This discussion will take place on November 20, 2013, and is presented by Solar One and NYC ACRE 7 p.m. -9 p.m. (Doors at 6:30), The WNYC Jerome L. Greene Performance Space
44 Charlton Street, New York City.
As weather events become more extreme, water shortages threaten, and human sprawl leads to biodiversity loss, there is a new focus on the global economic impact of environmental degradation. Studies from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Harvard School of Public Health, and others assert that our active growth and inactive conservation efforts have left us with a trillion-dollar bill.
So how do we pay down this debt? In recent years, innovators in policy and finance have started to answer that question by creatively using the tools of debt, capital, and ownership to clean up our lands, preserve our national treasures, and accelerate clean energy adoption.
For this event, we look at both sides of environmental debt. We will discuss the policies and ideologies that led us to this level of environmental debt, and then debate what financial and regulatory solutions exist to enrich both the environment and the economy.
The discussion is a featured event of Solar One and NYC ACRE’s cleantech panel discussion series, Clean Energy Connections.
Event Coordinator is Sara Jayanthi (Sara@solar1.org) Contact number is 212 505 6050.
Discussion – The Other Debt Ceiling: Using Finance to Balance Our Environmental Budget
Government Shutdown: Environmental Impacts and Republican Extortion
The Koch Brothers and the Government Shutdown
Gore on the Government Shutdown and Climate Change: Congress is Pathetic
Republicans Shut Down Government Again Impacting the Economy and the Environment
Government Shutdown Adversely Impacts the Environment, Energy and Climate Research
Government Shutdown Threatens America’s Natural Resources
The Environmental and Economic Implications of a Government Shutdown
Republican Assault on the Environment
Republican Obstructionism on the Debt Ceiling Risks Global Environmental Collapse
Environmental Implications of the Credit Ceiling Agreement
The US Debt Ceiling Crisis and the Green Economy
The Credit Downgrade and the Green Economy