ECO Newsletter: Week of September 27th, 2015


September 27th, 2015

Greetings ECO!

Thank you for your participation during ECO Week!  We have two great events coming up this week that you won’t want to miss. See below for details.


Monday, September 28th, 2015

High-level Panel: A Dialogue with Mr. Prakash Javadekar, Hon. Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change
The South Asia Association SIPA, Columbia University Coalition for Sustainable Development (CUCSD), and SIPA Environmental Coalition (ECO), are collaborating to host Mr. Prakash Javadekar, Hon. Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, India. Join us for a discussion on India’s role in the environmental policy space and learn about the steps being taken by one of the most densely populated and diverse countries on the environmental front.
Where: William and June Warren Hall, WJ Basement 107
RSVP: RSVP required. Register via Eventbrite here:

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
Discussion with Bill McKibben: Here Comes the Sun
Acclaimed author and activist Bill McKibben will discuss the fossil fuel divestment movement currently unfolding on university campuses around the world and its potential role in influencing both industry and policy decisions. Come for a lively discussion and learn about ways on how the graduate community at Columbia can engage in this issue.
When: 6:30-8:00PM
Where: Jerome Greene Hall (Law School), Room 103





  • ConEdison, Energy Efficiency and Demand Management: SIPALink ID: 57416
  • Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), SIPALink ID: various



China Cap and Trade

China to Annouce Cap-and-Trade Program to Limit Emissions

Investors Mining for Water

Investors are Mining for Water, the Next Hot Commodity


Yen Le

SIPA Environmental Coalition (ECO) Communications Director
MPA Candidate (2017), School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

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