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Upcoming Events

September 22nd, 2014. Chase Center 5.30pm - 7.30pm

CIERP Open House: An opportunity for new students to meet faculty, staff and other members of the Fletcher and Tufts communities interested in environment and resource policy.



September 8th, 2014. ASEAN Auditorium, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Fukushima: Facts and Lessons Learned. A conversation with Mr Kenji Tateiwa, Manager, Nuclear Power Programs (Washington Office), Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). Moderator: Professor Emeritus Bill Moomaw.



Past Events

April 22-25, 2014 

Global Oceans Action Summit for Food, Security and Blue Growth
Hosted by the Government of the Netherlands at the Hague, Prof. Bill Moomaw, Sara Blankenship and Andy Tirrell were sponsored to attend the conference to both present CIERP research and to contribute to the recording of the event drafting synopses and mini-reports.

Download Professor Moomaw's presentation here.
Read Sara Blankenship's reflections on the conference here.
Download the summary report here.


Saturday-Sunday, March 8-9, 2014
Tufts Energy Conference (Co-hosted by CIERP)


Monday, December 9, 2013

Climate Implications of the United States' Oil and Gas Boom
Michael Levi, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations
Hosted by CIERP's Energy, Climate, and Innovation Program's Research Seminar Series

Monday, December 2, 2013
24 Months to Paris: Sustainable Development Diplomacy's Acid Test
Rachel Kyte, Vice President of Sustainable Development at the World Bank
Open to the public. Convened by Professor William Moomaw and Professor Jenny Aker as part of CIERP's Sustainable Development Diplomacy & Governance Program


Friday, November 22, 2013
Managing Holistically: Policies and Actions to Restore and Sustain Ecosystem Services
Allan Savory, Rancher and Restoration Ecologist, Founder of the Savory Institute and originator of the Holistic Management approach to restoring grasslands, winner of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award, and finalist in the Virgin Earth Challenge (Click here to watch his January 2013 presentation at Fletcher)
Hosted by CIERP's Agriculture, Forests, and Biodiversity Program
Note:  Public event was followed by closed student workshop with Savory on the afternoon of Nov. 22 and all day Nov. 23.
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Thursday, November 21, 2013

First Generation Ethanol: Evolution, Potential and Constraints
José Roberto Moreira, Professor of Energy, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Hosted by CIERP's Sustainable Development Diplomacy and Governance Program
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Monday, November 4, 2013

Road to Paris via Warsaw
A panel discussion on key issues in the lead up to the Warsaw Climate Change Conference
Kelly Sims Gallagher (chair), Director, CIERP, and Associate Professor of Energy & Environmental Policy, The Fletcher School
Sivan Kartha, Senior Scientist at Stockholm Environment Institute 
Gilbert Metcalf, Professor of Economics, Tufts University
Mukul Sanwal, Visiting Scholar at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and former Advisor to the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC
Hosted by CIERP's Energy, Climate, and Innovation Program 
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Climate Mitigation 2.0 – The Promise of Restorative Grazing
Counter-Intuitive Approaches for Reversing Desertification and Global Warming While Meeting Human Needs
(A Prelude to Allan Savory’s Visit on Nov. 22)
Seth Itzkan, President, Planet-TECH Associates
Hosted by CIERP's Agriculture, Forests, and Biodiversity Program
Read a summary of his presentation here.


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Energizing Sustainable Cities: Findings from the Global Energy Assessment
Arnulf Grubler, Acting Program Leader, Transitions to New Technologies Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis; Professor, Energy and Technology, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University
Hosted by the CIERP's Energy, Climate, and Innovation Research Seminar Series
Read a summary of his presentation here.


Friday, October 18, 2013

The Road Ahead for Planetary Environmentalism: An Appreciation of Professor Bill Moomaw
Robert Socolow, Professor, Princeton University
Followed by a reception from 4:30-6:00 in the Hall of Flags celebrating Professor Moomaw's distinguished career. 
View a photo gallery from the event.


