The Center for Public Scholarship (http://www.newschool.edu/cps) is pleased to present the 31st Social Research conference, "Climate Change Demands We Change. Why Aren't We?," at The New School (http://www.newschool.edu) in New York City.
Session 4 - Presentations: Money and Politics
Robert Inglis, Executive Director, Energy and Enterprise Initiative; former Member, U.S. House of Representatives
B. Climate Change and Development
Robert O. Mendelsohn, Edwin Weyerhaeuser Davis Professor of Forest Policy; Professor of Economics; Professor, School of Management, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
C. Investing in the Environment
Charlotte Kaiser, Director of Innovative Finance, The Nature Conservancy
D. Divesting [and Investing] for the Environment
Christina Leijonhufvud, Managing Partner, Tideline Advisors; former Managing Director of Social Finance, J.P. Morgan
Moderator: Bevis Longstreth, Lawyer; former Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Member, Board of Trustees of The New School
There is no issue more urgent than climate change, yet government, corporations, and the public are reluctant to change. This Center for Public Scholarship conference examines the psychological factors, money and politics, and infrastructures that impede change as well as the difficult choices that must be made to foster urban resilience in the face of climate change.
This conference also publicly launches C6, the Coalition to Confront Climate Change Challenges in Cities (http://www.newschool.edu/climate-change), a collaboration between New School faculty and students of all divisions and departments to initiate cross-disciplinary activities that support climate change mitigation and urban resilience. C6 will continue the work of the conference by focusing its efforts on the areas of research identified by the conference as requiring further exploration. This work will involve both students and faculty and The New School.
The conference has been made possible with generous support from the V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation.
Location: John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center
Thursday, April 25, 2014 at 10:00 am to 11:30 am