Sustainability Challenges: Coping with Less Water and Energy

Convened by Institute on Science for Global Policy
Whittier, CA, United States
06-05-2015 - 06-05-2015

This one-day ISGP conference, organized in coordination with a local committee of concerned volunteers, The Whittier Working Group, focused on exploring the personal, economic, and community-wide significance of climate issues relevant to the Whittier, CA area.  The full conference report, including areas of consensus reached by participants and summaries of the debates, is available at the bottom of the page.

Presenters

"Balancing Efficient Use With Sustainable Generation"
Neil Fromer, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Resnick Sustainability Institute at Caltech, Pasadena, CA, USA

"Coping With Drought to Ensure Societal Stability and Food Security: California Encapsulates Many Global Issues"

Jerry R. Schubel, Ph.D
President and CEO, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California, USA
Bill Patzert, Ph.D
Climatologist, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, USA

"When Subsidies Work and When They Don’t: Food vs. Power"
Christopher Thornberg, Ph.D.
Founding Partner, Beacon Economics, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Dustin Schrader, M.P.P.
Public Policy Manager, Beacon Economics, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

 

Policy Position papers

ISGP Podcast: We've Got the Power


The problem with alternative sources of energy and water is that it is hard to overhaul a fully developed system.  Our infrastructure must be prepare...

Balancing Efficient Use With Sustainable Generation

Neil Fromer, Executive Director, Resnick Sustainability Institute at Caltech
We need to develop a wide range of new technology to support a more sustainable future. In the United States, this means developing a system-wide opti...

ISGP Podcast: Subsidize Me

This podcast summarizes the lively debate of the policy position paper, "When Subsidies Work and When They Don’t: Food vs. Power" held at the climat...
This podcast summarizes the lively debate of  "When Subsidies Work and When They Don’t: Food vs. Power", an ISGP policy position paper written by C...

Sustainability Challenges: Coping with Less Water and Energy

Jerry Schubel, Christopher Thornberg, Neil Fromer
Water policy, planning for future infrastructure needs and seizing the opportunities presented by climate charge were the subjects of debate at this W...