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Speaking Science to Power: The Importance of Facts in Decision-Making

Monday, Apr 2, 2018

Connecting science to decision-making is critically important, particularly when it comes to sustainability, which affects our health and the natural systems we depend on + sustainability practitioners face the difficult but crucial task of clearly communicating evidence-based scientific information to the public, to policy makers + to private-sector decision-makers. This panel will explore the complex interface between science, management and policy. Hear from expert panelists on the scientific tools needed for evidence-based actions.

Panelists: Thomas Jorling, former Commissioner - NYS Department of Environmental Conservation + former VP for Environmental Affairs - International Paper Co.; Sara Law, VP of Global Initiatives - Carbon Disclosure Project; Art Lerner-Lam, Deputy Director, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory - The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Richard Moss, former Chair - Federal Advisory Committee for the National Climate Assessment + Visiting Senior Research Scientist - Columbia University

Moderator: Steve Cohen, Executive Director - The Earth institute + Professor of Practice - SIPA, Columbia University

Date: Monday, April 2, 6-7 pm

Location: Columbia University, Low Library, 535 West 116 Street

RSVP: Attendance is free, but you must register

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