ECO Newsletter: Week of April 12th, 2015


Good afternoon ECO,

We hope you are having a restful weekend after working hard on the economics midterm and playing hard at the SIPASA Gala last Friday. See below for the latest environmental events, internships, and news headlines.



 A Conversation with the Co-Chairs of the UN Climate Negotiations

 Wednesday, April 22, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 Faculty House
 Skyline Room

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a discussion with Ahmed Djoghlaf and Dan  Reifsnyder, co-chairs of the ongoing negotiations in the United Nations Framework Convention on  Climate Change that will culminate in Paris in December of this year.


World Happiness Report 2015

Friday, April 24, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street
The New York Society for Ethical Culture presents, “The World Happiness Report 2015.” Featuring Report Co-Editors and Professors Jefferey Sachs, Richard Layard, and John Helliwell, The report answers the questions – what are the sources of happiness; how can we foster happiness in our societies; and what is the state of global happiness today? The first two Reports have been downloaded over 2.5 million times, illustrating the global hunger for answers to these questions.

 2015 Columbia Global Energy Summit

 Tuesday, April 28,1:15 pm – 5:30 pm
 Low Memorial Library Rotunda

The Center on Global Energy Policy is delighted to invite you to the 2015 Columbia Global Energy  Summit. Structured as a half-day forum, the Summit will include keynote remarks, interviews and  plenary conversations with senior energy sector leaders focused on key issues and questions at the  intersection of energy policy, financial markets, the environment, and geopolitics.


Jobs and Internships


  • Green Preservation Program Internship, NYC Office of Development, Division of Preservation Finance, Green Preservation Program.
    This internship provides an excellent opportunity to help with GPP’s work to provide low cost financing to low-income families for energy efficiency and water consumption improvement projects.  Candidates should be fluent with financial modeling and possess strong organizational skills. To apply, please send resume and cover letter ASAP to Laura Slutsky at with the subject line marked “Green Preservation Intern”.
  • United Nations Development Programme Clean Energy Intern, SIPAlink ID 55301
  • World Resources Institute, SIPAlink ID 55230
  • World Resources Institute Energy, Climate and Municipal Finance Intern, SIPAlink ID 55235


  •  IHS Analyst, SIPAlink ID 51147
  • NY-NJ Harbor & Estuary Program Associate, SIPAlink ID 55026


  World in Snapshot: Environmental Headlines


New Sea Drilling Rule Planned, 5 Years After BP Oil Spill

102614 Ethiopia

For Drinking Water in Drought, California Looks Warily to Sea

  solar trends

 Norwegian green energy to power UK homes


Tianjian Gao

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

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