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Global Energy Challenges
Ambassador Richard H. Jones, Deputy Executive Director, Emeritus, International Energy Agency (IEA)
Hosted by the Charles Francis Adams Lecture and the Fletcher Energy Club (FLEC)
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Wednesday-Friday, October 2-4, 2013 (in Washington, DC)

The Changing Energy Landscape: Energy, Environment and Security
Fletcher Triplomacy Seminar
The Madison Hotel, Washington, DC
CIERP Professors William Moomaw and Kelly Sims Gallagher joined other Fletcher School faculty, Washington experts, and professionals from the public, private and nonprofit sectors in this executive seminar to discuss the implications of changes in the energy landscape.
Organized by Fletcher’s Department of Global Executive and Diplomatic Education

Monday, September 23, 2013
Technology Transfer for Adaptation: An Analysis of the GEF Adaptation Funds
Laura Kuhl, Predoctoral Research Fellow, CIERP, The Fletcher School
Hosted by the CIERP's Energy, Climate, and Innovation Research Seminar Series
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

CIERP Open House
Light refreshments and meet & greet for students, faculty, staff, and alumni interested in environment and resource policy from Fletcher and other environmental programs at Tufts.
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Sunday-Sunday, June 9-16, 2013 (in the Netherlands)
International Program on the Management of Sustainability (IPMS)
CIERP Director William Moomaw and Associate Director Mieke van der Wansem were faculty for this intensive 7-day executive education course.  

Friday, April 19, 2013 - CANCELLED
The Next Generation of Policies for Scaling Up Renewable Energy
CIERP 20th Anniversary Celebration Honoring Professor William Moomaw
On the afternoon of Friday, April 19, the Fletcher community will host a symposium on campus celebrating CIERP’s 20th Anniversary and honoring the distinguished career of William "Bill" Moomaw, Professor of International Environmental Policy and CIERP’s Founder and Director. 
Note: This event was cancelled due to security concerns following the Boston Marathon tragedy. While the symposium will not be rescheduled in its original form, we do intend to reschedule a celebration in honor of Professor Moomaw in the fall.


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Japan Roundtable 2013
Perspectives from Japan on Nuclear Issues – Security, Energy, and Lessons from History

Co-sponsored by CIERP's Energy, Climate and Innovation Program, The Hitachi Center of Technology and International Affairs, Consulate-General of Japan in Boston, and The Fletcher School
Read the conference summary here.


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Gorillas and Elephants, People and Parks: Lessons in Conservation and Conflict from Central Africa
Bill Weber, International Conservationist, Co-Founder of the Mountain Gorilla Project in Rwanda, and Co-Author of In the Kingdom of Gorillas
Hosted by CIERP's Agriculture, Forests, and Biodiversity Program
Read a summary of his presentation here.


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Arctic Warming and Global Climate Change: An International Inquiry
Co-Sponsored by the Edward R. Murrow Center for Public Diplomacy, the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, and the Canadian Consulate Boston
Access the conference report here.


Monday, March 25, 2013

Let there be Light:  Addressing the Energy Access Challenge through Innovation
Kartikeya Singh, Junior Research Fellow, CIERP, The Fletcher School
Hosted by CIERP's Energy, Climate, and Innovation Research Seminar Series 
Read a summary of his presentation here.


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Getting Energy Right
Dev Sanyal F'88, Executive Vice President and Group Chief of Staff, BP 
Hosted by CIERP's Energy, Climate, and Innovation Program
Access a full transcript of his speech here.


Monday, March 11, 2013

Emergence of a Post-South World?: Evidence from the Climate Regime
Rishikesh Bhandary, Junior Research Fellow, CIERP, The Fletcher School
Hosted by CIERP's Energy, Climate, and Innovation Program Research Seminar Series
Read a summary of his presentation here.


Saturday-Sunday, March 2-3, 2013

Tufts Energy Conference
Co-hosted by CIERP
Visit the conference website for the latest information.


