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Connecting the Dots 2014

Connecting the Dots 2014

The Climate, Energy, Food and Water Nexus

Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez St, Stanford
Friday, April 18, 2014 | 12:30pm - 6:30pm

IN CELEBRATION OF EARTH DAY 2014, Stanford experts from a range of disciplines will discuss the interconnections and interactions among humanity’s need for and use of climate, energy, food, water, and environmental resources. Featuring key authors of the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability to climate change.

Professor Chris Field, co-chair of IPCC Working Group II, and members of the Technical Support Group will provide an overview of their major findings. Stanford students and faculty will lead an interactive breakout session on key challenges associated with climate change. A faculty panel—representing WG I, WG II and WG III—will connect the dots by evaluating some of the ways in which decisions in one resource area can lead to tradeoffs or co-benefits in others. Finally Dr. Gro Brundtland, United Nations Elder, will share her reflections on our common future.

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Gro Brundtland
United Nations Foundation, The Elders
TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy, Chemical Engineering
Chris Field
Professor of Biology, Professor of Environmental Earth System Science
Katharine Mach
Sr. Research Associate, Carnegie Science’s Dept. of Global Ecology
Michael D. Mastrandrea
Co-Director of Science, IPCC WG II Technical Support Unit
Lauren Sommer
KQED Public Radio, Science and Environmental Reporter
Noah Diffenbaugh
Environmental Earth System Science, Woods Institute for the Environment
Charles Kolstad
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy
Jon Krosnick
Terry Root
Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Break-out Sessions

Aaron Strong
Department of Philosophy at Stanford University
Blake Francis
Department of Philosophy at Stanford University
Deepti Singh
Environmental Earth System Science
Daniel Horton
Postdoctoral Researcher at Dept. of Environmental Earth System
Frances Moore
Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER)
Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER)
Delavane Turner
Management Science and Engineering