- Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
- Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Princeton University
Our country is struggling in the face of an economic recession and ecological crisis. We need nine million new jobs in the U.S., and they must be jobs that can support families and do no harm to the environment. America needs her best minds generating smart and innovative ideas to...
- Senior Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
- Fellow, American Society of Agronomy
- Leader, Metro East Coast Climate Assessment
As head of the Climate Impacts Group at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Rosenzweig has organized and led large-scale interdisciplinary regional, national, and international studies of climate change impacts and adaptation. She is a coordinating lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II Fourth...
- J. W. McConnell Chair, Social Innovation, University of Waterloo
Dr. Frances Westley joined the University of Waterloo in July of 2007 as Chair of Social Innovation Generation, a national initiative designed to build capacity for social innovation in Canada. She is published widely in the areas of building resilience of socioecological systems, knowledge generation, managing uncertainty and change, and...
- Senior Vice President Market Transformations, World Wildlife Fund
How do we live on a finite planet and yet feed and clothe nine billion people by 2050? Dr. Jason Clay will explore the World Wildlife Fund's (WWF's) thinking about this issue as well as his work in supply-chain management with individual companies and entire sectors. In his role at...
- Founder and CEO, Citizens for Affordable Energy
- Retired President, Shell Oil
John Hofmeister is a business leader who has participated in the inner workings of multiple industries for over 35 years. He retired as president of Shell Oil Company in 2008 to found and head the nationwide nonprofit group, Citizens for Affordable Energy. This public policy education firm promotes sound energy...
- Founder and Co-Managing Partner, Pegasus Capital Advisors
- Co-founder, Pegasus Sustainable Century MB, L.P.
Craig Cogut has over 27 years of experience in private equity investing, financial restructuring, and legal advisory service. In 1995, he founded Pegasus Capital Advisors, a private equity-fund manager that provides creative capital and business solutions to middle-market companies across a variety of industries, with emphasis on businesses adopting...
- Director, Department of the Environment, City of San Francisco
San Francisco has become one of the most innovative cities in the world in implementing new comprehensive approaches to urban sustainability. From its groundbreaking zero waste strategies such as the residential compost and green waste recycling program, to its energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, the City has been...
- Civil and Environmental Engineer, Newcastle University
Through the Tyndall Centre Cities Research Programme, researchers from seven universities and high profile stakeholders have developed an Urban Integrated Assessment Facility (UIAF). This city-scale assessment tool simulates the effects of long term changes in urban areas and can be used to test strategies for adaptation to and mitigation...
Andrew J. Hoffman
- Holcim (US) Professor, Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan
- Associate Director, Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise
In this talk, Professor Hoffman will discuss the business implications of climate change: why and how companies should be paying attention to the issue. In a nutshell, climate change should be regarded as a market shift, one that will create winners and losers. In fact, business executives can...
- President, Unity College
It is crucial that in uncertain economic times, we reiterate our commitment to sustainable approaches to all aspects of our lives. Broadly conceived, a sustainable culture for a college or university involves infrastructure, community, and learning. The infrastructure challenge involves (1) energy, (2) food, and (3) materials. The community...
- Executive Director, Center for Environmental Education, Unity College
The Unity House is the Presidential Residence at Unity College. It was built as part of the commitment by the College to invest in the future they are trying to educate toward. Mitch and Cindy Thomashow were eager to build a carbon-neutral, LEED platinum home, and even more eager to...
- Author and President, Biomimicry Institute
Biomimicry is a design discipline that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature's time-tested ideas. The goal is to create products, processes, companies and policies that are well adapted to life on earth over the long haul. Biomimics around the world are learning to adhere like a gecko, cool buildings like...
Margaret A. Palmer
- Professor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
- Director, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Rivers and streams are increasingly stressed by human activity, which tends to homogenize flows, simplify habitats, and reduce diversity. As recognition of these impacts has increased, there has been a parallel increase in restoring streams, helping them to recover and be more resilient in the face of future stressors...
- Professor of Planning, Policy & Design and the Drew, Chace and Erin Warmington Chair, School of Social Ecology
- Professor of Political Science, School of Social Sciences
- University of California, Irvine
Helen Ingram is a Research Fellow at the Southwest Center at the University of Arizona and a Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Irvine. Author of 13 books and over 100 peer reviewed articles and book chapters, Professor Ingram has made scholarly contributions to water resources policy, environmental policy,...
- Associate Dean for Faculty Development
- Emily and Ernset Woodruff Chair in International Law
- School of Law, University of Georgia
In preparation for the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference, our next President will need to have the building blocks of a US climate change foreign policy in place shortly after inauguration. Daniel Bodansky's talk proposes 10 central foreign policy precepts that address the need for domestic action and...
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