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NASA Carbon Research Program Policy Speaker Series

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2022  |  2021  |  2020  |  2019  |  2018  |  2017  |  2016  |  2015  |  2014
2022
Julian Reyes, PhD
National Climate Hubs Coordinator
U.S. Department of Agriculture  
Building community and climate resilience with the USDA Climate Hubs
PRESENTATION
Frances Reuland, Senior Associate
RMI  
Know your Oil and Gas with the OCI+ Web Tool: Climate Intelligence for the Petroleum Sector
PRESENTATION
Dr. Oleg Demidov, CEO
CarbonSpace  
A satellite-powered technology to guide sustainability strategies in the food and forestry sectors
PRESENTATION
Dr. Jamie Collins, Bezos Earth Fund Fellow, Ocean Carbon Storage
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)  
Driving scientific consensus around ocean-based natural climate solutions
PRESENTATION
Fabian Reith, Postdoc in the Biogeochemical Modeling Group
GEOMAR - Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel  
Towards the Global Atlas of Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) and Negative Emission Technologies (NETs)
PRESENTATION
2021
Jason Bordoff, Founding Director
Dr. Melissa Lott, Director of Research
Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA  
The Energy Transition in Perspective
PRESENTATION
Raymond Davis, Monitoring Lead - Older Forests & Spotted Owls, Pacific Northwest Region
Zhiqiang Yang, Computer Scientist at USFS Forestry Inventory & Analysis Program, Rocky Mountain Research Station
USDA Forest Service  
Searching for Sanctuary: Lining up old-growth forest and carbon reserves with fire refugia in a changing climate
PRESENTATION
Stephane Germain, President
GHGSat Inc  
Show Me the Data: Complementary Satellites are Providing Global Transparency in Methane Emissions - Now
PRESENTATION
Gianpaolo Balsamo, Team Leader for Coupled Processes
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Philippe Ciais, Researcher
Climate and Environment Sciences Laboratory (LSCE)  
Monitoring CO2 Anthropogenic Emissions with an Earth system approach
PRESENTATION
Kate Larsen, Director of Climate Change
Rhodium Group  
Show me the data: Renewed US climate ambition intensifies need for global emissions data
PRESENTATION
Ane Alencar, Director of Science, Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM)
With comments from Paulo Moutinho, Distinguished Policy Fellow at Woodwell Climate Research Center & Senior Scientist at IPAM  
The root causes of Amazonia fires
PRESENTATION
Nancy Harris, Research Manager for Global Forest Watch
World Resources Institute
Susan Cook-Patton, Senior Forest Restoration Scientist
The Nature Conservancy  
Global maps of 21st century forest carbon fluxes; Nailing reforestation to the ground as a natural climate solution
PRESENTATION
2020
Jack Lewnard, Program Director at Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), U.S. Department of Energy   ARPA-E proposed REMEDY Program: Prevention and Abatement of Anthropogenic Methane Emissions
PRESENTATION
Lauren Lurkins, Director of Environmental Policy, Illinois Farm Bureau   Illinois Farmer Views and Uses of CMS Data
PRESENTATION
Stephanie La Hoz Theuer, International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP)
Rajinder Sahota, Division Chief, Industrial Strategies Division, California Air Resources Board
Chris Hoagland, Climate Change Program Manager, Maryland Department of the Environment  
Emissions trading systems around the world and the role of satellite data
PRESENTATION
Zeke Hausfather, Climate Scientist and Energy Systems Analyst, Carbon Brief's climate science contributor   The role of carbon cycle feedback uncertainty in future concentration and warming outcomes
PRESENTATION
Dr. Lesley Ott, Research Meteorologist
Dr. Glen Peters, Research Director
Alden Meyer, Director of Strategy & Policy  
Special Virtual Panel: Covid-19 and Its Impact on Global Carbon Emissions
PRESENTATION
Alex Rudee, Associate, U.S. Climate Initiative, World Resources Institute (WRI)   CarbonShot: Policy Options for Carbon Removal in the U.S
PRESENTATION
2019
Roger Sorkin, Founder & Executive Director, American Resilience Project   Wielding the Power of Strategic Narratives to Achieve Maximum Civilizational Security (and Communicate the Value of Science to Decision-makers)
PRESENTATION
Jae Edmonds, Chief Scientist and Battelle Fellow, PNNL Joint Global Change Research Institute   The Value of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement for Meeting Nationally Determined Contributions
