Climate & Environmental Events Tracking

In seeking to provide a useful resource for Penn students and faculty, the Wharton Risk Center is tracking upcoming climate and environmental-related events taking place at the University of Pennsylvania and around Philadelphia.

Upcoming Virtual Events

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Penn events are being held virtually for the fall 2020 semester.  The University has launched a comprehensive website with updated information for every member of the Penn community.

October 2020:

Wharton Planet Week – Sustainable Business Coalition – October 5-9

Women in Energy – Wharton Undergraduate Energy Group – October 5, 5:00-6:00pm ET

Digital Decarb: Using Smart Technologies to Cut Emissions – Center for Climate and Energy Solutions – October 6, 1:15-2:45pm ET

Alliances for Equity Virtual Forum Series – Resilient Nation Partnership Network – October 7, 1:00-3:30pm ET

Energy Economics and Finance Seminar: “Regulating Untaxable Externalities: Evidence from Vehicle Air Pollution” – Kleinman Center –October 7, 4:00-5:00pm ET

Green Infrastructure, Climate and Cities Seminar: Collaborations for Climate Resilience: Lessons for Philadelphia from Boston, Pittsburgh, and NYC – Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast, October 7, 4:00pm ET

Steering Societies Beyond GDP to the SDGs with Vicki Robin – Security and Sustainability Forum – October 8, 1:15-2:15pm ET

Climate Finance at the International Finance Corporation – Wharton Club of the National Capital Region – October 8, 8:00pm ET

The Role of Insurance in Climate Adaptation – Princeton – October 12, 12:15-1:15pm ET

Alliances for Equity Virtual Forum Series – Resilient Nation Partnership Network – October 14, 1:00-3:30pm ET

How State Governments Can Help Communities Invest in Climate Resilience – Urban Resilience to Extremes Strategic Research Network – October 14, 1:15-2:45pm ET

The Wait is Over: Advancing Climate Resilience and water Equity in Uncertain Times – Water Center – October 15, 12:00-1:00pm ET

Climate Displacement Forum Part 1: Climate Displacement & Anti-Displacement Strategies – National Adaptation Forum – October 15, 2:00pm ET

Climate Displacement Forum Part 2: Household-Level Retreat – National Adaptation Forum – October 20, 2:00pm ET

Alliances for Equity Virtual Forum Series – Resilient Nation Partnership Network – October 21, 1:00-3:30pm ET

Energy Economics and Finance Seminar with Louis Preonas – Kleinman Center – October 21, 4:00-5:00pm ET

Steering Societies Beyond GDP to the SDGs with Claudine Schneider – Security and Sustainability Forum – October 22, 1:15-2:15pm ET

Climate Displacement Forum Part 3: Community-wide Protection, Relocation & Expansion – National Adaptation Forum – October 22, 2:00pm ET

2020 Wharton Energy Conference: Resilience & Innovation – Energy Club – October 22-23

Addressing Groundwater Resilience under Climate Change Conference – International Water Resources Association – October 28-30

Alliances for Equity Virtual Forum Series – Resilient Nation Partnership Network – October 28, 1:00-3:30pm ET

The Business of Climate Change: Climate Restoration and Supply Chains – Wharton Club of the National Capital Region – October 29, 8:00pm ET

Climate Displacement Forum Part 4: Migration & Receiving Communities – National Adaptation Forum – October 29, 2:00pm ET

Featured Event:

The Role of Insurance in Climate Adaptation

Monday, October 12, 12:15-1:15pm ET

Carolyn Kousky, Executive Director of the Wharton Risk Center, will give a zoom seminar at Princeton University on the role of insurance in climate adaptation.  This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment, Princeton Environmental Institute, and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. Register here.

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