Thursday, February 28, 2013
Everett-Moomaw Debate on Climate Change, Energy, and the Environment
Bruce McKenzie Everett, Adjunct Associate Professor of International Business, The Fletcher School
William Moomaw, Professor of International Environmental Policy and CIERP Director, The Fletcher School
Hosted by the Fletcher Energy Consortium (FLEC) 
The debate started early this year. Read about it here.


Monday, February 25, 2013

Industrial End-Use Energy Efficient Technology Transfer and Innovation in China: Evidence from the Iron and Steel Sector
Fang Zhang, Doctoral Research Fellow, CIERP, The Fletcher School 
Hosted by CIERP's Energy, Climate, and Innovation Research Seminar Series 


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Extreme Weather in a Changing Climate: Past, Present and Future
Andrew Freedman F'10, Senior Science Writer, Climate Central
Hosted by CIERP's Energy, Climate, and Innovation Program
Read a summary of his presentation here.


Friday, January 25, 2013

Reversing Global Warming while Meeting Human Needs: An Urgently Needed Land-Based Option
Allan Savory, Rancher and Restoration Ecologist, Founder of the Savory Institute and originator of the Holistic Management approach to restoring grasslands, winner of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award, and finalist in the Virgin Earth Challenge

First in a Series of "Creating the Future We Want" Events
Read an interview with Seth Itzkan of Planet-TECH Associates on Holistic Management
Hosted by CIERP's Agriculture, Forests, and Biodiversity Program; the Agriculture, Food, and Environment Program of Tufts' Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy; and Planet-TECH Associates.
Read a summary of his presentation here.


Saturday, December 8, 2012 (in London)

The Global Energy Security Landscape 
Fletcher's Tenth Annual London Symposium 
Kelly Sims Gallagher, F00, F03, Associate Professor of Energy & Environmental Policy and Director of CIERP's Energy, Climate and Innovation Program, The Fletcher School; and Anita Orban, F01, F07, Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security of Hungary
Hosted by Andrei Vandoros, F71
Read event coverage and watch a video of the presentations here.


Monday, December 3, 2012

Climate Change as a Driver of Humanitarian Crises and Response
Peter Walker, Director of the Feinstein International Center and Rosenberg Professor of Nutrition and Human Security, Tufts University
Hosted by CIERP's Energy, Climate, and Innovation Research Seminar Series
Read his related report here.


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Conflict and Natural Resource Video Showcase
10:30–11:15am, Olin Center, Room 12
Is piracy off the coast of Somalia caused by land use conflicts? Do diamonds cause war? How can we lessen the negative conflict-related impacts of petroleum consumption? Students from Lecturer Nancy Gleason's class "Conflict and Natural Resources" will showcase their videos. Each student video is five minutes in length.


Monday, November 26, 2012

REDD+: Interdisciplinary and Institutional Interaction Perspectives
Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers, Assistant Professor, the Forest and Nature Conservation Policy group (FNP), Wageningen University, the Netherlands
Hosted by CIERP's Agriculture, Forests, and Biodiversity Program
View her presentation slides here.


Friday-Saturday, November 9-10, 2012

International Conference on Inequality and Sustainability
Co-hosted by the Stockholm Environment Institute and CIERP
Visit the conference website for more information and register.


Monday, November 5, 2012

Making REDD+ a Reality in the D.R. Congo: From Science to Policy and Practice
Glenn K. Bush, Ph.D., Assistant Scientist, Woods Hole Research Center
Hosted by CIERP's Agriculture, Forests, and Biodiversity Program
View his presentation slides here.


Monday, October 22, 2012
Public Perceptions of Wind Energy Projects in Massachusetts
Maria Petrova, Postdoctoral Fellow, CIERP, The Fletcher School
Hosted by CIERP's Energy, Climate, and Innovation Research Seminar Series
Read a summary of her presentation here.

Thursday-Saturday, October 4-6, 2012
Conference – Anticipating Climate Disruption: Sustaining Justice, Greening Peace 
Co-hosted by the Peace and Justice Studies Association, the Tufts Initiative on Climate Change and Climate Justice, and CIERP
Visit the conference website for more information. 


