ECO Newsletter: Week of November 14, 2016

Hi everyone –

 

I hope everyone had a nice weekend and I wish you all a better week. It is impossible to have an ECO Newsletter without some reference on the election and the decisions that will take place on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement, so here is a cartoon to remind all of us that although there are some skeptics out there we should keep fighting. As we said it in our last newsletter, greater challenges will mean more is required from policy makers like us, we hope you are not discouraged – there is much work to be done.

Now on better news, a shout out to those that applied for a board position. We will be announcing the next board soon!!
Back to this week’s events and opportunities…

EVENTS:

People’s Climate Mobilization Call — Preserving Climate Progress Under the New Trump Presidency

When: Monday, November 14th, 3:00 pm EST and Wednesday November 14th, 8:00 pm EST

Trump Presidency along with a congress controlled by right-wing Republican’s will attack some of the most important climate action that has been the cornerstone for global agreements on reducing carbon emissions. They have attacked climate change as a hoax, pledged to dismantle the institutions and policies aimed at protecting front-line communities and communities of color from environmental degradation, and so much more.

Join the People’s Climate Movement in one of these two calls to learn more about our plan, how you can help, and how the plan addresses the Trump presidency. They’ll have the same content, so you only need to join one More info here.

Environmental Policy Under the New Administration

When: November 15, 2016, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Where: NYU Law School – 40 Washington Square South

When the White House changes hands, major changes in environmental policy could be imminent. One week after the election, the Institute for Policy Integrity’s annual conference will explore potential shifts in natural resources policy, energy sector regulation, and climate change policy under the new administration. A distinguished group of current and former government officials, energy industry executives, environmental advocates, and policy experts will discuss what’s on the horizon as the new president prepares to take office. Visit our site for more information and to RSVP: http://policyintegrity.org/news/event/environmental-policy-under-the-new-administration1

Roundtable Discussion with Tatiana Mitrova: Global and Russian Energy Outlook

When: November 17, 2016, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Where: Center on Global Energy Policy – 12255 Amsterdam Ave. entrance is on the corner of 122ns St. and Amsterdam.

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a roundtable discussion and lunch with Tatiana Mitrova, Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy and head of the Oil and Gas Department in the Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Ms. Mitrova will present the main findings of the “Global and Russian Energy Outlook-2016” which has just been published by the Energy Research Institute in Moscow. Senior Research Scholar and Director of Global Natural Gas Markets at the Center on Global Energy Policy, Tim Boersma, will moderate the discussion following the presentation.

This event is only open to students. Since space is limited, RSVPs will be accepted on a first-come basis until capacity is reached. Please only RSVP if you can commit to attending. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required. For more information contact: energypolicy@columbia.edu

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Research analyst – The 2° Investing Initiative
More details here.

ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS
How President Trump Will Affect Clean Energy and the Climate Change Fight

The Guardian view on climate change: Trump spells disaster

Isaura Espinosa de los Monteros (i.espinosa@columbia.edu)

Will Jordan (william.jordan@columbia.edu)

SIPA Environmental Coalition (ECO) Communications Co-Directors

To stay on top of all our news and events, don’t forget to check out ECO-SIPA.org and follow ECO on Facebook and Twitter. Click here to join our listserve or forward to a friend.


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