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November Updates from the Ecological Institute US

Wednesday, November 16, 2016  
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There will be many questions in the coming months about the best way forward for those of us committed to environmental progress, but there is no doubt that now is the time to acknowledge and celebrate the allies and collaborators from all walks of life who always have been and will continue to be the true change agents. Thank you. Now, back to work.

To keep you updated on the happenings here at Ecologic Institute, here is what we're working on in the coming weeks.

We will have not one but two side-events at this year's COP22 in Marrakesh. The first is a book presentation for our Low-Carbon Energy Security publication, on November 18 at 9am. The second focuses on Post-Carbon Cities of Tomorrow (POCACITO) and the Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy (ELEEP) on November 18 at 11:30 local time in room Pacific. We will have quite an excellent line-up, with Baerbel Hoehn (MP German Bundestag and Chair of the Committee on the Environment), Tuzin Baycan (Istanbul Technical University), Anne Jensen (Aarhus University) and Axum Teferra (Boston MAPC), moderated by Ecologic's Max Gruenig.
Please join our first POCACITO webinar on November 30 at 12pm ET, 11am CT with Natalie Goodman and David Matiella from GreenMoneysearch.com in Houston, TX who will present their start-up search-engine for sustainable incentive programs to fund your energy-efficiency projects. You can register for this free webinar at https://pocacitogms.eventbrite.com.

And on December 2, at 1:30pm, Brendan O'Donnell and I will discuss Low-Carbon Energy Security at the Dupont Summit (register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dupont-summit-2016-tickets-29384216984). Our book Low-Carbon Energy Security presents the energy security benefits of renewable energy sources and is available at he summit and also online at http://bit.ly/low-carbon-energy.

I hope this brief newsletter has offered you some insight into what's happening at the Ecologic Institute. We aim to keep it concise and brief, so please contact me for further information on any of these activities.

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And, as always, I welcome your input and questions about our work and our mission. Thanks for taking the time to read about the Ecologic Institute, and I look forward to collaborations in the future.


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