Annual Symposium

Eleventh Annual REI Energy Symposium and IPCC Outreach

Energy and Climate: One Day Two Great Events - May 4th 2016

The Rutgers Energy Institute (REI) and Rutgers Climate Institute (RCI) are proud to facilitate conversation on energy and climate with a unique and outstanding program.

Morning Program: Eleventh Annual Rutgers Energy Institute Energy Symposium

The annual energy symposia by the Rutgers Energy Institute provide faculty, students, staff, government officials, and community members with the opportunity to learn about the new methods, processes, and initiatives being developed by energy thinkers at Rutgers, in New Jersey, and across the country and globe. Presentations from the event can be found below.

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  • Hoesung Lee, Chair of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  • Title:  The IPCC After Paris
Robert Watson
    • Robert Watson,  Director of Strategic Development at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia
  • Title: Tackling Climate Change: A Near-Term Actionable Mitigation Agenda
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  • Lidija Sekaric, Director of Solar Energy Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), DOE
  • Title: The SunShot Initiative: Getting to Ubiquitous Solar
Richard Newell
  • Richard G. Newell, Gendell  Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics; Director, Duke Energy Initiative, Duke University
  • Title:  Accelerating Energy Innovation for Climate Mitigation

Dr. Hoesung Lee, who received his Ph.D. in Economics from Rutgers University and is Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and Sir Robert Watson, a former IPCC Chair were featured speakers during both the morning and afternoon program.

View the complete program and speaker biographies here.

Afternoon Program:  Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability:  From the IPCC to New Jersey Practitioners

Hoesung Lee, Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

 

Robert Watson,  Director of Strategic Development at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia

  • Title: Reflections on IPCC’s Progress

 

Robert Kopp, Associate Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Associate Director, Rutgers Energy Institute, and Contributing Author, IPCC Working Group II (Chapter 19 Emergent Risks and Key Vulnerabilities)

  • Title:  Key Risks of Climate Change: Reasons For Concern
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Robin Leichenko, Chair Department of Geography, Co-Director Rutgers Climate Institute, and Review Editor, IPCC Working Group II (Chapter 12: Human Security)

 

Alan Robock, Distinguished Professor, Environmental Sciences, and  Contributing Author, IPCC Working Group II (Chapter 19: Emergent Risks and Key Vulnerabilities)

  • Title:  Risks From Geoengineering (Solar Radiation Management)
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Panel Discussion:  Experiences and Best Practices to Address Climate Change in New Jersey

Moderator: Michael Catania, Executive Director, Duke Farms and Co-Chair, NJ Climate Adaptation Alliance

Panelists:

Russell Furnari, Manager Environmental Policy Enterprise, PSEG Services Corporation

Chris Huch, Community Resiliency Specialist, Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve

Stephen Marks, Municipal Manager, City of Hoboken

Pam Mount, Terhune Orchards

Nicky Sheats, J.D., Ph.D., Thomas Edison State University

For more information on the days program go to our event webpage by clicking here.

View the complete program and speaker biographies here.

 

Sponsored by Rutgers Energy Institute, Rutgers Climate Institute, with the generous support from the Dean's Office of Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences and School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

 

  • Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
  • Time: 8:30 am (registration and refreshments) - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Fiber Optics Auditorium , Busch Campus, Rutgers University
  • Special note on parking: Visitors may park in Lots 51, 59, 60a, 60b and 64 without permits and does not include free metered parking. Faculty, Staff, and Students must park only in lots they are authorized to park in. Rutgers Busch Campus Map.
  • The symposium will also include awards to the winners of this year's student Energy Innovation contest, sponsored by the Rutgers Energy Institute, to develop the best plans to reduce student energy consumption and promote eco-friendly practices throughout the Rutgers, New Brunswick Campus.

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