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Global Environmental Justice Conference – 2019 Conference: Emerging Scholars November 15, 2019

Global Environmental Justice Conference – 2019 Conference: Emerging Scholars
November 15, 2019

Supported by The Graciela Chichilnisky Environmental Fund
in Honor of Natasha Chichilnisky-Heal


In 2019, the inaugural Global Environmental Justice Conference at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, supported by the The Graciela Chichilnisky Environmental Fund in Honor of Natasha Chichilnisky-Heal, will explore pressing topics including extractive industries and human rights, and migration, displacement and adaptation in response to climate change.  This conference honors the intellectual legacy and memory of Natasha Chichilnisky-Heal, a young scholar concerned with natural resource management and global environmental inequities. To produce a rich and stimulating dialogue and foster emerging scholarship, we will be breaking many of the standard norms of academic conferences. In order to more fully explore the relationship of scholarship and the practice of environmental management, we welcome participation from across disciplines; including anthropology, climate science, epidemiology, geography, sociology, history, and others.

We will combine a poster session for graduate students and postdocs, with interdisciplinary graduate student and postdoc panels and a keynote speaker.  An award of $2500 will be made to the most provocative and stimulating paper.  There will be multiple panels. Some panel topics are pre-selected; the topics of other panels will be determined based on the submission of abstracts.

Panel 1: Extractive Industries and Human Rights

Extractive industries have produced negative social, economic and environmental consequences for indigenous people around the world. We are seeking submissions that explore one or more of these key issues: customary land rights, governance and transparency, corporate social responsibility, free prior and informed consent and toxic legacies. Submissions on other related topics are also welcome.

Panel 2: Migration, displacement and climate change

Environmental conditions such as flooding or hurricanes can result in temporary or permanent migration/r displacement. Such events and movement patterns are anticipated to increase under a changing climate. This can result in economic, societal, and cultural losses, as well as detriments to health. Some persons are more likely to suffer than others. We are seeking submissions that explore one or more of the following key issues: what personal, family, or community factors are associated with being more likely to experience migration/displacement due to a changing climate; What are the health and other impacts of migration/displacement from environmental conditions; What are the social and cultural implications of these movement patterns? Submissions from other related topics are welcome.

Panel 3: Environmental justice and adaptions to climate change

Resource dependent communities are likely to experience the impacts of climate change more quickly and more severely than others. We are seeking submissions that explore one or more of these key questions: how are resource dependent communities perceiving and responding to the immediate effects of global climate change; how are they adapting their resource management practices; what are the cultural consequences of climate change? Submissions related to other issues of adaptations of climate change are welcome.



November 26, 2019
12:00pm – 1:30pm

Graduate Center of CUNY
Fall 2019 Seminar in Applied Economics

Organized by Professor Yochanan Shachmurove

Tuesdays, 12:00pm – 1:30pm, Room 5383

Professor Chichilnisky to present her article on “Quantum Theory and Behavioral Economics”

365 Fifth Avenue
Fifth Avenue and 34th Street
Room 5383.
New York, NY 10016-4309

At the corner of Fifth and 34th Street, in the shadow of the Empire State Building.


Find out more about the event


Yale Symposium on Carbon Dioxide Removal – October 4, 2019 – New Haven, CT

Yale Symposium on Carbon Dioxide Removal

Burke Auditorium at Kroon Hall at Yale University
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511

The Yale Symposium on Carbon Removal brings together thought leaders in science, business, and policy to discuss the opportunities and challenges of natural and engineered carbon removal solutions. It aims to motivate carbon removal research and innovation at Yale.

FRIDAY, October 4, 2019

9:00 AM – 9:20 AM | Opening Remarks
Topics: state of the climate, mitigation pathways, the need for carbon removal

Topics: state of the climate, mitigation pathways, the need for carbon removal

Panel I: Natural Solutions
Topics: carbon sequestration in forests, agricultural lands, and wetlands
Speakers: Bronson Griscom, Conservation International (confirmed); Emily Landis, The Nature Conservancy (confirmed)

Panel II: Technological + Hybrid Solutions
Topics: direct air capture, BECCS, geologic carbon storage
Speakers: Peter Kelemen, Columbia University; Kelly Levin, World Resources Institute; Peter Psarras, Cleveland State University

Lunch & Topic Tables

Panel III: Business Opportunities
Topics: carbon utilization in building materials, fuels, and plastics; carbon farming
Speakers: Graciela Chichilnitsky, Global Thermostat; Andy Ruff, Gray Organschi Architecture

Panel Format [85 minutes]
– 5 minute introductions by panel coordinator
– 12-15 minute presentations by each speaker
– 35 minutes Q&A (with moderator + audience)

Congressional Subcommittee Hearing: Examining the Macroeconomic Impacts of a Changing Climate – September 11, 2019 – Washington, DC