Monday, September 24, 2012
Riding the Unicorn: The Myth of Sustainability
Bruce J. Oreck, U.S. Ambassador to Finland and Chair, League of Green Embassies
Hosted by CIERP's Energy, Climate, and Innovation Research Seminar Series
Read a summary of his presentation here.

Monday, September 17, 2012
CIERP Meet & Greet

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Rio+20: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
with CIERP/Fletcher faculty, staff, and Ph.D. students: Prof. Kelly Sims Gallagher, Mieke van der Wansem, Laura Kuhl, Rishikesh Bhandary and Andrew Tirrell.
Hosted by the Environmental Studies Lunch & Learn Program


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Conversation with Robert F. Cekuta, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State
Join Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Cekuta for a small, informal discussion on the State Department's newly created Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR).
Hosted by CIERP's Energy, Climate, and Innovation Program
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Monday, June 18, 2012

From Burden Bearing to Opportunity Sharing: Reframing Environmental Negotiations
Moderated by Kelly Sims Gallagher, Director of CIERP's Energy, Climate, and Innovation Program, with colleagues from the Stockholm Environment Institute, United Nations Foundation, World Resources Institute, Tufts School of Engineering, and The Fletcher School.
Hosted by CIERP and Tufts Institute of the Environment in conjunction with the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.
Read about this event and other student experiences at Rio+20 here.

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Aviation Biofuels: Propelling the World toward a Low-Carbon Future
Cristina Haus, Executive Editor, Jet Fuel Intelligence, Energy Intelligence Group
Hosted by CIERP's Energy, Climate, and Innovation Program.
Read a summary of her presentation here.


Friday-Saturday, April 20-21, 2012
 
Tufts Energy Conference – Transforming the Global Energy Debate: From Challenges to Solutions
Please see the conference website for complete information.
Co-sponsored by CIERP.


Friday, April 20, 2012
Overcoming the Challenges of Climate Change
An Earth Day Talk

William Moomaw, Director, CIERP
Co-sponsored by TIE, Tufts Office of Sustainability, Tufts Climate Policy and Planning Coalition (CPPC), and CIERP


Thursday, March 29, 2012
Natural Gas: Risks and Opportunities
Shale gas, hydraulic fracturing, and other facts
Susan Tierney, Managing Principal, Analysis Group, and Member of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board's Shale Gas Committee
Hosted by CIERP's Energy, Climate, and Innovation Program.
Read a summary of her presentation here.

Monday, March 26, 2012
The Arctic: A New Model for Global Cooperation
Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, President of Iceland
Reception to Follow
Hosted by The Edward R. Murrow Center, The Fletcher School; CIERP, The Fletcher School; The Institute of the North, Anchorage, AK; and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Norway.
Read a summary of his presentation here.


Thursday, March 15, 2012
Getting Agriculture into the Climate Negotiations
Tina Joemat-Pettersson, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Republic of South Africa (via Skype)
Hosted by CIERP's Sustainable Development Diplomacy & Governance Program.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Indigenous People and Resource Rights
Chandra Roy-Henriksen, Chief of the Secretariat, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Part of the series Resource Conflicts: Spotlight on Global Trends, National Interests, and Private Sector Role, co-sponsored by CIERP, CEME, Tufts Energy Conference, FLEC, and INCR.


Monday, March 12, 2012
NIMBY-ism and Wind Power — a New Look at an Old Problem
Maria Petrova Stefanovich, Postdoctoral Fellow, CIERP, The Fletcher School
Hosted by CIERP's Energy, Climate, and Innovation Program.
Read a summary of her presentation here.


Thursday, March 1, 2012
International Resource Politics and Minerals: How does the Resource Nexus come in?
Raimund Bleischwitz, Transatlantic Academy Fellow and Co-Director, Material Flows and Resource Management, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
Hosted by CIERP's Sustainable Development Diplomacy & Governance Program.
Read a summary of his presentation here. 


