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    May 14 - 15, 2015 | Spain

    Human Health in the Face of Climate Change: Science, Medicine, and Adaptation

    Speakers and Session Chairs: Matthew Baylis (University of Liverpool), Jose A. Centeno (The Joint Pathology Center, US Department of Defense), Peter John Diggle (Lancaster University), Kristie L. Ebi (University of Washington), Carlos Pérez García-Pando (International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University), Elisabet Lindgren (Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University), George Luber (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Jane Olwoch (University of Pretoria), Mercedes Pascual (University of Chicago), Richard Paul (Institut Pasteur), A. Townsend Peterson (The University of Kansas), Jan C. Semenza (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)), Jeffrey Shaman (Columbia University), Cassandra De Young (UN Food and Agricultural Organization)

    Discover the latest research on climate change and its effects on human health, including vulnerability due to extreme weather events, land-use change and agricultural production, variable epidemiology of parasites and infectious diseases, and climate-altering pollutants.

    Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Feeding the Planet: An Evening with Alan Weisman

    Featuring: Alan Weisman

    In his latest book, award-winning author Alan Weisman considers whether and how humans can sustainably thrive on Earth without crashing the global ecosystem. Traveling extensively, Weisman pursues the concept of a future balance between us and the world.

    Thursday, January 24, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Adapting Cities to Climate Change in a Post-Sandy World

    Panelists: Klaus Jacob (Columbia University), Radley Horton (Columbia University), Nicole Maher (The Nature Conservancy), Rob McDonald (The Nature Conservancy), James S. Russell (Bloomberg News),
    Moderator: Andy Revkin (The New York Times)
    Organizers: Robert Lalasz (The Nature Conservancy), Michel Wahome (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    The effects of climate change have the potential to dramatically alter urban life in ways we are yet to consider. How do we go about making plans for these outcomes.

    July 18 - 19, 2012

    Seventh Annual New Energy Symposium

    The 2012 New Energy Symposium will convene multi-sector stakeholders to showcase the latest technology in clean energy and discuss hot topics in the field.

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012 | 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM

    Implications of A Data-Driven Built Environment

    Organizers: Chris Garvin (Terrapin Bright Green), Michel Wahome (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    Our intent is to look at the potential data pool for the entire real estate industry and draw out the value between data sets and determine what data we should be collecting in order achieve sustainability and market transformation goals.

    Thursday, February 16, 2012 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Finding the Needle in the Data Haystack: The Implications of a Data-Driven Built Environment

    Speakers: Chris Garvin (Terrapin Bright Green), Cliff Majersik (Institute for Market Transformation), and Chris Pyke (USGBC)

    There is an increasing focus on policy, standards, and interoperability of building data. Without the proper tools, the virtual tsunami of building data can overwhelm potential users. This event draws out the market transformation opportunities.

    Thursday, January 12, 2012 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Energy for the Next 20 Years: Protecting the Environment and Meeting Our Demands

    Moderator: David Roberts (
    Speakers: Stewart Brand (Long Now Foundation), Joe Fargione (The Nature Conservancy), Jesse Jenkins (Breakthrough Institute), Arne Jungjohann (Heinrich Boell Institute) and Jeff Opperman (The Nature Conservancy)

    How can Earth possibly meet its growing energy demands without destroying the environment? Experts on wind, nuclear, hydropower and other energy forms debate the most promising paths forward. The first installment of our four-part series Discourses on Nature and Society.

    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Market Makers: Developing and Deploying Energy Efficiency Technology in NYC

    Moderator: David Biello (Scientific American)
    Speakers: Mei Shibata (ThinkEco), Colin Smart (Con Edison) and Allen Freifeld (Viridity Energy)

    Join the Academy for a panel exploring the emergence and growth of New York City's clean tech industry by way of case studies on its green building advances and locally sourced efficiency technologies.

    Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Measuring Energy Efficiencies in Buildings: Connecting Goals with Metrics

    Speakers: Victoria Anstead (Tactical Aesthetics), Hywel Davies (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers), Chris Garvin (Terrapin Bright Green) and David Hsu (University of Pennsylvania)

    This discussion will revolve around the opportunities and challenges of communicating energy-related issues, changing behavior ;and monitoring and measuring efficiency gains.

    Thursday, March 24, 2011 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Achieving Urban Infrastructure Efficiencies Through Building Networks

    Speakers: Wes Frye (Cisco Systems), Charlotte Matthews (Related), and Nicholas You (WBCSD Urban Infrastructure Initiative)

    In order realize the full urban potential for deep energy reductions, we need to look at networks of buildings in the urban landscape, as opposed to a collection of individual buildings. This seminar will help us begin to think in these terms.