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2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
National Climate Seminar: Rebuilding Bipartisan Support for Climate Action
Fred Rich, Author Getting to Green
Webinar: bluejeans.com/163092697 Dial-in Only: +1.888.240.2560  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On September 21st, join Fred Rich, author of Getting to Green, Saving Nature: A Bipartisan Solution, for a discussion of how the American environmental movement lost its way. Rich will tell the story of American conservation’s bipartisan roots and explain the evolution of what he calls the “Great Estrangement”, the emergence of a conservative movement deeply suspicious of Green goals. Rich will offer up considerations on how to get the Green movement back on a bipartisan track. "The record of voluntary community, state and regional action (and action by other countries) shows that we can and should do the right thing even in the absence of a binding global treaty." --Fred Rich

Rich studied public and international affairs at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School and moral philosophy at King's College, Cambridge, before receiving his law degree at University of Virginia Law School. Rich serves as head of the New York State Environmental Leaders Group, Chair of the Foundation for Landscape Studies and the Scenic Hudson Land Trust, Vice Chair of the national Land Trust Alliance and The Battery Conservancy, and director of the Hudson Highlands Land Trust. He is the winner of the Battery Urban Farmer Award, the Environmental Advocates of New York Advocates Award, and the Frances Reese Medal.

NATIONAL CLIMATE SEMINAR

Bard Center for Environmental Policy hosts the National Climate Seminar, a webinar series, at 12pm EST. This year the series focuses on The Politics & Environment Education Project featuring academic and NGO experts from across the country who will lead a non-partisan discussion on the shift in U.S. environmental dialog from bi-partisan consensus to partisan gridlock.  Listeners can watch live or listen to past podcasts here. Past speakers have included thought leaders from 350.org, Sierra Club, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and many more. 
 
BARD CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY 
 
The  Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability  offer masters programs in  Environmental Policy,  Climate Science and  Policy, and Sustainable Business.  The Bard Center for Environmental Policy's career-focused, science based, interdisciplinary masters of science programs are located in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley. The rigorous first year coursework, followed by a required 4-6 month immersive internship, culminates with a Master’s Capstone Project and a 93% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation. Graduates are currently pursuing careers in many fields such as: alternative energy, international Development, advocacy/lobbying, conservation, research, and strategic consulting. For more information: bard.edu/cep/ 

Webinar:  bluejeans.com/163092697
Dial-in Only: +1.888.240.2560

Poster available for download below or by clicking here.
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Eban Goodstein  ebangood@bard.edu
Download: NCS_Fall_2016.pdf
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
National Climate Seminar: U.S. Environmental Politics: Consensus to Gridlock & Beyond
Eban Goodstein, Director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy
DIAL-IN: 845.746.2287  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On September 7th, join Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, in discussing our current state of political gridlock around issues of environment and climate. How did we get here? How can we recover a bipartisan approach to environmental politics? The current U.S. political contest comes at a critical turning point in history, determining the American response to climate change, in turn driving the global response, and setting the course for the future of civilization on the Earth.  

In addition to being the Director of Bard CEP, Goodstein also directs Bard’s MBA in Sustainability, as well as the C2C Fellows Program at Bard CEP. In recent years, he has coordinated climate education events at over 2500 colleges, universities, high schools and other institutions across the country. Goodstein is the author of a college textbook, Economics and the Environment as well as Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction: How Passion and Politics Can Stop Global Warming and The Trade-off Myth: Fact and Fiction about Jobs and the Environment.

NATIONAL CLIMATE SEMINAR

Bard Center for Environmental Policy hosts the National Climate Seminar series at 12pm EST. This fall the series focuses on The Politics & Environment Education Project featuring academic and NGO experts from across the country who will lead non-partisan discussions on the shift in U.S. environmental dialog from bi-partisan consensus to partisan gridlock.  Listeners can watch live or listen to past podcasts here. Past speakers have included thought leaders from 350.org, Sierra Club, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and many more. 
 
BARD CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY 
 
The  Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability offer masters programs in  Environmental Policy, Climate Science and  Policy, and Sustainable Business.  The Bard Center for Environmental Policy's career-focused, science based, interdisciplinary masters of science programs are located in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley. The rigorous first year coursework, followed by a required 4-6 month immersive internship, culminates with a Master’s Capstone Project and a 93% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation. Graduates are currently pursuing careers in many fields such as: alternative energy, international Development, advocacy/lobbying, conservation, research, and strategic consulting. For more information: bard.edu/cep/ 

DIAL-IN: 845.746.2287

Poster available for download below or by clicking here.
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Eban Goodstein  ebangood@bard.edu
Download: NCS_Fall_2016.pdf
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
National Climate Seminar: The Power Dialog - Reports and Next Steps
Eban Goodstein, Director, The Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Albee B102  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On April 20th, Eban Goodstein, Director of The Bard Center for Environmental Policy will give a report and next steps for The Power Dialog.

