For climate change, this is time of urgency, big ideas, and hope. 2015 will be a year of decisions – particularly at the 21st Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris.
The 15th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment: Energy and Climate Change will develop and advance partnerships that focus on transitioning the world to a new "low carbon" and "climate resilient" energy system. It will emphasize putting ideas into action - moving forward on policy and practice.
We invite you to attend this major event. Join over 1,200 leaders in science and engineering, policy and governance, businesses and civil society, and education to expand and accelerate their efforts and work across the traditional boundaries. Inspiring speakers, informative sessions, amazing opportunities to network and form new relationships, start new projects, and advance solutions.
Themes: A New Energy "System", Energy, Climate, and Sustainable Development, Financing and Markets, Achieving Progress: "The Road to Paris."
Keynote Addresses from the 2014 Building Climate Solutions Conference
Renewable Energy on Institutional Property Webinar Series
State of Renewable Energy
The US Federal Agency Market: Meeting Energy Reduction and Renewable Energy Mandates
Effective Marriage of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
Public Private Partnerships
Center For American Progress Climate Summit
Resilience: Navigating Toward a Sustainable Future Last Updated on 2014-10-24 16:46:29Twenty-first century pressures such as climate change and global urbanization are intensifying the potential for unexpected disruptions, ranging from natural catastrophes to terrorist attacks. Even minor disruptions may have cascading effects, with severe consequences for both communities and business enterprises. Traditional risk management methods are helpful for routine events, but are inadequate for dealing with rapidly changing threats and opportunities. Instead, managers need to strive for resilience, defined as "the capacity to survive, adapt, and flourish in the face of turbulent change." This article describes how we can anticipate potential vulnerabilities and deliberately design for resilience by improving the diversity, adaptability, and cohesion of critical urban and industrial systems. Strengthening resilience today is a prerequisite for achieving long-term... More »
American Perspectives on Energy EfficiencyLast Updated on 2014-06-13 17:01:19OurEnergyPolicy.org and The University of Texas at Austin partnered to administer two sister surveys on energy efficiency. One poll sampled the American public and the other targeted energy professionals across the United States. The goal of the surveys was to reveal perceptions of energy efficiency held by each group in order to identify points of consensus and difference and compare them to current action on energy efficiency. Below are select findings from the two surveys. A full report will be available this summer.
For more information, please visit www.utenergypoll.com.
2014 National Climate Assessment Full ReportLast Updated on 2014-05-20 17:12:15Many independent lines of evidence demonstrate that the world is warming and that human activity is the primary cause. Other changes flow from this warming, including melting of snow and ice, rising sea level, and increases in some types of extreme weather, such as extreme heat and heavy downpours. How much climate change we will experience in the future depends largely on the global emissions pathway, as demonstrated in this chapter.
This chapter summarizes how climate is changing, why it is changing, and what is projected for the future. While the focus is on changes in the United States, the need to provide context sometimes requires a broader geographical perspective. Additional geographic detail is presented in the regional chapters of this report. Further details on the topics covered by this chapter are provided in the Climate Science Supplement and Frequently Asked Questions... More »
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