PRESENTATION
David Reidmiller, Director, National Climate Assessment, U.S. Global Change Research Program   Climate Risks in America: Process and Findings from the Fourth National Climate Assessment
PRESENTATION
2018
Steven Hamburg, Chief Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund   Methane emissions from the US Oil and Gas Supply Chain: Employing an unusual partnership to get rapid and comprehensive results
PRESENTATION
Deborah Gordon, Director, Energy and Climate Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace   Introducing the Oil Climate Index: Applying NASA's Satellite Data to Fill Gaps in Resource Decision-making
PRESENTATION
Lauren Flecther, CEO & Founder, BioCarbon Engineering   Tree-planting Drone Technology for Global Scale Ecosystem Restoration
PRESENTATION
Lisa Hanle, Director of the MRV Support Program, GHG Management Institute   Building the People and Institutions needed for Greenhouse Gas Management
PRESENTATION
Jeff Allenby, Director of Conservation Technology, and Cassandra Pallai, Geospatial Program Manager, Chesapeake Conservancy   Enhancing Chesapeake Bay Restoration with High-Resolution Landscape Data
PRESENTATION
Walter Vergara, Senior Fellow & Forests and Climate Specialist, World Resources Institute (WRI)   Converting the Land Use sector in Latin America from a carbon source to a carbon sink
PRESENTATION
Charles Murphy, Manager, TreeBaltimore Nathan Randolph, GIS Specialist   The TreeBaltimore Partnership: Increasing Tree Canopy at the City Level
PRESENTATION
2017
Brendan Shane, Regional Director for North America, C40 Cities   How C40 Cities are bringing cities and data together to build a climate-safe future
PRESENTATION
Kevin Brown, Senior Geospatial Analyst, and Gabriel Sidman, Geospatial Analyst, Winrock International   Putting data to work – challenges and practical approaches to bring remotely sensed data into land use planning in the developing world
PRESENTATION
Naomi Swickard, Director of Land-based Frameworks, VCS   Leveraging standards for greater impact: the need for measurable outcomes to drive incentives
PRESENTATION
Charlotte Streck, Co-founder and Director, and Stephanie Roe, Senior Land Use Consultant, Climate Focus   Evaluating progress on international climate change and land use commitments: Paris Agreement and the New York Declaration on Forests
PRESENTATION
Amy Morsch, Director of Sustainability and Engagement, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions    Reducing Carbon Emissions Through Local Climate Policy: Recent Progress and Persistent Challenges
PRESENTATION
Steve Crooks, Wetlands Science and Coastal Management Principal, Silvestrum Climate Associates   Experience bringing coastal wetlands to the U.S. GHG Inventory and carbon markets
PRESENTATION
Andres Espejo, Carbon Finance Specialist & Forests and Landscapes Team Member, The World Bank   Challenges and Opportunities in Monitoring of Emission Reductions in World Bank Land Use Carbon Finance Programs
PRESENTATION
Joan Maloof, Executive Director, Old-Growth Forest Network   Linking Remote Sensing and Carbon Research with Forest Protection
PRESENTATION
Doug Boucher, Scientific Advisor, Tropical Forests & Climate Initiative, Union of Concerned Scientists   Ending Deforestation, Increasing Reforestation and Transforming Agriculture: What We’ve Done, What We Plan, What We Need
PRESENTATION
Stefanie Simpson, Blue Carbon Coordinator, Restore America's Estuaries   Blue Carbon Market Opportunities and Science Needs
PRESENTATION
Nancy Harris, Research Manager for Global Forest Watch, World Resources Institute   Global Forest Watch Climate: Pixel perfection for carbon detection
PRESENTATION
2016
Eleanor Milne, Modeling Component Coordinator for Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) Carbon Benefits Project, Colorado State University   The Carbon Benefits Project (CBP): Tools to estimate the climate change mitigation co-­benefits of land management projects
PRESENTATION
Naikoa Aguilar-Amuchastegui, Director of Forest Carbon Science, WWF   REDD+ MRV and reference levels: A synthesis of lessons learned
PRESENTATION
Phil DeCola, Chief Science Officer, Sigma Space Corporation   Progress toward an Integrated Global GHG Information System (IG3IS)
PRESENTATION
Everett Hinkley, National Remote Sensing Program Manager, US Forest Service Geospatial Management Office   Remote Sensing and Carbon Monitoring activities in the Forest Service
PRESENTATION
