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2016 CKB Outreach Event: Knowledge Brokering in Support of Post-Paris Climate Action
September 20, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
An open session and reception where you can learn about the role Climate Knowledge Brokers can play in turning commitments under the Paris Agreement into action, meet with (fellow) Climate Knowledge Brokers and find out how your organisation can contribute to or benefit from their work.
16:00-18:00, September 20th, 2016 – NREL Education Center, Golden, CO
Register here to join us on the livestream!
Organized by the CKB Group jointly with NREL, CDKN and REEEP
Knowledge Brokering for Post-Paris Climate Action
The world is slowly waking up to the fact that climate change is already affecting people everywhere and in all sectors, and that in a not too distant future, it will affect almost all of us. Last year’s Paris Agreement was a big step forward towards global recognition of the magnitude of the challenges surrounding climate change mitigation and adaptation. Though the ambitious commitments made in the agreement were justly celebrated as a victory for anyone concerned about climate change, the hard work of turning those commitments into action has only just begun.
The Climate Knowledge Brokers Group, a community of practice consisting of more than 150 individuals and organisations involved in climate knowledge brokering work, believes that reliable, readily accessible information on climate change is key in making decisive action possible. Too often, policy makers and others dealing with climate change are having to base their decisions on unreliable or incomplete climate information, or without taking climate change into account at all. Sometimes this is because they are unaware of the importance of considering climate change in decision making, or because no relevant information exists for their particular sector or location, or because so much information exists that they do not have the time to find what they need. The Climate Knowledge Brokers Group aims to address those problems to achieve its vision of a world where all people can make good climate-sensitive decisions based on the best available climate change knowledge and information.
Information about the event
Join us at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s) Education Center for a chance to meet many of the most active members of the CKB Group and learn about already ongoing climate knowledge brokering work in the Post-Paris world. Afterwards, during the Climate Knowledge Fair and Reception, CKB Workshop participants will present their knowledge brokering work on posters.
- 16:00 Welcome and Introduction to the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group
- Speakers: Florian Bauer (REEEP), Geoff Barnard (CDKN)
- 16:15 Pitches by Climate Knowledge Brokers
- 16:30 Panel Discussion: Climate Knowledge Brokering in support of Climate Action after Paris. Panellists:
- Bill Becker – Executive Director, Presidential Climate Action Project
- Chuck Kutscher – Director, Center for Buildings and Thermal Systems, NREL
- Bob Noun – Adjunct Professor, University of Denver
- Josh Agenbroad – Manager, Transportation and Industry Practices, Rocky Mountain Institute
- Chair: Geoff Barnard, CDKN and Chair of the CKB Steering Group
- 17:45 Climate Knowledge Fair & Reception
- 18:30 End
If you have any questions about the event or the CKB group, feel free to contact the CKB Coordination Hub at firstname.lastname@example.org.