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Jun. 15-16, 2021 – Meatless Cities: A Workshop on How Cities Can Help Lead the Transition to a Plant-Forward Food System

June 15-16, 2021 By invitation only Virtually 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 […]

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

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:30-1:30pm Via Zoom* *Register Here 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 […]

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

Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:30-1:30pm Via Zoom 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 […]

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

Wednesday, March 31, 202112:30-1:30pm 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 […]

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

Tuesday, January 1210am – 6:30pm Via Zoom Agenda & Papers 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 […]

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

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Via Zoom* Zoom link to be provided after registration Please register here 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 […]