ECO Newsletter: Week of November 2nd, 2014


November 2nd, 2014

Greetings ECO –

Happy Fall Break!  Here’s what’s happening this week:



Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Election Day

Learn about candidates, and find out where and when to vote with SIPA Professor Fuchs site Who’s On the Ballot.


Tuesday November 4th, 2014

Business and Climate Change: Strategies and Policies to Mitigate Risks and Capture Opportunities

8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

CitiGroup: 388 Greenwich St, 27th Floor Auditorium, NYC, NY 10013

The United Nations Global Compact U.S. Network invites you to attend the 2014 Symposium, Business and Climate Change: Strategies and Policies to Mitigate Risks and Capture Opportunities. The event will be a unique opportunity to learn, share, and network with senior leaders from prominent, forward-thinking companies and organizations on one of the most pressing challenges society faces today, climate change. Register here.


Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Origins of Environmental Law Lecture Series: The Clean Water Act: Conference with the House Public Works Committee
11:00 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
International Affairs Building, Room 407

This lecture by Leon G. Billings and Thomas C. Jorling will explore the Conference with the House Public Works Committee as it relates to the Clean Air Act — how it began, the nature of the political process, and personalities of the committee and other staff. It will go over the role of acting Chair Bob Jones, the House Hearings and Conference with the House, and the role of major federal assistance to construct municipal waste treatment plants. Register here


Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Sustainable Development Seminar Series: Ebola and the Politics of Pandemic
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Alfred J. Lerner Hall, Satow Room

Speakers: Dr. Irwin Redlener, director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness and the Program on Child Well-Being and Resilience, The Earth Institute; professor of health policy and management, Columbia University; co-founder and president, Children’s Health Fund; Jeff Schlegelmilch, managing director for strategic planning and operations, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, The Earth Institute, Columbia University.

Sponsor: The Earth Institute


Friday, Novermber 7th, 2014

The Energy and Climate Nexus
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Faculty House, Seminar Room

A forum on the Energy and Climate Nexus, featuring CGEP Fellow Nobuo Tanaka; Dr. Klaus Lackner, director of the center for negative carbon emissions, and professor at the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Arizona State University; and Ethan Zindler, head of policy analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Sponsor: Center on Global Energy Policy
Register here




  • Development Intern – Center for Clean Air Policy – SIPALink ID: 51722
  • Intern, Agricultural Economics – Fundacion Runa – SIPALink ID: 50827
  • Intern/Associate – NGO Sustainability – SIPALink ID: 51319
  • Program Intern, Global Green’s Coalition for Resource Recovery, NY – Global Green USA – SIPALink ID: 51727


  • Coordinator – National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Earth Institute – SIPALink ID: 49934
  • NRDC Ocean Advocate – Natural Resources and Defense Council (NRDC) – SIPALink ID: 51449
  • Manager of Land and Water Programs – Groundwork USA – SIPALink ID: 51852




The IPCC Releases its Fifth Assessment Report


Solar Grid Parity in All 50 U.S. States by 2016


Better Water Management Needed to Eradicate Poverty


Lia Cairone

SIPA Environmental Coalition (ECO) Communications Director
MIA Candidate (2016), School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

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