As you probably know, I’m helping organize Obama’s climate change conference, to be held this weekend. If you’re in the DC area, we’re in need of a few volunteers. It’s competitive, and screening is tough. You have to be polished. If you make it in, you’ll make incredible connections. Here’s the application: GreenGov Volunteers Application.
Here’s a submission from one of my readers, sahrawi. Thanks for sending! Looks good!
"Mike, I got this announcement via the ICIMOD email listserv. I’m not a national from an Asian country, but it sounds like a neat opportunity for someone who is."
Youth Forum on Climate Actions and Mountain Issues, 8-12 August 2011
With the grand success of youth focused events in recent years (Café Climate, Youth Forum, Youth Corner, Graduate Conference, seminars and talk programmes, various capacity building workshops and publication of the special issue of the Asia Pacific Mountain Courier on ‘youth and climate change’ among others), we are pleased to announce Youth Forum 2011 on Climate Actions and Mountain Issues.
The overall objective of the Youth Forum is to celebrate International Year of Youth 2011/12 and International Youth Day, 12 August, through continuation of series of activities started in 2008 to build the next generation leadership in sustainable mountain development and climate change adaptation in ICIMOD Regional Member Countries (RMCs) and beyond, especially in the context of upcoming UNFCCC CoP 17 and Rio+20 meeting.
We offer a unique opportunity for students and speakers across the Asia Pacific region to engage each other in addressing the challenge of applying and adapting broader principles of sustainability, climate change and mountain development to locale-specific solutions. The programme will feature eminent speakers and there will be an emphasis on the issues specific to mountain development in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region and beyond,especially in the context of ICIMOD’s work, and ongoing and planned regional and global processes on relevant topics.
The event is financially supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
Who should apply?
The Environmental Markets Association (EMA) has put together two days of critical sessions with high level officials and industry practitioners focused on getting back to basics.
Join EMA on May 11-13, 2011 in Washington, DC for this interactive discussion on all things environmental markets. Sessions include:
Confirmed speakers include:
- Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
- Scott O’Malia, Commissioner, CFTC
- David W. Conover, Bipartisan Policy Council
- Darren Samuelsohn, Reporter, Politico
- John A. Anderson, Credit Suisse
- Tom Hewson, Energy Ventures Analysis Inc.
- Thad Huetteman, Power & Energy Analytic Resources, Inc.
- Chris MacCracken, ICF International
- Roman Kramarchuk, PIRA
- Mike McKenna, MWR Strategies
- Judi Greenwald, Pew Center
- Kedin Kilgore, Barclays Capital
- Steve Fine, ICF International
- Brannen G. McElmurray, NRG Energy
For more information and to register, please visit http://www.environmentalmarkets.org/page.ww?name=15th+Annual+Spring+Meeting+Washington%2C+DC§ion=Spring2011 or go to www.environmentalmarkets.org
I was going to speak at this, but couldn’t work the calendar. Big fat bummer.
Registration for non-presenting participants now open!
Deadline for registration: 1 May 2011
The NCCR Climate, Switzerland’s centre of excellence in climate and climate impact research, invites scientists to the Climate Economics and Law Conference that will take place on 16 and 17 June 2011 in Bern, Switzerland.
Key issues covered by the conference are:
* Mitigation, adaptation and technological change
* Trade regulations and unilateral climate policies
Each topic includes two keynote plenary lectures and numerous parallel sessions.
The conference is open to all interested researchers. Contributions from a broad spectrum of climate economics and law research issues and from the two key topics, in particular, are welcome. Overall, the conference aims to foster cross-disciplinary links.