Sustainability

Regenerative Superfoods & the Amazon Bio-Economy

Please join us as Duke Brazil presents Regenerative Superfoods & the Amazon Bio-Economy with speaker Derek Gallo AB'98, CEO Awi Superfoods.

Awi Superfoods is a "food-for-good tech" with a mission to catalyze the Amazon bioeconomy through regenerative agroforestry and superfoods. The premise of this innovative project, originating from Marajó Island, Brazil, is that conscious eating is the first step towards a healthier life for you, society, and the planet. Q&A to follow presentation. Registration required

TIME: 5:30 ET/ 6:30 Sao Paulo Time

The Crisis in Space: The Future of Space Diplomacy

Diplomacy is no longer confined to earthbound matters. Though space diplomacy is not new, the recent proliferation of countries and companies with access to low earth orbit (and beyond) has heightened the need for diplomacy that covers international programs and interactions beyond our atmosphere. Extraterrestrial issues that once encompassed an acute set of national security interests now extend to a multidisciplinary set of geopolitical and geoeconomics issues, all of which must be informed by sound science and technology analysis.

What's Needed Now for America's Electric Vehicle Future?

Amid gas shortages and price hikes, electric vehicles can't take over soon enough. Ford is unveiling an all-electric F-150, America's best-selling vehicle, and President Biden wants to invest $174 billion in electric vehicle incentives.

Two Duke experts will discuss the policies and infrastructure needed to support electric vehicles in the United States, as well as the environmental advantages of electric cars, during this video conference call for the media that is also available for general viewing on YouTube.

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Injustice has a Cure: Paul Farmer & Duke Global Health Projects in Latin America & the Caribbean

We welcome Duke Trustee and co-founder of Partners In Health, Dr. Paul Farmer '82, P'19, who has been recognized internationally for his impactful work at the intersection of public health and human rights.

For this exclusive discussion, Dr. Farmer will be joined by top faculty from the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), who are re-imagining solutions to the most pressing medical challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean.

https://rsvp.duke.edu/d/wjq4g3/

Film Discussion: Beyond Zero

The film Beyond Zero chronicles the sustainability journey of industry pioneer Ray Anderson (CEO, Interface). After a life-changing epiphany in 1994, Anderson embarked on a high-stakes quest to eliminate all negative environmental impacts of the company he helmed-at a time when few companies had ever heard the term "sustainability." In the process, he ignited a new industrial revolution.

The Global Rise of the Modern Plug-In Electric Vehicle: Public Policy, Innovation, and Strategy

RSVP for this webinar on Mon. 4/19 (4-5 p.m. EDT) to fuel up on the context for the uphill climb of electric vehicles... and to get insights about where they're headed next.

Registration required: https://bit.ly/april19ev

Duke alumnus John D. Graham (O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University) will chat with Lori Snyder Bennear (Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University) about his latest book. Jonathan Wiener (Duke Law, Duke Center on Risk) will introduce Graham.

The Business of Reaching Net-Zero Emissions in Asia (Webinar)

Actions from regional and international business communities are essential meeting Asia's nascent net-zero carbon emissions goals. With China, Japan and the Republic of Korea all committing to carbon neutrality by mid-century, and pressure building for developing Asian countries to put forth more ambitious emissions reduction strategies, the region is entering a new era of climate change action.

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