CEE’s Frank Niepold has been invited to present at a workshop on Campus and Community-Scale Climate Change Solutions, co-hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the University of Washington (UW). The event will take place on March 8th & 9th, 2023 at the University of the District of Columbia, with support from the National Science Foundation. The event will convene U.S. Government officials with climate, sustainability, and resilience leaders and educators from colleges and universities across the country for a virtual and in person forum. These thought leaders and stakeholders will discuss innovative sustainability and resilience solutions and showcase how these actions can advance climate change efforts on college campuses while benefiting the surrounding communities and beyond. Discussions will include:
- Making campuses more sustainable and resilient, including pathways to demonstrating net-zero emissions;
- Ensuring that students have the knowledge and skills to lead in the clean industries of tomorrow and to plan, deploy, and maintain the climate-smart infrastructure needed;
- Providing climate information services to states, municipalities, and indigenous communities; and
- Serving as proving grounds for new climate solutions and strategies to bring them into the innovation ecosystem.
- Sally Benson— Deputy Director for Energy & Chief Strategist for Energy Transition, OSTP
- Mary Frances Repko— Deputy National Climate Advisor, White House
- Maya Tolstoy— Dean, College of the Environment, University of Washington
- Alexandra Isern— Assistant Director for Geosciences, National Science Foundation
- Laura Petes— Chief of Staff for Climate and Environment and Assistant Director for Climate Resilience, OSTP
Frank will be speaking on a panel with a question and answer session to discuss how the U.S. Government provides support for campus and community climate action. Other U.S. Government panelists participating in different panel sessions will include Caitlin Simpson, Program Manager for NOAA’s CAP/RISA program, as well as representatives from OSTP, USDA, DOE, and NSF.
For more information, contact Frank Niepold.