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CEF Lecture Series: Forest Carbon Offsets: Social Critiques and Accountability

Monday, November 12, 2012 - 4:05pm to 5:20pm
Lafayette 207


Forest Carbon Offsets: Social Critiques and Accountability

Cecilia Danks, Associate Professor, RSENR and Environmental Program, UVM

Asim Zia, Assistant Professor, Community Development and Applied Economics, UVM


Brought to you by the UVM Clean Energy Fund and the UVM Environmental Program

Fall 2012 Seminar Series

Climate Action Seminar: Responding to the New Normal

A weekly seminar featuring guest speakers.

Mondays 4:05-5:20 pm in Lafayette 207

Faculty Sponsors: Amy Seidl and Cecilia Danks

Seminar Instructor: Rachael Beddoe

Students can earn up to 1 credit of ENVS 195 Z17 for regularly attending the series and completing assignments.

Seminars are free and open to the public.

This special seminar series, supported by UVM’s Clean Energy Fund, features top-level thinkers engaged in identifying best practices as we navigate our climate future.  Our changing climate is creating "new normal" weather conditions that require adaptive responses at local, regional and global levels. 

Speakers working at the forefront these issues will address such topics as responding to extreme weather events like Tropical Storm Irene, developing adaptation strategies for urban and rural environments, and assessing the role of offsets in addressing climate impacts.  We expect to generate lively conversations with our invited speakers as we explore how to build a culture of response to climate change and how to move UVM’s footprint closer to our goal of carbon neutrality. 

For more information, contact Rachael at

Seminar Speaker Schedule

Note: Subject to change! Check for updates.

UVM ID Required: 
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