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The Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) serves the faculty, students and staff of the 1000+ interdisciplinary environmental programs in North America and around the world. We seek to strengthen teaching, research and service in environmental studies and sciences, and to improve
 
communication across boundaries that too often divide the traditional academic disciplines. The Association facilitates the professional development of Association members not just as individuals but also to advance Environmental Studies and Sciences as a whole.

 

 

 

 
 Nominations now being accepted for the AESS Freudenberg Lifetime Achievement Award
Click here for more info and to submit a nomination!
 


The Third Installment of the AESS Webinar Series:
 
UN Sustainable Development Goals Setting Agenda for Sustainability
 
 

Live webinar presented by
Magdalena A K Muir, Adjunct Associate Researcher with Columbia Climate Center and Earth Institute, Columbia University; Visiting Scholar at College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, University of Delaware; and Associate Professor, Aarhus University Herning


Hosted by 
Wil Burns, President, Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences




 


 

 


 

 
 

»»  For more info on AESS,
 click here to view the digital brochure or click on the image below to download.



 


 

 »»   Second of the AESS Webinar Series!

The Role of Carbon Pricing and Other Approaches to Address Climate Change

 

Presented by Dallas Burtraw (Resources for the Future), John "Skip" Laitner (American Council for and Energy Efficient Economy), and Hosted by Wil Burns (President of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences) 


 

 


  

  »»   First of the AESS Webinar Series!

Social Costs of Carbon and President Obama's Climate Action Plan

 

Presenter: Laurie Johnson, Chief Economist, Climate and Clean Air Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

Presentation based on recent JESS Article:
 The Social Costs of Carbon: The Implications of Modernizing our Electrical System

 
AESS's 2014 Conference was made possible 
by the generous support from the following sponsors:

Diamond Sponsor
  University of Vermont Environmental Program 

Platinum Sponsors
  Pace University Academy for Applied Environmental Studies 
   Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene 

Gold Sponsors
    Bullfrog Films 
    Falk School of Sustainability at Chatham University 
    The Earth Institute, Columbia University
    Pace Institute for Environmental and Regional Studies (PIERS) 

Silver Sponsor
  John Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs 

Bronze Sponsors
   Middlebury School of the Environment 
   Iona College
UN Sustainable Development Goals Setting Agenda for Sustainability
 
  
September 8, 2014 
12:00pm to 2:00pm EST
 

Live webinar presented by
Magdalena A K Muir, Adjunct Associate Researcher with Columbia Climate Center and Earth Institute, Columbia University; Visiting Scholar at College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, University of Delaware; and Associate Professor, Aarhus University Herning


Hosted by 
Wil Burns, President, Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences


About the Webinar
The webinar presentation and moderated discussion will introduce and discuss the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which were released in the July 19th, 2014 consensus Outcome Document negotiated by the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals. This Outcome Document will be considered by the UN General Assembly in the fall 2014, and has the potential to set national and international agendas for sustainability. The webinar and discussion will explore goals for agriculture, biodiversity, climate, energy, water, and sustainable consumption and production, and how these might be implemented in the US, North America and Europe. It will also focus on how the SDGs may affect the global development agenda, and drive public and private finance and partnerships in developed and developing countries. Further information of these Sustainable Development Goals may be found here prior to the webinar, and will be maintained subsequently.


About Magdalena Muir
Professor Muir's biographical information is available here. Her research on the Sustainable Development Goals is being implemented under a Fulbright Scholarship as an Adjunct Associate Researcher with theColumbia Climate Center and at the Earth Institute at Columbia University in New York City; and as a Visiting Scholar with the Center for Carbon-free Power Integration and Mangone Center for Marine Policy in theCollege of Earth, Ocean, and Environment at the University of Delaware. This Fulbright Scholarship research is also being supported by the Coastal and Marine Union (EUCC)Aarhus University Herning and the affiliated Arctic Research CentreCentre for Energy Technologies, and the National Centre of Excellence Nordic Strategic Adaptation Research; and the Sustainable Cities International Energy Lab.


UN Sustainable Development Goals Setting Agenda for Sustainability
 
  
September 8, 2014 
12:00pm to 2:00pm EST
 

Live webinar presented by
Magdalena A K Muir, Adjunct Associate Researcher with Columbia Climate Center and Earth Institute, Columbia University; Visiting Scholar at College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, University of Delaware; and Associate Professor, Aarhus University Herning


Hosted by 
Wil Burns, President, Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences


About the Webinar
The webinar presentation and moderated discussion will introduce and discuss the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which were released in the July 19th, 2014 consensus Outcome Document negotiated by the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals. This Outcome Document will be considered by the UN General Assembly in the fall 2014, and has the potential to set national and international agendas for sustainability. The webinar and discussion will explore goals for agriculture, biodiversity, climate, energy, water, and sustainable consumption and production, and how these might be implemented in the US, North America and Europe. It will also focus on how the SDGs may affect the global development agenda, and drive public and private finance and partnerships in developed and developing countries. Further information of these Sustainable Development Goals may be found here prior to the webinar, and will be maintained subsequently.


About Magdalena Muir
Professor Muir's biographical information is available here. Her research on the Sustainable Development Goals is being implemented under a Fulbright Scholarship as an Adjunct Associate Researcher with theColumbia Climate Center and at the Earth Institute at Columbia University in New York City; and as a Visiting Scholar with the Center for Carbon-free Power Integration and Mangone Center for Marine Policy in theCollege of Earth, Ocean, and Environment at the University of Delaware. This Fulbright Scholarship research is also being supported by the Coastal and Marine Union (EUCC)Aarhus University Herning and the affiliated Arctic Research CentreCentre for Energy Technologies, and the National Centre of Excellence Nordic Strategic Adaptation Research; and the Sustainable Cities International Energy Lab.

Thanks to all our attendees for joining us at:

2014 AESS Conference: "Welcome to the Anthropocene"
held at PACE University in New York City, NY
on June 11-14, 2014 . 

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Click below for the recorded video of the opening Keynote for
AESS 2014 Conference: Welcome to the Anthropocene
Presented by Andrew Revkin