The week of April 4th, Power Dialog conversations were held in close to 20 state capitols. In this webinar, we will get updates from organizers about the impact of the events, and the benefits and challenges of participating in coordinated climate education. We will also discuss next steps, with a focus on a potential project for the fall around Politics and the Environment. 

"With the action now beyond the partisan wrangling of Washington and the state legislatures, students can gain both a powerful learning opportunity and a real voice in the policy process. The Power Dialog is not a lobbying effort. We have no collective policy agenda for which we are advocating. Rather it is a learning opportunity for students, and also a chance for students to share their own individual thoughts and policy insights." Eban Goodstein, Director of The Bard Center for Environmental Policy

Join at: https://bluejeans.com/771995443

Audio only dial in: 408.740.7256 code: 771995443

NATIONAL CLIMATE SEMINAR

Bard Center for Environmental Policy hosts National Climate Seminar, a webinar series, at 12pm EST. This year the series focuses on The Power Dialog featuring Bard CEP staff, faculty and students interviewing preeminent policy and science educators from leading universities and advocacy organizations regarding the recent hurdles facing the President's Clean Power Plan. Past speakers have included thought leaders from 350.org, Sierra Club, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and many more. 

Listeners can watch live or listen to past podcasts here.

BARD CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY 
 
The Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability offer masters programs in Environmental Policy, Climate Science and Policy, and Sustainable Business. The Bard Center for Environmental Policy's career-focused, science based, interdisciplinary masters of science programs are located in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.  The rigorous first year coursework, followed by a required 4-6 month immersive internship, culminates with a Master’s Capstone Project and a 93% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation. Graduates are currently pursuing careers in many fields such as: alternative energy, international Development, advocacy/lobbying, conservation, research, and strategic consulting. For more information:bard.edu/cep/ 
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Eban Goodstein  845-758-7071  ebangood@bard.edu
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
National Climate Seminar: The Power Dialog - National Update
Eban Goodstein, Director, The Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Albee B102  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On March 30th, Eban Goodstein, Director of The Bard Center for Environmental Policy gave a national update on The Power Dialog.

The week of April 4th, Power Dialog conversations will be live in some 20 state capitols. Tune in to hear reports from the field about these upcoming events, and join a conversation about the challenges and rewards of engaging students in direct dialog with policy makers about global warming solutions. 

According to Eban Goodstein Director of The Bard Center for Environmental Policy, "With the action now beyond the partisan wrangling of Washington and the state legislatures, students can gain both a powerful learning opportunity and a real voice in the policy process. The Power Dialog is not a lobbying effort. We have no collective policy agenda for which we are advocating. Rather it is a learning opportunity for students, and also a chance for students to share their own individual thoughts and policy insights." 

Watch the archived webinar here.

NATIONAL CLIMATE SEMINAR

Bard Center for Environmental Policy hosts National Climate Seminar, a webinar series, at 12pm EST. This year the series focuses on The Power Dialog featuring Bard CEP staff, faculty and students interviewing preeminent policy and science educators from leading universities and advocacy organizations regarding the recent hurdles facing the President's Clean Power Plan.  Past speakers have included thought leaders from 350.org, Sierra Club, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and many more. 

Listeners can watch live or listen to past podcasts here.
 
BARD CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY 
 
The Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability offer masters programs in Environmental Policy, Climate Science and Policy, and Sustainable Business. The Bard Center for Environmental Policy's career-focused, science based, interdisciplinary masters of science programs are located in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.  The rigorous first year coursework, followed by a required 4-6 month immersive internship, culminates with a Master’s Capstone Project and a 93% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation. Graduates are currently pursuing careers in many fields such as: alternative energy, international Development, advocacy/lobbying, conservation, research, and strategic consulting. For more information:bard.edu/cep/ 
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Eban Goodstein  845-758-7071  ebangood@bard.edu
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
National Climate Seminar: Environmental Justice and US Climate Policy
Sarah Jackson, Senior Associate, Avi Allison, Associate, Synapse Energy
Albee B102  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On March 23rd, we spoke with Sarah Jackson, Senior Associate, and Avi Allison, Associate, Synapse Energy. Synapse Energy Economics is a research and consulting firm specializing in energy, economic, and environmental topics. Since its inception in 1996, Synapse has grown to become a leader in providing rigorous analysis of the electric power sector for public interest and governmental clients. 

