ECO Newsletter: Week of February 1st, 2015


February 1st, 2015

Hi Everyone,

We hope that you enjoyed your snow break last week! In the previous newsletter, we introduced to you  the book talk with climate journalist Mark Schapiro. Now we’ve pinned down the venue. See below for more details about this and other exciting events next week. Meanwhile, just a friendly reminder that Feb. 4th is also the deadline for dropping a SIPA course. So if you still wish to add a final touch to your Spring course load, act fast.

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Monday, February 2, 2015

1:00-2:00 pm

Lunch With Christopher Jospe: Development, Opportunities, and Implications for Air Capture Technologies

1302 International Affairs Building

A Columbia University Coalition for Sustainable Development Event

Air capture may potentially provide a much more potent alternative to the current biomass carbon sink in the coming decades. Drawing on his experience leading air capture R&D at the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions, Mr. Jospe will discuss the policy and markets for air capture, as well as its position within the larger carbon capture and storage industry.

Speaker: Christopher Jospe, Chief Strategist, Center for Negative Carbon Emissions


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

6:30-8:00 pm

A Book Talk on Carbon Shock: A Tale of Risk and Calculus on the Front Lines of the Disrupted Global Economy

416 Warren Hall, 410 West 116th Street

A book talk with the award-winning journalist, Mark Schapiro, on his newly released Carbon Shock. During this event, you will be able to explore with Mark the national carbon markets, corporate climate risks, and other urgent energy and climate issues facing the nation. So don’t miss out on this special opportunity to learn and ask Mark your burning questions! Brought to you by the SIPA Environmental Coalition, CBS Green Business Club and SIPA MPA-ESP Student Government.

Speaker: Mark Schapiro, Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

2015 BP Energy Outlook 2035 with BP Chief Economist Spencer Dale

1501 International Affairs Building

A Center on Global Energy Policy event on the 2015 BP Energy Outlook

Speaker: Spencer Dale, BP Chief Economist

Register Here



  • Internships

Clinton Foundation Internship Climate/Environment Program, Deadline: Feb. 28th, SIPAlink ID 53246

OC&C Summer Strategy Consultants, Deadline: Feb. 2ndSIPAlink ID 53033

  • Jobs

World Bank Analyst Program, Deadline: Mar. 5th, SIPAlink ID 53353



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Tianjian Gao

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


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