Leif Hockstad, Team Leader - US GHG Inventory, OAR - OAP Climate Change Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency   Monitoring and Reporting Greenhouse Gas Emissions under the Paris Agreement
PRESENTATION
Dwight Gledhill, Deputy Director, NOAA's Ocean Acidification Program   Ocean Acidification From Space
PRESENTATION
Anne Conor, Domestic and International Government Advocacy Manager, Harris Corporation   City Scale Carbon Monitoring in Paris: Implications for COP21 and Beyond
PRESENTATION
Christopher Hartley, Ph.D., Deputy Director and Senior Environmental Markets Analyst of USDA Office of Environmental Markets   Beyond Carbon: Wetlands, Water and Habitat Markets
PRESENTATION
Anna Ngai, Senior Program Manager, Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI, Inc.)   Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: CO2 Allowance Tracking System (COATS)
PRESENTATION
Fred Lipschultz, Regional Coordinator for the National Climate Assessment and Senior Scientist at US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)   United States Global Change Research Program’s (USGCRP) role at the boundary of science advancement and application: Potential Interactions with CMS
PRESENTATION
2015
Amy Holm, Director of Programs & Operations at The Climate Registry   The Registry’s MRV Process and Water- Energy GHG Protocol Development
PRESENTATION
Tom Wirth, GHG Inventory Coordinator - AFOLU at US EPA Climate Change Division   Challenges with Including Alaska in the GHG Inventory 
PRESENTATION
Ben Ratner, Senior Manager at Environmental Defense Fund   New and Future Developments in Methane Policy and Technology
PRESENTATION
Walter Vergara, Senior Fellow at World Resources Institute   The 20x20 Land Restoration Initiative in Latin America: Opportunity for Cooperation with NASA
PRESENTATION
Eric Schwaab, Senior VP/Chief Conservation Officer of the National Aquarium   Ocean Acidification Effects in Maryland Waters: Assessment, Findings and Recommendations
PRESENTATION
Kevin Townsend, Chief Commercial Officer, and Jeff Cole, Vice President of Portfolio Development, Blue Source   When New Carbon Markets and New Technologies Meet
PRESENTATION
Peter Claggett, U.S. Geographical Survey & Chesapeake Bay Program Office   Using Remotely Sensed Data to Inform Chesapeake Bay Restoration Policy Decisions
PRESENTATION
2014
Marissa Paslick, Maryland Public Service Commission   The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: A Transparent, Simplistic, and Cost-Effective Approach to Reducing Power Sector Greenhouse Gas Emissions
PRESENTATION
Tom Robinson and Karen Gaffney, Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District   Climate and Conservation: Tools and data at the scale of land use decision-making
PRESENTATION
Emily Pidgeon, Senior Director of Conservation International’s Strategic Marine Initiatives   Blue Carbon: A transformational tool for marine management and conservation globally
PRESENTATION
Christine Conn, Director of Integrated Policy and Review, and Rob Feldt, Forester, Maryland Department of Natural Resources   Maryland Department of Natural Resources Applications Using LiDAR Data: The Big Picture" & "Better Forest Management Decisions Using LiDAR Products
PRESENTATION
Jeremy Freund, Vice President of Carbon Development, Wildlife Works Carbon   Protection in the Tropics: Reference Levels and MRV – Remote Sensing, In-Situ or Both?
PRESENTATION
Nalini Chhetri, Climate Change Science Manager and Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability   Boundary Processes in the Development of Phoenix's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory for Operations
PRESENTATION
Melissa Weitz, Environmental Protection Specialist, Climate Change Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency   Methane in the Inventory of the U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks
PRESENTATION
Jeffrey Watters, Director of Governmental Relations, Ocean Conservancy   Ocean Acidification: Connecting Science with Those Who Need It
PRESENTATION
Kate Calvin, Research Economist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Joint Global Change Institute   Representation of the Terrestrial System in Integrated Assessment Models
PRESENTATION
Daniel Sarewitz, Co-Director Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes and Professor of Science and Society at Arizona State University
Mahmud Farooque, Associate Director Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes at Arizona State University  
Uncertainty is Political!
PRESENTATION
Caroline Normile, Senior Policy Analyst, Bipartisan Policy Center   CMS Policy Speaker Series talk