gabriel Silver Memorial Lecture: Kofi Annan, Columbia University Global Fellow
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Low Memorial Library, Rotunda: Enter campus at 116th Street and Broadway 
  
Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Columbia Global Fellow at the School of International and Public Affairs, will discuss "Climate Change: The Leadership Challenge of our Age."

The event will also include a question and answer session with the audience.

Co-sponsored by World Leaders Forum and the School of International and Public Affairs Gabriel Silver Memorial Lecture Series

Registration is required and will open on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. (CU ID only) on the World Leaders Forum website (www.worldleaders.columbia.edu). Press interested in attending should contact Clare Oh at clare.oh@columbia.edu.
 
September 23
Prospects for a Global Climate Treaty in Copenhagen: Will the U.S. Join the Struggle for the 21st Century?
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Columbia Law School, International Affairs Building, Room 1512, Amsterdam Avenue and 118th Street
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Betsy Ness-Edelstein at en2109@columbia.edu.
 
The School of International and Public Affairs and the Earth Institute's Columbia Climate Center present "Prospects for a Global Climate Treaty in Copenhagen: Will the U.S. Join the Struggle for the 21st Century?" with Connie Hedegaard, Minister for Climate and Energy, Kingdom of Denmark.

Free and open to the public. Registration is required through the event website.

 
September 23
The Waxman-Markey Climate Bill—Too Weak, Too Strong, About Right? A Three-Way Debate
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Columbia Law School, Room 104, 435 W. 116th Street
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Terry Liu at tliu@law.columbia.edu.
 
This event will be a formal debate concerning the climate legislation that has recently passed the House of Representatives and is now being considered by the Senate. An attorney for the environmental group Earthjustice will argue that the bill is too weak. An industry attorney and former EPA General Counsel under President George W. Bush will argue that the bill is too strong. The Executive Director of Columbia’s Earth Institute will argue that the bill is about right. The public will have an opportunity to ask questions after the formal presentations.

To download an informational PDF, click here.

Free and open to the public. Registration required. For more information and to register, visit www.law.columbia.edu/calendar.

This event is co-hosted by the Columbia Climate Center and the Center for Climate Change Law.
 
September 24
Economics And Climate Adaptation: Index Insurance and Climate Risk Management Example in Ethiopia
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Philosophy Hall, Room 301, 1150 Amsterdam Avenue
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Arezou Paksima at ar2393@columbia.edu.
 
The Climate and Society Program, in association with the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, invites you to a Climate Week NYC panel discussion on climate change adaptation and index insurance. The panel features David Bresch from SwissRe, author of a study on the economics of climate adaptation; Marjorie Victor from Oxfam America; and Daniel Osgood and Tufa Dinku from IRI.
 
Registration is required through the event website.
 
This event is co-sponsored by the New York Committee for Oxfam America and SwissRe.
 

 

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