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International Finance for Clean Energy and Low-Carbon Development

Apr 28

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Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

World map overlaid on a view of ocean with sunrise. Text: 2022 Gilman Climate Leaders, International Finance for Clean Energy and Low-Carbon Development, April 28. At bottom: American flag, logos for U.S. State Department, Gilman Scholars Program, Duke University.

This virtual event is part of the Gilman Climate Leaders Seminar Series (March 24 - May 12), designed by the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and Duke University Energy Initiative and funded by the U.S. Department of State. The interdisciplinary series aims to enhance attendees' understanding of the climate crisis-including its social, political, and economic impacts-through a foreign policy lens. Featured speakers include Duke University faculty as well as other prominent scholars and professionals. About the sixth seminar in the series: Alongside government-led conversations on climate change mitigation and adaptation policies, governmental and private financial institutions are working to invest in the scaling up and dissemination of technologies that will help achieve these goals - and could drive up political ambition if technology outpaces projections. Our food, water, and agricultural systems, among others, will depend on the success of these parallel strategies. This seminar will feature a lively conversation between two international finance experts: Billy Pizer, an environmental economist at Resources for the Future who also served at Treasury as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Energy; and Jonathan Phillips, Director of Duke University's Energy Access Project and former Senior Advisor at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. The first seven seminars in the series are open to students at all U.S. colleges and universities as well as to the Duke community, including students, alumni, faculty, and staff. An eighth seminar will be offered exclusively to students and alumni of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholars Program. Learn more and register: