The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs is organizing an insightful fireside chat to delve into the complex issues surrounding energy transitions and their effects on equity and air pollution. The event will feature Dr. Destenie Nock, an esteemed visiting faculty member at CGEP and an assistant professor of engineering and public policy and civil and environmental engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.
The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Geoffrey Heal, Donald C. Waite III professor of social enterprise, and Paul Garrett professor of public policy and corporate responsibility at Columbia Business School. The purpose of this engaging discussion is to explore the various decarbonization pathways and their potential impact on air pollution inequality, particularly among vulnerable groups such as low-income communities and minorities in the United States.
The event will take place in person in New York City, and doors will open at 5:45 p.m., with the conversation commencing promptly at 6:00 p.m. Following the discussion, there will be a cocktail reception, providing attendees with an opportunity to network and continue the conversation.
Due to limited capacity, advance registration is required to secure a spot at the event. Upon registration, participants will receive a confirmation email. For those unable to attend in person, the entire event will be recorded and added to the CGEP website for later viewing.
The event welcomes members of the press, who are required to register in advance. Media inquiries or requests for interviews can be directed to Natalie Volk at [email protected].
For further details about the event, including any additional inquiries, please reach out to [email protected].
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the focus of the event?
The event aims to explore the impacts of energy transitions on equity and air pollution, with a particular emphasis on the United States.
2. Who are the main speakers?
Dr. Destenie Nock, visiting faculty member at CGEP and assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University, will be the main speaker. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Geoffrey Heal, Donald C. Waite III professor at Columbia Business School.
3. Is the event only available in person?
Yes, the event will be held in person in New York City.
4. Will the event be recorded?
Yes, the entire event will be recorded and made available on the CGEP website for later viewing.
5. Can members of the press attend the event?
Yes, the event is open to the press. Media representatives are required to register in advance and can contact Natalie Volk at [email protected] for media inquiries and interview requests.