Duke Joins Climate Week in New York, Highlighting New Partnerships

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Ashley Ward, director of the Heat Policy Innovation Hub at Duke’s Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability, will moderate Beating Extreme Heat: Designing and Investing in Resilience, during which experts across sectors will discuss investment needs and solutions for addressing extreme heat.  

Numerous other climate-focused student, faculty and alumni gatherings across the city will highlight Duke’s contributions towards building a sustainable future. “Climate Week is an ideal setting for this type of work, as practitioners gather from around the world to tackle difficult challenges and advance pragmatic solutions,” said Jackson Ewing, director of energy and climate policy at the Nicholas Institute, who is organizing private roundtables during the week to encourage knowledge-sharing and collaboration. 

The official Climate Week NYC calendar can be found on the event’s website. Below are Duke-affiliated public events.  

Monday, September 18: The New York Climate Exchange Presents: Advancing Coastal Resiliency (in person)

This event features the New York Climate Exchange, in which Duke is a partner, and an optional tour of Governors Island.  

Tuesday, September 19: Beating Extreme Heat: Designing and Investing in Resilience (in person)

Ashley Ward, director of the Heat Policy Innovation Hub at the Nicholas Institute, will moderate this cross-sector discussion focused on solutions for tackling extreme heat.  

Tuesday, September 19: The Future of Health Rights (in person)

Marinel Ubaldo, a master’s student in environmental management at the Nicholas School of the Environment, will participate as a panelist in this co-sponsored event at 3:00 p.m., UN Church Centre, 777 United Nations Plaza. To attend, go to this registration link.

Wednesday, September 20: The New York Climate Exchange Presents: Deep-Tech Innovation Launchpad (in person with Zoom option)

Featuring Christopher Monroe, director of the Duke Quantum Center, this event focuses on how to nurture start-ups in the climate tech and research-driven sectors.