Thursday, February 9, 2012
Climate Change & Sustainable Development Diplomacy: The Ongoing Process
Andrew Steer, Special Envoy for Climate Change, the World Bank
Hosted by CIERP's Sustainable Development Diplomacy & Governance Program.
Read a summary of his presentation here.


Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Everett-Moomaw Debate on Climate Change, Energy, and the Environment
Bruce McKenzie Everett, Adjunct Associate Professor of International Business, The Fletcher School
William Moomaw, Professor of International Environmental Policy and CIERP Director, The Fletcher School
Hosted by the Fletcher Energy Consortium (FLEC) 
Read a summary of the debate here.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Reversing Global Warming and Desertification with Livestock?
Counter Intuitive Thinking: A Futurist's Inquiry
Seth Itzkan, President, Planet-TECH Associates
Hosted by CIERP's Agriculture, Forests, and Biodiversity Program 
Read a summary of his presentation here.


Thursday, January 19, 2012
From Rio to Rio: Moving Towards Sustainable Development in a Multi-speed World
Rachel Kyte, Vice President of Sustainable Development, World Bank
Hosted by CIERP's Sustainable Development Diplomacy & Governance Program 
Read a summary of her presentation here.


Monday-Tuesday, January 9-10, 2012 
The Globalization of Clean Energy Technologies: Firm-Level Perspectives and Policy Implications
A roundtable illuminating the key barriers and incentives for the global movement of cleaner and more efficient technologies
Hosted by CIERP's Energy, Climate, and Innovation Program, with support from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, BP Group, and a gift from Barbara Kates-Garnick, F73, F78, F84 (MA, MALD, PhD) and Marc B. Garnick, M.D.
Note: This was a closed workshop.


Monday, December 5, 2011
Interconnected Energy Grids - a Future for Electric Energy
Aleksandar Stanković, Alvin H. Howell Professor in Electrical Engineering
Part of the Energy and Climate Policy Research Seminar Series
View his presentation here.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Energy Security in South Asia: Towards Cooperation or Conflict?
Charles K. Ebinger, Director, Energy Security Initiative, The Brookings Institution
Part of the series Resource Conflicts: Spotlight on Global Trends, National Interests, and Private Sector Role, co-sponsored by CIERP, CEME, Tufts Energy ConferenceFLEC, and INCR
Read a summary of his presentation here.


Monday, November 14, 2011
Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation: The 2011 IPCC Report
William Moomaw, Convening Lead Author, IPCC SRREN Report 2011, and Director, CIERP
Part of the Energy and Climate Policy Research Seminar Series
Read a summary of his presentation here


Monday, October 24, 2011
Book Talk – Climate Governance at the Crossroads: Experimenting with a Global Response after Kyoto
Matthew J. Hoffmann, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto
Part of the Road to Durban Speaker Series
Read a summary of his presentation here.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Resource conflicts: Renewable energies as peace enablers?
Sherri W. Goodman, SVP and Corporate Secretary, CNA Analysis and Solutions
Part of the series Resource Conflicts: Spotlight on Global Trends, National Interests, and Private Sector Role, co-sponsored by CIERP, CEME, Tufts Energy ConferenceFLEC, and INCR


Monday, October 3, 2011
Understanding Climate Mitigation Responses in the United States and China from the Strategic and Institutional Perspective
Xingshu Zhao, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, CIERP
Part of the Energy and Climate Policy Research Seminar Series


Tuesday, September 27, 2011 
Resource Wars - Underlying Structures and Trends
Michael T. Klare, Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies, based at Hampshire College
Part of the series Resource Conflicts: Spotlight on Global Trends, National Interests, and Private Sector Role, co-sponsored by CIERP, CEME, Tufts Energy ConferenceFLEC, and INCR


Tuesday, September 20, 2011
CIERP Meet & Greet
5:30–7:00pm, Cabot 7th floor, The Fletcher School