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.
Aug 27-Dec 3
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Seminar Speaker Schedule
Note: Subject to change! Check www.uvm.edu/forestcarbon/climateseminar for updates.
Aug 27 State of the Campus
Report from the Office of Sustainability
Sept 10 Framing
Amy Seidl, Lecturer, RSENR and Environmental Program, UVM
Rachael Beddoe, Research Analyst, RSENR, UVM
Sept 17 How Rural America Can Contribute to Climate Adaptation: the story of one Northern California community's struggle to adapt
Michelle Medley-Daniel, Communications and Partnership Coordinator, The Watershed Research and Training Center
Sept 24 Resilient Vermont Project: Toward an Integrated Framework of Resilience
Deb Perry, Senior Program Manager, Institute for Sustainable Communities
Oct 1 Water From the Hills: Adapting to Land Use and Climate Change
Michael H. Simpson, Chair, Environmental Studies Dept., Antioch University of New England
Oct 8 Climate Response Scholarship at UVM
Kate Elmer Westdijk, Food Systems Research Specialist, UVM Agroecology & Rural Livelihoods Group
Carol Adair, Assistant Professor, Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources
Paul Hines, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering
Josh Farley, Associate Professor, Community Development & Applied Economics and Gund Institute for Ecological Economics
Oct 15 Climate Change Adaptation: The State of Vermont Perspective
Kari Dolan, Ecosystem Restoration Program Manager, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
Oct 22 Institutional Greenhouse Gas Management: Current Thinking on Carbon Offsets
Tim Stumhofer, Senior Program Associate, GHG Management Institute
Oct 29 CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Forest Carbon Offsets: Examining social, ecological and financial issues
Cecilia Danks, Associate Professor, Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources and Environmental Program, UVM
Asim Zia, Assistant Professor, Community Development & Applied Economics, UVM
Bill Keeton, Professor of Forestry, Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources, UVM
Nov 5 Creating a Climate for Change: Courage and Openness in an Age of Climate Change
Susanne Moser, Director, Susanne Moser Research & Consulting; Social Science Research Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University
Nov 12 Meeting the Climate Neutral Challenge: a University Panel
Gioia Thompson, Director, UVM Office of Sustainability
Julie Newman, Director, Yale Office of Sustainability
Tatjana Vujic, Director, Duke University Carbon Offsets Initiative
Nov 26 Carbon Offsets and Climate Change Policy
Carbon Offsets, Conservation and California's Cap-and-trade
Senior Climate Policy Advisor, The Nature Conservancy
REDD+ Policy Design: Governing trade-offs between biological conservation and economic development
Asim Zia, Assistant Professor, Community Development and Applied Economics, UVM
Dec 3 Which Offset Project Would You Choose?
Clear Water Carbon Fund