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Sustainable Infrastructure: A Duke Climate Collaboration Symposium

The U.S. and other G7 nations are engaged in a massive infrastructure buildout that could play a significant role in advancing global decarbonization, climate adaptation, and sustainable development - or […]

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The U.S. and other G7 nations are engaged in a massive infrastructure buildout that could play a significant role in advancing global decarbonization, climate adaptation, and sustainable development – or in keeping the world on a business-as-usual trajectory.
This three-day symposium will bring together the Duke community and outside experts to explore what it will take to direct these investments toward sustainable, resilient infrastructure.
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EVENTS INCLUDE:
*** Wednesday, March 20: “What is Sustainable Infrastructure? Building Consensus to Accelerate Financing”
Join us at Duke in DC (1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC) from 9 – 10:30 a.m. ET or via livestream for this panel discussion. Continental breakfast starts at 8:15 a.m. ET and panel will be followed by networking reception from 10:30 – 11 a.m ET. Advance registration required for both in-person and livestreaming options.
Experts will examine the merits, challenges, and opportunities related to different sustainability standards, indices, and policies to spur investment and construction of sustainable, quality infrastructure.
*** Thursday, March 21: “Ensuring that the Infrastructure We Build Today Creates the World We Want Tomorrow”
Join us on Duke University’s main campus in the Ahmadieh Family Auditorium (Gross 107) from 5 – 6:30 p.m. ET for this panel discussion, which will be followed by networking reception from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. ET. Advance registration is required.
Leaders from the private sector, public sector, non-governmental organizations, and academia will explore bottlenecks to the adoption of sustainable, resilient infrastructure in the US and abroad, and identify solutions to address these obstacles.
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Organizers include Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability and Pratt School of Engineering in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme, International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure, and World Wildlife Fund.
This is the second of the Duke Climate Collaboration Symposia, a series of convenings designed to accelerate climate solutions by developing new collaborations among Duke scholars and external partners. The series is funded by a gift from The Duke Endowment in support of the Duke Climate Commitment, which unites the university’s education, research, operations, and public service missions to address the climate crisis.