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Hydrogen Now to 2030: Opportunities and Limits in a Circular Carbon Economy
The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA and the Global CCS Institute will host a webinar to share important insights and learnings as part of the Circular Carbon Economy: Keystone to Global Sustainability Project, which explores options to reduce, reuse, recycle, and remove carbon dioxide emissions from the global energy economy to accelerate decarbonization, reduce climate risk, and create economic growth. 

Hydrogen Now to 2030: Opportunities and Limits in a Circular Carbon Economy

Date and Time: 20 April 2021 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) 

Platform: Zoom (Online) | Register here

The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA and the Global CCS Institute will host a webinar to share important insights and learnings as part of the Circular Carbon Economy: Keystone to Global Sustainability Project, which explores options to reduce, reuse, recycle, and remove carbon dioxide emissions from the global energy economy to accelerate decarbonization, reduce climate risk, and create economic growth.

This webinar will explore key findings from new reports, “Blue Hydrogen: Production and Use” and “Green Hydrogen in a Circular Carbon Economy: Opportunities and Limits.” The reports touch on production, transportation, and use of zero-carbon hydrogen, how and where there are opportunities to catalytic early action and investment, and what’s needed to put the world on a useful path to maximizing the value of a critical carbon-free fuel. This event will bring together experts in technology, policy, and finance to discuss how hydrogen can rapidly provide commercial energy services across key sectors including power, transportation, industry, and buildings.

Moderator:

  • Laurie Fitzmaurice, Executive Director, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA

Presenters:

  • Dr. Julio Friedmann, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA
  • Alex Zapantis, General Manager - Commercial, Global CCS Institute

Panelists:

  • Benedict Chia, Strategic Issues Director at National Climate Change Secretariat, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore
  • The Honorable Juan Carlos Jobet, Minister of Energy and Mining, Chile
  • Dr. Fiona Simon, CEO, Australian Hydrogen Council
  • Nobuo Tanaka, Chair of the Steering Committee, ICEF; Special Advisor, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF); Former Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA) 2007-2011; and CEO, Tanaka Global, Inc.

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This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend.

For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Artealia Gilliard (ag4144@columbia.edu) or Genna Morton (gam2164@columbia.edu).

For more information about the event, please contact Caitlin Norfleet or Nicolina DueMogensen (energypolicyevents@columbia.edu).

Photo: A Toyota hydrogen fuel cell concept vehicle on display at Megaweb Toyota City Showcase in Tokyo (Representational image from Unsplash by Darren Halstead@darren1303).

Climate Week NYC Virtual Event | Food and Climate Change
14 September 2020 - Columbia University, New York University, and the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP), in collaboration with FAO’s statistical experts, have launched a program to improve data on food system emissions, develop better policy responses and educate the public on the food-climate connection.

14 September 2020 - Food systems contribute 21-37% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the best estimate. But food systems have received far less attention than power and transport systems in the global response to climate change. Very few countries take a comprehensive view of the food system in their climate action plans (known as “Nationally-Determined Contributions” or “NDCs”) submitted to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Columbia University, New York University, and the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP), in collaboration with FAO’s statistical experts, have launched a program to improve data on food system emissions, develop better policy responses and educate the public on the food-climate connection. Please join us for a discussion of these issues, with a particular focus on the opportunities to include food system measures in the updated NDCs that national governments submit to the UNFCCC in the next year.

 Panelists: 

  • Matthew Hayek, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Studies, New York University
  • Cynthia Rosenzweig, Senior Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the Earth Institute’s Center for Climate Systems Research, Columbia University; Co-Founder, AgMIP
  • David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA
  • Francesco N. Tubiello, Team Leader, Environmental Statistics, Food and Agriculture Organization

Date and Time: September 24, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 13:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Register here

This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend.

For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Artealia Gilliard (ag4144@columbia.edu) or Genna Morton (gam2164@columbia.edu).

For more information about the event, please contact Caitlin Norfleet or Nicolina DueMogensen (energypolicyevents@columbia.edu).

Climate Week NYC | Environmental Justice: Climate, Health, and Energy
14 September 2020 - The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA will host a discussion on understanding the impacts of climate change and air pollution on our health as well as how the energy transition can help to protect and improve human health moving forward. 

14 September 2020 - Climate change is already impacting the health of people around the world. At the heart of the challenge—and its solution—is the energy system, which currently produces not only the majority of human-produced greenhouse gas emissions but also the vast majority of key air pollutants that harm the health of communities around the world. While these health impacts are felt by everyone, the burden is not evenly shared, with poor and marginalized communities often experiencing a disproportionate share of these ill effects.

The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA will host a discussion on understanding the impacts of climate change and air pollution on our health as well as how the energy transition can help to protect and improve human health moving forward. 

Date and Time: 24 September 2020 | 10 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Moderator: 

  • Dr. Melissa Lott, Senior Research Scholar and Lead of the Power Sector and Renewables Research Initiative, Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy

Speakers:

  • Professor Daniel M. Kammen, Chair of the Energy & Resources Group, Director of the Center for Environmental Policy, and Founding Director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL), University of California, Berkeley
  • Dr. Maria Neira, Director, Public Health, Environment, and Social Detriments of Health Department (PHE), World Health Organisation
  • Dr. Nick Watts, Executive Director, The Lancet Countdown

Register here

This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend.

For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Artealia Gilliard (ag4144@columbia.edu) or Genna Morton (gam2164@columbia.edu).

For more information about the event, please contact Caitlin Norfleet or Nicolina DueMogensen (energypolicyevents@columbia.edu).

Climate Week NYC | Powering an Equitable, Sustainable, and Just Global Energy Transition
14 September 2020 - The expert speakers will share their contributions to the energy transition and engage in a candid discussion about the barriers to women’s equal participation that must be addressed in order to ensure a just and sustainable transition.

