ECO Newsletter: Week of November 16th, 2014


November 16th, 2014

Hi everyone!

It’s been a big week for climate news. ECO is excited to be hosting a panel event this Wednesday, November 19th, at 6pm: The Climate Discussions: Hope For Success, featuring Professor Scott Barrett, Brendan Guy of the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Rachel Potter of Climate Nexus (room TBA). We look forward to seeing you all there! And save the date: on November 25th, we’ll be celebrating the end of the semester with an ECO Happy Hour at Amsterdam Tapas Bar (Amsterdam and 119th) from 6-8pm. Don’t miss it!



Monday, November 17th, 2014

Road to 2015: A Pivotal Year for Sustainable Development
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Lerner 555
A panel discussion put on by Columbia’s Sustainability Media Lab on the four major development priorities of 2015 and beyond: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Data Revolution, Financing, and COP21.
Four keynote speakers will present on the following topics:
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Minh-Thu Pham, Senior Policy Director at United Nations Foundation
Data Revolution for Sustainable Development 
Eric Swanson, Director and Co-founder of Open Data Watch
Financing for Sustainable Development 
Chantal Line Carpentier, New York Office Chief for the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
21st Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP21)
Tracy Raczek, Climate Policy Advisor for the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team (CCST)
Registration is required for attendance. Please send any questions to


Tuesday November 18th, 2014

Earth Institute Practicum: International Research Institute (IRI)
4:10 to 6:00 p.m.
Union Theological Seminary, Room 207

A lecture by Lisa Goddard, director, International Research Institute for Climate and Society.

Sponsor: The Earth Institute. Register here


Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

The Climate Discussions: Hope for Success 
6:00 p.m.
Room TBA

A panel discussion hosted by ECO around the upcoming climate negotiations featuring:

Brendan Guy, Natural Resources Defense Council
Rachel Potter, Climate Nexus
Scott Barrett, Lenfest Professor of Natural Resource Economics, SIPA




  • International Sustainable Development Internship – Agua Inc – SIPALink ID: 51728
  • Program Intern, Global Green’s Coalition for Resource Recovery, NY – Global Green USA – SIPALink ID: 51727


  • Environmental Compliance Manager – LG Electronics – SIPALink ID: 51722



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Lia Cairone

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

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