"With Sarah's 10 years of experience at EarthJustice and currently with Synapse, and Avi's research and consulting background in the energy sector both are ideal policy experts poised to give our audience an in depth assessment of environmental justice implications within the Clean Power Plan. We look forward to hearing their perspective." Eban Goodstein, Director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy

Watch the archived webinar here.

NATIONAL CLIMATE SEMINAR

Bard Center for Environmental Policy hosts National Climate Seminar, a webinar series, at 12pm EST. This year the series focuses on The Power Dialog featuring Bard CEP staff, faculty and students interviewing preeminent policy and science educators from leading universities and advocacy organizations regarding the recent hurdles facing the President's Clean Power Plan. Listeners can watch live or listen to past podcasts here. Past speakers have included thought leaders from 350.org, Sierra Club, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and many more. 
 
BARD CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY 
 
The Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability offer masters programs in Environmental Policy, Climate Science and Policy, and Sustainable Business. The Bard Center for Environmental Policy's career-focused, science based, interdisciplinary masters of science programs are located in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.  The rigorous first year coursework, followed by a required 4-6 month immersive internship, culminates with a Master’s Capstone Project and a 93% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation. Graduates are currently pursuing careers in many fields such as: alternative energy, international Development, advocacy/lobbying, conservation, research, and strategic consulting. For more information:bard.edu/cep/ 
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Eban Goodstein  845-758-7071  ebangood@bard.edu
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
National Climate Seminar: Interstate Cooperation and US Climate Policy
Dr. Dallas Burtraw, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future
Albee B102  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On March 16th, the Bard Center for Environmental Policy spoke with Dr. Dallas Burtraw, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future. He discusses interstate cooperation on US Climate Policy and the fate of the EPA's Clean Power Plan. Dallas Burtraw is one of the nation’s foremost experts on environmental regulation in the electricity sector. For two decades, he has worked on creating a more efficient and politically rational method for controlling air pollution. He also studies electricity restructuring, competition, and economic deregulation. He is particularly interested in incentive-based approaches for environmental regulation, the most notable of which is a tradable permit system, and recently has studied ways to introduce greater cost-effectiveness into regulation under the Clean Air Act.

"Climate change is a global problem. The contribution of U.S. efforts are greater, in my mind, for the influence they have on the behavior of the other nations of the world than for the specific reductions that the U.S. achieves. The greater contribution is leadership in this case." Dallas Burtraw

Read about Dallas' work here.

Watch the archived webinar here.

NATIONAL CLIMATE SEMINAR

Bard Center for Environmental Policy hosts National Climate Seminar, a webinar series, at 12pm EST. This year the series focuses on The Power Dialog featuring Bard CEP staff, faculty and students interviewing preeminent policy and science educators from leading universities and advocacy organizations regarding the recent hurdles facing the President's Clean Power Plan. Listeners can watch live or listen to past podcasts here. Past speakers have included thought leaders from 350.org, Sierra Club, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and many more. 
 
BARD CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY 
 
The Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability offer masters programs in Environmental Policy, Climate Science and Policy, and Sustainable Business. The Bard Center for Environmental Policy's career-focused, science based, interdisciplinary masters of science programs are located in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.  The rigorous first year coursework, followed by a required 4-6 month immersive internship, culminates with a Master’s Capstone Project and a 93% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation. Graduates are currently pursuing careers in many fields such as: alternative energy, international Development, advocacy/lobbying, conservation, research, and strategic consulting. For more information:bard.edu/cep/ 
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Eban Goodstein  ebangood@bard.edu
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
National Climate Seminar: Jobs and Economic Impacts of US Climate Policy
Alex Barron, Assistant Professor of Environmental
Science and Policy, Smith College

Albee B102  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On March 9th, we will be speaking with Alex Barron, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, Smith College about jobs and the economic impact of the EPA's Clean Power Plan. From 2011-2015, Alex worked in the Office of Policy at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) where he advised senior EPA leadership and worked on a wide range of environmental regulations, including standards to reduce carbon pollution (including the Clean Power Plan), cross-state air pollution, and mercury and other toxics. 

"We at BCEP feel that Alex's experience working on the Clean Power Plan at the EPA will give us unique insight on the economic impacts of CPP policy at both the micro and macro levels." Eban Goodstein, Director of The Bard Center for Environmental Policy

Watch the archived webinar HERE.