14 September 2020 - An equitable, sustainable, and just global energy transition will not be possible without the broad and equal participation and leadership of women in all aspects of the energy industry. Yet worldwide, the energy industry continues to be one of the least gender inclusive segments of the global economy – women make up only 22% of the traditional energy workforce and 32% of the renewable energy workforce. We need all hands on deck and diverse ideas and innovations in order to realize critical climate and emissions reductions targets by 2050 and a clear plan of action to bridge the gaps and harness the full potential of women in energy.

2020 is a pivotal year in the global climate change efforts, and the Center on Global Energy Policy’s Women in Energy (WIE) program is pleased to host a dialogue with dynamic industry leaders who are making vital contributions towards the global energy transition.

The expert speakers will share their contributions to the energy transition and engage in a candid discussion about the barriers to women’s equal participation that must be addressed in order to ensure a just and sustainable transition.

Panelists include:

  • Maria S. Jelescu Dreyfus, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Ardinall Investment Management
  • Vaishali Nigam Sinha, Chief Sustainability, CSR and Communication Officer, ReNew Power
  • Adaku Ufere, Deputy Chief of Party, USAID-funded Power Africa West Africa Energy Program
  • Moderated by Laurie Fitzmaurice, Executive Director, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA

Date and Time: 23 September 2020 | 10:00 AM -11:30 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Register here

This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend.

For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Artealia Gilliard (ag4144@columbia.edu) or Genna Morton (gam2164@columbia.edu).

For more information about the event, please contact Caitlin Norfleet or Nicolina DueMogensen (energypolicyevents@columbia.edu).

Climate Week NYC | Green Recovery from COVID-19: Perspectives From Across the Globe
Climate Week NYC | The Impact of the Energy Transition on Global Health and Economic Prosperity
14 September 2020 - The global pandemic of COVID-19 has transformed the landscape for 2020 and beyond with drastic impacts on public health and the global economy. For many it has given pause for thought and provided a new perspective on how to tackle the other global crisis, climate change. The Center on Global Energy Policy will bring together a panel of experts to discuss the road to a cleaner system and brighter economic future.
14 September 2020 - IF WE TRANSFORM ENERGY, CAN WE KICK START ECONOMIES AND IMPROVE LIVES?

The global pandemic of COVID-19 has transformed the landscape for 2020 and beyond with drastic impacts on public health and the global economy. For many it has given pause for thought and provided a new perspective on how to tackle the other global crisis, climate change.

In June, the International Energy Agency published their World Energy Outlook Special Report on Sustainable Recovery, giving governments a “once-in-a-lifetime” roadmap to sustainably rebuild their economies following COVID-19. The plan demonstrates that 9 million jobs could be created by developing a resilient and cleaner energy system whilst driving economic growth.

The Center on Global Energy Policy will bring together a panel of experts to discuss the road to a cleaner system and brighter economic future.

Panelists include:

  • Andrew Kamau, Principal Secretary for Petroleum, Ministry of Petroleum & Mining, Republic of Kenya
  • Cheryl LaFleur, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA
  • Maarten Wetselaar, Integrated Gas & New Energies Director, Shell
  • Mechthild Wörsdörfer, Director of Sustainability, Technology, and Outlooks, International Energy Agency; Director, European Commission’s Directorate General for Energy
  • Moderated by Jason Bordoff, Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA

Date and Time: September 21, 2020 | 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)

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Advance registration is required. Following registration, you will receive a confirmation email. Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend.

For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Artealia Gilliard (ag4144@columbia.edu) or Genna Morton (gam2164@columbia.edu).

For more information about the event, please contact Caitlin Norfleet or Nicolina DueMogensen (energypolicyevents@columbia.edu).

Climate Week NYC - The Impact of the Energy Transition on Global Health and Economic Prosperity
14 September 2020 - This high-level event seeks to explore the critical role of CCUS and CDR in a net-zero emissions framework and the value of a balanced carbon management approach to 2030; an important milestone through which any entity with a net-zero pledge must measure their progress towards the ultimate 2050 goal.

14 September 2020 - As underscored in the IPCC Special Report on 1.5, carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) is vital to reducing emissions to net-zero by mid-century. To achieve this goal, we must go a step further and decisively embrace carbon dioxide removal (CDR) techniques. Net-zero emission pledges have gained significant traction in policy circles and civil society, signaling a higher level of climate ambition. In just the first quarter of 2020, numerous governments and corporations have made major commitments to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The arithmetic requirements and technical opportunities of a net-zero global energy system are most clear when considering the road to a mid-century goal. To this end, the next decade will be central to any successful climate strategy with a net-zero ambition.

With this clear premise and critical timeframe in mind, Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) and the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute partnered on a net-zero emissions economy project, resulting in a seminal report which the two organisations are pleased to launch with a virtual event during the 2020 New York Climate Week. The report, “Net-Zero and Geospheric Return: Thinking about 2030”, frames carbon management, including CCUS and CO2 removal, in the context of net-zero emissions and returning carbon back to where it came from, the geosphere.

During this virtual event the authors of the report will be joined by leading climate scientists and policy makers. This high-level event seeks to explore the critical role of CCUS and CDR in a net-zero emissions framework and the value of a balanced carbon management approach to 2030; an important milestone through which any entity with a net-zero pledge must measure their progress towards the ultimate 2050 goal.

Date and Time: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Register here

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Advance registration is required.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend.

For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Artealia Gilliard (ag4144@columbia.edu) or Genna Morton (gam2164@columbia.edu).

For more information about the event, please contact Caitlin Norfleet or Nicolina DueMogensen (energypolicyevents@columbia.edu).