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Innovations In Green Finance: Smart Money For Sustainable Cities

5 May

Smart Money

Learn from experts on today's leading edges of green financing. Get a jump start on the latest developments in renewable energy and efficiency projects at several scales.

Panel One: Greening Municipal and Corporate Bonds; Greening Utilities; and Building Investor Confidence

Moderator: Charlotte Kim — Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati


  • Carol Kostik — NYC Comptroller's Office
  • Kevin Smith — Goldman Sachs
  • Joshua Feldman — NRG Energy
  • Mary Barber — Environmental Defense Fund

Panel Two: Office and Home Energy Performance Upgrades — Making It To Scale; New York Greens Banking; and Solar Aggregation Heats Up

Moderator: Nicholas Lombardi — Conservation Services Group


  • Yerina Mugica — Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Michael Weisberg — M-Core Credit Corporation
  • Jessica Aldridge — New York Green Bank
  • Jeff Irvine — CUNY Solar Partnership

Hope you'll join us at the New York Institute of Technology, Columbus Circle Campus, 16 West 61st Street, 11th Floor on May 5, 2015. Registration & breakfast 8:15–8:45 a.m. Introduction and panels 8:45–11:00 a.m.

This event is free and open to the public but you must RSVP and register.

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What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming

21 April

The more facts that pile up about global warming, the greater the resistance to them grows, making it harder to enact measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare communities for the inevitable change ahead. Psychologist and economist Per Espen Stoknes confronts this resistance his new book, What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming.

Rich in story and examples, Stoknes reviews recent psychological research and explores emerging strategies for how to overcome this paradox. A more compassionate climate communication can now rely on approaches that employ the power of social networks, reframing, nudging, storytelling and better climate response indicators. Also, the acknowledgement of grief, helplessness and despair can be a deep source of motivation for a grounded hope. He seeks to answer the fundamental questions: Is humanity up to the task? Or are we humans inescapably locked into short-termism?

Sponsor: Columbia University Center for Research on Environmental Decisions

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2:30-4:00 pm

Location: Columbia University, Uris Hall, Room 301, 3022 Broadway

RSVP: This event is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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The German Energy Transition: Implications NY

29 April

On April 29th, please join us for a discussion about the German Energiewende (Energy Transition). This event will provide an opportunity to speak with experts with first-hand insight into the Energiewende and lessons it may hold for policymakers in New York State as they pursue their own comprehensive energy reforms.

Sponsors: Ecologic Institute & the Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law at NYU School of Law. This event was made possible by the generous support of the German Embassy in Washington DC and the Transatlatic Climate Bridge Program

Speakers: Chris King, Global Chief Regulatory Officer - Siemens; R. Andreas Kraemer, Founder & Director Emeritus - Ecologic Institute in Berlin, Germany and Founding Chairman, Ecologic Institute US; Georg Maue, First Secretary for Climate and Energy Issues - German Embassy; Michael Mehling, Executive Director - Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Eleanor Stein, Administrative Law Judge - New York State Public Service Commission

Moderator: Justin Gillis - Reporter, New York Times

Date: Wednesday, April 29, 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

Location: NYU School of Law, Lipton Hall, D'Agostino Hall, 108 West Third Street

RSVP: Eventbrite. 1 CLE credit is available for both newly-admitted and experienced attorneys.

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