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NASA Carbon Research Program Policy Speaker Series

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2019  |  2018  |  2017  |  2016  |  2015  |  2014
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
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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
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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, Senior Sustainability Manager and 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
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Daniel Sarewitz, Co-Director Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes and Professor of Science and Society at Arizona State University and Mahmud Farooque, Associate Director Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes at Arizona State University  Uncertainty is Political!
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