U.S. house Committee on Financial Services

Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy

Examining the Macroeconomic Impacts of a Changing Climate


Global climate change is occurring more rapidly than at any point in history, primarily because of human activity catalyzing the release of heat-trapping gasses–greenhouse gases. 1 Climate change describes the complex shift in the planet’s weather and climate patterns, which encompasses events from unusual wildlife population displacement to extreme weather events and rising sea levels. The scientific evidence reinforcing the underlying cause of global climate shifts is considerable. 2 The varied impacts of climate change evident in every region of the United States have had an adverse effect on the domestic macroeconomy and will continue to do so in the future if uninterrupted. 3 Decreased crop yields, labor force displacement, rising sea level, and infrastructure damage are among the substantial first-order consequences of climate change. These costs are reverberating the world over and will have a consequential impact on the global economy, national security, and international stability unless adequately assessed and addressed.

Rayburn House Office
Building 45
Room 2128
Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20515

Date: September 11, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM EST

New York Women’s Leadership Summit – September 26, 2019 – New York, NY

Registration is now open for the Women’s Leadership Summit.

Location: Hilton’s Conrad New York Downtown 
Hotel Address: 102 North End Ave, New York, NY 10282 

Get inspired and supercharge your career! This motivational event by and for Women Leaders will enable you to learn the best practices other women leaders have adopted, how to overcome key challenges others have faced, and hear about new solutions that are solving these challenges. Learn how to best help others, create a top culture of diversity, and build a network of professional colleagues passionate about their development. Available seating is limited so be sure to sign up now to ensure a seat.

Agenda Details:

9:00 am: Registration, Refreshments, Peer Networking.



9:30 am: Characteristics of Highly Successful Women. 
Assertiveness, Enegry, Optimism, Empathy and Resilience are just a few of the characteristics successful women have in common. Join this presentation to learn and develop these personality traits to become an effective leader.


10:00 am: Panel: Building Your Value. 
into a showcase that will help you transition into a stronger leadership position. This topic will help you look closer at yourself and start building a foundation around your value and contributions that impact your organization.


10:45 am: Networking: Achieving Work-Life Balance. 
Achieving a strong career and a fulfilling personal life can be challenging. You may think that only one can be truly achieved, however you can have both, and you should. We have all been told at some point that healthier, happier people make for better managers, leaders, and employees. Join us for actionable steps to achieving balance between your demanding job and those moments of your personal life that shouldnt be missed.


11:00 am: Become the Leader You Envision. 
Feelings of being overwhelmed or not qualified for your current/future position can contribute to causing a barrier to achieving leadership potential and upward career choices . This topic is designed to help go beyond the comfort zone and discuss strategies to work through feelings of self doubt, inadequacy and move toward achieving authenticity. 
•Fear and self-doubt
•Trust and Credibility
•Powerful and Genuine voice.


11:30 am: Sit-down lunch and informal networking.


12:45 pm: Handling Difficult Conversations with Confidence. 
Is there a difficult conversation that keeps you awake at night? Learn a scripting technique to clearly communicate an issue and its impact, propose a solution, and inspire positive outcomes for a joint resolution. Explore techniques to diffuse anger in others and create safety in these conversations. You’ll improve teamwork and productivity by dealing appropriately with important issues and conflicts.


1:20 pm: Creating and Nurturing a Culture of Diversity. 
Forbes said it best, “By creating an inclusive workplace you ensure that everyone is given the best opportunity to succeed. And in so doing, you will create a highly diverse company in which employees are happier, more productive and more loyal” According to the New York Times: “There are less women as chief executives of Fortune 500 companies than there are men named ‘James’ as CEOs. Diversity and inclusion are complicated topics that often need more than just a few guidelines to follow, to be truly diverse and inclusive, daily actions, mindsets and company culture.


2:00 pm: How to Reach Your Leadership Potential. 
Discuss how being in charge differs from contribution, what skills achieve results through team members and how interpersonal issues and disagreements can jeopardize projects, departments and teams. Look at ways to deal with conflict and and solve problems quickly.


2:30 pm: Networking: Mentor Matching. 
Mentors can provide skill development, goal setting, problem solving, access to opportunities and valuable feedback to help you achieve professional and personal goals. Join this session to learn more about the ways you can be or find a mentor in your current organization or by using local groups, online and professional networks.


3:00 pm: Panel: Reviving/FastTracking Your Career. 
this session will look at what you can do to avoid or overcome a plateau, revive your career, and finding ways to follow your passion. What are some best practices for transitioning back into the workplace? How can you maintain a record of professional development, despite being on “break?” How can you “catch up” to be more competitive in your career of choice?


4:00 pm: Conclusion. 
This concludes our speaker sessions, but we encourage to you network and discuss the days topic and reach out to any of our vendors and/or speakers for any additional information. Thank you for your time and participation in our event

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