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2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit

Agenda at a Glance 

The agenda for the 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit is constantly being refined and speakers will be added as they are confirmed. If you are interested in contributing to the program, please contact Michele Madia.

Sunday, February 4th

1:00 pm Affinity group meetings
5:00 pm Welcome Reception
7:00 pm Self-organized networking dinners or Sponsored dinners (by invitation)

 

Monday, February 5th

8:00 am Welcome remarks and Kick-off Keynote
Plenary Panel: Energy: Zero Carbon Supply

  • Problem Statement: Create the opportunity for affordable and reliable clean energy to everyone, everywhere
Dialogue at Roundtables
Break
Plenary Panel: Policy: Carbon Pricing

  • Problem Statement: Account for all the externalized costs of carbon pollution in an equitable regulatory framework that incentivizes solutions
Dialogue at Roundtables
Plenary Panel: Energy: Consumption and Design (Net Zero or Net Positive)

  • Problem Statement: Through energy efficient campus and city design, create growth models that subtract carbon with each completed project
Dialogue at Roundtables
12:00 pm Lunch and Keynote Presentation
Concurrent Sessions: Going Deeper – Energy: Zero Carbon Supply

  • Track 1: Strategic Leadership (designed for presidents and trustees)
  • Track 2: Endowments & Investing (for trustees, CFOs, CIOs)
  • Track 3: Financing & Implementation (for CFOs and Sustainability Directors)
Concurrent Sessions: Going Deeper – Policy: Carbon Pricing

  • Track 1: Strategic Leadership (designed for presidents and trustees)
  • Track 2: Endowments & Investing (for trustees, CFOs, CIOs)
  • Track 3: Financing & Implementation (for CFOs and Sustainability Directors)
Concurrent Sessions: Going Deeper – Energy: Consumption and Design (Net Zero or Net Positive)

  • Track 1: Strategic Leadership (designed for presidents and trustees)
  • Track 2: Endowments & Investing (for trustees, CFOs, CIOs)
  • Track 3: Financing & Implementation (for CFOs and Sustainability Directors)
5:00 pm Networking Reception
6:30 pm Dine Arounds

 

Tuesday, February 6th

8:00 am Day 1 Summary and Report Out
Plenary Panel: Water and Food

  • Problem Statement: Address the water-food-climate nexus to create synergistic solutions for reducing emissions, sequestering carbon, conserve water and enhance the resiliency of the food system.
Dialogue at Roundtables
Plenary Panel: Jobs, the Economy, and Climate Justice

  • Problem Statement: Create jobs and generate growth in economic value by investing climate solutions, particularly for underserved and minority communities
Dialogue at Roundtables
Break
Concurrent Sessions: Going Deeper – Water and Food

  • Track 1: Strategic Leadership (designed for presidents and trustees)
  • Track 2: Endowments & Investing (for trustees, CFOs, CIOs)
  • Track 3: Financing & Implementation (for CFOs and Sustainability Directors)
Concurrent Sessions: Going Deeper – Jobs, the Economy, and Climate Justice

  • Track 1: Strategic Leadership (designed for presidents and trustees)
  • Track 2: Endowments & Investing (for trustees, CFOs, CIOs)
  • Track 3: Financing & Implementation (for CFOs and Sustainability Directors)
12:30 pm Lunch
Action Planning for the Network: What might we strive to achieve by the time we reconvene here next year?
Closing Keynote
3:00 pm Adjourn