There will be an open meeting of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.More Details
The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will meet to consider several nominations including that of Mr. Francis R. Fannon, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Energy Resources).More Details
Dr. Piotr Wilczek, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the United States will discuss energy security issues as they affect Poland and the wider region of Central and Eastern Europe.More Details
The Business Council for Sustainable Energy in partnership with Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), will release of the 6th edition of the “Sustainable Energy in America Factbook.” Bloomberg analysts & clean energy industry executives will report on this year’s findings.More Details
A live webinar of the event will be available here.
Communities to Landscapes: Multi-scale approach to climate adaptation in Nepal
Many communities in Nepal rely on forests and subsistence agriculture for food and income, and ecosystems for water supplies and protection from disasters. That dependence is threatened by increasing climate variability and longer-term change. Already, farming and water supplies are affected in many areas, and more extreme rainfall events are exacerbating flood and landslide risk.
The USAID/Nepal-funded Hariyo Ban (Green Forests) Program is using an integrated approach to address the multi-faceted challenges climate change poses to livelihoods and biodiversity. The February 15th Adaptation Community Meeting will feature Judy Oglethorpe, former Chief of Party for Hariyo Ban, who will share the importance of working at multiple scales (from community to landscapes) as well as within various political and ecological spheres to achieve positive adaptation outcomes. Ms. Oglethorpe will share lessons learned from the program that range from the importance of empowering the most vulnerable people to ensure they participate and benefit, to restoring ecological connectivity along climate gradients, and promoting upstream-downstream collaboration in water catchments to avoid maladaptation. Integrating disaster risk reduction with climate adaptation is essential, and mainstreaming adaptation into local government planning helps ensure long-term support beyond project timeframes. Flexible adaptation funding enables support across disciplines to meet highest priority needs.
More about the speaker
Judy Oglethorpe was Chief of Party for the first phase of the Hariyo Ban (Green Forests) Program in World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Nepal, and is currently Senior Director, Multilateral Program Development in WWF US. Before going to Nepal, she managed programs in WWF-US, working in climate adaptation, health, population, livelihoods, conflict, transboundary natural resource management, and large-scale conservation. She worked for 14 years in Southern/East Africa in biodiversity, forest and wildlife conservation; and community based natural resource management. She has a Masters degree in Environmental Management, University of London and a BSc in Ecological Science, University of Edinburgh.
Photo credit: (c) WWF Nepal, Hariyo Ban Program/Nabin Baral
The February 15th Adaptation Community Meeting will feature Judy Oglethorpe, former Chief of Party for Hariyo Ban, who will share the importance of working at multiple scales (from community to landscapes) as well as within various political and ecological spheres to achieve positive adaptation outcomes.More Details
The seminar will show the significant potential benefits of using co-generation systems technology to reduce annual utility usage and expenditures especially with low natural gas current prices and future projections. The seminar based on a case study with Renown Healthcare’s main Healthcare Campus will show how to evaluate if these systems may have an attractive Return on Investment for your campus.More Details