Environmental Policy and the Business of Sustainability | Columbia Global Centers | East Asia


by Project Pengyou on October 16th, 2014   990 views

When and Where

  • 16/10/2014
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  • Columbia Global Centers | East Asia
    No. 26, 1 F, Core Plaza, No.1 Shanyuan Street, Zhongguancun, Haidian, Beijing, China 100080
    Beijing
    China
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Environmental Policy and the Business of Sustainability | Columbia Global Centers | East Asia

Event Details

Achieving a sustainable society requires moving from an economy that tolerates environmental damage to one that does not. Dr. Steven Cohen will discuss the importance of environmental policy in achieving this goal and the need to manage short-term costs for long-term gains. Tracing the environmental movement over the past century, Dr. Cohen explores how the environment has emerged as a public policy issue and how current environmental policy reflects our values. He will discuss how environmental regulation influences the economy and demonstrate how the path to a clean economy requires public policy that balances environmental quality with economic growth.

Thursday, October 16, 6pm-7:30pm
“Environmental Policy and the Business of Sustainability”
Steven Cohen, Executive Director, Earth Institute at Columbia University
Columbia Global Centers | East Asia
Columbia Global Centers | East Asia | Free | Open To Public | RSVP
 
Achieving a sustainable society requires moving from an economy that tolerates environmental damage to one that does not. Dr. Steven Cohen will discuss the importance of environmental policy in achieving this goal and the need to manage short-term costs for long-term gains. Tracing the environmental movement over the past century, Dr. Cohen explores how the environment has emerged as a public policy issue and how current environmental policy reflects our values. He will discuss how environmental regulation influences the economy and demonstrate how the path to a clean economy requires public policy that balances environmental quality with economic growth.
 
In addition, Dr. Joan Kaufman, the Columbia Global Center’s East Asia director, invites you to join Dr. Cohen before the lecture in an exclusive media event, where he will provide insight on the key points of his discussion, discuss the Earth Institute’s proposed work on sustainability metrics in China, the Institute’s upcoming partnership with the China Center for International Economic Exchanges, and answer any questions on issues relating to the environment, sustainability and sustainability management. The media event will take place at 5pm.
 
Steven Cohen is the Executive Director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute and a Professor in the Practice of Public Affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He is also Director of the Master of Public Administration Program in Environmental Science and Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and the Director of the Masters of Science in Sustainability Management at Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education.  He is a consultant, former policy analyst, and former member of the Advisory Council on Environmental Policy and Technology for the U.S. EPA.
 
To RSVP for the public lecture, please click here.
To RSVP for the exclusive media event, please email Ms. Eyra Xiong atmx2129@columbia.edu.

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