CE3 Team to Present at International EcoSummit

October 1, 2012

A team of CE3 faculty and staff, in partnership with external colleagues, will present an interactive workshop to an international audience of energy and environmental experts on Friday, October 5 at the 4th International EcoSummit- Ecological Sustainability: Restoring the Planet's Ecosystem Services.

The workshop, entitled "Management of greenhouse gases: Implications and evaluation of sustainable practices, economic growth, air quality and state, federal and international policy scenarios" is organized by Ohio University and The Ohio State University and will focus on a comprehensive evaluation of a greenhouse gas management (GHG) program from a state, regional or international perspective and will cover a wide range of issues and implications associated with a GHG program. The intent of this session is to provide the implications of policies, specifically centered around sustainable practices not only on GHG emissions but also on economic development and ancillary issues such as air quality. Discussions will include evaluations of implementing potential policies as well as assessments of current programs. The team is comprised of:

  • Kevin Crist, Director, Air Quality Center, Professor Department of Chemical Engineering, Ohio
  • Joseph FikselExecutive Director, Center for Resilience, The Ohio State University
  • Geoff Dabelko, Professor, Director Environmental Studies Program, Ohio University Voinovich School
  • Scott MillerDirector, Energy and Environmental Programs, Ohio University Voinovich School
  • Joel Yudken, Principal High Road Strategies, LLC, Arlington VA
  • Michael ZimmerExecutive in Residence, Ohio University Voinovich School

EcoSummit 2012 will bring together the world's most respected minds in ecological science to discuss restoring the planet's ecosystems, including Pulitzer Prize winners E.O. Wilson and Jared Diamond, Kyoto Prize winner Simon Levin, Stockholm Water Prize laureates Sven Jørgensen and William Mitsch, in the first conference ever linking the Ecological Society of America, The International Association for Ecology and the Society for Ecological Restoration International.

More than 1500 delegates from 75 countries are expected to attend the event in Columbus to hear 10 plenary presentations from the world's premier ecologists and environmental scientists and practitioners, and 600 invited presentations in 6
symposia from around the world, and to participate in 21 forums and workshops on practical issues related to improving the environment. In addition, there are another 850 general sessions and poster presentations during EcoSummit 2012.