NATIONAL CLIMATE SEMINAR

Bard Center for Environmental Policy hosts National Climate Seminar, a webinar series, at 12pm EST. This year the series focuses on The Power Dialog featuring Bard CEP staff, faculty and students interviewing preeminent policy and science educators from leading universities and advocacy organizations regarding the recent hurdles facing the President's Clean Power Plan. Listeners can watch live or listen to past podcasts here. Past speakers have included thought leaders from 350.org, Sierra Club, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and many more. 
 
BARD CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY 
 
The Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability offer masters programs in Environmental Policy, Climate Science and Policy, and Sustainable Business. The Bard Center for Environmental Policy's career-focused, science based, interdisciplinary masters of science programs are located in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.  The rigorous first year coursework, followed by a required 4-6 month immersive internship, culminates with a Master’s Capstone Project and a 93% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation. Graduates are currently pursuing careers in many fields such as: alternative energy, international Development, advocacy/lobbying, conservation, research, and strategic consulting. For more information:bard.edu/cep/ 
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Eban Goodstein  ebangood@bard.edu
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
National Climate Seminar: Renewables, Efficiency and Carbon Pricing
Rachel Cleetus, Lead Economist and Climate Policy Manager, Union of Concerned Scientists
Albee B102  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On March 2nd, we will be speaking with Rachel Cleetus, Lead Economist, Union of Concerned Scientists about Renewables, Efficiency and Carbon Pricing. Rachel designs and advocates for effective global warming policies at the federal, regional, state, and international levels. These policies include market-based approaches (such as cap-and-trade programs) and complementary, sector-based approaches (such as efficiency, renewable energy, and clean technology research and development). She also analyzes the economic costs of inaction on climate change. 

"Our energy policy needs to integrate climate, public health, and development goals, i.e. the imperative to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy with clean energy access for all."  Rachel Cleetus, UCS

Watch the archived webinar here.

NATIONAL CLIMATE SEMINAR

Bard Center for Environmental Policy hosts National Climate Seminar, a webinar series, at 12pm EST. This year the series focuses on The Power Dialog featuring Bard CEP staff, faculty and students interviewing preeminent policy and science educators from leading universities and advocacy organizations regarding the recent hurdles facing the President's Clean Power Plan. Listeners can watch live or listen to past podcasts here. Past speakers have included thought leaders from 350.org, Sierra Club, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and many more. 
 
BARD CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY 
 
The Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability offer masters programs in Environmental Policy, Climate Science and Policy, and Sustainable Business. The Bard Center for Environmental Policy's career-focused, science based, interdisciplinary masters of science programs are located in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.  The rigorous first year coursework, followed by a required 4-6 month immersive internship, culminates with a Master’s Capstone Project and a 93% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation. Graduates are currently pursuing careers in many fields such as: alternative energy, international Development, advocacy/lobbying, conservation, research, and strategic consulting. For more information:bard.edu/cep/ 
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Eban Goodstein  ebangood@bard.edu
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
National Climate Seminar: Public Health Impacts of US Climate Policy
Kathy Fallon Lambert, Science & Policy Integration Director Harvard Forest, Harvard University
Albee B102  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On February 24th, Kathy Fallon Lambert, Science & Policy Integration Director, Harvard Forest, Harvard University will join us to discuss public health impacts of the EPA's Clean Power Plan. Kathy graduated in 1992 from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Science with her Master's in Forest Science.  She has been with the Harvard Forest since 2010.  "One of the most important pieces of the CPP is the human health effects of carbon emissions from power plants and we look forward to hearing Kathy's take on this instrumental component of the administrations policy moving forward."  Eban Goodstein, Director of The Bard Center for Environmental Policy

There is no archived webinar for this meeting.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

NATIONAL CLIMATE SEMINAR

Bard Center for Environmental Policy hosts National Climate Seminar, a webinar series, at 12pm EST. This year the series focuses on The Power Dialog featuring Bard CEP staff, faculty and students interviewing preeminent policy and science educators from leading universities and advocacy organizations regarding the recent hurdles facing the President's Clean Power Plan. Listeners can watch live or listen to past podcasts here. Past speakers have included thought leaders from 350.org, Sierra Club, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and many more. 
 
BARD CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY 
 
The Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability offer masters programs in Environmental Policy, Climate Science and Policy, and Sustainable Business. The Bard Center for Environmental Policy's career-focused, science based, interdisciplinary masters of science programs are located in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.  The rigorous first year coursework, followed by a required 4-6 month immersive internship, culminates with a Master’s Capstone Project and a 93% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation. Graduates are currently pursuing careers in many fields such as: alternative energy, international Development, advocacy/lobbying, conservation, research, and strategic consulting. For more information: bard.edu/cep/ 
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Eban Goodstein  ebangood@bard.edu