Climate Change

BP Energy Outlook - 2016 Edition

Spencer Dale, Group Chief Economist, BP
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am

International Affairs Building, Room 1501

The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted the US-based release of the BP Energy Outlook - 2016 Edition with Group Chief Economist Spencer Dale. The BP Energy Outlook attempts to describe the "most likely" trajectory of the global energy system – based upon assumptions around economic and population growth as well as developments in policy and technology – as well as examining key uncertainties.

COP21 Climate Agreement - What Comes Next?

Panel Discussion
Monday, January 25, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Columbia University Morningside Campus Jerome Greene Hall Room 101

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy and the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law for a discussion on what comes next for the Paris COP21 Agreement after its adoption last month.

A Global Low-Carbon Challenge

Jason Bordoff and Carlos Pascual discuss how to drive private investment to meet the Paris COP21 climate goals in Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. 

Paris COP21 Commentary

Jason Bordoff
David Sandalow
Dr. Vijay Modi
Dr. Geoffrey M. Heal
Michael B. Gerrard
Dr. Scott Barrett
Climate Change
Renewables
Resilience
Sustainability

Following the historic Paris Agreement last weekend, the Columbia SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy collected commentary on the agreement from several of our scholars and Faculty Affiliates across Columbia University.

A Readout from Paris COP21

Nearly 200 countries recently reached an historic climate agreement in Paris. In this episode, our host, Bill Loveless, sat down with David Sandalow, the Inaugural Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy, who was in Paris, to discuss what the agreement means -- and doesn't -- for the world.

[VIDEO] Landmark climate deal reached in Paris

CNN's Zain Asher talks to David Sandalow about the historic deal between 196 nations at COP21 in Paris.

Energy-Water Nexus

This episode features a presentation and discussion on the water-energy nexus with Melanie Kenderdine, Director, Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis and Energy Counselor to the Secretary, US Department of Energy.

Mission Innovation: Interview with Secretary Moniz

David Sandalow
Climate Change
Renewables

US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz sat down with the Center on Global Energy Policy’s David Sandalow at COP21 in Paris earlier this week to discuss climate change and energy innovation. Secretary Moniz highlights the recent announcements of Mission Innovation and the Breakthrough Energy Coalition in the transcript below.

Sunny Day Fund: Why We Need to Invest In Our Shared Energy Future Now

Advisory Board member Reid Hoffman explains why he is participating in the Breakthrough Energy Coalition alongside Bill Gates and many other global business leaders.

Fahrenheit Pledge

In the next week, with the Paris climate conference underway, millions of Americans will hear and read news stories about global warming. They'll hear that allowing global average temperatures to increase by more than 2°C would be dangerous, that nations of the world have pledged to keep warming below 2°C and that, in the absence of policies, global average temperatures are likely to increase by a shocking 4°C by the end of the century. There's only one problem: Americans think in degrees Fahrenheit. 

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