Climate Policy and Planning Coalition

CPPC Events

Ongoing Events:

Meet us the first Monday of every month at Brown & Brew for our “Climate Coffee Hour”, featuring informal discussions led by UEP students and faculty on their research! Join the Google Group to receive updates (


Upcoming Events:

Stay tuned for announcements about the first meeting of the 2012-2013 school year!

Past Events:

The following are examples of events that members of CPPC organized or co-sponsored:

UEP Colloquium with David Cash, of EOEEA on the Massachusetts Climate Action Plan
December 2011 

David Cash is currently a Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. He has been with the MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental since 2005, where he most recently served as Policy Undersecretary and before that as Assistant Secretary for Policy. He has provided leadership on a wide range of environmental and clean energy initiatives. Most notably he worked to advance landmark clean energy legislation, and led the state’s effort to meet goals of the Global Warming Solutions Act and to develop the Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2020. David received a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Kennedy School at Harvard in 2001, and a B.S. in biology from Yale University in 1987.

Emerging Issues in Massachusetts Water Law
Featuring H. David Gold, Counsel, WilmerHale, Boston, MA
December 2011
UEP Brown House Classroom 

David Gold’s practice focuses on environmental, energy and land use law. He also counsels clients on compliance with state and federal clean water, hazardous and solid waste, and wetlands laws. Mr. Gold received his JD from the University of California -Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law. He holds an MS in Watershed Management from the University of Arizona and BA in Economics and Biology from Tufts University.

Tour of Genzyme’s LEED Platinum-certified Headquarters
December 2011

The Climate Policy and Planning Coalition (CPPC) and Fletcher GREEN invite you to celebrate the end of Fall Semester classes and to take a short breather before exams on a tour of the LEED-Platinum Genzyme Center in Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA. The organized tour is free, and will take place on Thursday December 8th at 3pm, lasting an hour. It will be led by Genzyme’s Director of Environmental who will guide us on a tour of the building’s features and design. If you’re interested in attending, please email Cammy Peterson ( by Monday December 5th. Those attending will receive a confirmation email with directions.

Innovations in Climate Change Planning Strategies
Featuring UEP second-year Jesse Steadman
September 2011

To kick off CPPC’s second year,  UEP student Jesse Steadman will give a brief presentation on new planning techniques that relate to climate adaptation and land use planning in the context of climate change.

Information Session with Massachusetts DEP
May 2011 
UEP Brown House classroom, 97 Talbot Avenue

Curious about internship opportunities in the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection? What kind of academic background and professional experience do successful job applicants have at MassDEP? Come find out! Michelle Waters-Ekanem, Director of Diversity and internship coordinator at MassDEP, will answer your questions.

Exploring the Limits to Voluntary Climate Action with Prof. Ann Rappaport
February 2011

Professor Ann Rappaport will present a talk on “Exploring the Limits to Voluntary Climate Action: The Case of Australia.”