Energy Policy Panel

The panel will be moderated by UCLA’s Chief Sustainability Officer, who is modernizing the university’s energy infrastructure to be more environmentally sustainable, and will feature experts in California state policy and renewable energy technologies. Students from all years and majors are welcome to come learn about how developments in renewable energy technologies are affecting public...


Holding Fossil Fuel Companies Liable for Climate Change Harms in California

Union of Concerned Scientists and the UCLA School of Law Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment invite you to a stimulating conversation exploring whether and how the fossil fuel industry can be held liable for the harms climate change is inflicting on communities. Opening Reception with Refreshments at 5:15 p.m. PST. Panel Begins at 6:00 p.m....


A Local Burden of Disease Study Due to Outdoor Air Pollution

Richard Thomas Burnett Senior Research Scientist, Population Studies Division Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch , Health Canada About the lecture Recent estimates of the global burden of disease due to outdoor air pollution have highlighted the need to develop methods for consistent assessment of exposure, estimates of baseline health rates, and risk functions relating exposure...


A Climate Series for the Ages

This fall, the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, in collaboration with UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, has designed a new kind of climate series: a four-night conversation between the L.A. community and some of the world’s experts on all things climate. DATES: October 5 – Climate Change Cliff Notes October 19 – Earth and...


The 2017 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award Ceremony

There were originally supposed to be five finalists, but a strong class of candidates led the executive committee to include an extra contestant. On November 8, one of the them will get $100,000 to take their work further. The Pritzker Award aims to recognize an environmental leader, under the age of 40, who is on the verge of making...