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Energy and Climate: One Day Two Great Events May 4, 2016

On Wednesday May 4, 2016 Rutgers Climate Institute teamed up with Rutgers Energy Institute to host Energy and Climate: One Day Two Great Events. The morning program was the Eleventh Annual Rutgers Energy Institute Symposium and the Afternoon Program was Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability: From the IPCC to New Jersey Practitioners.  Dr. Hoesung Lee, who received his Ph.D. in Economics from Rutgers University and is Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and Sir Robert Watson, a former IPCC Chair were featured speakers during both the morning and afternoon program.  Presentations from the event can be found below.

+ Agenda and Presentations

Agenda and Presentations

 

Morning Program

Eleventh Annual Rutgers Energy Institute Symposium

 

8:30 AM Coffee, pastries and registration

 

8:50 AM Welcome and Introduction to the Rutgers Energy Institute

Paul Falkowski, Director, Rutgers Energy Institute

 

9:00 AM Accelerating Energy Innovation for Climate Mitigation

Richard G. Newell, Gendell Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics at

the Nicholas School of the Environment, Professor of Economics, and Professor of

Public Policy at Duke University

 

9:35 AM Tackling Climate Change: A Near-Term Actionable Mitigation

Agenda

Robert Watson, Director of Strategic Development at the Tyndall Center for Climate

Change Research, University of East Anglia

document Watson Presentation (25.98 MB)

 

10:10 AM Coffee Break

 

10:30 AM The SunShot Initiative: Getting to Ubiquitous Solar

Lidija Sekaric, Director of Solar Energy Technologies Office, Office of Energy

Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

  document Sekaric Presentation (2.91 MB)

 

11:05 AM The IPCC After Paris

Hoesung Lee, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

 

11:40 AM Panel Discussion

 

12:15 PM Student Energy Contest Awards

 

12:30 PM Lunch (Served under the tent on the Engineering Quad) Poster Session (display by tent weather-permitting; if raining Fiber Optic Auditorium, 1st Floor Hall)

 

Afternoon Program

Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability: From the IPCC to New Jersey Practitioners

 

1:30 PM Welcome

 

1:35 PM Introduction to the IPCC

Hoesung Lee, Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

  document Lee Presentation (11 MB)

 

1:50 PM Reflections on IPCC’s Progress

Robert Watson, Director of Strategic Development at the Tyndall Centre for Climate

Change Research, University of East Anglia

 

2:05 PM Key Risks of Climate Change: Reasons For Concern

Robert Kopp, Associate Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences,

Associate Director, Rutgers Energy Institute, and Contributing Author,

IPCC Working Group II (Chapter 19 Emergent Risks and Key Vulnerabilities)

  pdf Kopp Presentation (1.61 MB)

 

2:20 PM Human Security

Robin Leichenko, Chair Department of Geography, Co-Director Rutgers Climate

Institute, and Review Editor, IPCC Working Group II (Chapter 12: Human Security)

  document Leichenko Presentation (37.52 MB)

 

2:35 PM Risks From Geoengineering (Solar Radiation Management)

Alan Robock, Distinguished Professor, Environmental Sciences, and  Contributing

Author, IPCC Working Group II (Chapter 19: Emergent Risks and Key

Vulnerabilities)

  document Robock Presentation (7.97 MB)

 

2:50 PM Experiences and Best Practices to Address Climate Change in New

Jersey

 

Moderator: Michael Catania, Executive Director, Duke Farms and Co-Chair, NJ Climate Adaptation Alliance

 

Panelists

Russell Furnari, Manager Environmental Policy Enterprise, PSEG Services

Corporation

 

Chris Huch, Community Resiliency Specialist, Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine

Research Reserve

 

Stephen Marks, Municipal Manager, City of Hoboken

 

Pam Mount, Terhune Orchards

 

Nicky Sheats, J.D., Ph.D., Thomas Edison State University

 

document NJ Panel Presentation (8.35 MB)


4:00 PM Adjourn

 

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