Webinars

Information on upcoming webinars, and past webinars that are available for you to view.

Second Nature works to provide information and resources relevant to the higher education sector when it comes to climate action.  One way we do that is through the diversity of climate topics we (and often with our partners) cover in our webinars.  If you have questions about any of the webinars, please contact us at: [email protected]

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Upcoming Webinar

Thursday,
November 12, 2020
2:30-4PM EDT

Climate Projects: Turning Ideas into Actions with the Support of the Acceleration Fund

For this webinar, sustainability leaders from four of the ten schools that received Climate Solutions Acceleration Fund monies – Agnes Scott College, Central Community College, Colgate University, and University of Pittsburgh – will present information about their diverse climate action/climate resilience projects, such as how they moved project idea to action and implementation; who has been involved; interruptions (such as COVID-19) they have run into along the way; how Acceleration Fund monies are supporting their projects; current progress; and more. The presentations will each be brief, with much of the focus being on Q&A.

Speakers*:
Susan Kidd, Executive Director, Center for Sustainability, Agnes Scott College
Ben Newton, Environmental Sustainability Director, Central Community College
John Pumilio, Director of Sustainability, Colgate University
Aurora Sharrard, Director of Sustainability, University of Pittsburgh
*All are the Implementation Liaisons (ILs) for their respective higher education institution

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Monday,
November 16, 2020
1-2:30PM EDT

Climate Change Research at COP 26 and Beyond

In November 2021, heads of state, climate experts, and campaigners will convene in Glasgow, Scotland at COP 26 to reflect on their countries’ progress towards their Paris Agreement goals, and work towards a better future for our planet.  
International collaboration on climate issues is more important than ever.  The UK government, co-hosting COP 26 with Italy, is committed to joining forces with civil society, companies and people on the frontline of climate change to inspire action ahead of COP26.  This webinar will help researchers understand where their research can be most impactful throughout the COP process, as well as understand how the US and UK academic communities can work together on these important issues.

Speakers:
– Mia Kett;
Lead, Science and academia engagement for the Cabinet Office COP unit
– Tracy Bach;
RINGO Co-Focal Point; Visiting Professor; Washington University in St. Louis
– Beth Martin;
RINGO Co-Focal Point; Teaching Professor and Interim Director of Climate Change Program; Washington University in St. Louis
– Alyssa Gilbert;
Director, Policy and Translation at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London; Chair, UK COP 26 Universities Network

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Thursday,
November 19, 2020
1-2:30PM EDT

Leading the Way: Global Universities as Living Labs and Agents of Change for Climate Action & Sustainability

Climate action and sustainability are growing priorities for universities around the world. Many are responding by developing strong operational sustainability goals and targets, and placing an increased emphasis on teaching and research related to climate change and sustainability.  This webinar will explore the approaches that several global universities are taking to transform their campuses and position themselves as change agents in society with respect to climate action and sustainability. 

Speakers:
– John Madden;
Director, Sustainability and Engineering; University of British Columbia
– John Matras;
Associate Vice-President, Facilities; University of British Columbia
– John Robinson;
Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy & School of the Environment & Presidential Advisor on the Environment, Climate Change and Sustainability; University of Toronto
– Julie Newman;
Director of Sustainability, Office of the Executive Vice President & Treasurer; Lecturer, Department of Urban Studies and Planning; Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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