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[ClimateWeekNYC] Plan 2030: Pathway to Decarbonize Columbia...

September 23, 2021
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Online Event

Plan 2030: Pathway to Decarbonize Columbia University's Campuses

In April 2021, Columbia released a ten-year sustainability plan that aligns the campus with the Paris Climate Agreement by using science-based targets to guide a pathway for the University campuses to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. The event will provide an overview of the Plan 2030 and its key commitments, then move into a panel discussion about activity underway to advance the goals this coming year, and the role that students and faculty play in supporting the University to meet its goal.

Panelists include:

  • Jessica Prata - Assistant Vice President, Environmental Stewardship Office at Columbia
  • Izzy Seckler - Undergraduate Student, Columbia College ‘23
  • Jason Smerdon - Lamont Research Professor in the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; Earth Institute Faculty, Earth Institute
  • Indrajeet Viswanathan - Director of Energy Management and Sustainability, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Dan Zarrilli (moderator) - Special Advisor, Climate and Sustainability

The Climate Group has selected the Columbia Climate School as its university partner for this year’s Climate Week NYC. Running Sept. 20-26, Climate Week NYC convenes key climate leaders to accelerate climate action and discuss ambitious commitments ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, or COP26, later this fall in Glasgow.

Contact Information

Allie Schwartz