ECO Newsletter: Week of November 15th, 2015

unnamedNovember 15th, 2015


Quick thank you to those who applied to be on the 2016 ECO Board — keep an eye out for board announcements on Friday.

Here are some events going on this week, hope to see you there. Also, be sure to take a look at the Internships section (and definitely apply to EDF Climate Corps) — there are some great opportunities listed.


Monday, November 16th, 2015
Decoding Paris: Will the Paris Climate Negotiations Catalyze Greater Climate Action

Join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a panel discussion previewing the upcoming climate negotiations in Paris. This event will discuss the obstacles to achieving a successful agreement in Paris, what the prospects are for an agreement, and how such an agreement might impact climate policy in countries around the world.
When: 6:30-8:00PM
Where: Jerome Greene Hall (Law School), Room 102A
Event website:


Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
ECO-Sype with Dr. Arunabha Ghosh, CEO of Council on Energy, Environment and Water
SIPA’s Environmental Coalition (ECO) and the South Asia Association (SAA) would like to invite you for a skype discussion with Dr. Arunabha Ghosh, CEO of Council on Energy, Environment and Water – India’s top climate-related think-tank. The discussion will focus on India’s INDC commitments at COP-21 towards curbing CO2 emissions, and the government’s policies on climate change and environmental protection.
When: 10:00-11:00am
Where: Center on Global Energy Policy, Main Conference Room, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue
RSVP: Spaces are limited. Please RVSP at to reserve your spot.


Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
Brown Bag Lunch with Charity: Water

Join the Columbia University Coalition for Sustainable Development for a Brown Bag Lunch with Charity: Water, a nonprofit organization aimed at bringing clean and safe drinking water to developing nations.  Learn how clean water means health, income and education – especially for women and kids.
When: 1:00-2:00PM
Where: IAB 1201
Event website:





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Yen Le

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

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