Events - 27 Mar 19

EPA’s IRIS Program: Reviewing its Progress and Roadblocks Ahead

EPA’s mission is to protect human health and the environment. EPA’s IRIS Program supports this mission by identifying and characterizing the health hazards of chemicals found in the environment. Each IRIS assessment can cover a chemical, a group of related chemicals, or a complex mixture.

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Environmental Security in the Middle East

To discuss these important issues, the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council will host a panel discussion on environmental security in the region and the implications for regional stability. Peter Gleick, a world-renowned expert, innovator, and communicator on water and climate issues will frame some of the most impending challenges today. Kaveh Madani, an environmental scientist, educator, and activist, and former Iranian government official, will discuss Iran’s challenges in this area. Caitlin Werrell, co-founder of the Center for Climate and Security will discuss the implications of climate change, water stress and natural resource mismanagement in Syria and North Africa. Barbara Slavin, Director of the Future of Iran Initiative, will moderate the discussion. The event is open to press and on the record.

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The Future of Renewable Energy and the Role of the Free Market

Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center and K&L Gates on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a lively conversation on the future of renewable energy and the role of the free market in efficiently and effectively advancing the energy transition.

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Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing on the Department of Energy FY’20 Budget

The Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy & Water Development (Lamar Alexander, Chairman) will convene a hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2020 funding request and budget justification for the U.S. Department of Energy

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Sea Level Rise & What We Should Do About It

In this talk, Dr. Eric Rignot will cover how and why the ice sheets are melting and what we can do about it. Practical solutions exist that are economically viable and ethically desirable, including transforming our energy production system and developing scalable carbon sequestration strategies. At stake is whether the world will be irreversibly committed to a multiple meter rise in sea level with potentially catastrophic consequences.

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