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60 minutes with Joseph Fiksel Enterpr...
World Economic Forum’s (WEF) “Global Risks Report” identifies and analyzes a broad range of risk factors that may impact global economic development, ranging from climate change to technological failures to political unrest. Any of these risks alone would be challenging to cope with, but when they occur simultaneously and interact with one another the challenges can seem overwhelming. In a highly networked world risk managem...
January 21, 2020
Organizer: SSF
Location: Webcast
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21st Century Geopolitics of Energy One...
Receive a GWU Professional Education Certificate Evaluating, forecasting, and positioning for financial and diplomatic opportunities, conflicts, and environmental implications in the 21st Century requires an understanding of the current geopolitics of energy and the risks, vulnerabilities and possibilities posed by shifts in energy markets and political pressures. The current struggle among Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United States is one clear...
November 18, 2019
Organizer: SSF
Location: Washington, DC
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How do Policy-Makers Access and Use Evi...
Science is foundational to life and the planet as we know it. Policymakers understand this, as do scientists. However the boundary-spanning between policymakers and scientists does not come naturally. Given the current vulnerabilities faced by places, people, ecosystems, and markets, it is essential to create more opportunities for policymakers and scientists to work effectively together. The dynamic tension created by the “pull” o...
November 13, 2019
Organizer: SSF
Location: Webcast
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Sacred Rivers Carbon Project: Rivers as...
The Sacred Rivers Carbon Project utilizes Hivemind’s cutting edge mycelium technology, to create carbon banks within critical watersheds throughout Southeast Asia. These sites can help reverse catastrophic climate change and also prevent habitat and biodiversity loss, clean up air and water pollution, and provide local economic development that create jobs and can empower women. The projects will be sustained and scaled through the sale...
November 7, 2019
Organizer: SSF
Location: Webcast
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Farming Methods That Thrive in a Decarb...
Technology is transforming nearly every aspect of our modern lives, and farming is no exception. The produce on your table tonight will have gotten there faster, fresher and more cost-effectively thanks to leading-edge technology in agriculture. However, farmers and farming face great threats including the production uncertainty of a changing climate and ecosystem impacts on the health of soils. Agriculture research and the application of tec...
October 30, 2019
Organizer: SSF
Location: Webcast
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Embedding green space in neighborhoods...
Providing your street address, city and zip code in the registration is optional. But the first 100 that do provide their complete address will get a free copy of "Vacant to Vibrant" mailed to them. Vacant lots, so often seen as neighborhood blight, have the potential to be a key element of community revitalization. As manufacturing cities reinvent themselves after decades of lost jobs and population, abundant vacant land resources and intere...
October 23, 2019
Organizer: SSF
Location: Webcast
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How Big Data Can Quantify Community Soc...
Currently, community risks consider only a few parameters such as extreme weather, employment rates and business outlooks. The current practice is a singular standard ESG score for a country or region, ignoring significant sub-national spatial differences or differential importance of ESG factors in estimating the risk profile. The result are general assessments that lack the precision of more granular/investment-grade analyses. But, the world...
October 16, 2019
Organizer: SSF
Location: Webcast
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On the Road to Mass Market Electric Vehicles
Online Professional Education CourseSelf-Paced with Three Webinars with the InstructorOctober 15, 2019 – November 11, 2019Complete by December 15, 2019 Earn a Professional Education Certificate from George Washington University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. A GWU collaboration with the Security and Sustainability Forum Course Starts: October 15, 2019. Self-Paced Videos Plus Live Webinars: Students watch twenty-three...
October 15, 2019
Organizer: SSF
Location: Webcast
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How Cities Are Paying for Climate Resil...
Vanguard municipalities are finding replicable ways to pay for climate resilience investments. Cities that have begun implementing climate resilience projects have used distinct strategies to to obtain public and private financial resources that pay for large-scale climate-resilience. These strategies amount to an initial approach—"Playbook 1.0"—for deciding who will pay what and how city governments will generate the needed revenu...
October 10, 2019
Organizer: SSF
Location: Webcast
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The Latest in the Electric Vehicle Mark...
Julian Bentley is a professor in George Washington University's Environmental & Energy Management Institute teaching the popular online professional education short course "On the Road to Mass Market Electric Vehicles". Julian has been an energy consultant to federal agencies, utilities and industry for over 20 years. Since 2007, Julian has supported the Federal Fleet Program, assisting Federal agencies in developing and implementing compr...
September 25, 2019
Organizer: SSF
Location: Webcast
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