Columbia University at Davos 2022
At this 12 months’s World Economic Forum assembly in Davos, Switzerland, Columbia University featured prominently all through the weeklong occasion at a time when each the vitality disaster and local weather disaster dominated the discussions. Columbia consultants served as go-to assets for private and non-private sector leaders on the lookout for evaluation, insights, and actionable concepts on tips on how to meet these twin challenges.
Tom Donilon, former National Security Advisor and present chairman of BlackRock Investment Institute
The Columbia Climate School and Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy held a dinner occasion that featured US Climate Envoy John Kerry amongst many different prime vitality and local weather leaders. These included: US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse from Rhode Island; Cardinal Peter Turkson from Ghana; Laurence Tubiana, a key architect of the Paris Accords; Andrew Steer, president and CEO of the Bezos Earth Fund; and Tom Donilon, former National Security Advisor and present chairman of BlackRock Investment Institute. The contributors engaged in well timed dialog about navigating the present vitality disaster in Europe whereas concurrently accelerating a clear vitality transition.
Columbia consultants additionally performed an vital position in a spread of plenary classes, dinners, and facet occasions organized by companies and NGOs. Columbia Climate School Co-dean Jason Bordoff chaired the opening session on vitality titled: “Energy Outlook: Overcoming the Crisis,” which included panelists Robert Habeck, Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action; Catherine MacGregor, CEO of French vitality firm Engie; Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency; Hardeep Singh Puri, India’s Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs and Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas; and Vicki Hollub, CEO of Occidental Petroleum.
The public dialogue was framed by Co-dean Bordoff: “What will we do about these a number of crises? How can governments, corporations and civil society work collectively to make sure reasonably priced vitality provide for folks immediately whereas persevering with to speed up the clear vitality transition, as a result of we’re not on monitor for our local weather objectives?” Watch all the session right here.
Bordoff additionally chaired or participated in a number of high-level conferences that drew heads of state, ministers, and CEOs to debate tips on how to obtain each vitality safety and a sooner clear vitality transition, speed up the vitality transition in rising and growing economies, and several other different well timed matters essential to local weather motion.