Seminars on Sustainable Development - Fall 2009

Focus on Climate

An initial core activity of the Cross-Cutting Initiatives is a seminar series that addresses the question “Is Sustainable Development Feasible?” The goals of the seminar series include bringing together a group of faculty, research scientists and students who are interested in working across disciplines to address the major challenges of sustainable development and to communicate the issues of sustainable development to a larger community, primarily that of Columbia University. For the fall 2009 semester, the series focuses on climate change.

A schedule of the Earth Institute Seminars on Sustainable Development is below. We will post videos of the seminars that you can watch online. All content related to these lectures, including video footage and PowerPoint presentations, is for educational use only.

Toward a New Climate Regime

September 17, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Columbia University Faculty House

Peter Schlosser, Director, Columbia Climate Center; Associate Director and Director of Research, The Earth Institute, Columbia University




Michael Gerrard, Director, Center for Climate Change Law




Klaus Lackner, Director, Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy




Mary-Elena Carr, Associate Director, Columbia Climate Center

 

Question and Answer Session


Negotiating a New International Climate Treaty

October 8, 4:00 to 4:00 p.m., Columbia University Faculty House

Scott Barrett, Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics, School of International and Public Affairs


Overview of Climate Regulations in the U.S.

October 15, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Columbia University Faculty House

Michael Gerrard, Director, Center for Climate Change Law

Edward Lloyd, Evan M. Frankel Clinical Professor of Environmental Law, Columbia Law School

Susan Kraham, Associate Research Scholar, Columbia Law School

Evan Van Hook, Lecturer, Columbia Law School


Behavioral Challenges and Opportunities

October 22, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Columbia University Faculty House

David Krantz, Co-Director, Center for Research on Environmental Decisions

Elke Weber, Co-Director, Center for Research on Environmental Decisions


Managing Carbon

November 5, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Columbia University Faculty House

Ruth DeFries, Denning Family Professor of Sustainable Development, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology

Klaus Lackner, Director, Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy


Next Steps to Meet the Climate Challenge

November 19, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Columbia University Faculty House

Peter Schlosser, Director, Columbia Climate Center; Associate Director and Director of Research, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Scott Barrett, Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics, School of International and Public Affairs

Michael Gerrard, Director, Center for Climate Change Law

Elke Weber, Co-Director, Center for Research on Environmental Decisions