The Other Debt Ceiling: Using Finance to Balance Our Environmental Budget
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 7:00pm-9:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm), The WNYC Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, 44 Charlton Street, NYC
FREE live stream hosted by Greentech Media starting at 7:05pm.
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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.
Andrew Winston - Founder, Winston Eco-Strategies
Amy Larkin - Author, Environmental Debt: The Hidden Costs of a Changing Global Economy,
Stuart Gruskin - Chief Conservation and External Affairs Officer, The Nature Conservancy
Kevin Brooks - President and CEO, THiNKGREEN! Global Advisors
6:30 – 7:00 – Registration & Networking
7:00 – 8:30 – Panel Discussion
8:30 – 9:00 – Reception
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