Energy Storage Solutions: Enabling the Expansion of Renewable Energy
The IoES Corporate Partners Program is hosting a discussion on energy storage for the renewable energy sector.
In recent years, governments and corporations alike have joined in a global movement towards near-term net zero energy commitments. While the vision of a world running on renewable energy has gained traction, it is still unclear how we will actually make this transition a reality. This event will center around some of the practical issues...
The 2019 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award Ceremony
Candidates represent the full spectrum of answers to environmental concerns
The Pritzker Award aims to recognize an environmental leader, under the age of 40, who is on the verge of making lasting change in the field of environmental sustainability. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges: Nicolas Berggruen, founder and president of Berggruen Holdings and the Berggruen Institute Shawn Escoffery, executive director...
Climate Change and Sustainability
Transforming Our Relationship with Our Environment
In the conversation about how to address climate change, the focus is often on the technologies that can help us lower heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions. But in reality, addressing climate change sustainably and equitably requires a much deeper examination — and transformation — of the human relationship with our environment. Join leaders working to green...
The Future of Fire in Santa Barbara County
A Panel Discussion
A conversation with leaders who study climate change and wildfire, manage fires and evacuations, and work to understand the economic and policy dimensions of increased fire risk in a changing climate. We’ll explore the lessons learned from the area’s recent Thomas Fire, what the future holds, and what we can do about it. Panelists: Leila...
Extinction! Fear and Hope at the La Brea Tar Pits
Extinctions happen all the time—evolution can't move forward without them. But mass extinctions are a different beast, wiping out large numbers of species regardless of how well adapted they are. Join us and the La Brea Tar Pits—home to extinct saber-toothed cats, dire wolves and mammoths—for a lively conversation about endangered plants and animals, extinction and the global consequences of mass extinction.
EARTH NOW: EARTH 2050
From public policy to installation art, EARTH NOW: EARTH 2050 explores all facets of modern environmental challenges and highlights efforts to make lives and businesses more sustainable. The program includes talks from top experts, workshops, local and national nonprofit organizations, art, a student film contest—and much more. We will highlight UCLA campus-wide sustainability while showcasing the new Luskin Conference Center and honoring the generosity of Meyer and Renee Luskin.
LA’s Water Resource Future Workshop Series, Part 2
The second workshop in the LA's Water Resource Future Series was held on June 15, 2016, and focused on current and future groundwater basin conditions, management, and rights in the groundwater basins serving Los Angeles County. The event engaged stakeholders and the research community in order to inform both the scientific research and policy analysis and recommendations that UCLA intends to undertake as part of the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge.
The Evolution of Human Transportation
Transportation and mobility have allowed humans to occupy virtually every habitat on the planet—giving us enormous freedom and providing the circulatory system for the global exchange of knowledge and goods. Please join us as we bring together car enthusiasts and environmentalists. Together, weʼll explore the history and future of automobiles and transportation, with due consideration...
Award-winning photojournalist Gideon Mendel visited UCLA to present his “Drowning World” series, which documents the impact of flooding events on people across the globe. Following the presentation, scholars and practitioners in climate change education and communication held a roundtable discussion on “The Art of Teaching Climate Change.” The Center for Climate Science co-sponsored the event, and Associate Director Katharine Reich participated in the roundtable.
GMOS: Global Solution or Global Risk?
For some, GMO crops offer a solution to worldwide crises in health and food security. For others, they involve risks that are too great to take. This is no longer new technology. We can now draw on decades of research to inform the debate. UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability will bring together four...