Climate Policy and Planning Coalition

Upcoming Events on and off-Campus

Massachusetts Climate Action Network Conference
Sunday, November 13, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Stata Center, MIT, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

“If you believe, as we do, that local climate action is key to turning around the dangerous direction the world is going in, then come to the Climate Action Conference!

A full-afternoon Train-the-Trainer session led by Dr. Larry Susskind of MIT and founder of CBI, the Consensus Building Institute, will give you the tools you need to break down the barriers to collaboration and get your community moving on climate change. The afternoon will involve a scenario-planning simulation that gives you the understanding of how to work with anyone in your community, no matter what their “beliefs” about climate change, and engage them in scenario planning for the challenging times we all face in the wake of climate change.”

The Last Mountain Film Screening
Wednesday, November 16, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Barnum 008

Did you know there is only once major peak in West Virginia left untouched by mountaintop removal mining? Please join the Tufts Institute of the Environment, the Climate Policy and Planning Coalition, Fletcher Green, and the Tufts Film Series as we take part in a nationwide campus screening of The Last Mountain!  The film screening will be bracketed by two informative and exciting events. Prior to the film, UEP student Jonathan Feinberg will share his experiences and work related to mountaintop removal advocacy in Appalachia. We will join students across the country following the film for a conversation via Skype with the film’s director.

The Last Mountain is among the 2011 official selections at the Sundance Film Festival and Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. You don’t want to miss it! Still not convinced? Watch the clip of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. promoting the film on the Colbert Report.

Free Webinar: Enhancing International Smart Grid Collaboration and Policymaking through the Smart Grid Maturity Model
Thursday, November 17th, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

The Clean Energy Solutions Center and the  International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) invite energy policy makers to join our upcoming webinar on Smart Grid collaboration and deployment.

Internationally, policymakers and grid operators have unique local priorities that drive the deployment of smart grids. Understanding how these priorities shape the real-world impact of smart grids is of key importance to all stakeholders. This ISGAN webinar will introduce a tool to support these efforts: the Smart Grid Maturity Model (SGMM). It will also present a case study of its use in Mexico and discuss how the SGMM could be useful as a shared framework for international smart grid cooperation among utility and policy stakeholders in ISGAN member nations.

Steven Chu visits MIT
Wednesday, November 30th, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
MIT Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Avenue
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Next CPPC Meeting
Monday, December 5th, 12:00 – 1:15pm
Brown House classroom