Events - 7 Feb 19

New Developments for Climate Smart Landscapes Globally

Amidst mounting challenges posed by climate change, we are asked to do more in terms of mitigation and adaptation with fewer resources. Addressing these challenges is made more difficult by a dearth of public sector funding. While this poses significant risks and constraints to implementing climate smart interventions, it is also leading many to creatively pursue opportunities for collaboration, new forms of funding and investment, and novel mechanisms for partnerships across levels and sectors.

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The Intersection of Global Fragility and Climate Risks

January’s special webinar-based Adaptation Community Meeting will feature presentations from USAID’s Center for Resilience and the State Fragility Initiative at the University of Texas at Austin on the key results from this groundbreaking study, and discuss recommendations for further integrating climate and fragility considerations into the design and implementation of development policies and programs with illustrations from three country case studies in Bangladesh, Colombia, and Nigeria.

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House Appropriations Committee Hearing on Energy Trends & Outlook

The House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies will convene a hearing entitled “Energy Trends and Outlook.”

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Senate Energy Committee Hearing on Status of U.S. Energy Innovation

The full Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources will convene a hearing to examine the status and outlook of energy innovation in the United States.

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Climate Resilient Pathways & Social Science Research to Actions

Recent international and national scientific assessments of climate change outline a multitude of possible future challenges for society in a warming world, with the magnitude of challenges increasing with each additional unit of warming. This Seminar will review the human dimensions of climate change and discuss the roles of social sciences for building a more resilient society.

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