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Students showcasing research posters at the 2015 GCEP Symposium

Connecting the Dots 2014: The Climate, Energy, Food and Water Nexus

April 18, 2014 -
12:30pm to 6:30pm
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University

Registration is required. Priority will be given to Stanford students, faculty, staff, and others in the Stanford community.

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Stanford experts from a range of disciplines will discuss the interconnections and interactions among humanity’s need for and use of climate, energy, food, water, and environmental resources. Featuring key authors of the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability to climate change.

Professor Chris Field, co-chair of IPCC Working Group II, and members of the Technical Support Group will provide an overview of their major findings. Stanford students and faculty will lead an interactive breakout session on key challenges associated with climate change. A faculty panel—representing WG I, WG II and WG III—will connect the dots by evaluating some of the ways in which decisions in one resource area can lead to tradeoffs or co-benefits in others. Finally a keynote speaker will consider the impacts, adaptation and vulnerability of climate change for the Bay Area, which has billions of dollars invested in shoreline development and infrastructure.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Stacey Bent, Professor of Chemical Engineering; Director of the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy
  • Noah Diffenbaugh, Associate Professor of Environmental Earth System Science; Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment
  • Chris Field, Professor of Biology and of Environmental Earth System Science; Director of the Carnegie Institution Department of Global Ecology, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group II
  • Charles Kolstad, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and the Precourt Institute for Energy
  • Jon Krosnick, Professor of Communications and of Political Science
  • Katharine Mach, Carnegie Institution, Co-Director of Science, IPCC Working Group II Technical Support Unit
  • Michael Mastrandrea, Carnegie Institution, Co-Director of Science for IPCC Working Group II Technical Support Unit
  • Terry Root, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment