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STEP Anywhere 2020 Conference: Climate Change – Acting Now

STEP Anywhere 2020, the leading online tech festival for emerging markets was held August 24-26, 2020 and featured some of the most brilliant thinkers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and policy makers from around the world.

On the third day of the conference, the capstone featured discussion was led by Global Thermostat’s co-founder and CEO, Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky, and moderated by Cinar Kurra, CEO of Catalyst, a startup technology accelerator.

With all of the data and science signaling that 2020 is the year to act on a coordinated and comprehensive plan for climate change, Dr. Chichilnisky’s session, Climate Change: Acting Now, discussed what is required for plan of this magnitude to be implemented and how everyone needs to work together to ensure that we can prevent catastrophic climate change.

To see a replay of Dr. Chichilnisky’s discussion, visit STEP+ (registration may be required).

Yale Global Environmental Justice Conference

November 15, 2019

Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511

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, environmental governance, adaptation in response to climate change, and engaging with multiple knowledge systems. 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.

Future iterations of this conference will include more presentations by leading scholars in the field, but in this inaugural year, it is our intention to focus on emerging scholars in honor of the intellectual legacy and memory of Natasha Chichilnisky-Heal, a young scholar concerned with natural resource management and global environmental inequities. Natasha was a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Yale University, studying with Susan Rose-Ackerman.

We will combine a poster session for graduate students, postdocs, and practitioners 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.

Register Here

Global Thermostat and the Work We Do in the Context of Global Warming

Lecture at Columbia University



TIME                          9:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

LOCATION              209 Warren Hall, Feldberg Room, 1125 Amsterdam Ave; NE Corner of 115th St and Amsterdam Ave

TOPIC                      Global Thermostat and the work we do in the context of Global Warming, Global Thermostat story and Q&A with students visiting from China

Arranged by Noel Capon and group led by Professor Zheng

Interpreter Provided (Dan)

                                    40 Attendees


PRESENTATION    60 mins: Avoiding Extinction – Includes 15 mins of Carbon Negative Film 60 mins: Carbon Removal from Air and Economic Revolution 60 mins: Q&A



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