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Designing for Resiliency in the Age of Climate Change (New York City) EcoSalonTuesday, February 23, 2016 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern)
Named first among CNN’s Top 10 Ideas of 2013, Rebuild by Design was created in the wake of Hurricane Sandy as a new way to connect design, funding, and implementation strategies for a more resilient future. Using an innovative process based on the design competition model, Rebuild by Design places local communities and civic leaders at the heart of a robust, interdisciplinary creative process to generate implementable solutions. Its inclusive process has provoked a paradigm shift in the way that planners and governments approach both disaster response and emergency preparedness, and raised a number of policy issues for the future.
Join us for a special presentation by Amy Chester, Managing Director of Rebuild by Design and hear from the architects behind two award-winning projects: The Big U and Living Breakwaters. Contact Ying Li with any questions.
Which Way for a Better LA? Policies to Address Transportation Needs (Los Angeles) EcoSalonWednesday, February 24, 2016 (4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Pacific)
Please join E2 and other local business leaders on February 24th, 2016 for an informal happy hour discussion with new LA Metro CEO Phil Washington and others to learn how the new Expo line, the forthcoming transportation bond and policy changes from Paris to Los Angeles could affect our economy and our environment – and how you can get involved helping shape a better California.
We’ll provide drinks and hors d’oeuvres; you provide the discussion and the desire to make a difference.
Please note: this event was re-scheduled from Jan 28th to Feb 24th.
The Sleeping Dragon Awakens: China on the Fast Track to Clean Energy (Boston) EcoSalonTuesday, March 15, 2016 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern)
China is not only the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions, it is also the leading investor in renewable energy, with investments of $89.5 billion in 2014, an increase of 32% from the previous year. And this is just the beginning. China has plans for rapid growth that will deliver 15% of their primary energy from renewables by 2020. With strong motivation to curb their notorious air pollution problems, one of the key polices to move the country forward is a broad-based nationwide greenhouse gas cap and trade program that will go into effect in 2017.
E2 will have two widely recognized experts to discuss these issue. Barbara Finamore, NRDC’s Asia Director and founder of its China Program; and Matthew Nordan, an investor and founder of MNL Partners, an investment firm that develops energy and environmental projects in global markets, with a focus on China.