Events - 12 Jun 19

COG 2019 Climate and Energy Leadership Awards

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) recently launched its 2019 Climate and Energy Leadership Awards! These awards recognize organizations in our region that are undertaking innovative climate stewardship projects. Here are three ways that you can get involved:

  • Apply for an award;
  • Nominate a school or NGO in your community; and
  • Help get the word out by sharing this information with your colleagues and friends!

Please visit our website for more information.

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Energy Efficiency Global Forum

By Doubling Down on Energy Efficiency, EE Global 2019 will initiate a critical dialogue on how to facilitate faster, broader implementation of energy efficiency solutions to help mitigate climate change and drive economic growth. Our EE Global Working Group, comprised of energy efficiency experts from all regions of the world, is developing an agenda that focuses on the innovation.

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Making It Count – Accountability in Climate Finance

Join us for a lively discussion with civil society actors from Uganda and the Philippines to learn how they are advancing effective, equitable adaptation finance systems to build resilience in a changing climate.

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House Energy Committee Oversight Hearing on FERC

The Energy & Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy will hold a hearing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) commissioners. The hearing is entitled, “Oversight of FERC: Ensuring Its Actions Benefit Consumers and the Environment.”

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Report on Coral Reefs & Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Join the National Academy of Sciences for the public briefing on a new report: A Decision Framework for Interventions to Increase the Persistence and Resilience of Coral Reefs.

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Europe’s Gas Crunch – The Pending Crisis Around Nordstream 2 & Ukraine Transit

Despite Berlin and Moscow’s rush to make the Nordstream 2 (NS2) pipeline construction through the Baltic Sea a fait accompli, opposition from several EU states has stalled its completion.

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House Oversight Committee Hearing on Climate Change Recovery & Resilience

The House Oversight and Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Environment will convene a hearing entitled “Recovery, Resiliency and Readiness—Contending with Natural Disasters in the Wake of Climate Change (Climate Change, Part III).”

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Film Screening– “The Boy Who Harness the Wind” and Forum

A panel discussion on the effects of climate change with InterAction’s CEO, Sam Worthington, Oxfam America’s senior climate change integration specialist, Sasanka (Sas) Thilakasiri and USAID’s senior climate change integration specialist Becky Chacko will follow the screening. Amanda Chen, vice president for social impact at Participant Media will introduce the film.

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