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Friday, January 30, 2015

Gund Tea - Asim Zia: "Broad But Shallow: Evolving International Climate Policy Architecture for the Paris Treaty"

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Recent US-China agreement on post-2020 climate policy targets spurred an unusual wave of optimism during the Lima round of negotiations mediated by UNFCCC in December 2014. While 2 degree Centigrade stability target is still elusive due to the lack of deep GHG reduction commitments, Lima Declaration has clearly paved the way for a long term "broad but shallow" post-2020 treaty that will be likely signed in Paris round of UNFCCC negotiations in 2015. We'll discuss and evaluate different design elements of the international climate policy architecture evolving for the Paris Treaty such as Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+), Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and Mechanism for Loss and Damage.

Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will present on their research for 30 minutes, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the group. Open to the public.

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Gund Tea - Ihor Soloviy: "Policies on multiple forest ecosystem services and community well-being: A case study in the Ukrainian Carpathians"

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: In this talk I will present projects fulfilled in the framework of the ENPI-FLEG Program - Improving Forest Law Enforcement and Governance in the European Neighborhood Policy East Countries and Russia” program which has been implemented in response to the growing problem of illegal forest activities in the participating countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine) with the overall objective to contribute to establishing legal and sustainable forest management practices, strengthening the rule of law, and enhancing local livelihoods. Also the studies of the ongoing projects in the framework of the FLEG-2 Program focused on identification policies and instrument towards integration of forest ESs into process of policy formulation and decision making taking into account ecological sustainability and community well-being in a broad sense will be discussed. The case study in the Ukrainian Carpathians will illustrate the results of the studies.

Ihor Soloviy is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Ecological Economics and Management at Ukrainian National Forestry University.

Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will present on their research for 30 minutes, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the group. Open to the public.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Gund Tea - Deandra Perruccio: "How Green Can We Get? Assessing biomass gasification in Uganda"

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Small scale biomass gasification energy (BGE) systems have been developed to meet energy needs in rural areas, creating synergies between agricultural and agro-forestry systems through utilization of biomass feedstock for energy generation. Deandra will discuss her work to investigate and improve structural and process related characteristics of sustainability assessments for small scale bio-energy systems in Uganda.

Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will present on their research for 30 minutes, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the group. Open to the public.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Gund Tea - Stephanie Spera, PhD Candidate, Brown University

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will present on their research for 30 minutes, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the group. Open to the public.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Gund Tea - Nancy Mathews: "Deer Wars!: On the front lines of Chronic Wasting Disease"

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: When chronic wasting disease was discovered in central Wisconsin in 2002, panic and alarm set in among hunters and wildlife managers, alike. Wildlife managers predicted devastating declines in the deer herd and set their management goal as disease eradication. Warnings of CWD jumping the species' barrier to infect humans ran rampant. Lack of a measurable decline in the deer herd due to the disease, combined with a lack of scientific evidence to authenticate transmission to humans, led hunters to lose confidence in the wildlife managers' predictions. Moreover, hunters became irate over changes in hunting season that impacted the traditional rifle hunt over the Thanksgiving holiday. After 12 years, these "deer wars" continue, questions about transmission and eradication remain, while the battlefront has blurred.

Nancy Mathews, Professor and Dean, RSENR, UVM

Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will present on their research for 30 minutes, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the group. Open to the public.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Gund Tea - Beverley Wemple, Associate Professor, Geography, UVM

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will present on their research for 30 minutes, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the group. Open to the public.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Gund Tea - Arne Bomblies, Assistant Professor, CEMS, UVM

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will present on their research for 30 minutes, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the group. Open to the public.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Gund Tea - Stuart Hart, Professor, Steven Grossman Endowed Chair in Sustainable Business, UVM

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will present on their research for 30 minutes, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the group. Open to the public.

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Gund Tea - Meredith Niles, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Sustainability Science Program, Harvard

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will present on their research for 30 minutes, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the group. Open to the public.

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Gund Tea - John Gowdy, Rittenhouse Professor of Humanities and Social Science, Department of Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will present on their research for 30 minutes, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the group. Open to the public.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Lecture by Gar Alperovitz, accomplished historian, political economist, activist, writer, and government official

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Davis Center, Livak Ballroom
Description: Lecture will be followed by a reception with refreshments in the Livak Lounge.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Gund Tea - Shahzeen Attari, Assistant Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will present on their research for 30 minutes, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the group. Open to the public.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Gund Tea - Pooja Kanwar, Natural Resource Planner, USFS

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will present on their research for 30 minutes, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the group. Open to the public.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Gund Tea - Tom Hudspeth, Professor, Environmental Program, RSENR

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson House Conference Room
Description: Gund Teas are a weekly event at the Gund Institute. Each week there is a presenter(s) that will present on their research for 30 minutes, with the remainder of the time open for discussion amongst the group. Open to the public.

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