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What are Columbia’s Economic, Legal, and Moral Responsibilities to Act on Climate Change?

Date

Mar 01, 2016 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location

Columbia University, Jerome Greene Hall, 435 W 116th St, New York, NY 10027, Room 104

The Earth Institute, the Sabin Center for Climate Change, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, the Environmental Law Society, the Green Business Club, and the SIPA Environmental Coalition present a student-faculty discussion on “What are Columbia’s Economic, Legal, and Moral Responsibilities to Act on Climate Change?”

Recently, multiple proposals have been advanced to alter Columbia University’’s endowment investment strategy in order to better reflect the imperative to shift away from an economy reliant on fossil fuels. At the same time, there is increasing recognition that these investment choices need to be supported by a strong commitment to ‘walking the talk’ on sustainability across Columbia’s campuses and throughout its programs.

As part of an ongoing dialogue, this event will be an opportunity to hear and discuss faculty and student perspectives from across the university. It will feature a panel of distinguished faculty including and will allow considerable time for questions from members of the Columbia community. Attendees are welcome to submit questions or topics of interest in advance.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Earth Institute Events.

Speakers

Lisa Sachs, Director, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Michael Gerrard, Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School
Todd Gitlin, Author of “Occupy Nation”, Columbia Journalism School
Jessica Prata, Assistant Vice President, Environmental Stewardship, Columbia University
Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Bruce Usher, Director, Tamer Center for Social Enterprise, Columbia Business School