Jun. 2, 2020 – NYU on NYC: The Future of Our City After COVID

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Join leading NYU scholars for a webinar on imagining the future of New York City in a post-COVID world. Please register here. Speakers Ingrid Gould Ellen, Paulette Goddard Professor of Urban Policy & Planning; Faculty Director, Furman Center  Robert L. Hawkins, Assistant Dean & McSilver Associate Professor of Poverty Studies, Silver School of Social Work Eric Klinenberg, Professor …

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Jun. 22, 2020 – Electrifying Buses in New York City: Insights from Québec

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An international leader in vehicle electrification, Québec has committed to a suite of ambitious measures to decarbonize its transportation sector. For instance, the city of Montreal has pledged to acquire only electric vehicles for public transit beginning in 2025 — several electric buses are already on the road — and Québec has joined CALSTART’s “Drive …

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Sept. 15, 2020 – Carbon Trading for Buildings? Insights from the German Emissions Trading Program

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In the fall of 2019, Germany adopted novel climate legislation that calls for the establishment of a trading program for carbon emissions from the transportation and building sectors. The new law, which has already generated substantial controversy, will take effect in 2021. Pursuant to Local Law 97 of 2019, New York City is considering adopting an emissions …

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Sept. 24, 2020 – Decarbonizing the Downstate Grid: Three Transformational Clean Energy Projects

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With the Indian Point nuclear facility scheduled to close next year, the downstate region that has relied on it for so long will be left facing a serious issue in its fight against climate change. Without an acceleration of clean energy and storage projects in the near term, the region risks increasing its reliance on …

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Jan. 12, 2021 – The Future of the Regulatory State: In Celebration of Richard Stewart’s 50th Year of Teaching

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In fall 1971, Richard Stewart began teaching at the Harvard Law School. In the intervening 50 years, he has written seminal papers in administrative and environmental law, served in the US government, conducted law reforms efforts around the world and become a globally renowned legal scholar. Join us as we celebrate Dick’s fifty years of …

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Feb. 2, 2021 – Back to the Future: Energy Policy in the Biden Administration

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President Joe Biden has pledged to pursue a starkly different energy policy than the prior administration. Among other things, Biden has promised to dramatically curb methane emissions from the oil and gas sector, cut fossil fuel subsidies, and put the US on a path to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Achieving these goals will require …

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Mar. 31, 2021 – Urban Agriculture in New York City: Assessing Options for Expansion

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The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the value of urban agriculture, especially that produced in community gardens, as many New Yorkers faced increased food insecurity and nearly all sought refuge in outdoor spaces. Yet, despite the great value of urban agriculture, New York City lacks a comprehensive plan to promote it and many community gardens are …

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Apr. 15, 2021 – Land Use Planning in the Next Mayoral Administration: A Look at Proposed Reforms

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Though often overlooked, New York City’s land use policies fundamentally impact the City’s economy, environmental footprint, and the quality of life for its 8 million plus inhabitants. The City Council has recently introduced a proposal to make sweeping changes to the City’s land use planning processes, including moving towards a more centralized approach. Advocates have …

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Jun. 9, 2021 – Pathways to Grid Decarbonization: The Generator’s Perspective

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Last month, the Biden Administration announced a target for the US to reduce emissions by 50% below 2005 levels by 2030 and to completely decarbonize the electricity grid by 2035. Achieving these targets will require many generators to make sweeping and rapid changes. At this upcoming event, industry experts will share their reactions to the …

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Jun. 15, 2021 – Meatless Cities: A Workshop on How Cities Can Help Lead the Transition to a Plant-Forward Food System

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By invitation only. Reducing meat consumption can help to improve human health, reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as other forms of environmental damage, and limit the suffering of animals raised as livestock. Cities have an opportunity to help facilitate a societal transition towards a plant-forward food system, however, there are uncertainties about the limits …

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Sept. 23, 2021 – Decarbonizing the Downstate Grid: Taking Stock of Progress

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In 2019, New York State committed itself to decarbonizing the state’s electricity grid by 2040. This goal may be particularly difficult to meet in New York City, where fossil fuels presently supply most of the electricity that is available. At this upcoming event, experts from government, industry, and non-profits will discuss the challenges that  officials …

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Oct. 10, 2021 – Towards Plant-Forward Diets: A Toolkit for Local Leadership

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As public awareness grows about the health, environmental and animal welfare benefits of reducing meat consumption, a number of cities around the United States have started to take action to encourage a shift towards plant-forward diets. With a new administration poised to take office in New York City, the time is ripe to take stock …

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